This post started with a comment:
Great review, and I do look forward to seeing how you feel about it at the end as well.
Now after four months, I can finally say I’ve completed Dawn of the Peacemakers, and can tell you definitively what I think.
Note: While I’ll make this as spoiler free as possible, I will give away some mechanics. Sorry!
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This is one of the most historically interesting games I’ve played, as while it’s always great to beat up Nazis. It’s almost always done from the position of the allied forces. Rarely do we get to read, see, or play as the men and women of Germany who had the strength and courage to stand against the atrocities of the Nazi regime. It’s one thing to say the Nazi’s were evil 74 years after the fact. It’s another to be in 1940’s Germany. And it’s this perspective that the designers confront you.
Continue reading “Black Orchestra: A Step by Step Guide to Assassinating Hitler.”
Have you seen the Tuxedo Mask meme? The one where he says to
Sailor Moon: “My work here is done.” Sailor Moon replies, “But you didn’t do
anything.” And then he waves his cloak, saying, “Didn’t I?”
That’s the perfect embodiment of this game.
You do nothing, and yet at the same time, you do everything.
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Small box games are the grab bags of board gaming. They’re cheap and generally rules light. So there’s not as much investment in getting a game up and running. However, you still want to be having as much fun as possible. And with a million and one games out there is Capital Lux worth it?
Well, you’ll have to read on and see won’t you.
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Over 41,000 Aboriginals were killed in the colonization of
A sobering thought.
Spirit Island is a cooperative reverse colonisation game.
You play spirits protecting or using the indigenous population to stop
colonists from destroying the land. It’s a heavy subject. And while this review
won’t hold this tone throughout, as that’s not what this site is about. It’s
important to acknowledge what came before us. And understand that people today
are still suffering from the actions of our forefathers. With that in mind:
I acknowledge and pay my respects, to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people past, present and emerging, whose land I stand upon today.
Alright. Let’s talk Spirit Island.
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We have a problem. Board games are too family friendly.They’re becoming the MCU. And while the MCU has produced some great action movies like Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Infinity War. They’re sanitized. Sometimes that’s fine, but sometimes you want your action movies to be visceral. Sometimes you want The Raid. This was my expectation going into a game where the front cover has a blood drenched metal spider ripping the FREAKING head off a giant rat.
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Real-time games come with an allure. No matter the gameplay or theme they always come with the potential to be amazing once the timer starts. Often though, they fall short on reaching this promise because in order to have a real-time element, designers need to sacrifice a lot of complexity as the onus of the rules are placed on everyone. This makes me incredibly cautious when considering real-time games, but sometimes it’s worth the risk. Isn’t it?
Name: 5-Minute Dungeon
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