Frostgrave
Aug02

Frostgrave

It might be my imagination but skirmish games seem to be the ‘in-thing’ at the moment. Understandable given that so few people have the time/money/energy to pour into a massed battle game, requiring 250 models per side, an 8′ by 8′ table and seven hours to play a turn. OK, a slight exaggeration, but the appeal of a quick, small game that can be played with a handful of models is undeniable Corvus Belli have a...

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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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The Descent of Man
Oct21

The Descent of Man

Descent: Journeys In The Dark has pretty much become the defacto dungeon crawl, usurping Games Workshop “classics” such as HeroQuest when gamers think of the genre. I’m a self confessed dungeon crawl nut. I can’t point to a single thing about the genre that causes me to be drawn to it, however a lot of the attraction lies in the modular boards, the plethora of minis, the replayable quest like structure and the...

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Pimp My Game – Part 1 – Card Sleeves
Oct19

Pimp My Game – Part 1 – Card Sleeves

I’ve always had a tendency to want to enhance and modify my games. Way back in the mists of time when I had Advanced Heroquest as a kid, I remember making little torn scraps of paper with clues or maps on, for the adventurers to find. I’d stain them with tea so they looked like old parchment. Or painting my 2nd edition Blood Bowl board (the 3D polystyrene one) so it looked like blood splattered stone. Yeah, I had a pretty...

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