Back in the mists of time a little worker placement game called Alien Frontiers took the world by storm, launching on a then little-known platform called kickstarter. Today companies launch multi-million dollar projects on Kickstarter on a weekly basis and excitable gamers throw cash at their computer screens in a fervour of FOMO induced excitement. But when the dust settles and the campaign burbles along through the manufacturing and shipping process some of that excitement
It’s a new year, time to bring back Weekend Warrior with a vengeance. I’ve been so stoked this week to get TMNT Shadows of the Past back to the table and I’m already jonesing to play it again. For those who haven’t heard of this IDW brawler based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it was designed by Kevin Wilson (Descent Journeys in the Dark, Arkham Horror etc) and introduced a genius new dice sharing mechanic. I have raved about the game in the past but it has failed to hi
We’ve all bought things based on impulse, without prior research, without diligently doing our due and sometimes we’ve lucked out and other times we’ve ended up eating a hamburger called The Elvis because we like strawberry jam and peanut butter. So Mike Barnes from Who Dares Rolls and I thought it would be fun to put together a list of games we’ve bought without doing our prior research, that we bought based solely on the designer’s street cred. Chris’s Picks I am no strange
Lots of games this weekend including our monthly Game Night. TMNT: Shadows of the Past Continuing our foray into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe my friend and I took on Adventure 4 in Book 1. The Turtles had to get across the map and destroy a shipment before the foot clan could put it to bad use. I lost, through poor planning and to some extent bad card draw. My spawn points were blocked up with minis I couldn’t move, thus preventing me from spawning. Additionally
With the craziness that was the UK Games Expo behind us what did I get up to this weekend? A Place In The Sun - Preview So I managed to get A Place in the Sun to the table again this week (full review coming on Wednesday) in order to get the other two races in play. I do feel this game has a lot of depth to it. Each race has a distinct style and flavour. The Rhea, a tree-like race spread themselves across the galaxy, they have strong orbital cards, giving them a good defence.