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?
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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”
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”
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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It’s 2:00pm Friday, March 16th, 2018. I’m at my desk doing a business, when Janine from the front desk walks through the office with a large wooden crate. Danger, confidential, and top secret are printed in bold red font down the side. She puts it on my desk, complains about her back, and walks off. I wonder what this is, I didn’t have any packages arriving today, did I? People in the surrounding cubicles stand up and apply standard social pressure; anything to break up their 9 to 5.
Continue reading “Village Pillage Review: Time to Turnip the Heat”