Board Game News! – 23/09/2018

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Arkham Horror box art - adventures chased by tentacles in a 1950's buggyThis week there have been a few big game announcements I’ve been dying to talk about. The first, and most important, is Arkham Horror 3rd Edition from Fantasy Flight Games.  I’ve played a lot of Eldritch Horror, and while it’s a great game, it loses something being a world wide affair. I’m really looking forward to them bringing back the intimacy of Arkham Horror. They’re also reducing it from being a 4-6 hour affair to 2-3, and made a swathe of other changes. If it’s anything else like FFG’s other recently updated games, it’s going to be a slam dunk.

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On the Chopping Block: Click Clack Lumberjack

Roll-to-Review-Board-Game-Click-Clack Lumberjack-box-artI’ve hit the point that every board game collector, and hoarder, hits where their collection outgrows their space. Therefore, I’m introducing a new type of review called On the Chopping Block – inspired by Click Clack Lumberjack – where I look at games that will be sold off. These aren’t necessarily bad games, but games that have either been outshone by other games or are not a good fit for me. Heck, we’ll see some games I really enjoy but I’m going to sell because I can’t see myself reaching for it from the shelf. Let’s begin by introducing the first game on the chopping block: Click Clack Lumberjack designed by Justin Oh and published by Mayday Games.

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Vampires Vs. Unicorns: Floor War

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One of the reasons I love board games is how diverse they are. Already on this blog we’ve reviewed a board game which has you picking up sticks in Go Cuckoo, a tight-knit two player game where you’re wheeling and dealing with geishas in Hanamikoji, and a story driven game about being trapped on a desert island in Robinson Crusoe. Today we review another game that pushes the boundaries of tabletop games by removing the tabletop. I was provided a free copy of the newly Kickstarted floortop board game called Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor War.

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