If you asked me what I thought of the year 2020, I’d have to say it was a fantastic year for my hobbies… everything else aside. True, I didn’t get in as many games as I would have liked. Also true, I didn’t get to have as many good times with friends around the gaming table as in previous years. With the gaming postponed I used my extra time and found plenty of time for (the eventual…) betterment of my future-timey-time games.Continue reading
In a new series of articles, Jordan is here to introduce Warhammer Underworlds, Games Workshop’s competitive skirmish miniatures board game, as well as provide some advice and tips for the game!
For me, one of the main attractions of this new edition of Necromunda is just how well the books are written (rules nigglers sit down…I know there are a few mistakes…). The fluff, lore and general setting of Necromunda are thoroughly explored and provide an excellent base for modelling and gaming ideas. At this point though, players just getting up to speed may suffer from too much of a good thing. Currently, my bookshelf is crushed under the weight of eight Necromunda books. All beautiful, but are they all necessary?Continue reading
I’ve just finished the Sump Sea board that I’ve been working on for the past couple months and rather than sit around patting myself on the back I thought I’d write an article as well. This build ended up taking a lot longer than I had first planned but I’m excited for a unique gaming setting that promises to see many sticky deaths for those poor gangers! Here is how, and why.Continue reading
Over the years the idea of drafting has spread and become more prevalent in games, with players able to draft cards, dice, workers, tiles and more. Some games are pretty much pure drafting, whereas others use it as one mechanism among many. In this list I’ve tried to focus on games where drafting is the main or only mechanism, so I’ve not included some meatier games that use drafting but have a lot more going on.
There are noticeable differences between a ‘normal sized’ project and a ‘really big’ project. Obviously, the size of the project, but that also affects the time required…an element that I tend to consider less than I should. Focus can be an issue on some projects, especially the larger ones, which require a larger time commitment. Fending off the mid-project doldrums is the name of the game this time…let’s see if I can get some much needed hobby bonus energy out of messing about.Continue reading
Ever since Dominion came out in 2008 there have been an ever-growing number of games using the deck-building mechanism, or sometimes a variant such as bag-building. I enjoy the mechanism, but games utilising it have been hit or miss. Here’s my top 10 list of games using deck or bag building. Will Dominion make the top 10??
I’m sure it’s happened to many of you: You’re at a board game event and there are 7+ of you trying to decide what to play, but you want to stay as a group rather than splitting off. It can be hard to come up with games that allow for so many players, especially ones that don’t make the game drag out into a multi-hour nightmare.Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before how Necromunda is a game for older, more experienced gamers. Well, if you are as old as me then you are very much excited about how the hobby (and your favourite game: Necromunda…) has turned out…yet, you are also very much driven to have the things you never had or always wished you did.
One of the words that can be used to describe what that is is ‘Nostalgia’…we’ll leave those other words out for just now…Continue reading
For the purposes of this list I wanted to stick to games that are strictly for two players. I did end up including a few that say they are for 2-4 (or more) but only because in my opinion they are really two player games and the ability to play with more is a bit of an afterthought and definitely not the way the games are at their best.