Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 682 0
It's almost Halloween, so less take a look back at the spooky game - Shadow Hunters by Z-Man Games. There is fairly recent reprint of Shadow Hunters which includes the 10 card expansion with the additional characters, so it would appear that Shadow Hunters has been a popular game and people are still playing it. If you have never played and want to know more about it, you can check out one of our reviews - Shadow Hunters Review by Matt Drake or Shadow Hunters Board Game Review by Shellie Rose . ...
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated October 22, 2018 1020 0
A little-known release from a one-time publisher, The Hellgame is the other side of German game design: visceral and thematic, but still mechanically interesting.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated October 19, 2018 733 0
The Downfall of Pompeii, designed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, the creator of Carcasonne, is a Euro-style game that also appealed to Ameritrashers. With its clever placement and movement mechanics, this family favorite had you racing for the gates of Pompeii, while blocking your opponents with hot lava and throwing them into the volcano. So what do you think? Love it or Hate It? Do you Still Play It?
Rants & Raves W WadeMonnig Updated October 30, 2018 1970 2
Sometimes, there is a difference between what game you have played the most and what is your favorite. Leaving out the classics board games such Monopoly, Poker, and Clue, that have decades long head starts on modern board games, I tried to narrow down what game I have played the most. Some games, like Coup, have the advantage of short play time and virtually no set-up. Others, like King of Tokyo or Magic, have been around long enough to fall into the modern classic category. Even taking those into account, the game I have played this most is Evolution:...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated October 12, 2018 884 0
Defenders of the Realm got a lot of ink here on the site - at least 9, including a Monty Python expansion designed by Grudunza, not to mention the infamous "Comic Sans Thread" in Trash Talk. What did you think about it when it was first released? So what do you think about it now? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Rants & Raves J Jackwraith Updated October 11, 2018 959 0
Looking back at one of TSR's minigames from the early 1980s
Rants & Raves SI san il defanso Updated October 08, 2018 1940 0
Every week I take part in something that would have seriously troubled many of the people with whom I grew up. I set up a cardboard shield with a big picture of people fighting a dragon on the front. I unload a stack of hardcover books, gather a couple sets of polyhedral dice, and take on the role of Dungeon Master. My friends and I have been working through the Dungeons & Dragons module Tomb of Annihilation. It's one of the highlights of my week. I'm a Christian, and I play Dungeons & Dragons.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated October 05, 2018 848 0
Wrath of Ashardalon the second game in a series of Dungeon & Dragons board games relased by Wizards of the Coast in 2010 - 2011. The first one, Castle Ravenloft, caused quite a stir. It was a D & D fully cooperative dungeon crawl that didn't a Dungeon Master. It had a simple, yet effective, AI and a highy accessible rule set. Wizards of the Coast followed up with Wrath of Ashardelon, which included campaign rules, in Febuary of 2011; and finally Legend of Drizzt in October of 2011. We have...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated September 21, 2018 738 0
Never thought I'd see a week of cute animals and creatures here on the site, but here we are. So let's close out the week with this old favorite, push-your-luck game by Reiner Knizia : Pick-Omino (also known as HeckMeck if you have the German version). Also, did you know Barnes once interviewed Reiner Kniza? You can listen to it here: Interview with Reiner Knizia So what do you think of Pick-Omino/HeckMeck? Do you love it or...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated September 14, 2018 867 0
Nexus Ops is an Ameritrash game if ever there was one. Bright neon plastic units that practically glow in the dark and a theme not too far removed from Starship Troopers. Move units one space, gather up resources, build a bigger army, smash your units into your enemy and roll to determine the victor. 1st edition by Avalon Hill/Hasbro. 2nd edition by Fantasy Flight Games. Both editions considered by some to be the most garish game ever published. I personally prefer the neon colored monsters in the Avalon Hill version to...