Hex and counter, counter and hex. However you call it, to “some” gamers it smacks of old school games. Well, I’m here to tell you that its nothing of the sort. I prefer to call it a classic approach which can work very very well.
So here we have, Era of Inventions from Quined Games, a game where you can “explore the lives of Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, the Wright Brothers and other pioneers of invention and experience the thrill of the industrial revolution (as stated in the rules)”.
I’ve known about Imagination Gaming for a while now as one of my gaming buddies works with them. I also have seen the impressive beehive of activity in the Children’s Zone at UK Expo that is run by the very committed team led by Nigel Scarfe. All indications and comments that I have come across indicate that Nigel and his team are absolutely convinced that families are key to the future of our board gaming hobby.
I think that it would be fair to say that Alan Moon is probably best known for his very successful game Ticket to Ride which certainly was a key game in broadening my personal gaming horizons beyond war gaming. In fact, as I tend to cycle games in and out of my collection to maintain a reasonable size and keep to limited storage space, Ticket To Ride has been a keeper since I picked up my own copy (in a charity shop no less).