Written by Shellhead
March 26, 2010
"West of Arkham, the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut." That's the opening line to H.P. Lovecraft's classic story, "The Colour Out of Space." It's also the inspiration for the title to one of my favorite boardgames, The Hills Rise Wild. As you may have guessed, The Hills Rise Wild is yet another game inspired by the mythos tales of H.P. Lovecraft. However, instead of playing gentlemen adventurers, you are controlling factions of hillbilly cultists. According to the designer notes by John Tynes, this game went...
Written by Michael Barnes
March 25, 2010
Pictured is a game that doesn't look like any fun to me at all. Images like this are why I wasn't terribly enthusiatic about Vlaada Chvatil's DUNGEON LORDS prior to release. I thought it was going to wind up being more like THROUGH THE AGES, a good game but something very Euro and not at all what I would expect a DUNGEON KEEPER board game to be. The good news is that DUNGEON LORDS is great, and it's a perfect follow-up to GALAXY TRUCKER. Yes, it's a pretty hardcore Eurogame despite the setting and concept. It even has...
Written by InfinityMax
March 24, 2010
I should have a warning label or something:The surgeon general has determined that letting me review your crappy game can be bad for sales, not to mention what it will do to your ego.Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype is a good example of a game where the designer would have done well to read that warning label. Alas, he was inattentive, and apparently never read reviews of stuff I didn't like. Well, Uncle Chestnut, you probably should have done a little more homework. Table Gype is rife with examples of things that make me walk away in a hurry. ...
Written by BradH
March 19, 2010
Sports board games are relatively easy things to manufacture. After all, they lend themselves to the medium pretty well (with some exceptions) – there are two players/teams, everyone understands what the goal is, and there’s the option of a time limit. I’ve played great board games of boxing, football, and ice-hockey (well, the hockey one wasn’t great, but at least it existed). There is one sport that seems something of a challenge to do, however, and that’s because it’s not technically a sport: pro-wrestling. When you think about it, though, it should be ideally suited to the...
Written by InfinityMax
March 17, 2010
I have a theory. I'll walk you through it, and then you can tell me I'm an idiot, and I can tell you that you're retarded.Dominion is one of the most influential games of the last ten years. Whether or not you like it, it's tough not to see that a whole new kind of game has been invented. The game has drawn a huge audience, and people from all over the gaming spectrum have been drawn to it like skeeters to a bug zapper. That kind of success draws more than just fans, too - it draws people...