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.
The Cities of Splendor expansion for… well… Splendor is now available. Actually, it should be The Cities of Splendor expansionS. Reason being is that it’s not just one new set of rules inside the box, but actually several. You can mix and match them as you see fit to add several whole-new playing experiences to your game. Build strongholds, visit the Orient, deal with different trading posts, and visit new cities.
Cities of Splendor brings multiple expansions to your Splendor games. Considering the game is all about jewels and such, it’d be a mistake to leave out the far East and all the various wonders that lie there. Well, that’s just what the Far East expansion looks to rectify. It adds in three development decks, just like the standard game, but focused on the Orient and what it has to offer.
Cities of Splendor gives players four expansions they can use to enhance their games of Splendor. Each one brings unique mechanics that will certainly add to the possible strategies in the game. In this preview, we get a look at the Strongholds expansion that’s coming in the set. They add a new layer of tension, as you’ll be placing and removing them from various cards as the game progresses.
Cities of Splendor is four expansions for the popular game all in one box. They’ve already given us a look at the Trading Posts. This time around, we get a look at the cities. I mean, it is called Cities of Splendor, after all. It’d be a bit disappointing if it didn’t have cities in it.
The Cities of Splendor expansion for Splendor is actually four expansion sets all in one box. From what I’ve seen, players are excited to be able to add to one of their favorite games. In this preview, Asmodee gives us a look at the Trading Posts that will be in there. Players will add the Route to the Orient board to the game. By using it, players will be able to unlock various special abilities throughout the game.
Many of you have played Splendor. Many of you have thoroughly enjoyed it (considering all the accolades it’s gotten). But, perhaps, over time, you’ve grown too familiar with the game. It’s good, but it could use something new added. Well, Asmodee and Space Cowboy are here to help with the Cities of Splendor expansions for the game. Yes, “expansions.” This one box is actually four expansions in one. Pick and choose which to add to the game to create whole new experiences each time you play.
It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace
For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done.
In the meantime, though, I’m taking a break from baking German Chocolate Cake Cookies to bring you your regularly-scheduled Review Roundup.
Today we have: Blood Rage, Gempacked Cards, Star Realms, Polyversal, Scathach Games M.T.S Shipping Containers, Tash-Kalar Everfrost Expansion, VS 2PCG Defenders Expansion, Twilight Struggle Digital, Onimata, Warfighter, Stronghold 2nd Ed., Adventure Land, Thunder & Lightning, Celestia, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Splendor iOS, Feed the Shoggoth, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Res Publica 2230AD.
And we’ve successfully made it to Saturday. After the… incredible craziness that was this past week, I’m extremely thankful for just a low-key, simple Saturday. Once I’m done here I’ve got a Colossal to put together for a friend. Then I’m gonna just watch some movies. What movies? … I’ve not really decided yet. Perhaps Snatch, The Blues Brothers, something Monty Python, … obviously I haven’t really decided yet, but it’ll be good to just chill.
Before that, though, I need to get you some review articles. So let’s do that.
Today we have: Savage Forged Miniatures’ Stalker Zed, Crooked Dice Danger 5 7TV starter set, Legends of Andor, Escape Room in a Box, Food Chain Magnate, Blood Rage, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, A.D.A.P.T., Pittsburgh 68, Fuse, Karuba, Kemet, Star Wars Timeline, Terra Mystica, Elysium, and Splendor.
The order of days has progressed as it always does and we once more find ourselves deposited in Saturday. It’s certainly my favorite day of the week. As this gets posted, I’m working on putting minis together. That activity is my favorite part of the entire gaming hobby. As such, I’m having a really good day. Hopefully you are, too.
But to the business at hand: reviews of games.
Today’s batch includes reviews/previews of: Splendor App, Ticket to Ride: Alvin and Dexter, Rhino Hero, Word on the Street, Awkward Family Photos, Traders of Osaka, Blood Rage, and Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition.
Board Game Quest takes a look at the Asmodee card game, Splendor, in this new review article.
From the post:
It is the renaissance. Fine art is in demand and wealthy nobles are looking to spend their family’s coin. You, a rich merchant, is of course only too happy to take advantage of these fine folks. You will use your resources to acquire mines, transportation methods and artisans who can turn these raw gems into profitable jewels.