Greg and Renee played a bunch of games at Monday Board Game Night starting with Wreck Raiders. Greg, “This a fun little dice drafting game with set collection. There are a few ways to score points and some ways to set up for better turns or get bonuses when other players take their actions. It’s a nice, light to medium option.” Renee, “A new game in which you throw dice in the box lid and this creates the dice pool for the round. You take a die and do an associated action, taking a treasure or two from a wreck and collecting sea shells. The treasures are placed on your player board to make exhibits to claim exhibit cards, or in your vault for end game scoring. Sea shells can be used to build aquariums or used for bonus actions. Its a fun little set collecting game with some decent choices each turn.”
We’re back taking a look at how to jump-start your kill team, this time featuring the different flavors of Chaos. While they each play differently, all the Chaos factions follow a broad pattern: their particular variety of Marines and their assorted weapon options, plus a less-powerful but more numerous “cannon-fodder” unit that you can use to add numbers and variety.
Let’s dive in!
Uncle Mike is back again with the fourth part of his review for Warlord Games’ Strontium Dog, this time he looks into the universe building for the game.
We start the week with some painting from Jordan, “I finished painting up this Balrog from Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings miniature game line. This is my first time working with so much fire on a model and I had a lot of fun trying to get the effect of the fire lighting up his skin and surroundings. Getting the effect of the fire showing through his cracked skin was also really cool to pull off. I got to try a lot of different techniques on this model and I think it came together nicely.”
Since Kill Team uses a specific subset of the models available to each 40k faction, it can be a little tricky to know where to start when first building your new kill team. Over my next few articles, I’m taking a look at each faction and which box sets are your best buys when starting out. I’ve included prices as a guide, but do be aware that they may have changed since this article is published.
First up: the Imperial factions!
This week we start with some X-Wing Dial covers and an A-Wing that Kris painted.
Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last 6 weeks we’ve backed 5 more projects and received 2 backed projects in the store. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook. And if you see a project you want, just contact us at the store to be added to the pre-orders for the project. It works just like any other order at the store, you only pay when you pick up the game. This is a great way to get your hands on some of the most popular kickstarted games without having to pay upfront plus you don’t have to pay for shipping!
We start the week with Renee playing Crown of Emara on Monday night, “One of the games we got in from Germany that I’d been hearing a lot of good buzz about so we excited to play. It has 2 rondels, each a 4 space action board. On your turn you play a card to a slot on your player board, which allows you to do the action on the card and move your councelor on one of the rondels the number of spaces on the slot, plus perform 3 bonus actions. Managing the movement of the councelors and timing your actions each round takes some planning, but the actions themselves are pretty streamlined. Thematically you are attracting citizens to your town and building houses to ensure they have a place to live, so you also have to balance the actions that increase the citizens with the number of houses you’ve built. This was right up my alley and I really enjoyed it, as did the other players. It also apparently solos very well, with you being able to set the difficulty by changing the number of houses you start with each game. Definitely recommend checking this out if you enjoy medium weight Euros.”
Come on down to the Sentry Box on Saturday June 1st to celebrate International Tabletop Day! We have tournaments and organized games being run throughout the day and all participants will receive entries to our raffle!
We will be raffling off games and promotional items all day. Plus if you show us a receipt from the store from that day you will get extra raffle tickets. Spend $50 and get one extra ticket. Spend over $100 and get 3 tickets!
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Come down to The Sentry Box on International Tabletop Day for our Potion Explosion Tournament. Entry to the event is only $5.00 and all 8 entrants will receive a set of Fulminating Potions. Plus the winner of each game will receive a custom Potion Explosion gaming mat!