Helloooooooo, Saturday. You know you’re my favorite. I hope the other days of the week get jealous, but you’re just so great. Time to put on some appropriate music and relax… and probably play some games, too. I plan on doing that as well. But, before I go do that, I gotta make sure the people get the gaming reviews I know they so desperately desire.
This week, we have: Go Nuts for Donuts, Loot N Shoot, London, Centipede, Stellium, DropMix, Cursed Court, Einstein, Peptide, Empires: Age of Discovery, Test of Honour Ronin, Photosynthesis, and Fast Forward series (Fear, Fortress, Flee).
And we once more find ourselves deposited here in Saturday. Yayweekend! I’ve already had some good gaming going on. Got a game of Guild Ball in right after work last night. Masons (me) vs. Butchers (Ray). Technically speaking, I won. But really, I lost. Ray fudged his activation order on the last turn and it allowed me to win, 12-10 against his Butcher. But, really, he should’ve won 12-6 or 12-10. Masons don’t like going against a team that negates armor and does extra damage.
As for today, got our first session of a new D&D game. Should be fun. Most of us haven’t played 5th yet, so it’ll be an interesting learning experience.
But that’s as may be. I know you’re really all here to check out the reviews.
Today we have: Sushi Go Party, Legends of Andor: Part II Journey to the North, Knightmare Live, Agricola: Family Edition, La Granja, Schotten-Totten, Heir to the Pharaoh, The Godfather: A New Don, Neuroshima Hex: Dancer Expansion, and Arcane Academy.
It’s also October.
I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go.
Anyway, you want ’em, so here’s your reviews for the week.
Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Eclipse, Arcadia Quest, Tutti Frutti, True Messiah, Eclipse, Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, Dodge Dice, Grifters, Codenames: Pictures, and Agamemnon.
Just because I’m here at Adepticon doesn’t mean I’m not going to give you the Review Roundup that I know you all so desperately desire. We’ve got a bunch to get through, so let’s get to it.
This time around we have articles on: Food Fighters, Sol: Last Days of a Star, Monarch, Zombie Tower 3D, Sector Prime, Cosmic Run, Good Cop Bad Cop Undercover, Stockpile, Aether Captains, Let Them Eat Shrimp, Rolling America, Poison Bottles, Expedition, Raid and Trade, Dead Men Tell No Tales, Mexica, Fantasy Football, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, King’s Forge, and Steam Time.
As we tend to do after Friday, we are now deposited here on Saturday. That means all day getting the chance to do some gaming. It also means we have our Review Roundup.
So without further ado…
This week we have stories on: Rory’s Story Cubes: Batman, King’s Pouch, Space Movers 2201, Warehouse 51, Neon City Rumble, Viceroy, Machina Arcana, 7 Wonders: Duel, Age of Tyrants Junkers and Viridians, The Minecraft Card Game, Battle Foam P.A.C.K 720 Molle Army Bag, Thunder Alley, Halo: Fleet Battles, and Starfighter.
Mind Games, part of the American Mensa society, has released their list of the winners of their coveted Mensa Select Game award. Only those that pass rigorous testing can use this much-sought-after stamp of approval for their products. There are over 50 games that try for the award, but only 5 can be given it each year. This year’s winners are Castles of Mad King Ludwig by Bezier Games, Dragonwood by Gamewright, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival by Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games, Letter Tycoon byAd Magic/Breaking Games, and Trekking the National Parks by Bink Ink. Congratulations to the winners!
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I hope Saturday is treating you well and is currently, or soon will be, full of gaming goodness.
I’ve got a little hobby project I’m working on for an upcoming review article. Obviously, details on that will be made specific soon when the piece goes up on the site.
Anyway, it’s time again for another Review Roundup, where we take all the gaming and hobby reviews we found throughout the week and present them to you here.
In this batch, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Warlord Games’ Wrecked House terrain piece, Citadel Crusade Figure Case, Forbidden Desert, Commands & Colors: Napoleonics – The Spanish Army Expansion, Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit, Dreams of Dystopia, Gamboni, Barnyard Legions, Dogs of War, Cthulhu Wars, and DC Dice Masters.
If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to Saturday. You should reward yourself with some gaming with friends. You’ve earned it!
At the time this posts, I’ll be D&Ding it up with my gaming group. We managed to retrieve what is essentially “The Arc of the Bahamut” and are now trying to bring it back to its rightful owners (it’d been stolen by pirates, not the equivalent of Nazis). We were able to get it semi-easily because my Bard was able to get a local indigenous tribe to help us on the island we were on. High Charisma and Diplomacy for the win!
Anyway, we’ve got a couple reviews/previews for you this week.
In this group we’ve got: Hyperborea, Warmachine: High Command – Ultimate Weapons Expansion, Paperback, Pyramix, Just Desserts, and The Siblings Trouble.
Board Game Quest has a new review article up. This time it’s the dice game Qwixx. I’d say it’s a quick review of Qwixx, but it’s actually rather in-depth.
From the post:
There are very few things in the world that don’t have some type of award associated with it. Things like the growing the best beard, filling the worse lawsuit and even having a good twitter post can net you a trophy. Board games are not immune from this human phenomenon and the most famous of the board game awards is the Spiel des Jahres. When the nominees in 2013 were announced, one game on the list made people scratch their heads. Qwixx wasn’t really a game on most people’s radar. It was a bit of a surprise to get nominated because traditionally, light dice games don’t make the cut. Today we will be reviewing Qwixx to see if this game is worth your investment. Let’s go!
Qwixx is a dice rolling game for 2-5 players to complete in about fifteen minutes. In my experience, the game plays well at all player counts.
Board Game Quest has a new game review up. This time it’s Cube Quest.
From the review:
I have a confession to make; I have a dexterity game problem. When I see a game that has some sort of physical element that allows me to flick, flip, throw, or hit something I instantly want to play it. I blame my kids for this evolution in my gaming interest. With two kids under four, just about any activity we do together ends up devolving into one of the actions listed above. That leads us to the game we will be looking at today, Cube Quest. In this game, players will take control of two rival kingdom’s armies looking to destroy their opponent’s king. Players will attempt to do this by flicking their collection of plastic cubes at their rivals. Is this game as good as the other dexterity games in my collection? Read on.
Cube Quest is a two player combat dexterity game that can be played in less than fifteen minutes.
Board Game Quest posted up a new game review over on their website. This time it’s Sushi Go!
… man… I could go for some sushi now.
From the post:
When it comes to card games, one of my absolute favorite mechanics is card drafting. I think it’s the feeling of anticipation I when a new hand is passed to me each round. I don’t know exactly what cards will be in there, but I find myself always filled with hope that it will be one of the cards I need. It’s this kind of build up each round that helps keep the game exciting and fresh. Sushi Go! is a card drafting and set collection game for 2-5 players that plays in about 15 minutes. Sushi Go! plays best with 4-5 players.