TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup
Just let that sink in.
Anyway, being Saturday, we’ve got our Review Roundup.
Today we’ve got articles on: Frontier Stations, Breaker Blocks, City Hall, Above and Below, WWE Superstar Showdown, Raid & Trade, Firefly Kalidasa Expansion, Betrayal at Calth, and a Flammpanzerwagen for Bolt Action.
Blue Peg, Pink Peg:
Frontier Stations is a cooperative resource management game that pits between 3 and 6 space stations with the worst day they could possibly imagine. Players work together to face threats, build out their stations, and destroy enemies, all the while watching as the ranks of hostile forces arrayed against them gather more strength each round.
Captaining a space station is hard, they say. They don’t know the half of it.
Ever played a game that feels like another, a game that has completely different mechanics and theme yet somehow manages to evoke the same emotional response? Because Breaker Blocks make me think of Housing Crisis, a Kickstarter game I reviewed last year that I still don’t think made the light of day. The two games are completely different, but evoke the same, and I think that’s a good thing.
The first thing you notice about Breaker Blocks is the components. Breaker blocks isn’t made from your typical punched cardboard, all the components are laser cut from acrylic. It’s a simple change that makes a big difference. The game would work just as well if it were made from more traditional materials, but there’s something to be said for the tactile quality of a game. It’s the reason why the chips is Splendour add to the game in a way that’s hard to quantify.
City Hall is a role-selection/auction game for two to four players. Players vie for control of the various offices in city hall in order to gain votes to be elected mayor of New York. The player with the most votes at the end of the game is the mayor.
Above and Below plays out over seven rounds with the winner being the player that manages to attain the most victory points by the end. Victory points can be earned in three primary ways: constructing buildings, the advancements track, and reputation.
Board Game Quest:
The wizards of licensed games, Gale Force 9, have brought us WWE Superstar Showdown. Does the sport(?) of wrestling make for a good tabletop game? Time to find out!
WWE Superstar Showdown is a team based, hand management board game for 2-6 players that takes about 20 minutes to play. WWE Superstar Showdown plays best with 2 players.
Play Board Games:
Raid and Trade takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting. You need to gain access to the Golden City. And though there are a few ways to do this you must do so before your opponents.
Kalidasa is the second rim expansion for Firefly the game. It adds more space, a new captain and additional contacts as well as the Alliance’s Corvette.
We at Brueckenkopf-Online take a look at the new Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth Box from Games Workshop.
Chaosbunker finishes their short review week with the new Flammpanzerwagen plastic kit by Warlord Games.