Umm… read that like Elton John.
Anyway, it’s Saturday (if you hadn’t noticed), so that means it’s time to hang out and play some games. But it’s also time for some reviews.
Today we have: Unearth, Zooscape, Moonquake Escape, Balloon Pop, Purrrlock Holmes, Neuroshima Hex: Death Breath, Deadline, The Butterfly Garden, Sagrada, Mow Money, Century: Spice Road, Slide Blast, Power Play, Monopoly Gamer, and Gang Rush: Breakout.
Well, it’s Saturday. My day was looking like it might be a bit dull, but then a friend was like, “Hey, let’s have everyone come over and game.” and I was like, “done and done. I just need to type up a post first.” So, that’s the sacrifice I’m making for you all. I could be on my way to gaming, but I know how much you need to get your review articles. Such is my dedication to this site and its readers. 😛 😉
The Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., and Roy Acuff are helping, too.
Today we have: Dairyman, Bottlecap Vikings, Cult Following, Game of Trains, Yamatai, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Balloon Pop, Unearth, Shahrazad, Rhein: River Trader, Dresden Files, Riff Raff, BarenPark, Jaipur, and Sentient.
In my Facebook news feed, I’ll often see stories about people modifying video games in some form. Remaking classic levels of video games with new game engines. Turning Metroid levels on their side. All sorts of stuff. Well, now you can modify one of your video game card games in much the same way. Brotherwise Games has made it so you can make your own Boss Monster cards.
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.
Brotherwise Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Boss Monster II: The Next Level. In the game, players take on the role of a NES-era video game boss. You are competing against each-other in order to create the best dungeon to lure in adventurers who you will, of course, then crush. The 160-card set can be played all on its own or combined with the original set for a truly huge game.
The game is closing in on 3x funded with just under two weeks left on the clock.
From the campaign: Continue reading
Club Fantasci takes a look at the Boss Monster card game, and the expansion, from Brotherwsie Games, in this review article.
From the article:
In his first review of Club Fantasci, Jonny Rivera gives Boss Monster his first crack! Find out what he thinks here!
Board to Death takes a look at Boss Monster and its expansion in this review.
From the article:
Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster is a “dungeon-building” card game that pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon.
The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated. But a player can also lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.