Zombicide
Sep10

Zombicide

Zombicide caused a bit of stir in boardgaming circles (to be fair, it doesn’t take much) – it was a very successful Kickstarter project launched by CoolMiniOrNot which managed to raise nearly $800,000. This in turn led to quite a bit of expectation and hype. I backed the Kickstarter back in May on a whim really, and to be honest pretty much forgot about it, until a man turned up this week with a big box which to...

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Memoirs of a Quarrior
Jul15

Memoirs of a Quarrior

I’m not dead! Yay! I played some games! Double yay! I’ll try and keep this short and to the point, as one of the reasons for the dearth of posts here lately is a lack of time, and an increasing tenancy to write longer & longer posts. Memoir ’44 Picked this up second hand and cheap on a total whim while at Salute earlier in the year. I’m not a big fan of historical games or WWII stuff but I liked the little...

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Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers
May02

Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers

Wiz-War – hmmm, let’s be honest, it’s a rubbish name for a game. Now I’m going to cut Fantasy Flight some slack here as the game has a long history. Originally released in 1983 by designer Tom Jolly, the game has gone through seven previous editions before Fantasy Flight resurrected the game this year for an all new swanky 8th Edition. Wiz-War is for 2-4 players, with each player controlling a wizard in a maze...

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RoboRally

Sometimes a game comes sort of out of nowhere, takes you by surprise, and you fall in love with it. RoboRally is such a game. I’d heard of it years ago, long before I was really into board games. For a good chunk of the mid nineties I was a Magic: The Gathering (MtG) player. I did I say player? sorry I meant to say hopeless obsessive, I lost years of my life to that game and a lot of my money, well buying Magic cards and beer as...

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Mage Wars

Red hot wizard on wizard action seems to be the in thing at the moment! We’ve had  Epic Spell Wars, the re-release of Wiz War and now Mage Wars has popped onto my radar. I’ll be the first admit the name is terrible, I thought it was some old TSR/Avalon Hill thing from the 80s, but no it’s coming out in 2012 The premise is simple – it’s mages of different schools of magic against each other in a fight to...

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