Jul 072015
 

pic2509383_t[1]If the universe were to end and a new universe to be formed afterwards, aliens would be looking for the Ovoid, a mysterious artefact that would allow them to jump into the next universe and, basically, not die. But in order to do that, one would have to find other artefacts, trade, conquer, fight and think very hard to get the life saving device.

That is the premise of Chaosmos and that’s what the players have to do it to find a way to locate the aforementioned Ovoid and jump into the next reincarnation of the universe.

Chaosmos funded in Kickstarter with great success and they unlocked a few stretch goals, so it should be a pretty good game.

But, as usual, we have to wonder if the contents of the box are worth the amount of money you have to spend to get your hands on it.

Well, let’s find out!

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Jul 032015
 

91SZ8DeIj7L._SY355_It is well know I have a soft spot for French produced games because they tend to be really, really lovely and wonderfully beautiful.

And among French companies, Ludonaute are my softest of spots because they not just produce fantastic games (Ygdrassil anyone? Lewis & Clark?) but they also look super gorgeous.

With Colt Express, a Western themed game in which you compete to rob a train, they took it one level up with the production and it has paid off because is a spectacular game on the table and has got them the most prestigious award of all, the Spiel des Jarhes 2015, so there must be something good about this game.

However, if you still need some more evidence to find out if this game is worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it, watch on!

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Jun 162015
 

pic1638487_t[1]Guardians’ Chronicles is a super hero based miniatures game published by the excellent Iello.

Released in 2014, it plays 2 to 4 players and from the outside looks pretty amazing.

In this game the players take the roles of super heroes who have to stop Professor Skarov from executing his evil plans. With a fair number of miniatures, cards and tiles, the game promises a lot and looks gorgeous.

But are the content of this box worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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Jun 052015
 

pic2010328_t[1]Athlas – Duel for Divinity caught my eye before it even came out because of the absolutely striking visuals. That doesn’t mean much… I am easily caught up by beauty and this game indeed looks very beautiful.

Athlas – Duel for Divinity is a 2 player game in which players have to fight their way through to becoming gods again.

The game did very well in Kickstarter and received very good reviews. With superbly gorgeous miniatures, this game sounds very, very appealing.

But is this game worth the amount of money you have to spend to get your hands on it?

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May 262015
 

pic2204281_t[1] I have been looking forward to unboxing Realm of Wonder since I saw it released at Spiel 2014.

The game from Mindwarrior Games looked absolutely gorgeous and it got some amazingly good reactions from the crowds that relentlessly populated the company’s booth at the show.

But of course I have to find if this game is worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it.

And here’s the video to show you!

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Apr 272015
 

35441_10151506310088933_1416779805_n_200_200_c1[1]I am not one for wargames because they take too long to play (usually) and I am not one for long games. When Alyssa Faden came up with Torn Armor, I was hooked and i backed the Kickstarter.

Then I had Alyssa in the podcast for an interview and I was even more taken by the game which funded.

And then the problems started.

Stretch goals were hit to unlock a number of truly gorgeous looking miniatures and more than once Souljar Games were let down to the point that a company even kept several thousand dollars and refused to give them back though they never produced the work they were hired to.

Still, despite the delays and the problems, they kept going and going until they’ve produced the game we have in this video.

However, despite all the problems, have they managed to produce a quality game? Are the contents of this box worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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