It has once again come to Saturday.
I love it when that happens.
Good thing it happens fairly regularly.
So let’s not worry about ceremony too much. Let’s get on with the reviews.
Today we have: Roll for the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalker – Battle for Zendikar Expansion, The Siblings Trouble, the Patchwork App, Circus Flohcati, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Star Wars: Rebellion, Odin’s Ravens, My Happy Farm, The Golden Ages: Cults & Culture, The Last Spike, and Piratoons.
Toucan Play That Game:
In this video you can find out my final thoughts on Roll for the Galaxy.
Battle for Zendikar is the first expansion for Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers. It adds more creatures, spells and scenarios.
Jay Howitt takes a look at this cooperative storytelling game from Pencil First Games.
Digidiced’s Patchwork is an Android, iOS and Windows app based on the Uwe Rosenberg’s two player board game of the same name.
Silence your push notifications, ignore your instagram updates and charge all of your devices, while we take a critical adventure into a Tron-like fabric world.
Circus Flohcati is a press-your-luck set collection game for two to five players. Players compete to collect the best acts for their flea circuses, putting together trios and solo acts. The player with the most valuable circus at the end of the game wins.
Lanterns is a set collection and tile laying game that has you competing to build the lantern display that earns the most honor from the palace. At the beginning of the game, the starting lantern tile is placed in the center of the board and each player is given one lantern card in the color that corresponds to the color on the side of the tile he is facing. (Lantern cards are always kept face up in front of the players so that everyone can see them.) Players are also given three lake tiles. The point tiles are stacked by color/type and in descending order and placed beside the board.
Drive Thru Review:
Star Wars: Rebellion Review
Intro (00:00); game overview (02:02); final thoughts and review (27:50)
Odin’s Ravens Review
Intro (00:00); game overview (01:11); final thoughts and review (05:21)
My Happy Farm Review
Intro (00:00); game overview (01:12); final thoughts and review (05:37)
The Golden Ages: Cults & Culture Review
Intro (00:00); game overview (01:00); final thoughts and review (09:31)
Board Game Quest:
When you see the title and the cover of The Last Spike for the first time, you’re going to think it’s a typical train game where route building, pick-and-and-deliver, or stock manipulation may be the main theme. The Last Spike has route building at its core, but also incorporates set collection and cash management into its gameplay mix.
The Last Spike is published by Columbia Games and is a game for 2-6 players that plays in 45 minutes. It is a re-imaging/re-packaging of the same game first published in 1976 by designer Tom Daigliesh.
In Patchwork, two players square off to see who can create the best quilt from a variety of differently shaped pieces. During the game, players will be purchasing patch pieces that must be fit into a 9×9 grid. Each piece will have a Tetris-like shape, with some of those also containing buttons.
There are two kinds of pirates; the yo-ho-ho, bottle of rum cartoon pirates and the real life murderous thieves. Thankfully Piratoons is well into the cartoon version as you compete with other pirates to make the best possible pirate ship.
Piratoons is an auction and set collection game, you will have a short auction over a limited number of ship components and then at the end of the game you will score points based on a number of criteria; such as biggest ship, most sales, prettiest ship and collecting full sets of crew, canons and cabins.