Have ye heard the tale? A board game that wanders into town
at night searching for lost tokens. Collecting them. Adding them to its box. And
wandering off into the night? It is a tale as old as time, and yet no one has
seen this board game.
No one, that is, until now.
Continue reading “Did you see that in the woods just now? I think I saw the board game Cryptid.”
Welcome back to the board game arena. Last time we saw Machi Koro and Space Base go at round for round. Today, the spotlight shines on two more games. The incumbent Diamant/Incan Gold versus the young, up and comer; Celestia!
Who will win? And who will push their luck too far?
Continue reading “Board Game Battle: Celestia vs Diamant”
A couple of weeks ago, Ryan and Drew over at Sword, Board, and Pen put together a couple of lists of their Top 18 Spiel des Jahres Winners. It’s an interesting challenge, and great to read their thoughts.
There’s only one problem: both their lists are wrong.
Continue reading “Re: Top 18 Spiel des Jahres Winners”
I’ve never seen a crime scene like this before. Cards ripped in half and sprayed across the tiled living room floor. Dice smashed into small pieces. And the box ripped in two. The gruesome nature of the murder points to one thing.
A crime of passion.
Continue reading “Space Base or the Brutal and Calculated Murder of Machi Koro”
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.
Continue reading “What’s in my hand?”
Board games are getting better.
It’s not a bold statement. With thousands of games released
every year, and more money being pumped into the hobby. Designers are starting
to figure out how to distil fun.
However, there are games that will stand the test of time.
This is one of them.
Continue reading “The one party game every board gamer should own”
Sorry guys. No new review this week. I’ve caught something. Not exactly sure what it is. But my body no longer does slight coughs, or mild fevers.
It does full bodied zombification.
Unfortunately, this means I won’t be able to attend this weeks board game night.
Worse still is that there isn’t a new review for you all.
Hoping to get back on the horse next week.
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.
Continue reading “Why is Spirit Island the best board game ever?”
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
Continue reading “5-Minute Dungeon: Start the Clock!”