This fortnight CMON dominates both the regular and Kickstarter news. But if you’re not into carrying around suitcases of minis, there’s plenty of other surprises to look forward to.Continue reading “Board Game News! – 25/04/2019”
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”
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”
It’s 542430 seconds till Christmas.
But who’s counting?
And who’s eyeing off their board game sized presents under their tree. Not me. Instead I’m bringing you the latest board game news. So don’t go anywhere!
Does it always seem like you have too many board games and not enough time? Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. The last fortnight was jammed packed with interesting gaming goodness. So as the saying goes: abandon all wallets ye who enter here.Continue reading “Board Game News! – 04/12/2018”
Did you get to Essen? Or BGG con? After these two big exhibitions the board game news has all but dried up. Leaving this fortnight so quiet it’s like the night before Christmas – or is it too early to make Christmas related metaphors? Despite all that, I’ve done my digging and come up with more than enough excitement to see you through the week.
This week marks my 1st full year as a board game blogger, and the existence of Roll to Review. It’s been an exciting journey, both in my real life, and in my writing on this blog. Like most I’ve had my doubts on continuing at points, especially when work picked up, but I kept on going because I enjoy writing, and enjoy reviewing, and enjoy the support this community has given me. Here’s to another year of WordPress subscription, and Roll to Review.
We begin today’s news on a sad note: Paul Dean is leaving Shut Up and Sit Down. No one can deny the influence the guys at SUSD have had on board games and their reviewers, and Paul has been a huge part of that. So it’s sad to see him go, but with the best wishes from myself and the rest of the board game community I’m sure.
Moment of silence….
Now, time for games. This week there’s a slew of Kickstarter board games to get through, but before that we’ll look at some other news around the industry. Res Arcana is a new Tom Lehmann game. If you’re wondering why that sounds so weird, it’s because it’s not prefixed or suffixed by Race for the Galaxy. Tom has won me over with the way he designs engine building within that franchise, so I’m looking forward to what he can do with a new theme.
When I first heard about Mad Love, I thought Harley Quinn. Then I had awful flashbacks to watching Suicide Squad; already, this game put me in a bad mood. To regain my trust, it offered artwork that reminded me of another Batman comic – one of my favourites – The Doom That Came to Gotham by Mike Mignola. Now that it brought be back to being even keeled, it was time to review Mad Love. A two-player memory game designed by Darth Rimmer (actual name, not a Sith lord), and produced by Imp House Game Company.
This Kickstarter preview was given to me for review, some details will change but the mechanics will not.
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.