Time Marches on. February for me, was quite successful. I got a major promotion at work, and my son learnt to roll over. Thankfully, one of us is pulling their weight. In terms of the website, we now have a new navigation menu which I hope you’ve already used, and enjoyed.
That’s it! Let’s talk games.
Over the Shoulder
If you missed out on any reviews this month now’s your chance to take a look back:
Board Game Haul
This month saw a few Kickstarters arrive on my doorstep. Kickstarters are like drunk buying from Amazon, at a certain point you forget what you ordered, and when it arrives it’s always a pleasant surprise.
Deception: Undercover Allies: Deception is my favourite social deduction game. Therefore when the chance came to Kickstart the expansion, I went all in. Well, not all in, but I did pick up some additional extras in some microscope tokens, metal badges, and some deluxe role cards – which really give the game a noir feel. Overall, really happy with what I got, looking forward to breaking it out.
Hardback: I have a very high opinion of Tim Fowers as a game designer. I think he makes games that are interesting, and he’s found an artist in Ryan Goldsberry who compliments his style perfectly. These guys are the peanut butter and jelly of the board game world. This game is a word building game, so it’s a deck builder where you make words. It has a lot more freedom, more gamey than it’s predecessor Paperback.
Kingdomino: The winner of the 2017 Spiel des Jahres – Germany’s game of the year. Its quick play makes it easy to say: another game? Spatial puzzling, with some light strategy. I’m undecided whether it’s good, great, or fantastic. However, I’m looking forward to playing more.
Smile: This is the evolved version of the acclaimed game No Thanks. Which I’ve never played, but Z-man games has been killing it with their small box games of late, so I thought I’d jump on the wagon before we have another Arboretum on our hands – still waiting for that reprint Z-man! Smile seems light but tight, and plays up to five players. Cracking it out over the weekend, fingers crossed it’s a good one.
That’s it for February. How did you go? Get anything of note? Or play anything you’ve been putting off? Till next time!