When I first caught a glimpse of the art work and theme for Petrichor in the run up to UK Games Expo I knew this was in instabuy for me and I backed it on Kickstarter. The idea of an area control game where you play as clouds moving around fields and raining on plants so they grow and give you points was just too cute to pass up.
On it’s arrival I invited my partner for a nice easy, relaxing game of cloud pushing… How wrong I was! Here’s how we got on with the thunderous game of Petrichor. (more…)
Find your local casual games night. It’s not full of socially awkward board game nerds who avoid eye contact so you wont mess up their clique, and wont touch a game unless it has a board game geek weight score of over four or a theme as dry as a desert. It’s full of friendly people who are more than willing to let you join in on some of the most fun and entertaining games on the market. Of course if you want dry euro, they can do that too. But here’s a few choice picks I’ve recently had the opportunity to play as my local games night.(more…)
Forest of Fate by designer Phil Hazelton, successfully converts the choose your own adventure story books from the likes of Fighting Fantasy or Give Yourself Goosebumps to an accessible, pocket sized*, fantasy RPG inspired, co-operative card game to play with friends and family.
Forest of Fate is live on Kickstarter right now, and it has already funded, so you are guaranteed getting a copy if you back it!
Have you ever wondered what happens to the characters you play in D&D once they have completed their quest? Well, wonder no more! In Forest of Fate two to six players assume the roles of classic fantasy RPG characters on their way back to the tavern from which they began, after completing their quest.
Now, unless you have prearranged a pickup by some giant eagles or a particularly daring Uber driver, there’s no reason why your return journey will be any less perilous than the one that got you there in the first place. And here’s where Forest of Fate kicks off.
Daniel Aronson, designer of Tile laying adventure game, The Island of El Dorado very kindly let me review his game The Island of El Dorado which launched on Kickstarter on Tuesday 29th and was funded within Just 20 hours! If that’s not enough to convince you to take note of this game, then keep reading.
Dixit is a beautiful empathy game of releasing your imagination, and taking a peek into that of your friends. This simple family/party game designed by Jan-Louis Roubira and Published by Libellud is a great addition to you board games collection.
The aim of the game is to have the most points when the cards run out (or first to the end of the score track depending). You do this by giving the cleverest clues about the picture cards on your hand and being best at correctly guessing the picture cards chosen by your opponents. (more…)
Machi Koro designed by Massao Suganuma and published by IDW and Pandasaurus games is one of the most played games in my collection as it’s fun, light, and a great length for an after work easy game session, at about 30 minutes.
Machi Koro is a dice rolling, city building, card game where players must make money to build a series of landmarks in their city, the first player to buy the set wins. Players reach their goal by buying a range of different establishment cards which activate to make the player money when the number depicted on them comes up on the dice.
The most successful players put together a good economic engine to rake in the dough when their numbers come up. But, as this is a dice based game, winning not only needs good card choices but a big pile of luck too. (more…)
Last week we uploaded our first video onto YouTube. Though I’ve contributed another video previously for Meeple Box on the Toucan Play That Game channel, this was our first solo venture on the A Throne of Games channel.
We did a review and runthrough of Takenoko and you can check it out here: