I’m going to be honest. It’s Wednesday night, and I haven’t
finished my review. I’m about half-way through. And I’m hating whatever I’m
writing so far. Therefore, instead of pushing some half-baked crap out, you get
this word vomit instead. Enjoy!
My birthday has come and gone. And this year it was the most INSANE, the most CRAZY, the most RIDICULOUS board game birthday yet. Everyone bought me board games, or board game related stuff. I was not expecting it, and I’m super grateful for my friends and family as they went above and beyond what any sane group of people should have done.
Continue reading “Birthday Board Game Bohnanza (there was no Bohnanza)”
It’s that time of the week again. Where we look at the latest hotness arriving on the shelves, and on the Kickstarter front page.
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 08/05/2019”
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”
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”
This week sees the return of Plaid Hat Games, a new Ryan Laukat reveal, and more than enough Kickstarters to leave your wallet begging for mercy.
Continue reading “Board Game News! – 10/04/2019”
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?
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