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Kickstarter Highlights 16th July

I think I need to have a word with Steve about Danger Pay.  You see, it’s pretty dangerous having to scour Kickstarter each week purposely looking for campaigns to bring to your attention.  Projects that catch my eye and imagination.  Games that have fantastic miniatures and fancy-pants components, game trayz and exclusives.  Games that kindle a longing, the absence of which I can feel when I look at my game shelf.Yes, it’s dangerous looking and rarely touching these pretties, and most dangerous of all is the never ending stream of great looking games onKickstarter, these are but a few of our favourites...   Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 10th July

This week's News Collider is one of those odd ones.  Its a Big Little, or maybe a Little Big one, as there hasn't been a huge swarth of news in our little board gaming community...but, there has been one really big story that has been raging since it broke on Friday.So, without further ado, read on for RPG awards nominations, how Dungeons & Dragons is now more inclusive and plagiarismRead more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 9th July

With Gencon looming on the not-too-distant horizon the flow of Kickstarters seems to be abating.  A little.  But that is not to say there isn't anything worth your consideration on the crowd funding platform.  No!  far from it, bringing you the cream of the crop, this week's Kickstarter Highlights are campaigns that the Polyhedron Collider Crew have their eye's on.Now with campaign ending dates (so that Rory doesn't get blamed for Steve and Andy missing future campaigns)Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights - 2nd July

== Disclaimer ==Polyhedron Collider and the members thereof can accept no responsibility for the balance of your, the reader’s, bank account or credit card activity in relation to Kickstarter and the campaigns and projects mentioned below.  The views and opinions expressed on the aforementioned campaigns and projects are expressly our own and are based on either on demonstrations of the games or what has simply made one or more of the Polyhedron Collider Crew say something along the lines of: “Oh, hewo”Fair warning to you, dear reader, it's a bumper week for great kickstarters:Read more »

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News Collider 26th June - D&D Acquisitions Inc and Comic Books, Osprey RPGS, GenCons Trademark and no more cheating at Monopoly

The News Ferrets have returned from their week-long news-pilgrimage with a bountiful array of news morsels for you to enjoy.They return asking questions like "Where IS the home of Tabletop gaming?", "Should we join the Acquisition Incorporated franchise? Do they have medical insurance" and "Should we be Arthurian Knights or Cavemen first?" Read more »

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News Collider 19th June - Boardgame Cafe Unpaid Staff, New D&D Starter Kit, Metal Gear Solid and Origins Awards

This week's News Collider, bringing you the best in board game news we start with a story about the owner of a board game cafe who was taken to court for not paying his staff, we have a sneaky peak at what Wizards of the Coast are bringing us with their new Essentials Kit, Metal Gear Solid board game pre-orders and some highlights from the Origins Game Fair Awards.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 17th June

You visit the Polyhedron Collider website looking for some game recommendations and you know that not only do those chaps have excellent taste in boardgames they are also on the very bleeding edge of what is cool in board gaming.After reading the weekly Kickstarter highlights do you:Back all of the games mentionedBack all of the games except that really dodgy looking one.Make your own, careful, considered and informed choice.Stuff it all and go balls deep for the T-Rex mini that you are absolutely sure you'll get...one day.Read more »

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast 63 - UK Games Expo 2019

We are back from three (and a bit) days of awesome gaming and meeting awesome people at the UK’s largest tabletop gaming convention.  Join us as we discuss coping with the Mondays, being utterly knackered and sampling as many board games as we possibly could at the UK Games Expo 2019.Yet again we would like to thank the awesome people behind the UK Games Expo for making the best convention yet!Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 5/6/2019

The dust of another UK Games Expo has settled and I'm now back to news ferret wrangling.  As it so happens the news ferrets managed to root out some delicious tidbits of upcoming releases.In this week we can tell you a little about the games we know are coming, unfortunately there is a still some fallout to the whole Projared stuff and how the UK Games Expo organiser's threw the ban-hammer hard at the DM who just wanted to shock and upset people.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News Spiel des Jahres Nominations, Papillion back to Kickstarter, Daryl Andrews Fired, The One Ring RPG Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus and Elder Scrolls Call to Arms wargame

Shiny awards, treasures and dragons galore in this week’s News Collider.  We’ve seen a veritable spurge of reveals over the last week concerning the upcoming D&D campaign, th eLord of the Rings One Ring RPG and then one of my all time favorite video games comes to the table top with awesome miniatures. There’s also more news on the (not at all connected) Kickstarter suspensions which sees the return of butterflies and the fall of a leader.  I used to be the president of a board game publisher until I took an arrow in the kneeRead more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 17/5/2019 - Skyrim Plagiarism, Ancient Board Game, a New Crowdfunding, Warhammer action figures and Trumped-Up Taxes.

With convention season nearly upon us it would be nice to think that this week's News Collider would be fully of exciting board game news about surprise releases, unveiling of as-yet-unheard-of masterpieces of design...alas, that is not to be.This week we are talking about "accidental plagiarism", the potential Death and Taxes of board games and  a lot of uncertainty surrounding the longest running live streamed D&D adventure.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 14/5/2019 - Kingmaker, Kingswood, Hostage Negotiator & 18Chesapeake

After a short, Bloodborne induced break to the Kickstarter Highlights we’re back talking Kings, Woods, Hostages and Trains.  We have RPGs, light games, 18XX games and Solo games.  Also, for the first time we’re bring to your attention a game that is crowdfunding somewhere other than Kickstarter…Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 9/5/2019 Origin Award Nominees, Pop-Up Gen Con, Kingmaker and a Rough year for CMON

As we approach the convention season the news well is starting to dry up somewhat, in fact, most of this week’s news concerns conventions and exciting RPG news, so grab you hand sanitiser, breath mints and dice bag!  It’s News Collider Time!Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 25/4/2019 $1 Billion in Kickstarter Games, Critical Role's Success, Kolossal Suspended, Stronghold Sues Plan B, New Wizards of the Coast Studio and Heroes of Balder's Gate

Controversy abounds in our latest little slice of board game news, as we have news of tabletop Kickstarter projects being suspended by Kickstarter themselves and legal shenanigans as Stronghold Games sues Plan B games for taking away a juicy board game printing deal. You could say they re-moo-ved for a reprint.It’s not all bad news as we find out that table top gaming is the biggest section of Kickstarter (something we’ve long suspected) and that Critical Role have raised a huge portion of that money on their very own, which means we will definitely be getting a Critical Role cartoon (and I now have the CR theme tune in my head) and then there’s all that Balder’s gate stuff too, which we are very excited about.Read more »

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