I love it when new games show up in the mail and a few months back a top secret package dropped on to my door mat from Dogeared Games. It was a prototype deck for Stak Bots Purple, full to the brim with vicious little bots just itching to do battle. I’m pretty excited about this one, so let’s take a look inside the box and then I’ll tell you what I think. If you’ve never played Stak Bots before be sure to check out my original review for an overview of how the game plays. Unb
I recently spent an enjoyable evening playing board game prototypes with Tom Norfolk whom some of you might know is the creative mind behind Stak Bots, a robot battling card game. So when Tom asked me to take a look at another prototype I jumped at the chance… Then he told me it was Chess. Now... there is nothing wrong with chess, it’s a very good game that people from all over the world enjoy, I, however, am rubbish at it! I come from a wargaming background, so you’d think t
Today I’m going to be taking a look at a preview copy of the Red Expansion for Stak Bots from Dogeared Games. I’ve been a fan of this little card game now for a while, you can see my review of the base game here. It’s a small box that packs a mean punch and the designer, UK based Tom Norfolk, is a fantastic chap. Is the expansion worth getting? Lets take a look. Unboxed You get a lot more bots. My preview deck contains 60 cards however the final number will probably change de
Theme Humanity has been wiped out, leaving behind only sentient robots, programmed to kill, doomed to forever battle until only one bot remains.
Okay, so that’s not the official back story of Stak Bots. The game is a fast, light hearted, even tongue-in-cheek, combat game. Unboxed Stak bots costs £7 and it consists of a single deck of 60 cards. The cards are nice enough, they aren’t linen finished or anything, but they do the job. The artwork on the cards, for me, was initial