Blacksea Interactive Blacksea Interactive’s Imnia is now on Kickstarter. Imnia is a medieval strategy game where each player builds up[…]Read more
Funforge I’ve said many times that Tokaido is the prettiest game I know. Now it will finally see some competition[…]Read more
After three games around the North Sea – Explorers, Raiders, and Shipwrights of the North Sea – designer Shem Phillips wanted a change of direction. Literally. So him and co-designer S J Macdonald went to the West Kingdom. The first game in this new trilogy is Architects of the West Kingdom, the sequel Paladins of the West Kingdom was just funded on Kickstarter, we don’t know the title of the third game yet.
The West Kingdom is the 9th century Carolingian Empire, and in the first game the players are architects – don’t act surprised now – construct landmarks and cathedrals for the king.Read more
I never really enjoyed Taboo much. Once you develop an instinct which words are likely to be banned, it’s actually pretty easy, there are always some people that want to keep playing after I got way bored already, and that buzzer is super annoying. So imagine my lack of enthusiasm when Czech Games Edition announced a game that sounded for all intents and purposes like Taboo with a fantasy theme sprayed on.
Then I actually played Trapwords.Read more
Hurrican Theo Riviere and Bruno Cathala have a very interesting two player game coming from Hurrican. Each player in Nagaraja[…]Read more
Fantasy Flight Games If you know Star Wars only from the movies, then it’s all about those big conflicts. Rebels[…]Read more
The big question after Pandemic Legacy Season 1 was: How will Season 2 start? Will it assume that we saved the world? That we didn’t? How do you start a second season when everyone’s first season had a different ending?
Well, you’ll have to click to find out. I’m not putting spoilers in the teaser text.Read more
Stonemaier Games It’s almost time to return to the best dystopia. No, I don’t mean read the news, although I[…]Read more
Generally, it’s a great day for any gamer parent when the offspring say “I want to play this one!” Problems arise when “this one” is a game like Scythe, where the rules might just be a bit too much for an elementary school kid and you really want to keep them ignorant of the whole giant war robot thing until they come stomping by the house a year or two down the line. But little Suzy and Timmy are really insistent.
Well, that problem was tidily solved by Hoby and Vienna Chou. My Little Scythe has all the essentials of big Scythe, but trimmed down to a level of complexity that is perfect to play with the wee ones. That isn’t to say My Little Scythe is simplistic or even boring, but being able to explain a game in ten minutes or less is generally a good thing for a family game.
The setting is also more family suitable. Instead of the alternate history 1920 steampunk socialism My Little Scythe takes place in the beautiful Kingdom of Pomme, where animals from the six other kingdoms compete in a friendly tournament to find who will be King or Queen of Pomme for the next year.
Rio Grande Games The second expansion for Roll for the Galaxy, the dice game adaptation of Race for the Galaxy,[…]Read more