Board Game Vlog #11 with Maggibot

So I’m back in the land of tasty water and fast wi-fi!!

Let me tell you, do not expect to easily upload from major conventions. I need a press badge next time(my coworkers had them and told me of the magnificent wifi in their lounge)… and yes, now I know that press badges exist, ha!

This is a mini I-swear-i’m-still-alive-post. I’m currently writing up some thoughts on the rest of the con!

Foretold: Rise of a God was surprisingly fun. It’s a card game, multi-player experiences and dungeon crawl. yep. Speaking with the designer he wanted to create the same feeling you get from a great game of EDH(a style of MTG– it’s okay, you can unfollow now).
He did that very thing! It had an interesting balance of set collection and timing. A little negotiation, and because it was made by Legion Supplies… very pretty accessories available. Will be picking this up when it’s out.

Coup Reformation is something I had backed on kickstarter. We played a pickup game with a table that got a lot more than they expected. Brian and myself are not the most casual of negotiators… so they were taken aback when the deals started flying around the table.

We didn’t get to finish our game of Equinox, though we got through 2/3 before the room closed. It’s going to be a fast-paced game until the last 10 moves, when you really want to maximize your impact on the board. Knowing the tiles will also help immensely… in your first play everything is such a surprise!

Next I’ll try to put together a 5 things to do and not to do for a convention… until then? sleeeep

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Board Game Vlog #10 with Maggibot

There are so many neat Kickstarters out this week! I’m sad about some of the timing as I am keeping my budget back for GenCon. Maybe getting the word out is payment enough?

Florenza I had to look twice as my first impression was of a stuffy, overused theme. Then looking deeper the game flourishes in low random nature and the theme doesn’t matter!

Fidelitas is just beautiful, tongue-in-cheek card game! They really knocked this out of the park.

Lift Off is coming along really well for a new designer. The campaign is polished, thorough and it seems that he really did his homework.

Redacted is super intriguing! I love hidden identities, negotiation and the minimalist cover is just perfect.

Wizard Dodgeball is silly, quick and the card mechanic works really well!

Board Game Vlog #8 with Maggibot


This week I received a kickstarter reward for Elevenses from Adventureland Games! This is a small card game with a fun teatime twist…
Aquasphere from Stefan Feld has hit kickstarter from TMG to be funded within 10 days!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/aquasphere-by-stefan-feld
Played my first game of Vinhos this week. I found it to be fun and complicated… but I mostly wanted to play more CO2 afterward!
Magnum Opus’ components are a total turn off. I love alchemy themes and fun mad-scientist stuff, but the rules need some editing to take out some of the randomness.
lastly though… just avoid the Archer board game. just no, don’t.

Board Game Vlog #4 with Maggibot

Spent the day at a retailer’s trade show. Found out about a lot of organized play options… talk your ear off about Harbour, Progress and Dark Gothic.

This Harbour:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155969/harbour

more about Progress:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/140717/progress-evolution-technology

more about Dark Gothic(available right meow)
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/146784/touch-evil-dark-gothic

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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