Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. Mine’s not the greatest, as I’m driving back from visiting my parents. Not that visiting my parents is bad. But the 8.5 hour drive back home is. Buh. No fun at all. But at least once I’m back home I’ll be able to get back into the groove of some gaming.
In the meantime, let’s get you some gaming reviews.
Today we have: VS 2PCG A-Force Expansion, Conflict of Heroes Guadalcanal, Shattered Void, Wake Up Cthulhu, Oh My Gods, Scape, Legendary Dice Throwers, Blood & Fortune, Histrio, Mistborn: House War, Celestia, and Morocco.
Play Board Games:
A-Force is the second expansion for the VS 2PCG. It adds two new teams, more characters and more fun power combinations.
The Board Game Show:
Let’s make one thing clear; I am an Academy Games fan boy. Wait. Don’t run away screaming “bias” just yet. If you think about it, becoming a fan doesn’t happen overnight. My love of the Conflict of Heroes (COH) games is based on its intuitive combat system, superbly-written rule books, the impressive modeling of unit reactions and statuses, and the ongoing support and improvement for the entire COH line, including a solo expansion, a card-based firefight generator and a Wrecks & Destruction pack for amping up the realism of your tank battles.
Given that Guadalcanal is the latest installment, I’ll focus mainly on the aspects that set this edition apart from the others. If you are new to the system, don’t fret. In fact, rejoice! COH is a system you must play, and I’m a bit jealous you get to experience it for the first time. I believe any COH game would be a fine place to begin. If you are new to the system or just wondering about what’s new in Guadalcanal, please read on. I hope that you find it to be as exciting an addition as I did.
The team of Brueckenkopf Online takes a close look at the ships of Shattered Void (currently on kickstarter).
Toucan Play That Game:
In this video you can find out my thoughts on Wake Up, Cthulhu by GDM Games.
In this video you can find out my thoughts on Oh My Gods! by Gameworthy Labs.
In this video you can find out my thoughts on S.C.A.P.E. by GDM Games.
In this video you can find out my thoughts on Legendary Dice Throwers by drawlab Entertainment.
If Fortune is the victory points then the Blood is how you gain these cards, each round you will offer two of your cards to another player, they choose one and add it to their row. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll realise that you’ll need to offer up your 2-point cards at the right time, to ensure your opponent wants to add that card to their row and that it appears as far to the end of that row as possible.
Board Game Quest:
In Histrio, players are running an acting troupe during the Renaissance. During the game, players will gather both actors and acrobats in hopes of putting on the most impressive play. However His Royal Majesty is a fickle man, and his mood might change as to what kind of play he would like to see.
Mistborn: House Wars takes place during the first book of the Mistborn series, Mistborn: The Final Empire. My preview will contain no spoilers for the books.
Celestia is a semicooperative push-your-luck/hand management game for two to six players. Players are passengers on an airship that must work together to make it to faraway lands and collect points. The player with the most points when at least one player reaches 50 is the winner.
Mouse Guard is a pen-and-paper role-playing game created by veteran designer Luke Crane and based on the graphic novels of David Petersen. Players create mice characters who serve in the Mouse Guard, a quasi-military order which aids and protects fellow mice throughout the Territories in a Middle Ages-style world setting. Guided by the game master (GM) – a separate participant who keeps events structured and within the rules – players assume the identities of their mice through one or more sessions as a patrol performing Guard duties, embarking on journeys and overcoming challenges. In essence, each session becomes an adventure within a developing chronicle where everyone at the table is a storyteller.
Drive Thru Review:
Intro (00:00); game overview (01:03); final thoughts and review (16:07)
Intro (00:00); game overview (01:11); final thoughts and review (10:48)