Tag: board-games

November 16, 2017

My copy of TI4 has arrived, and it looks good. The box is better than that of TI3, which I always found to be a complete pain, due to its length. It is a normal “large box” size, but deeper, so it will be easier…

November 15, 2017

One of my favourite games is Twilight Imperium 3. It is a sprawling game of galactic domination. It is quite magnificent, and the only downside is that a single game will normally take 4-8 hours, which limits the number of times it gets played. However,…

November 14, 2017

Lately, I’ve been thinking about a couple of board games I was tempted to purchase. The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is a brand new cooperative game based on the 1982 movie (and John W. Campbell’s novella “Who Goes There”, that it was based on.…

December 13, 2016

But a game based on the old kid’s puppet show Thunderbirds? 50th Anniversary Edition? Surely that’s going to be dire, no?

Apparently not. It is designed by Matt Leacock, designer of Pandemic, and has some similarites. It also has some wonderful Thunderbirds-shaped playing pieces, and a 7.8 ranking on BoardGameGeek. Oh, and did I mention it was by Matt Leacock?

September 4, 2016

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Had much fun today running the Posh Games table at the Hereward Wargames Show. We were only one of about 3 tables involved with board games, but we were made very welcome, and quite a…

July 11, 2016

Two new games that I’ve recently bought, in my efforts to get more good short games into my collection.

They both look great – before they arrived, I was most looking forward to Rockband Manager, but having read the rules for 8 Minute Empire, I’m really looking forward to playing that too!

April 23, 2016

My new table arrived in the week, and has spent the last few days lying on the floor. I did the necessary assembly – attaching the legs with bolts – but being solid oak it was just too big for me to turn over by…

March 11, 2015

This time last year, I signed up to support the Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a 3rd season of Wil Wheaton’s TableTop. I had enjoyed the first two seasons, and had no hesitation in contributing. Originally I signed up for the $40 contribution, which…

July 24, 2013

I keep trying to whittle the boardgame collection down, getting rid of stuff that I don’t play. For this reason, I was quite pleased to trade Cowboys: The Way of a Gun – a game that looked interesting, but never made the table – for…

July 3, 2013

In the past, I have played quite a bit of the game Diplomacy, both face-to-face, by email, and by web. One of the appeals of online games is that you are normally anonymised, which means people don’t bring any baggage to the game about how…

June 1, 2013

As my last purchase didn’t exhaust my PayPal balance, I treated myself to a copy of Flash Point, together with a couple of expansion boards.

One of the other guys in my group already has this, and I really enjoyed it when I played it. As I love cooperative games, I decided to pick up my own copy.

June 1, 2013

Due to selling off some stuff from the Aladdin’s Cave I call my garage, I’d accumulated quite a large PayPal balance. So I decided to treat myself with some unnecessary, but fun, board game accessories for my Wings of War collection.

I love Wings of War (now republished as Wings of Glory), but it doesn’t reach the table that often. This isn’t due to lack of interest – in fact, recently one of my friends was asking why we haven’t played it for so long – but it is more due to they way I currently have it stored – with each plane individually boxed. This not only makes it a bit of a faff to set up – opening lots of boxes – but also makes it a job to put away, because – of course – each plane must go back in the correct box.