Lagoon Review and Kickstarter Preview

Taking a look at Lagoon from 3hares Games. Visit their Kickstarter here:

This is a fabulous 2-3 person tile game. It does feel a little like an abstract strategy game, though David has taken care to weave his theme into every aspect of play.

I have personally backed this game and hope that you will do the same. It is as polished and political as one could ask for a game from a small publisher.

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Euphoria Review and Thoughts and Dystopias… er whatever

A look into Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia

This is 2-6 player game that plays in around 60 minutes.

My thoughts on the game begin at minute 24… and my tangents go a little undone. whoops!!

I found the bits in the box to be superb! Beautifully done. The strategy is not deep, but the politics and faction-play keeps the game exciting.

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Welcome to the Foo-ture Ginkgopolis Review and Overview

Ginkgopolis is a 1-5 player game from Z-man Games. I love it!

Skip ahead to minute 20 to skip the rules overview. Play from the beginning to… not skip the rules overview.

Overall I’m delivering a 7.5/10!! Loves it!

Components are top notch. Nice-feeling cards, lots of wooden bits, not-useless(almost) player screens.

The gameplay is rather simple, but the rulebook is tangential and hard to decipher.

Playtime is short due to simultaneous action selection.

Spyrium Review and Overview

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the new card game, Spyrium!!

Overall we’re giving it a 7/10.

The components are fine, if nothing special.

The gameplay is interactive, well-timed and DIFFERENT.

The biggest two downsides we’ve found have been in the fiddly-ness of all the bits for those who are not careful where they’re placing things, and the ho-hum theme

Krosmaster Arena Review and Overview

I got the chance to play Krosmaster Arena a month or so ago, AND NOW I CAN’T STOP!!

Overall I give Krosmaster a 7.5/10

The components are fan-fucking-tastic. Beautiful, 3d, lots of details.
The gameplay is a little wacky. It uses a lot of dice. A lot. There are plenty of ways around them though.
Watch a video or two before diving in as the rulebook(as almost all do) leaves much to be desired.

The video should be a decent walk-through with opinions after the 13-minute mark.

Libertalia First Impressions

My first impression of Libertalia tonight was a mix of swarthy joy and uncertainty. Will this Imagestill be fun in two months? Can i maintain a pirate voice for more than ten minutes? Should i just play Citadels more?

Libertalia is a card game for 2-6 players designed by Paulo Mori. Players get a set of 9 identical cards. Every player will choose their card at the same time. Cards are displayed and arranged in order of rank. The lowest ranked card will activate first, moving upward. Then, the remaining cards will take turns splitting up the booty for that round.

This continues over 6 turns. Then another 6 cards are added to each players handand play begins again.(eventually there are 3 rounds)

This was fun. Trying to find neat combos, sending out a powerful card, only to have it discarded by a lower-ranking pirate. Cursed booty passed around the table and pirate jokes abound.

ImageThere was a great influence of Citadels and other role-selection games here. The quick and light nature made it feel fresh.

I’ll have to play a few more games to be sure, but i’m excited to do so. I love interactive gamer’s party games. I can see this going hand in hand with RoboRally. Just quicker to play!!

What i would want to see in a more sophisticated version is a draft to determine the opening hands…