Every little boy likes to play with toy guns and when we can’t get toy guns we’ll happily use our fingers to shoot our friends, in jest and in anger. As grown ups, the overwhelming desire to shoot your friends, family and co-workers with toy guns has to be tempered with a little thing called societal expectations. However, in Cash ‘n’ Gun’s you get to relive that childhood feeling of taking a foam pistol and holding it gangsta-stylie to grandma’s head whilst helping yourself
When #FantasyFlight announced that we would be setting sail from the Grey Havens aboard the Dreamchaser and sailing beyond the sea, I was excited. This was a new and interesting direction for The Lord of the Rings and an opportunity to explore lands beyond that which appear in Tolkien's work. Does it live up to expectations, you'll have to wait until I've finished reviewing the #DreamchaserCycle to find out, but for now let's take a look at what comes in the box. New Mechanic
Theodora sat upright in the little girl’s bed and rubbed her glass eyes. “Wake up everyone.” She called “Our girl is asleep and the witching hour is almost upon us.” Obediently the other stuffies did as they were told. Flops hopped up the bed her long ears flapping behind her as she did so. “Where to captain, my captain?” The eager young rabbit cried, donning her bow and quiver. “To the Fall, where else?” Theodora replied. “Not the Fall.” bemoaned Lumpy, the grumpy elephant.
Admiral’s Log: Admiral Saul Tigh - Deep Space - 33 days since the attack. Caprica is lost, according to the reports from our civilian fleet, the other 11 colonies fared no better. The Galactica suffered heavy damage before being ordered to retreat to the rendezvous. We waited as long as we could but no other Battlestars made it, we are alone. A Quick Overview Battlestar Galactica is based on the enormously popular (and still relevant) TV series of the same name. BSG, designed
The smell of grease is in the smoke ladened air and the roar of the crowd rises above the screech of the tires on the blacktop. Vektorace is a game for 2-4 players which uses movement templates to create a fast paced racing game without a board to limit your play. Create any track you want, race as one of 8 different racers, grab your upgrades, pick your gear and go. Unboxed Vektorace comes in an octagon shaped box and has components for 4 players, although the designers say
As some of you know one of my constant gaming companions is my little brother who has learning difficulties and restricted motor functions. So I’m often on the lookout for games that suit his particular needs. When I first picked up Rhino Hero from Haba, I was actually buying it to play with four other adults as a silly Game Night filler, however I decided to ask Andrew if he wanted to try it too. How did he get on? Let’s find out. Theme Rhino Hero is out and about protecting
Growing up I daydreamed of being Robin Hood, of robbing from the rich, giving to the poor. Rescuing Maid Marian with nothing more than my bow, my wits and my intrepid band of merry men. Well, Sheriff of Nottingham isn’t about any of that, you are a simple merchant who wants to move their goods through Nottingham but the corrupt Sheriff wants his cut. You must bluff your way through the gates with as many goods as you can muster and hope you don’t get caught with any contraban
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
The Dunland Trap kicks off the #RingMakerCycle, picking up from where we left off in The Voice of Isengard our heroes find themselves deep in the heart of Dunland facing a horde of unfriendly foes. The New Hero Love Celeborn. He is largely just a dependable and stalwart quester when I use him but he’s also a great leadership hero and the first one to bear the Silvan trait. Like other Leadership heroes, Celeborn is celebrated, not for his own stats but his ability to boost oth
Some games speak to your very soul as a gamer and one such game for me was Loony Quest from Libellud. From the first time I heard about it I knew I must seek it out and force my friends to play it. Which is exactly what I did. A Quick Overview Loony Quest is the closest simulation I can find of a board game version of Sonic the Hedgehog or Rayman or Mario or really any other platformer where speed is of the essence In Loony Quest each player receives a transparency and a dry
We've traversed the flood plains of the Isen, and the foothills of the Misty Mountains, we've even ventured deep into the Forest of Fangorn, but none of that is what we came for. We came in search of power, knowledge and heroes; brave and bold and boy do we have them! Join me as we explore the player cards in the Voice of Isengard Deluxe Expansion for Lord of the Rings LCG. New Heroes Éomer - Éomer is a great addition to the tactics heavy Rohan team and he’s a powerhouse of a
When you are organising a game night throwing in one or two short games is a must. These games are never the meat of the gaming sandwich but they act as an appetiser or an aperitif or possibly as the After Eight mint at the end of the night. Packing a few fillers in your bag can allow you to keep playing longer, trapping your gamers into having more fun by saying “We could pack up or I have this, it only takes ten minutes”. And the best kind of fillers are like pringles, you
Sometimes when I play games I want lots of moving parts, granular scoring, deep tactics, a heavy dose of story, art, theme and atmosphere and other times I just want to have silly, uncomplicated fun. Toc Toc Woodman is really the epitome of that. This month’s theme was “It’s Kinda Like…” I put together a list of games that you could describe as “kinda like” different mass market titles. We played Terra (which is kinda like Trivial Pursuit), Mysterium (which is kinda like Clue
Finally we arrive on the eaves of Fangorn Forest. Yes! When I first took a look at the Voice of Isengard Deluxe expansion I told you how much I love the Ents and how excited I was to visit Fangorn, did it live up to my own hype? Let's find out... Into Fangorn You've captured the Orc captain, Mugash, in the mountains above Isengard. But as you make your way down Methedras, your captive escapes and flees east into Fangorn. You pursue Mugash into the ancient forest to find that
We’re back on dry land! Unfortunately one of our number was absent... and was in no way captured by pirates… so we were but four. With that in mind I decided that this month we would be playing a single game for the whole session and that game was going to be T.I.M.E Stories. I was taking a bit of risk here, firstly T.I.M.E Stories is a long game, taking between 3 and 7 hours depending on the scenario. But also, in order to keep the game interesting for myself, I had never pl
Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of hard cider. That’s right the Game Night Crew are coming to the end of their voyage down the Silsden Canal, but we still have time for one last game before we hand back the keys to our trusty and completely seaworthy craft. We set off from East Marton knowing we had an incredible 24 locks to do before nightfall, however we were seasoned sailors now and a few little locks posed no problem. In fact, it would prove to be open water that was our undoing.