Nov 102014
 

Iello[1] Iello has gone from strength to strength for the last few years building up on the successes of games like King of Tokyo and others.

Every single year at Spiel they have improved their offering not just in the amount of games, but also in the space they make available for the public to try their games and how approachable they are as a company.

They are, quite frankly and honestly, a pleasure to deal with.

A combination of the *insane* amount of games they released at Spiel and that willingness to talk about their games is what made us want to have a longer interview and start the series of interviews from Spiel with them.

Find out about Zombie 15, King of New York, The Hare and the Tortoise, Guardian’s Chronicles and The Night of the Grand Octopus straight from Mathieu Bonin!

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Nov 072014
 

DnD_StarterBox It’s time to cook again. And have friends around for dinner again!

Welcome to Dice & Slice!

In this episode we are going to cook a hearty and delicious main course that you can change and add whatever ingredients you like and still taste amazing, and change it for people with dietary requirements. Also an incredibly simple dessert that can be cooked in 30 minutes from start to finish.

Firstly we cook roasted stuffed butternut squash and I prepare it in two different versions, one for omnivores and one for vegans.

For the Vegan recipe PDF, please click here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7679526/vegan%20butternut%20squash.pdf

For the meaty recipe PDF, please click here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7679526/roasted%20butternut%20squash.pdf

And for dessert a Spanish classic perfect for celiacs as it contains no flour or dairy, perfect for children to prepare because it requires no sharp utensils and bakes in under 30 minutes: Tarta de Santiago.

For this mega-easy recipe PDF, please click here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7679526/tarta%20de%20santiago.pdf

And as for games, we play Dungeons & Dragons, the game that started all roleplaying games and has received a new version recently.

Our experience local game master, Neal, runs the game with three players of varied ages and expertise; from total newbies to the game to a teenager who has only played for a year or so.

And this is what happens when one tackles a game for the first time with a group of people when the rules are almost there but not entirely.

We loved it!

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Nov 052014
 

pic836017_t[1]Kings of Mithril is a game from Mindwarrior Games, the Finnish company part of the Tactic group that has released a few games in the last few years of varying themes.

This time the players compete to gain control of a kingdom by building said kingdom around and inside Mount Mithril.

Players try to extend their mining tunnels deep inside the mountain and build underground forges while lumberjacks, farmers, road builders and merchants spread out to the plains around the mountain. Building forts and guarding borders also help each tribal chief towards the ultimate goal of being crowned king of this mythical island surrounded by stormy seas.

Game was presented first at the Essen 2010 exhibition.

Now, all of this sounds very good, but are the game contents worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

Let’s find out!

This video was co-hosted by Derek Mayne, who very generously contributed to our Dice & Slice project.

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Nov 042014
 

pic657061_t[1]Atlantic Triangle, a game from Mindwarrior Games is a 2-5 players designed by Esa Wiik. With a time play of 90 minutes, it’s not a quick game, though Mindwarrior Games tend to have out games that are rules light and easy to get to grips with.

The Finnish company has released a number of games to date that feature good production values and sound very good on paper.

Will this one be similar?

Let’s find out if Atlantic Triangle is worth the amount of money you’d have to pay to get your hands on it.

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Oct 032014
 

pic1834883_t[1]Dictator of the Sea is the second game from Game Sapiens, the Korean company I was fortunate enough to find at Spiel in 2013.

Just like the previous title, this game comes in a tin box and the cover looks totally amazing.

In this game, also for two players, we take on the roles of either pirates or the navy and fight mighty battles. Which is amazing!

For this video, one of the backers who made possible Dice & Slice, Derek Mayne, and this video is all the better for his company, I have to say!

With all that, is this game worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

Let’s find out!

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Oct 012014
 

pic1832749_t[1]The Exodus is a game from Korean company Game Sapiens I found at Spiel after a lot of walking and it was such a pleasant experience!

I liked the looks of the game and approached the man behind the counter to ask if he’d like to be interviewed for the website. He very politely refused claiming his English wasn’t very good.

I told him it was a shame because the games look lovely and I wanted to give him some promotion. He immediately handed me a copy of The Exodus for me to keep, which was super awesome.

Although the game comes in a tin box and not everyone likes that, I loved the artwork from the start and now Derek Mayne has joined me to do the unboxing video so we can take a look at what’s inside.

And we found a surprise!

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