Kicking The Habit
Jun16

Kicking The Habit

There’s been something of a buzz about Kickstarter the past 6 months or so. It’s gone from relatively unknown “oh that weird crowd funding thing?” to a staple topic of conversation among geeks. So much so, that it feels like Kickstarter has become the de-facto means to launch & publish a tabletop game. I’m now struggling to imagine how games ever got released to market before Kickstarter, it probably...

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Crossing Over To The Deadzone
May26

Crossing Over To The Deadzone

Deadzone is an upcoming board game from Mantic Games. There are four things you need to know about Deadzone: First – it has a terrible, terrible name, I’m guessing an overexcited 8 year old came up with it. Second – it’s being funded via Kickstarter with (at the time of posting) just over a week to go before ending. Third – it’s a sci-fi tactical skirmish minis game played with lots of urban/industrial scenery,...

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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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Shunning the Zpocalypse

I’m moderately obsessed with Kickstarter right now, but purely for board games. I’m not sure why – there are plenty of games out already that I want, which I don’t own, but there’s something more altruistic about this type of consumerism. Though I worry that it’s eating away at revenue streams for indie retailers – we’re essentially consuming our way up the food chain – I do...

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Teriyaki steak jam
Feb10

Teriyaki steak jam

There comes a point in every gamer’s life when he must admit he has too many games he hasn’t played in his collection.Well, not every gamer’s life. Take Tom Vasel for instance. Tabletop gaming evangelist and owner of The Dice Tower network, Tom collects games in the same manner Scrooge McDuck accumulates wealth. The wall of game boxes visible in the background of his Dice Tower videos is but a tiny fraction of his full collection,...

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