Apr 242014
 

pic1867874_t[1]Few maritime tragedies have fascinated humanity like the Titanic. The horrific and needless death of more than one thousand humans product of the arrogance and carelessness of humans who thought were above mistakes and oversights still haunt us and teaches us lessons we should have never had to learn.

Based on that, you’d think inappropriate to make a game about that event, but yet, that’s exactly  what the French company Ludonaute have done and they’ve turned it into a cooperative game in which you have to work together to save as many people as possible in as little time as you can.

With a very interesting board and some serious amount of attention to detail and theme, this game promises and looks good at first sight.

But are the contents of the box good enough to justify the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on this game?

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Apr 232014
 

dr_hrubecI always wanted to be a doctor when I was growing up. The stains of blood on the scrubs as the doctors leave theatre with a razor sharp scalpel in their hands; the screams of people longing for healing and help; the pulling of rotting teeth from bleeding gums; setting bones and dislocated joints…

So yeah… thank goodness I never got near a med-school.

Anyway, with Dr Hrubec, that’s exactly what you can get to do. In this party game you’re part of a team of doctors in a rather crazy hospital. And sometimes things don’t go according to plan…

This game was presented to me at Spiel and it comes from the company that released Infarkt in 2011, so I was immediately curious.

Now, being a rather niche sort of game in terms of theme, you would be forgiven for being cautious about spending money on it. So worry not, we’re going to take a look at the components to find out if the contents of this box are worth the amount of money you have to spend to get your hands on it.

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Apr 092014
 

pic1902092_t[1]Lewis & Clark is a game about the American Shopping Spirit.

Let me explain. In November 1830, Thomas Jefferson bought Louisiana from the French. Bonaparte probably thought it was too far to take the wife for a weekend stroll and I’m sure he had a war or two to fund, so the cash came in handy.

Anyway, Lewis & Clarke were the two explorers sent to find out exactly what the president had bought with his pocket money and this game is about re-creating what I’m sure was a pretty exciting and dangerous journey.

Of course, Ludonaute, being the careful sort of company it is, has chosen some truly stunning artwork.

But how about the rest? Are the components in this box worth the money you have to pay to get your hands on this game?

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Mar 132014
 

pic1778033_t[1]By Paco Garcia Jaen

Dig Mars was one of Michael Chamberlain’s finds at Spiel 2013. A Science Fiction boardgame in which the players mine for resources in Mars in order to build their commercial empire.

Performing different actions that will award Fortune Points, players control their diggers and reveal tiles to explore the surface of the mining world.

All that sounds well and proper, but how about the contents of this game? Have Brain Games done enough to warrant the price tag this game carries?

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Mar 112014
 

pic1111553_t[1]Dungeon Fighter was released by Cranio Creations in 2011 and it got a reputation for being fiendishly difficult but terrific fun.

With some very quirky artwork and the promise of giggles, it sets itself very firmly in the party game and “let’s just play for the giggles and not the depth” area. The giggles are accomplished by a mix of silly artwork and even sillier antics one has to get up to in order to roll the dice that will determine if you defeat th monster in the dungeon or not.

Trust me, rolling a dice onto a board from  under the table label and releasing the die from your nose… not easy!

So with all these promises, is this game actually worth the money you have to spend to get your hands on it?

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Mar 062014
 

pic1696460_t[1]Days of Wonder is always one to look out for when they release a game or an expansion. More often than not they get it right and they have the prowess to create some very decently produced games.

Relic Runners was a hot one at Spiel 2013 and I was fortunate enough to get a copy of it. The outside looks pretty stunning and it’s a heavy box, so I had high expectations of what’s inside.

In this game, the players run around the jungle pretending to be some Indiana Jones like archaeologist in pursuit of some unearthed relics and the paths in the board will take them to temples, but there are some obstacles in the way and a bit of thinking will be needed!

However, has Days of Wonder done it? Is this game worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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