Legacy games are an interesting concept. As you play, you permanently alter the game. It’s quite an interesting thing that’s been sweeping through the gaming industry for a while. Well, Indie Boards and Cards is bringing that format to their Aeon’s End game, with Aeon’s End: Legacy. The cooperative deck-building game is up on Kickstarter now.
Indie Boards and Cards is full steam ahead with their games Heroes Wanted and Flash Point. Each one is getting a new expansion, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them funded. Yes, two separate Kickstarters at the same time. Both are doing well, having made it over their funding goals.
Sometimes, games really take off when they’re released and that can mean it’s hard to get a copy for yourself. Such is the case with Aporta Game’s Avenue. It came out at Essen last year and sold out quickly when the English-language version was released. Well, Aporta’s teamed up with Indie Boards and Cards to not only bring you Avenue, but also set it in the Kodama forest. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama is the result and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
Hey everyone! As you’re reading this, I’m enjoying Day 2 of the CMON Expo. If you’re in the Atlanta area, head down and check it out. It’s a great time had by all. Can’t make it? Be sure to check out the TGN Facebook Page for updates about all the stuff going on here throughout the day.
As for here and now, it’s time for those game reviews I know you all love so much.
Today we have: Zombie Tsunami, Arctic Scavengers, Dastardly Dirigibles, Ivion, Darkrock Ventures, Battle for Greyport, Phalanxx, V-Commandos, Mangaka, Onirim iOS, Twenty One, 3 to 4 Headed Monsters, Neroshima Hex: Mephisto, Veggie Garden, Barcelona: The Rose of Fire, Dragoon, Path of Light and Shadow, Watson & Holmes, Steam Works, and Gyrating Hamsters.
You were supposed to be in charge of the Realms. You were the rightful heir. But the Tyrant Queen has come in, taken over, and thrown you out. But you’re not just going to settle back and enjoy retirement in exile. You want to get back what is yours. And so you will raise an army, create a civilization, and take on the Tyrant Queen. But so will the other ousted heirs. That’s the story behind Path of Light and Shadow, a new board game from Indie Boards and Cards that’s up on Kickstarter now.
Friday is once again upon us. Gateway to the weekend. So many possibilities. I’m as busy as a one-armed paper hanger. Making all sorts of things in prep for tomorrow’s MST3K binge party. I hate to go to a gathering empty-handed, so I’m making brownies, cookies, and prepping stuff so I can make nachos and Swedish meatballs while there. Like I said, hate to be empty-handed. But while I’m making those bite-sized treats, let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Two New Tank Turrets Available From Ramshackle Games, Tor Gaming Announces Their Affiliate Program, Circle of Blood from Last Bullet Games Coming To Kickstarter, Path of Light and Shadow Coming To Kickstarter, Final Days for Wreck Age Kickstarter, and Fluff Preview Posted For The Drowned Earth.
Aeon’s End, the deck-building game from Indie Boards and Cards is getting a stand-alone expansion. It’s called War Eternal and it continues on the fight with the last bit of The World that Was trying to hold on against The Nameless. Will you be able to push them back and save the little bit of reality? The set is up on Kickstarter now.
I’m allergic to bee stings. Not terribly. I don’t carry an EpiPen or anything. But when I get stung, it’s not just some mild pain like some get. So I tend to steer very clear of them. Thankfully, a game like Beeeees from Action Phase Games doesn’t include any real bees. Instead, it’s got a bunch of dice and tiles. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
Any good adventurer worth their salt loves the sight of a good dungeon. Sure, they’re usually teeming with all manner of nasty monsters, but they’re just as likely to also be teeming with all manner of awesome loot! In Delve, you’ll grab your own band of adventurers and head into the twisting, turning hallways in search of treasure. Just watch out for the kobolds, as well as the other adventurers who aren’t too keen on sharing. The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now.
It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Atlanta. The sun’s shining. It’s warm outside.
… Sounds like a perfect time to go to the LGS and stay inside, playing games all day! 😀
And to those dealing with ice up in the midwest, best to stay inside and play some games all day.
Long story short, it’s a good day to play some games. But what games? Well, you could check out these reviews and pick from there.
Today we have: Ulm, Orcs Must Die, Titan Race, Tavern’s Tales, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, Doom, Flash Point: Extreme Danger, Praetor, The Daedalus Sentence, Twilight Struggle- Digital Version, Imhotep, Forged in Steel, Mi Tierra, Saloon Tycoon, Legendary Inventors, Flammer Rouge, Watch Your Mouth, Draconis Invasion, Ice Cool, Celestia, The Foreign King, Sub Terra, Wasteland Justice, Takenoko, and Drinking Quest Journey Into Draught.
Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coated peanut butter balls, and gumbo. Should be a good time. I’m sure a lot of you have somewhat similar plans.
As for the moment, though, before I dive into a bit of last-minute cleaning and then work on cooking, let’s get you those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.
This week we have: Bankers and Robbers, Dungeon Saga, Harry Potter Deck-Building Game, Conquest Games’ Medieval Archers, Mysterium, Aeon’s End, Love Letter: Premium Edition, Mortem Et Gloriam, The Networks, Eclipse: Shadow of the Rift, Tumult Royale, Necronomicards, Cthulhu Crusades, and Loony Quest.
It’s also October.
I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go.
Anyway, you want ’em, so here’s your reviews for the week.
Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Eclipse, Arcadia Quest, Tutti Frutti, True Messiah, Eclipse, Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, Dodge Dice, Grifters, Codenames: Pictures, and Agamemnon.
Action Phase Games’ most-known game is Heroes Wanted where you take two different cards and create your superhero from them. Well, now Action Phase Games and Indie Boards and Cards are merging like those two cards to create a new superhero. Or maybe they’re just becoming a bigger gaming company as they work together. That could be the case, too.
Want to overthrow the powers that be? JR Honeycutt reviews Coup from Indie Boards and Cards. Vive la Revolution!
There’s something to be said about only keeping the games you like most as part of your collection. Why have games you’re not thrilled with cluttering up your shelves? Well, Coup is one of those games, for me at least, that would definitely be one I would own if I followed that line of thinking. It is my favorite hidden-role bluffing card game.
Club Fantasci got themselves a guest reviewer in the form of Rodger Moore and gets his thoughts on Dragon Slayer by Indie Boards & Cards.
From the post:
A thick mist is before you as you approach. You hear a low guttural rumble beyond the fog. Gripping your shield and axe you press forward but you are not afraid as you know what lies ahead – You are a Dragon Slayer! In the game Dragon Slayer you play the role of a warrior trying to defeat various types of dragons with the ultimate goal being crowned the master slayer. You must reach far and wide in your search for the dragons you must defeat but even though you may become victorious in your adventure your fellow companions may challenge you to keep fighting on!
To win the game you must be the slayer that accumulates 40 points but also allowing the other players to complete one more round to perhaps tie or catch your score. Ties are resolved by players completing another round to determine the winner.
Club Fantasci takes a look at Flash Point: Fire Rescue from Indie Boards and Cards and gives you their thoughts on the subject in this review article.
From the post:
This is how you feel in an intense and involving game such as Flash Point: Fire Rescue, this is one of my favorite types of board games; a heavily themed, purely cooperative game that relies on teamwork for a successful outcome. In this game, you play as a team of firefighter’s battling structure fires while rescuing victims trapped inside and bringing them to safety. Sounds simple right? Well, it can be sometimes, other times it can be punishing but it’s always great fun!