First up – I’m sick again. I got an ear infection on Friday, meaning I’ve barely left my bed since. Thanks to modern medicine, and some horrible tasting pills. I’m back on the road to recovery.
It feels great to be human again.
Unfortunately, this means no review again this week.
I will get to that Dawn of the Peacemakers review!
In the meantime… I’m doing a board game clear out.
Continue reading “Marie Kondo Destroys My Board Game Collection!”
Remember that scene from Terminator 2 where Arnie’s thumbs up sinks into the molten steel. You don’t cry because you’ll know he’ll be back. Well, replace Arnie’s golden thumb with Dunethe boardgame. After 35 years, it has returned.
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 20/03/2019”
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?”
In terms of actual news this week, there hasn’t been too many announcements. Or at least not many I’ve been interested in.
I wonder if this is the way board gaming is going to go. With everyone milking the Kickstarter cow, and fewer publishers going straight to retail. Are we going to see less, and less news announcements?
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 06/03/2019”
In university, I took Marketing 101 as an elective. I
enjoyed the subject, but I enjoyed the girls more. Which sounds incredibly
chauvinistic. And is. But after four years into my IT degree, it was like an oasis
in an otherwise barren landscape.
One of the first things we learnt in the course was cars.
And the difference between how they’re valued. You have your mass market cars:
cheap to make, cheap to buy, and the idea is that they sell as many as possible
with a small margin. Then you have your exclusive cars: they’re more expensive
to make, and the margin is a lot higher. Meaning you don’t have to create or
sell as many. Because of this you’re no longer buying a car but an experience
of exclusivity; a status symbol.
Ridiculous right? What vapid person would buy something
based purely on exclusivity?
Continue reading “And the award for best thematic board game goes to…”
Two years ago there was a mad rush. Everyone – man, woman, and monopoly dog clamoured for Forbidden Stars. FFG had lost the Warhammer licence, and it was going out of stock. Never to be seen again.
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 20/02/2019”
Writing a blog consistently is hard.
Writing a board game review blog is harder.
It takes X amount of games to get a feel for how it plays. And while I’m fully invested. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm. Meaning I don’t always get to play as much as I want or need to keep delivering content.
The next game I want to review is Dawn of the Peacemakers, I’m two games into the campaign. So far it’s great, but I definitely want to get more under the belt before I come to any conclusions.
So there’s that.
More personally, I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression issues recently. While shitty in general. This changes writing from something I love to do, to being a chore.
Which absolutely sucks.
Therefore, there’s no review this week.
However, I am trying to get the group together, so there’s hope for next week.
In the meantime, I went to Australia Zoo on the weekend. I had as good a time as I could, and saw lots of animals – and took lots of pictures. Enjoy.
Continue reading “And Now For Something Completely Different”
I’m having a love-hate relationship with Kickstarter right now. I love that for the most part it’s become a board game pre-order shop. I hate it, because there’s too many games that look amazing!
More on that later
Let’s first talk about the new game from Stonemaier Games. Who don’t make many board games, but when they do – you pay attention. Wingspan is a medium weight, card based, engine building game about birds.
Which sounds silly, but it looks gorgeous. And early reviews say that Stonemaier’s impeccable record is still intact. It’s a game to get excited about for sure.
Except I can’t.
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 05/02/2019”
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”