A while ago I read a passing comment on the Board Game Trading and Chat UK Facebook page that someone was developing what was, in essence, a board game version of the video game Theme Hospital, a game that I really enjoyed in my “youth”. When I then read that it may be being demoed at to the UK Games Expo 2017, it went to the top of my list of things to see and do!
Unfortunately, it seem high on a lot of people’s priorities and every time I went past the demo tables there were queues of people waiting to play. Was I going to miss my chance to try it out?
John races through, tripping and stumbling along the way in an adrenaline filled panic… and that’s merely his review. Imagine how bad it would be if he actually was one of the characters in the new release from iello games – Zombie 15′
Zombie 15′ is actually the Kickstarter campaign I wrote this soapbox piece about. As you can tell by the fact that I already have my copy, I did change my mind and indeed backed the project.
Zombie 15′ takes the best elements of co-operative play and of real-time gaming and smooshes them together very effectively. It avoids usual dominant player problem which most co-ops suffer, simply by not providing time to discuss it. Even so, you can’t just play your own game and hope for the best. Our failed attempts so far were purely because someone is left on a tile alone (getting greedy whilst searching) and the Horde showed up. Almost every play has led to loud laughter and each of us frantically impelling the others to make a damn choice! With surging adrenalin the pay-offs are invigorating and the failures are inspiring. Continue reading Zombie 15 a 90 second review→
Jona’s Bargain Basement opens it’s doors for the first time and takes a look at the Swiss monster fighting card game with an interesting mechanic that is TSCHAK!
The door creaks open, the light plinks into life and dank steps stretch out before you. Strange sounds are emanating from the room below, hushed tones and shuffling noises… wait, did you just hear a monster? Well yes, you did and if you can summon the courage to venture down there Jona will tell you all about them!
Jona’s Bargain Basement is here to discuss games which may appeal to the budget conscious among us or those who just love a bargain.
So pull up a crate, camping chair or over-turn a bucket and prepare to learn about TSCHAK!
John makes a really simple Halloween snack and reviews King Of Tokyo Halloween.
This was intended to be uploaded for Halloween, but I’m not only famous for being hated by dice, but also for being late!
I’ve decided to add in some random additional content before the reviews. In this instalment I show you how to make the ridiculously simply Mummy Fingers using hot dog sausages. Then we dive right into the 90 second review for the King of Tokyo Halloween collectors pack.
These snacks are delicious at any time and I hope the reviews are usually satisfying.
F.A.T.B. gets knee deep in bean farming in this surprisingly strategic card game from Rio Grande. Does the gameplay come up trumps? Read on to find out…
We all know the rhyme – beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot. Thankfully however, this a game about bean farming, not bean farting. Probably for the best really considering Bohnanza features a variety of beans that players must plant, grow and harvest in a race against the deck to earn the most cash from their smooth bartering and canny bean planting.
Bohnanza is a competitive farming game with each player assuming the role of a bean farmer. Gameplay consists of planting/selling beans, visiting the market and trading with other players to try and offload unwanted goods. This may sound like a typical trade game, but Bohnanza offers a surprising amount of strategy thanks to a brilliant and simple game mechanic that you just don’t see very often. Lets take a quick look at the gameplay. Continue reading Bohnanza Review→