And I’m finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that’s exactly the opposite of how you’re doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let’s get you some gaming reviews.
This week, we’ve got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.
Games can occasionally need a bit of an update. Mechanics can be smoothed out. Art assets can be redone. Components can get a change in material or quality. In the end, you’ve got an old game that has a new feel to it. For those that are fans of Kingsburg, you’ll be happy to see that there’s a revised edition now available. For those that aren’t fans of Kingsburg, well, here’s a chance for you to possibly become one.
Games will occasionally get a revamping with a new edition. Such is happening with Kingsburg. But when that happens, what goes through the mind of the designer? How do they know what they should keep and what they should change? What is the thought process behind it all? In this preview from Z-Man Games, they talk with designer Andrea Chiarvesio about just such matters.
Having access to advise the king on matters is a good position to be in. You can make sure that the things you find most important get done. Well, King Tritus is looking to add a new person to his Royal Council. The thing is, you’re not the only one that could potentially fill that vacancy. You’ll have to prove your worth and leadership abilities by making your province as prestigious as possible. That’s the story behind Kingsburg, a new edition of which is coming from Z-Man Games.