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Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated June 06, 2019 1506 0
The release of Mansions of Madness in 2011 was a highly anticipated event, which quickly turned from happy excitement to bitter grumblings. The game was plagued by misprints, as well as criticized for its complexity, long set up time, limited number of scenarios, and, of course, those weird little puzzles. Despite this, Mansions of Madness had its fans and received two big box expansions, and 6 print on demand scenarios. In 2016 the first edition of Mansions of Madness was retired and the second edition of Mansions of Madness was released. This edition did away with...
Interviews MT Matt Thrower Updated January 30, 2019 5625 0
If you caught my Mansions of Madness review the other week, you'll have gathered I was both impressed and disappointed by the game. The experience of playing is unique, but it feels overpriced especially given limited replay value out of the box. All that, however, has the potential to change given where the game goes in the future. On that basis I asked for, and got, the opportunity to chat to the designer Nikki Valens and Keith Hurley, VP of Media and Interactive at Fantasy Flight. I wanted to explore the game design, the motivation for...
Board Game Reviews MT Matt Thrower Updated May 02, 2019 5717 0
This new edition of Mansions of Madness is a box full of paradoxes. It feels bold and inventive, yet has an obvious design lineage to its original edition and to other app driven games from Fantasy Flight. It offers the sense of close co-operation between players but has little real meat or strategy. It provides adventure and mystery while actually being quite repetitive. Making sense of it is enough to drive you insane.
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated May 07, 2019 5457 0
Three stars separate this game from the other one...
Barnes on Games- Defenders of the Last Stand in Review, Mansions of Madness 2, Scythe, Dreadball Hot
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated May 07, 2019 5852 0
In this post-apocalyptic wasteland, the scarce resource is GOOD TASTE.
Board Game News SR Shellie Rose Updated January 30, 2019 4197 0
The eleven corrected cards from Mansions of Madness (the base game) that were included in the Forbidden Alchemy Expansion are now available upon request for people who do not plan on purchasing Forbidden Alchemy. Detailed information can be found on FFG's website: Learn how to request your set of reprinted cards.
Second Printing of Fantasy Flight's Mansions of Madness Corrects Errors - Set of Corrected Cards Promised in First Expansion Hot
Board Game News SR Shellie Rose Updated January 30, 2019 22553 0
The first printing of Fantasy Flight's Mansions of Madness, unfortunately contained several game spoiling errors and misprints in it's rules and cards. Fantasy Flight's updated, as of 6/3/2011, Errata and FAQs now states that these errors have been corrected in the second printing, which can be recognized by the MAR11 printed in it's barcode. Unfortunately the second printing has some errors of it's own. The updated errata also confirms, as many gamers predicted, that a corrected set of cards will be included in an expansion, stating: While some errata has been revised...
Member Blogs K Kingdaddy Updated January 30, 2019 3292 0
It's a mansion! A maaaaan-shuuuuuun! This episode, we give an introduction to FFG's new Cthulhu Mythos-based boardgame, Mansions Of Madness. Then, after playing it, we give our first impressions. No, R'lyeh, we do. Plus, I put in a quick word for a few other Lovecraftian boardgames off the beaten path. And finally, a recent review of GMT's The Spanish Civil War gets my wargaming goat. You don't want to get that particular goat with a thousand young irked with you, believe me. http://bit.ly/ffBNcy http://ivebeendiced.blogspot.com/ http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ive-been-diced/id350411278...
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated May 07, 2019 10438 0
Here we go. The Mansions of Madness Cracked LCD review. I think I mostly concur with Frank on most points, but I lack his restraint. Definitely a complex game from a critical perspective, certain to generate discussion and disagreement. It's the closest thing to Android FFG has released since then. Also, if you care, I've got a review of Koei's new Dynasty Warriors-gone-Greek game Warriors: Legends of Troy. Hardly Homeric.
Member Blogs M moofrank Updated January 30, 2019 11659 0
So, there is this new game ya'll have certainly heard of. It is either the second coming, a game that people can safely skip, or something else entirely. In some ways, it ends up being all three at the same time, and my relationship with it is notably complex. I'm not the biggest fan of Arkham Horror. This may sound unusual at first because I have copies of pretty much everything Lovecraft ever wrote (even the poems. You really have not truly suffered until you've read the poems.) I also consider Call of Cthulhu far...
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