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  • The 7th Continent – First Impressions Good day to you Reader! Are you ready to explore the world of The 7th Continent? Well good, because this damn place is daunting, scary and unforgiving. But before we dive in, how does a bit of an overview sound? *spoilers for The Voracious Goddess*   7th Continent is published by Serious Poulp, designed by Bruno Sautter and ...
  • A Hankerin’ For Some Heroscape Hey Reader! Been a little while since we talked. But thanks for coming back for a chat about Heroscape, the 2004 miniature wargaming Hasbro title, designed by Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau and Stephen Baker. You may have already listened to me briefly talk about its history in Episode 10 of The T-Hud Popcast. If ...
  • Two Player Showcase – Jaipur, 7 Wonders Duel, Honourable Mentions Oh! Sorry, didn’t see that you had arrived! I’ve been waiting for you. I do need a second player after all. Welcome, Reader, to the third and final installment of the Two Player Showcase! We’ve come a long way, and it’s been riveting, edge of your seat kind of stuff so far, I know. But ...
  • Two Player Showcase – Onitama, Hive and The Duke Hello Reader! Thanks for joining me for the second installment of the Two Player Showcase! Today I’ll be covering three of my favourite abstract games, Onitama, Hive and The Duke. Let’s get started. Onitama has each player take the role of a master martial artist as they bring their most promising disciples to the Shrine of ...
  • Two Player Showcase – Raptor and Pagoda Welcome to the Two Player Showcase! I have a special fondness for two player only games. Often times, I only get the chance to play games with one other person, and finding a great two player game that is well balanced and offers a good challenge to both players can be difficult. I’ve chosen a ...
  • Shogun Review In Shogun, three to five players take on the role of a Daimyo vying for control over the many provinces of 16th century Japan. The game is broken down into two years, each of which is further broken down into four seasons. The player with the highest number of points at the end of the ...
  • Downfall – Setup Details Hello Reader! I’m going to turn this into a full fledged write up, re-telling the story of our Haven’s collapse from the last Downfall play through I had. To the best of my recollection anyways, may have to fill in some gaps! Much love to one of my biggest supporters, Riley, and his amazing wife ...
  • Downfall vs. Fiasco: Rumble in the Role-play Game Overview -Downfall: Downfall is a three player only role-playing style game, where players collaboratively create a Haven; some kind of society that is centered around an inherent Flaw that will lead to the inevitable collapse of that society. Most inhabitants of the Haven believe the Flaw to be beneficial to their daily lives. Once players ...
  • Scythe Review At it’s heart, Scythe is a resource management game. Those resources are depicted on a game board comprised of hexagonal territories. Each hex producing one of four resources. Villages produce more workers to further production, farms produce food for recruits, forests produce wood for structures and mountains produce metal for mechs. Yay mechs! Each player randomly ...
  • Dark Souls: The Game First Impressions I got the chance to play the recently fulfilled Kickstarter project, Dark Souls: The Board Game. A friend of mine backed it and it arrived this week. It’s a co-operative dungeon crawler that has the party fighting through multiple encounters. The ultimate goal is to earn enough Souls to buy new armor and weapons. And ...