Review Roundup

By Polar_Bear
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Apr 2nd, 2016
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Just because I’m here at Adepticon doesn’t mean I’m not going to give you the Review Roundup that I know you all so desperately desire. We’ve got a bunch to get through, so let’s get to it.

This time around we have articles on: Food Fighters, Sol: Last Days of a Star, Monarch, Zombie Tower 3D, Sector Prime, Cosmic Run, Good Cop Bad Cop Undercover, Stockpile, Aether Captains, Let Them Eat Shrimp, Rolling America, Poison Bottles, Expedition, Raid and Trade, Dead Men Tell No Tales, Mexica, Fantasy Football, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, King’s Forge, and Steam Time.

Board To Death TV:

Food Fighters Review

Food fighters is a fun and light two-player battle game – each player controls a team of foods trying to win a food fight against the opposing team. First player to knock out three matching foods from the other team wins!

You and your opponent each control a faction of fighting foods. On your turn, you can move a Foodfighter, or roll dice to attack an opponent (that your Foodfighter is thinking about and that is in reach), or roll for Beans (cash). After that you can spend your Beans to buy awesome gear from the store or Power cards that are unique to your team. Then it’s the other guy’s turn. Keep going until you’ve knocked out three of a kind on your opponent’s team, and you’ve won!

Sol: Last Days of a Star Review

Sol: Last Days of a Star is a board game for two to five players where each player represents a different planetary effort to transmit as much energy from the Sun back to their Ark as they can to escape the solar system before the Sun explodes!

Monarch Review

In Monarch you play as an heir to the throne. Your mother, the Queen, has lived out her years and will soon pass on the crown. The time has come for you and your siblings to demonstrate your intelligence, compassion, bravery, and strength as leaders. Out perform your siblings to demonstrate your ingenuity and strength. Choose strategies that will bring prosperity to the land and glory to your court. Defend the realm from threats and famine. Only the player with the most majestic court will be named heir.

Zombie Tower 3D Review

In Zombie Tower 3D, you will play as a one of the characters trapped inside a building crawling with zombies. Working with your teammates, you must try to evacuate the building before it collapses. But beware! Zombies will appear out of nowhere every so often, craving for your flesh. There are also other desperate survivors in the building, waiting to be rescued. You must search the building for various tools to fight off the zombies, save survivors, and evacuate from the building!

Sector Prime Review

Sector Prime is a fast paced 4X board game using a balanced dice rolling mechanic that avoids a runaway winner and also keeps the game exciting and balanced right to the end. The unique design of the tiles provides a completely new game board each time, requiring players to adapt the strategies each time they play!

Cosmic Run Review

Cosmic Run is a quick, push-your-luck, space race for 1-4 players. On a turn, a player rolls dice and must commit at least 1 of them to one of the various exploration tracks or to an alien card. Some of the tracks require multiple identical dice, with the most valuable tracks costing many identical dice. However, once a player commits a die, it cannot be moved. So players have to decide between a conservative approach (making sure and steady progress along less valuable tracks) or an aggressive approach (pushing one’s luck to try to move up the highly valued tracks).

Good Cop Bad Cop Undercover Preview

In the second expansion to Good Cop Bad Cop, you are leaving your badge and uniform at home as you go undercover as a common criminal to get to the bottom of who’s honest and who’s crooked around here. Good luck!

In Good Cop Bad Cop, your identity is determined by 3 cards in front of you. You’re either Honest or Crooked and you need to find the leader of the opposing team so you can take a gun and take ’em out.

This expansion adds a unique ability for each player (their undercover assignment), 12 additional Equipment cards, and a Cover, which lets you protect one of your Integrity cards from investigation.

Stockpile Review

Stockpile is an economic board game that combines the traditional stockholding strategy of buy low, sell high with several additional mechanisms to create a fast-paced, engaging and interactive experience.

Aether Captains Review

Aether Captains is a steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 1-5 players.

One player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady.

Let Them Eat Shrimp Review

Let Them Eat Shrimp! has two ways to play. The beginner’s game is suitable for younger players, while the advanced version adds more strategy and depth, as well as more danger; in this version of the game, players might be knocked out early if they can’t spawn quickly enough or if their eggs are devoured by the roaming sharks. The game also includes multiple game board components, which can be mixed and match for variety and various skill levels.

iSlaytheDragon:

I’ve Been Everywhere, Man (a review of Rolling America)

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Rolling America is a pen-and-paper puzzle game for one or more players. Each round players will roll six dice, two at a time, and each player must assign those dice to states in their US map or take an X. The player with the fewest Xes at the end of the game wins.

BoardGameKing:

Poison Bottles Review

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It has a cool design and well-balanced mechanics and also it is highly strategic game for your brains and also you will have a lot of ways to achieve victory. Poison bottles has successfully raised 3,253$ with 178 backers and there are 5 options for backers.

Expedition Review

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The most interesting thing about the Expedition Game is that it uses the app on android or iOS devices and cards. So, app deals with math and you just enjoy the game! It is amazing because the majority of RPG games have a lot of difficulties with all the attack factors, defense and so on.

Polyhedron Collider:

Raid and Trade Review

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When the apocalypse arrives us gamers are going to be very prepared. Whether it’s fighting zombies or curing diseases we’ll have played enough games set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland that we’ll know exactly what to do and Raid and Trade is another game that can train you up for the worst.

Set in the remains of a once great city, you will venture forth from a central base, raiding dwellings, gathering junk and crafting items in a hope to gain entry into the Golden City. It’s kind of like a board game version of Fallout 4 but without the 50s Americana.

Board Game Quest:

Dead Men Tell No Tales

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Today we are going to be looking at Dead Men Tell No Tales, a cooperative board game published by Minion Games. In Dead Men Tell No Tales, players take on the roles of a rough and tumble pirate crew trying to loot a sinking, burning ship. Does Dead Men Tell No Tales provide enough entertainment to keep its head above water in this crowded genre? Time to find out.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is a cooperative board game for 2-5 players that plays in about 60 minutes. Dead Men Tell No Tales plays best with 3-4 players.

Shut Up & Sit Down:

Mexica Review

Quinns and Matt want you to come on holiday with them! Come along to the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. Don’t worry, it’ll be demolished again once we’re done with it.

Mexica was a bit of a surprise for us. We hadn’t heard anything about it, but this city’s as simple, beautiful and solid as the stone temples that dominate it. Ooh, and the Aztec clubbing scene is killer. Tell ’em Crash Bandicoot sent you.

Clutching at Bannisters: A Heartfelt Review of Fantasy Football

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It’s 6:45 on a Friday night, I’ve just got off a flight from Cologne to London and I’m attempting to tether the internet from my phone to my really old, really rubbish and currently really unresponsive laptop. This would be annoying enough if I wasn’t also attempting to manoeuvre through some horrendous London traffic in a beaten-up old jallopy. I know even using your phone (no less a phone AND a laptop) whilst driving is reckless and stupid but there’s an excuse for my idiocy: it’s the evening of my NFL Fantasy Draft.

Toucan Play That Game:

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri Review

In this video you can find out my final thoughts on The Ravens of Thri Sahashri by Osprey Games.

Play Board Games:

King’s Forge Review

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King’s Forge is a where you are rival blacksmiths competing to earn the king’s favor. But at its heart it is a dice game that combines luck and strategy.

Steam Time Review

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In Steam Time you work for the organization T.I.M.E. and are trying to earn their esteem in order to win the game. See if you can best your friends in this worker placement board game.

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