TIME Stories: Estrella Drive thoughts – Article
Jan25

TIME Stories: Estrella Drive thoughts – Article

So last night my group played through the Estrella Drive adventure / scenario for T.I.M.E. Stories. A few things have come to mind I thought I’d share about this sixth expansion, without spoilers. This isn’t a review as much as random thoughts and a sort of warning to those who are thinking of buying it. From the box (and therefore not a spoiler) Estrella Drive is set in Hollywood in the early 1980’s. Investigators...

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Corinth from Days of Wonder – News
Jan17

Corinth from Days of Wonder – News

Two things you need to know about Corinth, one, it’s by the designer of Jaipur and two, it’s being published by Days of Wonder later this year. Under a blazing sun in 4th Century BC Corinth, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, and Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders. Players have a few weeks to secure their place in Corinthian...

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Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article
Dec04

Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article

After years of talking about it, this holiday I will be playing The Castles of Burgundy. I can hear the collective gasps of experienced board gamers shocked to hear that I have never even seen the game displayed on a table. Yet time and time again I have listened to people talk about it with such regard, some even professing it as their favourite of all time. As I left my standard, “I need to play this” on another in a...

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Wingspan from Stonemaier Games – News
Dec03

Wingspan from Stonemaier Games – News

Stonemaier Games is doing the long tease with their newest project, titled: “Wingspan”. From designer Elizabeth Hargrave and artists Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas and Beth Sobel, Wingspan is a bird-themed, medium-weight, engine-building game. Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. The official announcement and pre-orders will be available on...

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Mixtape Massacre: Escape From Tall Oaks – Kickstarter
Nov14

Mixtape Massacre: Escape From Tall Oaks – Kickstarter

If you haven’t played Mixtape Massacre, you’ve missed out on a game that is an absolute hoot. We took it to various events last year and numerous people said they were going to purchase the game after having played it. Set around 80’s horror flicks and their villains, Mixtape Massacre sees up to 6 players taking on the roles of horror film archetypes, competing in a fictional 1986 killing spree to win. Now...

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Thanos Rising – Written Review
Nov13

Thanos Rising – Written Review

Avengers Assemble! It’s time to work with your mates to stop Thanos taking over the universe and turning your friends to dust. Thanos Rising is a cooperative / dice rolling / card drafting game in which you recruit heroes and vanquish the villains of Thanos and put paid to his evil plot. Now at first glance, Thanos Rising may look like just another IP cash cow, particularly given its publisher is USAopoly (not really known in the...

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Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition – Kickstarter
Nov12

Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition – Kickstarter

Sometimes a game get’s a new edition that’s worth squawking about, so here we are squawking about Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition from Elf Creek Games. Presently on Kickstarter Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition sees all new art from Vincent Dutrait and as usual, it is gorgeous. A cooperative / worker placement game for 1-6 players, Atlantis Rising sees players sending out their Atlantean workers to unleash actions to help save their...

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