So, last week I talked about co-op games and this week I’m talking about video games. Strange things indeed from Redquarters! And no, this isn’t a review of Overcooked 2.I’ve been looking at the Steam implementation of Lorenzo Il Magnifico from Cranio Creations. This was funded through Kickstarter and backers have had a chance to play it ahead of its actual launch on 30th July.
I like dungeon crawlers, it takes me back to my role playing days. What I
don’t like is a tonne of fiddly little token, plastic minis and the piles of
stuff that generally comes with them (along with rulebooks the same size as
most RPGs!). I want something quick, light-hearted and fun. This is where Tales
of Glory comes in!
I remember, back in the early 90s, when Sid Meier's Civilisation came out for the PC. This was me falling in love with Civ games! My first sighting of tech trees and civilisation advancements. So, a few years later I still love civ games and I’m happy that’s something that’s translated over to board games well. However, they can also be the sort of game that takes a civilisation to play and comes with so many pieces you feel like you’ve aged an epoch before you’ve even got started!
I hate co-op games. Oh, let’s all ‘work together’, 'there is no I in team', 'it doesn't matter so long as we all win'. NO. I want to bathe in the blood of my enemies, I want to win! I don't want to share victory, I want to compete and be challenged and prove that my strategy was better than everyone elses. Oh, and I especially hate Pandemic! Yet, I played nine games of Pandemic Legacy yesterday. If that comes as a surprise to you, imagine my shock that I ever thought I’d say that. So, this got
Back in 1996-1998 I was a big MtG player and was introduced to many gaming
conventions including GenCon UK / Europe by way of Pro Tour qualifiers. I fully
blame GenCon for getting me into board gaming in the first place. While
visiting gaming for those qualifiers I was introduced to a little game called
Settlers of Catan and that's where it all started. All these years later I
am going to the mother-Con for the first time. I will be working, however,
there is plenty I'm planning
Wednesday 22nd May, I got up at an unholy hour to make my way to the airport. I was off to HeavyCon V, this time it was in the more convenient (for me!) location of Boston which meant a seven-hour flight rather than the thirteen hour one I had endured for HeavyCon III!
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Stimulus Games have launched Movie Empire on Kickstarter today and we produced a short (preview and learn to play) film in celebration. They have already at 25% so if you like the look of it I recommend checking out their campaign.
"...A medium-weight movie production strategy board game for 2-4 players. "I love the smell of worker placement in the morning"...."
We had the opportunity to visit Dice Portsmouth, UK at the end of last year for an afternoon of gaming with our friends from Games Quest. It's definitely in our top 3 Board Game Cafes that we've visited.
Dice Portsmouth - http://diceportsmouth.com/
Board Game Cafe Map - https://iplayred.co.uk/cafes