Warhammer Quest
May12

Warhammer Quest

  Here’s the thing; if Warhammer Quest were released today, with all its main systems and rules unchanged but absolutely clarified, it would be rightly buried. As soon as you stop to actually look at how it plays, you realise how clunky, unfun and downright stubborn it is. Take the game I had on Sunday, for instance. The first room we started in was a dungeon room, meaning it immediately triggered an event. Rolling some...

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Game night
May06

Game night

Did some gaming with Steve and Johnny again last night. First up was Lost Legacy: The Flying Garden. It’d be easy to summarise this as a more in depth, tactical Love Letter. What it loses in simplicity it gains in depth with a little more variety and chance a core part of the game. I’m not sure it’s as “fun” as Love Letter, but it was a nice game to start with. Steve won the race to 3 points, the cad....

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Pathfinder: Rise Of The Runelords impressions
Sep26

Pathfinder: Rise Of The Runelords impressions

During this year’s visit to the UK Game Expo I had two titles I absolutely wanted to pick up – Legendary: Marvel and Pathfinder ACG. I’d pre-ordered Pathfinder from Gameslore for pickup,¬†and it massively weighed me down as a wandered about in a sheepish daze. It was heavy, and it was heavy because it was full of millions (not millions) of cards. A few months on and I’ve finally gotten around to playing the...

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Zombie Dice
Oct14

Zombie Dice

Pffft. Zombies! Again! And in a dice game. What can you even do with zombies in a dice game that’s interesting? Why would anyone play this, a light weight Steve Jackson game that is neither in depth nor convoluted? Probably because they have joy in their soul, I expect. Yes, it’s about as simple as you can get, but as an warm up game that has a nice central risk/reward mechanic that even my 5 year old son can enjoy,...

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Not at all analogue
Jun20

Not at all analogue

Beer flowed, the crowd cheered and the pyrrhic victory hung in the air like the stench of a dead princess’ rotting body. Our voices have been heard, chant the crowd, as they conveniently forget almost everything else that has been promised them. That Microsoft have abandoned their assault on consumer rights, and the inherent principles of owning the physical products we buy, is absolutely a right and just thing. While there are...

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