I have been a bit stuck in a hobby funk for the past month. Much of which has to do with bulk painting, which is something I am far out of practice on. Finding some real motivation, I was able to finish up my first squad of US Infantry for Bolt Action. While this squad is just a 5 man squad I feel like I have reached a big milestone on this project.
My wife and I recently sat down and played Black Angel from Pearl Games. While playing it I was reminded of how exited I was for this game release coming out of Gen Con 2019. A couple of months later when it was in my hands it hit the table several times. Now, a year later, it’s back on the table and the joy is still there.
Check out this first for the Diary as I do a quick review of the game Black Angel!
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My wife recently placed an order online for a few games and Viscounts of the West Kingdom needed to be one of the games.
This game made it into our The Best New Board Game Releases for your 2020 Holiday Shopping list for many reasons. Since we love the other two “West Kingdom” games so much, this was a no brainer to add to our order.
We have been anxiously anticipating the third game in this series. Since it was ordered we watched the tracking impatiently, frothing at how excited we are to try this game. When it finally arrived we immediately pulled it out of the box and dashed to the game table.
- Players: 1-4
- Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 90 and 120 minutes
- Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
- Designer: Shem Phillips and S J Macdonald
As I prepped for this week’s Kickstart Monday I poured over many miniature gaming Kickstarters as we have been focused on board games lately. What I found is that there is a growing trend in projects that just sell the STL files for 3D printing. If you are like me this is exciting, but not very useful as I don’t have a 3D printer currently. I did managed to stumble into a great Kickstarter project from Daniel and Emma Wolfe for an OTP Wet Palette Paint Station. If you don’t have a wet palette, then this is the perfect time to go and pre-order one for yourself.
As I continued to look, I found a table topper for your gaming that really does something unique. This project, by Michael Cuff, is The Quintessential Tabletop. This topper will sit on your kitchen table or other surface and features both rails that led it slide to the left of the right of the table, but also 360 degree rotation! When it’s a person’s turn, simply move the game board to where they can see it more clearly and then pass it to the next person when you are done.
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Recently, I have been playing a number of two player games and among my wife’s favorite games are the Century series. Each game uses similar resources, iconography, and easy to understand rules to make unique game experiences.
In Century: A New world, the third of the series, we find a great worker placement game that’s equal parts light and complex. This interesting combination of simple rules with difficult decisions which is the hall mark of any great game.
We’ll take a look at the game play, components, and theme of this game.
- Players: 2-4
- Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 45-90 minutes
- Publisher: PlanB Games
- Designer: Emerson Matsuchi