Saturday Review Roundup
I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. I’m working on articles for the site. There’s 3 review articles in the works as you read this. Not 100% certain on order they’ll be posted yet (that sort of stuff changes all the time, if you can believe it), or exact dates, but expect them soon. But while those you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer, the wait is over for a bunch of other reviews, as it’s time for our Review Roundup.
This time around we have: Kromlech General Otto and Orc Freak, Boss Monster 2, Tash-Kalar Nethervoid Expansion, Tumult Royale, Project Dreamscape, Dwarves Inc, The Best Treehouse Ever, Firefly: Kalidasa Expansion, CV, Star Wars: Rebellion, and Patchwork.
Our friends at Kromlech have sent us 2 character minis for review that will no doubt appeal to Warhammer 40k Ork players. Kromlech are a Polish company who produce highly detailed resin minis including their own range of WW2 themed Orcs, superhuman legionaries, conversion parts and hobby tools/materials.
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The Tash-Kalar Nethervoid expansion adds another faction to the board game. The Nethervoid are infernal beings that enter the arena from a demonic land.
In Tumult Royale you are a royal and want to spread statues of yourself around all the land. Of course this requires resources and what better way to get those resources than stealing from the common folk. If you are too greedy the people revolt and take some of their stuff back.
Project Dreamscape is a set collection card game for 1-4 players, published by Undine Studios. It features a tonne of original artwork from Julie Okahara. Grab soft blanket and snuggle in for our review, while I transmit my suspiciously review-themed dreams directly from my hypobaric sleep-chamber, right to your screen. You might want to watch out for feral Heffalumps.
Dwarves Inc. is a stock-holding game for three to six players. Players are dwarves working for various mining companies and striving to earn a share of their profits. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Best Treehouse Ever is a card drafting game in which players attempt to build the best treehouse. “Best” is the treehouse that has accumulated the most points at the end of the game. Those points are earned by having rooms in the colors that score during each round, having the majority of rooms in one color at the end of the game, and completing bonus objectives.
Board Game Quest:
Since we first reviewed the fantastic space exploration game Firefly (review here), publisher Gale Force 9 has released a number of expansions to the game. From smaller expansions like Breakin’ Atmo and Pirates and Bounty Hunters, to the big box ones like Blue Sun, there has been no shortage of content for those that enjoy spending time in the ‘verse.
Today we are going to look at the newest and (possibly?) final expansion to the Firefly Board Game, Kalidasa. This second big box expansion takes players to the other side of the ‘Verse, adding in more “rim space” for the players to explore.
“CV” means curriculum vitae, your resume. When you look back at the many paths your life has taken, you can’t help but wonder how things would have turned out had you taken a different turn here or there.
Today, we are going to be looking at CV, a Yahtzee-style dice game from Passport Games Studios. In CV, you will be determining the course of your life over a few different ages. With simple game play mechanics and entertaining artwork, CV offers a light and casual gaming experience. But is it fun? Let’s find out.
CV is a dice rolling and card drafting game for 2-4 players that takes about 45-60 minutes to play. CV plays best with 2 players.
Shut Up & Sit Down:
Hold on to your womp rats! Quinns is here with one of the biggest reviews of the year. Star Wars: Rebellion is Fantasy Flight’s forthcoming Star Wars star war.
One side plays the Empire, another the Rebellion, in a vast conflict involving more than 150 plastic miniatures and countless twists, turns and heroics.
In other words it’s about the most exciting thing imaginable. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this early review.
True story: I got in trouble for sewing once when I was six years old. I wasn’t supposed to be sewing because, apparently, sewing is not a thing that a man does. That seems a little strange since I have definitely met some tailors who were men and whose helpful craft meant I wasn’t instead stumbling naked through life. Anyway, being thus steered from sewing surely explains why I’m not as good as I should be at Patchwork.