Written by SuperflyTNT
June 29, 2010
Well, after ample delays and a bizarre stint on Jury Duty that had me viewing several images and a video depicting feces, I finally have a moment to jot down my thoughts on a board game. Tonight’s review is of a fantastic game in the ever-popular genre of the walking dead, Last Night On Earth: The Zombie Game. I sure do loves me some zombies, too; you can’t help but admire the selfless flesh-eating ghouls as they decimate populations to solve both human overpopulation AND global famine in one fell swoop. I mean, that’s the definition of a philanthropist,...
Written by MattDP
June 28, 2010
Frontline D-Day has caused quite a splash in wargaming circles of late because it’s been styled by some people as a long-awaited spiritual successor to Up Front, only a successor which is easier and faster to play. Having never played Up Front myself this is rather an academic question for me: what I found attractive in the game was the combination of quick-playing fire team level combat with a wide range of potential player numbers (1-4) the latter being a particular rarity for wargames of any sort. The publisher and designer, Dan Verssen, was kind enough to send me...
Written by JacobMartin
June 25, 2010
It was about three o' clock in the afternoon when I decided I would surprise the hipsters at my art school. We were just chilling outside, relaxin' all cool, until I suggested we play Barrel Of Monkeys outside of the school. Out of the woodwork, after one of the guys announced he was bored - I just randomly put it out there: "Wanna play Barrel Of Monkeys?" - to which Derek replied "What the f*** man? You serious?" "Dead serious." - I said. I pulled out the blue plastic barrel and he was...
Written by Michael Barnes
June 24, 2010
So here it is, the world premiere review of BATTLES OF WESTEROS at Gameshark.com. This was a difficult review to write because I do think that the game is good. The problem is, I think FFG has completely blundered the marketing and positioning of it as a product- which I think is potentially disastrous since this is intended to be your first purchase in a new flagship product line. I don't know if this game will completely please anyone with its irrelevant George RR Martin licensing (which does practically nothing in terms of...
Written by MattDP
June 21, 2010
I've had a long-standing interest in the Scots Wars of Independence. They seem to me to be graced with more than their fair share of larger-than-life characters: the mysterious yet pivotal William Wallace, the brutal yet undeniably forward-thinking Edward Longshanks and the cunning and valiant James Douglas to name but a few. It go to the point where I actually found myself taking a biography of Robert the Bruce with me on holiday: got me a few strange looks round the pool, I can assure you. Given my interest in the subject, I've been playing Hammer of the Scots,...