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”
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”
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.
Until now?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.
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.