Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus!
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you.
So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Tyrants of the Underdark, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916, Wombat Rescue, Nefarious, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time, Dungeon Time, Bear Valley, and Millennium Blades.
Good times, Saturday. As you read this, I’m hanging out at a Gundam Model Build day at a shop on the South Side of town. After that will hopefully be some Guild Ball. I’ve already had my tacos lingua.
But as you’re here for a review roundup, let’s get you a review roundup.
Today we have: Stak Bots Red Expansion, Apotheca, Summit, Meteor, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Steam Time, Trick of the Rails, and Birds of a Feather.
Knapsack Games is in their final couple days over on Kickstarter for their Apotheca board game. We took a look at Apotheca in a preview and those of us here in the office really love the game. So, while a lot of other games I simply tell you about, this is one in-particular that I can recommend from personal experience.
We’re halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven’t started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I’m sure cookouts will abound. And if you’re at one, why not bring along a game or two to play? There’s plenty of party games that would be most welcome at just about any gathering.
For me? I’m going to keep things low-key this weekend. I had two rather busy weekends in a row. So this weekend I’m going to stay at home and cook. What am I going to cook? … I’ve not figured that out yet. Suggestions would be welcome (and any accompanying recipes also welcome).
But as for right now, it’s time for some bite-sized stories.
This batch includes: Fury is funded with 24 day left, Some More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New 32mm Resin bases (Tomb, Urban & Sci-fi Deck) from Dark Art Miniatures, Armorcast’s 4th Annual Cinematic Effects Contest is Here, Apex TDBG Expansion Kickstarter is now EU Friendly, Club Fantasci Editorial: Kickstarter Press Releases and Free Promotion, Old Dominion Gameworks posts Post Captain Bonus Ship files, Vending Bot free for July at The Ion Age, and Bullets & Brains Tokens Now Available from Sally 4th.
I, as I mentioned in my post yesterday, am more-than-likely playing 2nd edition D&D when this will be posted to the site.
Some friends I know have a long-running campaign and the DM is writing me in as an occasionally-recurring NPC. Not sure what my character will be (at time of typing), but it should be a good time.
Anyway, that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time for some game reviews.
In this batch, we have reviews/previews of: Boss Monster 2, Dark City 30 Corner Apartment Building and Gargoyles, Golem Arcana, The Great War, Apotheca, Lord of the Rings board game, Hocus, Paradox, Kaleidoscope, Infinity, Penny Press, Argonauts, Argent: The Consortium, and Star Wars Armada.
In a world where potion making is a cutthroat business, a secret society of Apothecaries exists, lording their skills above all others. The group is known as Apotheca, and you’ve been invited to join. But first, you must compete against other potentials in a black market competition to prove yourself the best potionslinger out there. Welcome to Knapsack Games’ Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, designed by Andrew Federspiel, backed up by a talented team of designers, artists, and writers. Continue reading
Hey everybody! (Hey Louie!) CMON Expo 2015 is in full swing. Yesterday was fantastic and today is only going to build on that excitement. There’s a lot planned for today, mostly (at least for me and Jared) the various panels. Be sure to check back throughout the day for reports from those panels. We’ve seen a sort of “Sneak peek of the sneak peeks” and you’ll be excited, I’m sure.
But for the moment let’s give you the review articles we’ve found over the course of the week.
In this batch we have reviews/previews of: Tau Ceti: Planetary Crisis, Indigo, Fidelitas,Yggdrasil, Forge War, Alchemists, Apotheca, Buy the Rights, Nations: The Dice Game, Reign: The Card Game, Machi Koro’s Harbor Expansion, and Forbidden Stars.
I’m a big fan of abstract board games. It’s like a visual puzzle on the board that you play competitively with others. Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society from Knapsack Games is one of those types of games. In it, players play as various apothecaries as they look to collect potion ingredients in order to make their various brews. The first person to complete 3 potions is the winner. Seems simple enough, but it’s not.