Saturday Review Roundup
And here we are in Saturday.
I hope your day is full of gaming. I’ve got some hobby projects I’m working on, as well as taking photos of some stuff I’m gonna be looking to sell in order to fund/get room for some new stuff. There’s only so much room around here before I can get some more. What can I say? There’s just too much cool stuff coming out. What kind of stuff? Well, the stuff we’ve got reviews of here for you.
Today we have: Imperial Settlers, 504, Poseidon’s Kingdom, Operation F.A.U.S.T., Over/Under, SpaceTeam, Titus Tentacle, and Lands of Ruin’s Miniatures.
Play Board Games:
Imperial Settlers is a re-implementation of 51st State and The New Era. In its new form the theme has been changed, some rules have been streamlined and each civilization has its own faction deck. There is also a common deck that all players draw cards from.
Shut Up & Sit Down:
It’s been styled as an experiment, but is it more of an extravagance or perhaps even some crazed meddling with the forces of nature themselves? 504 is no simple board game, but instead a… gigantic collection of cards and components and pieces and possibilities.
Is this a revolution? This this hubris? Is this madness? This week, Paul faced down one of his greatest challenges ever…
Under the sea! Under the Sea! There’ll be no complications, just friendly crustaceans, under the sea! Unfortunately your friendly crustaceans have been kidnapped by the Kraken and it’s your job to free them from his tentacled grasp and so begins the game of Poseidon’s Kingdom, and a bright friendly colourful game it is too.
Board Game Quest:
Operation F.A.U.S.T., published by Grey Fox Games, is a game for 3-8 players. It plays in 30 minutes which holds true even at higher player counts. It was designed by Robert Burke himself who is a self-proclaimed lover of bluffing and deduction-style games.
In the game we will be looking at today, we won’t be able to reach into our pockets for the answer because in Over/Under it’s all about guesstimates. In Over/Under, players are trying to collect the most cards by guessing whether the group’s answer to a question is either over, under, or exactly the correct amount. Do you have a guess if this game will be worthy to add to your collection? Read on to find out.
Over/Under is a card game for 2 or more players that you will complete in about 30 minutes. In my experience the game plays best with 2 to 4 players.
Whatever your mission was before, the only thing that matters in Spaceteam is putting your ship back together, and it seems that it is falling apart at the seams. Literally the moment you fix one system, another system breaks, and some joker down in accounting dotted some T’s instead of crossing the I’s, so you only have one set of tools on board. It’s a race against time before your ship falls apart completely, leaving you for dead. But, if you can repair all the malfunctions and get your main systems back online, you have a chance of surviving. Maybe.
Titus Tentacle is a children’s game for two to four players. Each player moves around the board trying to avoid Titus and collect coins. The first player to earn three coins wins.
Wargame News and Terrain:
Today we will be reviewing the new post-apocalyptic Lands of Ruin miniatures which are created as part of the ongoing Kickstarter to launch the Lands of Ruin hydrid wargame.