It’s feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor’s note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend’s Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, there were some new kits he’d gotten in that he wasn’t sure when he would be able to assemble them. Putting figures together is arguably my favorite part of the whole hobby, so I’ve offered to fix his busted minis, assemble his new ones, and even move some of his other figures over to sculpted bases he’d gotten. There’s ~35 minis that are getting some kind of work on them, from assembly, to those bases, to fixes, to green-stuffing the slots. It’s been a fun project. Certainly kept me busy. Plus, next time I see them on the other side of the pitch, I don’t have to see a bunch of half-assembled and busted figures. 😛
But I’m currently taking a break (my hand’s cramping from using a pin vice all morning) to bring you those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.
This week we have: Storm Hollow, The Mysterious Forest, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Vengeance, Gloom of Kilforth, Spoils of War, Santorini, Kerala, Mini Rails, Armageddon, By Order of the Queen, NMBR 9, Coded: Card-Time Strategy, Legend of the Five Rings, Woo-Hoo!, AquaSphere, and Cities of Splendor.
And we find ourselves deposited here again in the weekend.
Well, we’ve got a lot of reviews today, so let’s not waste any time and just get to it.
In this installment we have articles on: Tides of Time, Far Space Foundry, Spookies, Odin’s Ravens, Xenon Profiteer, Medieval Academy, Liberty or Death, Signorie, Treasure Hunter, Abyss: Kraken, Colt Express, Tiger Leader, Heldentaufe, and Archaeology: The New Expedition.
As I mentioned before, this week really seemed to go by fast. At least I thought so. Here it is, Saturday morning (well, it’s morning when I’m working on this post, anyway), getting ready for a full day of cooking (pot roast and banana pudding cheesecake pie) and thinking, “wasn’t it just Tuesday, like, yesterday?” Anyway, as my day is full of cooking, I hope your day is full of gaming. But what games should you play? Well, how about a list of reviews to help you make your choice? Seems like a good plan.
Today’s topics include: Arcadia Quest, Star Wars Risk, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Dominion: Adventures, Dragonwood, Treasure Hunter, Isle of Skye, Hocus, and Caylus.
Hello there, beautiful TGN readers. And welcome once more to Saturday. Hopefully you’re getting some gaming in, or are going to be getting some gaming in at some point today. It seems only right.
Let us know what you’ve been getting up to with this great hobby of ours.
Being Saturday, we have our batch of review articles we’ve found over the week.
This week we have reviews of: Trajan, Warmachine/Hordes, The Witcher Adventure Game on iOS, Fidelitas, Parfum, Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Gripping Beast Plastic Saxon Thegns, Quantum Gothic sci-fi Terrain Pieces, and Letters from Whitechapel.
We’ve got another Saturday here on TGN and that means a collection of the review stories we found throughout the week. What are others saying about the games you’re interested in playing? Read on to find out.
This time we’ve got reviews (and a couple previews) for games/models like: Rivet Wars, Eight Minute Empire, Kromlech’s Orc Warchief, Witness, new Nachtjager releases for Flames of War, Scoville, Wizard Dodgeball, San Juan (the game, not the location. Though one is based on the other), Xia: Legends of a Drift System, Out of Dodge, Hoyuk, the 5th Edition Monster Manual, Amerigo, and King of New York.
That should keep you busy for a while.
Club Fantasy is here to tell us if they agree with Gordon Gekko. Is Greed good?
From the website:
Greed is the latest offering from Donald X. Vaccarino and if you’re a card gamer you’ve most likely played and loved his extremely popular Dominion series or you may know him from the Kingdom Builder series that he also designed. The game is for 2-5 players and is set in the late 1960’s as gangs are re-emerging in a powerful way, prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
This was a Kickstarter project that funded this past March and arrived to backers over the summer, I received my copy in early July which is very much on time for a June released Kickstarter.
The goal of Greed is to own as much share of the city’s wealth by any means, legal or otherwise, by the end of the 12th round. The game seats 2-5 players equally well and uses 12 card draw piles from which to draft, these piles are then passed clockwise after each draw until they are exhausted in the final round. With 80 cards in the box even a full 5 player game will not see all of the cards provided in play and this helps keep things fresh even after multiple games.
Board to Death takes a look at Lost Legends from Queen Games in their latest video review.
From the website:
Lost Legends is a fantasy card game by Mike Elliott that combines a streamlined Euro game design and card drafting with an interesting fantasy theme and battle mechanic. Players take on the role of heroes trying to assemble an arsenal of equipment in order to vanquish a series of monsters that they will encounter.
The game begins with all players choosing one of five heroes each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Each player fights their own monster; this is not a cooperative game. The monster each hero will likely face is revealed to them before players draft cards for their equipment. An interesting aspect in this game is you may, if the conditions are right, evade a monster in front of you, and pass it to the hero next to you. But be aware if you do this you have to fight the monster you draw next!
Queen Games is in their final week over on Kickstarter for their Orcs Orcs Orcs board game. They’re around 6x funded, so check out the stretch goals and extras.
From the campaign:
Orcs Orcs Orcs is a game for two to four players, ages 13 & up, that combines two excellent game mechanics that have not been paired before (deck building and tower defense) and has players casting spells, squashing orcs and rolling up the score in the Orc Squash Tournament. The theme and game come alive with the outstanding art and components that you have come to expect from Queen Games.
Why 13& up? One of the orcs is unhappy that he is part of the Orc Squash tournament and is making a gesture that may be offensive to some people.
Board to Death has a new review article up. This time it’s Greed.
Is Greed good? Gotta read to find out.
From the post:
In the card game Greed, crime lords (the players) try to earn more money than anyone else through clever use of their cards.
At the start of the game, each player receives a random hand of twelve cards from a deck of 80. Players draft one card, pass the remaining cards left, draft a second card, pass again, draft a third card, pass again, then the game changes; players simultaneously choose and reveal a card, carrying out its effects, then they draft another card, pass the remaining cards, play again, and so on until ten “playing” rounds have passed, at which point the game ends and players tally their holdings.
Queen Games has been running their Kickstarter campaign for their new horror survival board game, Dark Darker Darkest.
From the campaign:
A cooperative board game where 2-5 “survivors” explore the secured house of Doctor Mortimer, working to stop the zombie apocalypse.