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Review Roundup

Ah, Saturday.
Don't know about you, but I'm going to be putting together a pair of Guild Ball players (Granite and Veteran Siren) that Ray picked up for me at LVO. Then I'm gonna make my own protein bars (like Clif bars, for those that know about them) since I'm trying to get from the 110 stone that I currently am down to maybe an even 100. I also finished watching Black Books, so I need to find something else to watch. But that's as may be. What you all want right now are reviews. Let's get those to you.

Today we have: Multiuniversum, Multiuniversum: Project Cthulhu, Hero Realms, Hero Realms Character Packs, The Mountains Rise, Legends of Andor: Journey to the North, Band Manager: Backstage Clash, Age of Sigmar, Imhotep, Cavern Tavern, Superhot, Forged in Steel, The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming, Pirate Lords, and Steel Arena.

Toucan Play That Game:

Multiuniversum Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Multiuniversum by Board & Dice.

Multiuniversum: Project Cthulhu Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Multiuniversum: Project Cthulhu by Board & Dice.

Hero Realms Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Hero Realms by White Wizard Games.

Hero Realms Character Packs Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Hero Realms Character Packs by White Wizard Games.

theMCGuiRE review:

Runebound: The Mountains Rise Expansion Review

theMCGuiRE review takes a look at The Mountains Rise expansion for Runebound 3rd edition. This expansion allows us to add some new really cool cards to the base, a bunch of new items, and a super cool new character Nanok! The miniature in this one is fantastic and Fantasy Flight - please keep these coming!

Play Board Games:

Legends of Andor Journey to the North Expansion Review

The Journey to the North is a large expansion for Legends of Andor. It adds new legends, new boards and new game mechanics.

Journey to the North is another really nice expansion for Legends of Andor. It adds some fun new mechanics and adds to the replay value of this fun series. If you own Legends of Andor, read this review.


Band Manager: Backstage Clash (ex-Battle of The Bands) Review

“Band Manager” doesn’t forget about the world trends, so it has a great-developed pixel design which is popular nowadays not only in PC games. It’s definitely thumbs up! Moreover, you will find a lot of sticker-tattoos and labels inside, so your looks will be 100% like true rocker.

Drive Thru Review:

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar (and General’s Handbook) Review

Intro (00:00); getting started overview (06:38); game rules (31:40); final thoughts and review (41:50)

Polyhedron Collider:

Imhotep Review

I first encountered Imhotep at UKGE in May and during said Expo, it appeared to be more popular than moonshine at a rehab centre. A few things caught my eye – primarily the appearance of the game. It attracted people to it like Cleopatra to Caesar’s asp. Its main draw is the hefty blocks used in the game to build structures, but also the spread out setup of the board and boats when playing. More on this later. Imhotep is not what you’d call heavyweight, unless you count the actual weight of the blocks used in the game – there’s 120 of those beasts: 30 per player and they’re not what you’d call small. They make the cubes from Pandemic look like Danny DeVito next to Jeff Capes. Based on those numbers, the more mathematically inclined reader can probably work out that there’s a limit of 4 players. For those less numerically agile, the game suits 2-4 players.

Cavern Tavern Review

Anyone who read our Beer Empire review will know that the chaps here at Polyhedron Collider are partial to the occasional pint of the good stuff. And depending on how drunk Jon is, occasionally the bad stuff too. If he ever offers you some of his “Binja”, my advice is to decline, politely or otherwise. Put it this way; last time I had some, I could see beforehand. That’s not to say we’re against the idea of cocktails – quite the opposite. I’m rather partial to a good Mojito or five, and if offered I wouldn’t turn down Sex on the Beach with a couple of Slippery Nipples.

SUPERHOT The Card Game Kickstarter Review

Superhot must be one of the most mind bending video games of recent years. It's a game where time only moves when you do, so if you stand still you can see the bullets hanging in mid-air. What may look like a much stylised first person shooter becomes more of a puzzle game as you try and find the optimum position, avoiding bullets and taking down bright red bad guys.

It's a crazy concept and you would have to be a pretty crazy board game publisher to try and convert this into table top form. Step forward Board and Dice, a Polish publisher who seem to teeter on the edge of sanity every time I speak to them as they bring us SUPERHOT The Card Game.


Forged in Steel Review

Forged in Steel plays out over three distinct eras corresponding to three decades of the real world history of the city of Pueblo, CO, starting in 1890. Over these 30 years you will be using your influence as a prominent citizen to grow the city’s infrastructure and industry in order to create a prosperous city. Though it might seem that you and your opponents are on the same team, what with trying to ensure the success of the city and all, the reality is that things couldn’t be more contentious. While riches are enviable, legacy is eternal. What you’re fighting for is to be remembered as the one who put Pueblo on the map.

The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming Book Review

Teri Litorco’s observations emerge out of that milieu in her comprehensive The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming: Rules Every Gamer Must Live By (Adams Media, 2016). From discussing technical matters like gaming mechanics and finding the right game store, to more philosophical topics like how to behave in a game group and how to enhance the experience of the people you play with, Litorco’s prose is one part introduction to a new world, and one part ambassadorial training manual.

Imhotep Review

Imhotep is a fairly simple area control game where players are attempting to build monuments that will stand the test of time. To do this, players must gather stones, place them on ships for delivery to building sites (or to trade at the Market for cards that provide special abilities), and then offload the stones and build the monuments. Players gain points by not only having the most of their stones at a building site, but by having stones placed in specific arrangements at the building sites.

Board Game Quest:

Legends of Andor Review

Legends of Andor is a cooperative fantasy game for two to four players who take on the role of one of up to four heroes (warrior, dwarf, wizard or archer; none of whom shot the food) protecting Andor from various baddies and evildoers over a span of five legends (scenarios).

Games can be played between 60 and 120 minutes, depending on the number of players and which legend is being played.

Forged in Steel Review

Players occupy the roles of influential businessmen in the city of Pueblo, Colorado at the beginnings of the burgeoning town. Players will place various buildings in the city and try to expand mining, industry or commercial interests. Building locations and values award points and the player with the most points at the end wins.

Pirate Lords Review

Pirate Lords is a fairly straightforward negotiation card game. Players act as Pirate Lords looking to find pirate crews to raid merchant conveys. Now, a Pirate Lord will typically not have enough crew to raid alone so they must negotiate joint raids with other Pirate Lords and share the spoils. The Pirate Lord who scores the most victory points in trophy cards at the end of the game wins and is declare the Pirate King.

Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot Fight Review

The goal in Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot Fight (simply referred to as Steel Arena from now on) is to destroy your opponents and collect trophies in the process. Each round, you will be activating different modules on your robot as you move, turn, and shoot the other mechanical warriors. As you take damage, modules will fall off your robot to be collected as trophies for your opponent. However, each round you can also add new modules to your robot, upgrading your abilities. Be the first player to collect 10 trophies and you win!