Aug 172015
 

pic2490588_t[1] Heroes is a game that came to me recently and the box alone got my attention for its totally gorgeous cover. It really looked amazing.

A deck builder at its core, this 2 player game puts you in command of an army of wizards and creatures you must summon to destroy your enemies. Mercilessly.

A game published by Lion Games and Rebel.pl, Heroes has been designed by experienced designer Adam Kwapiński, who’s already got a very impressive list of titles in his portfolio (First to Fight is rather excellent!).

But, as usual and regardless of how good the box looks, we need to look inside and see if the game’s contents are worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it.

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Aug 132015
 

interface_zeroI backed this game out of a recomentation and a bit of nostalgia. I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect.

However the fact that it was going to come with a cover by Jeff Easley right away made me put mouse to work and back the Kickstarter.

Interface Zero 2.0 is a reboot of an old classic (or as old as a game can be old in a 40 years old industry) and it promised a lot. After some delays I got the book and as I opened it and browsed its pages I fell in love.

The way the book is written, the artwork, including the lovely cover by Aaron Acevedo, the setting… Everything is excellent.

But I won’t tell you all now. This video is my review of a game that, if you are interested in a cyber-punk near-future game, should be in your library.

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Aug 132015
 

pic2407103_t[1]King of Tokyo was a massive success for good reasons. It is a quick, simple, very entertaining, fun and very, very nasty game. Oh and it has kaiju. What’s not to like?

But, as you could expect, Richard Garfield wasn’t going stand still and not make it even better, and thus came King of New York.

With a bit more complex and strategic game play, the game offered a new dimension and level of playability to the already great game franchise.

Coming from Iello, I have no reason to doubt this game will be great inside, but, as it is my duty, I have to find if the contents of this game are worth the amount of money you have to spend to get your hands on it.

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Aug 062015
 

pic2222915_t[1]One of the companies I always look forward to seeing when I get to Essen is Czech Board Games, they always have some quirky and fun game that, although hardly have the depth of one of the greatest, they’re always very welcome around the table and more than original in their design.

Irreverent, cheeky and sometimes edgy, their games do bring a “ohhhhh!” more often than not.

Last year, Czech Board Games released McJohny’s, a game that plays on the fast food model and puts the player as one of the workers in a team of the employees in a big chain in charge of a part of the business.

It all sounds good and fun so far, but are the contents worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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Aug 042015
 

pic2554664_t[1]When NSKN released Exodus: Proxima Centauri, the game had the makings of an excellent game and when they released the revised edition they proved the point with a slick, deep and hugely enjoyable game that was upgraded in every sense, from components to the size of the box.

Now they have released Exoddus: Age of Extinction, an expansion for the core game that not just expands the rules, also improves the gameplay and bring solo play and missions galore to enjoy.

So, although to say NSKN has grown in catalogue, wisdom and experience, how does that reflect on this new expansion?

Is this game worth the amount of money we have to pay to get our hands on it?

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Aug 042015
 

pic2040714_tFamily games can be rather deceptive sometimes. Behind simple mechanics and quick gameplay, they hide myriad features that can make them super exiting and interesting and these two games we played for this episode are good examples of that.

In this episode of Dice & Slice, we played The Night of the Grand Octopus. Release by Iello last year, it’s a light-hearted take on the whole mythos theme, adapted for the whole family and turned into a game of bluffing, worker placement and some fighting that plays quickly enough and gets better with a slightly larger number of players.

And it’s fun. Real fun!

Super Rhino, on the other hand, it’s a dexterity game that plays very, very fast and although it has some flaws, it really is very good fun and worth playing.

But let’s not just talk about games and let’s talk about what you can feed your friends when they turn up to play.

In this episode I show you how to cook a very simple and delicious Broad Bean and Chorizo risotto packed with flavour and it’ll take you about 20 minutes to cook.

And you can download the recipe from here.

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