Rants & Raves U ubarose November 30, 2018 594 0
Cosmic Encounter has been around since 1977, making it older than many of you reading this. A 42nd Anniversary Edition was just recenly released by Fantasy Flight Games. Cosmic Encounter may be the game that appears most frequently in our Top Five thread in Trash Talk. But what do you think of it? Do you have a favorite edition? Which expansions do you add? What do you leave out? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it? ...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated November 23, 2018 523 0
Its the day after Thanksgiving, and yesterday, after clearing the plates from our feast, our family played Scattergories, Cockroach Poker and Heck Meck. When I was a kid, it would have been Monolpoly, Dominos or Blackjack. In later years these games were replaced by Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. The games we play after holiday feasts may have changed, but the fun we have hasn't. Do you play games with family on Thanksgiving? If so what do you play?
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated November 20, 2018 828 0
Assault of the Giants is a solid game based on a well-known IP. Why wasn't it more popular?
Rants & Raves U ubarose November 09, 2018 817 0
Power Grid, designed by Friedemann Friese was published way back in 2004. It is still going strong with it's most recent expansion, Power Grid: Fabled Expansion, released in 2017. It's been called a crayon rail game without the crayons, an auction game, a train game without the trains. Whatever you call it, do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Rants & Raves M MattDP Updated November 07, 2018 1600 1
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage provided one of the most memorable gaming sessions of my life. Since the mid game, my Carthaginian armies had dominated the board thanks to a blend of luck and skill. In the final turn, Rome's only hope was an instant victory by taking Carthage itself. He duly built a big invasion stack and in response, I drew forces back to protect Africa.
Up Your Game S Sagrilarus Updated October 29, 2018 912 0
This Summer I moved for the first time in 22 years. That's a long time, especially when the house you're moving from has ample storage. I don't recommend houses with ample storage, as it's likely you'll use it, and that's not doing you any favors. This is particularly true when your hobby requires big clunky boxes of different sizes to be kept over extended periods of time.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated November 02, 2018 755 0
Talisman the Magical Quest Game, desgined by Bob Harris was published in 1983 and has been a much loved and a much loathed game ever since. I once asked Mr. Harris if he had a choice, would he rather be remembered as "Robert J. Harris, the author," or "Bob Harris the designer of Talisman?" He answered that although he didn't expect to be remembered at all, that one of his great pleasures was recieving letters from children all over the world about the fun and happiness that Talisman a had given them. ...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated October 26, 2018 630 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...
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated October 22, 2018 872 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 654 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?