Sep 162014
 

pic2099804_t[1]Cubist is a very strange proposition for a game. But then, this is a game co-designed by Alf Seegert, a designer who is known for creating strange games with strange themes that, invariably, work very well indeed.

The Road to Canterbury and Fantastiqa are games that should be in any gamer’s collection.

After a Kickstarter campaign a few months ago, Cubist is not ready to be bought. In this game one has to create an art museum using your dice as building material. And you can enlist some artists to help out!

Exactly. That is very original.

The production values of previous games released by Eagle and Griffin has been pretty excellent and this one shouldn’t be any less. But, just in case, I take a look inside the box to find out if the money you have to pay to get your hands on this game is actually worth it.

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Sep 132014
 

pic1807233_t[1]Camelot: The Build is the revival title launched by Wotan Games at Spiel 2013 after a long period of inactivity.

Designed by Julian Musgrave Camelot: The Build sees the players competing to create Camelot, the legendary home of King Arthur and his knights. Think interior design medieval style.

With a very reduced number of rules, clean, clear graphic design and a play time of, 30 minutes this game if firmly aimed at the family market.

But what’s inside the box and, most importantly, is it worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

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Sep 122014
 

Sentinels_tacticsSentinel Tactics is the latest, and probably most ambitious, production from Greater than Games, the company that came to fame – deservedly so – with Sentinels of the Multiverse, the cooperative card game in which players work together to defeat a number of rather unpleasant threats.

Now they’ve moved on from just cards to cards, boards, comic books, minis… yeah… they’ve levelled up.

And, as usual, that’s happened after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

So I wanted to find out if the money I gave them to get this out actually was well used or not.

Here are the results!

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Aug 142014
 

pic1656251_t[1]Cornish Smuggler was the first release by Grublin Games and it came out at Spiel 2013 and it did very well indeed.

In the game the players take the place of smugglers off the coast of Cornwall (yes, in the UK) who have to load goods in their boats and take them to the destination where they can be sold and a profit be made.

But beware of the authorities. Police officers patrol the land and they will quickly take your cargo away.

All of this sounds pretty fun, but are the contents worth the money you have to pay to get your hands on it?

Let’s take a look!

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Aug 132014
 

pic1573682_t[1]Ostrich Racing might not sound like something one does, but actually it’s a popular sport in parts of Argentina and this game is all about ostrich racing, but not in Argentina.

In fact in this case this race is used to determine who will succeed the Wizard of the Tribe. The old one has died, you see…

In Banjooli Xeet players become wizards to be who must predict the outcome of the race and influence it as much as possible by charming the ostriches whenever possible.

Not as easy as it sounds.

But does a game that sounds so weird have enough inside to justify the price? We take a look at the contents of the box and the quality of the components!

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Aug 032014
 

pic1596397_t[1]Hans Christian Andersen is well known for his tales. One of the most famous is The Emperor’s New Clothes, in which a vain and gullible emperor who is told the only people who can see the clothes he’s wearing are the clever people and anyone who say can’t see it is stupid.

Of course the emperor could see the clothes and didn’t hesitate to go out and show everyone.

This game is based on the same principle.

The designer,  Jonathan Liu, has made sure this game is made out of the best graphic design, the best artwork, the best rules and the best components ever made.

But of course I don’t expect you to take my word for it. I am going to open the box and show you what is, probably the best game ever made.

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