Going Crazy Unboxing Paladins of the West Kingdom

Paladins of the West Kingdom
Game Box

Every year my friends organize a gaming weekend we call Cabincon. We all chip in to rent a rural Wisconsin house and bring enough alcohol, food, and board games to last us usually about a month. The event is a blast! One of the best parts is all of the exposure to everyone else’s favorite games!

At our 2019 event I was introduced to Architects of the West Kingdom which is a brilliant worker placement game. I had to immediately pick it up at my local game store and get it to the table at home. Not much time after did I realize that Renegade Game Studios was producing a trilogy of these “West Kingdom” games and that it was all ready released. Recently I was able to head to the store and pick up my copy.

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Game Review: Marvel Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol by Atomic Mass Games is a table top miniature game using the Marvel comic books for inspiration. With the huge success of the property and the long lived nature of the Marvel Comic Universe there is tons of content for everyone. Especially with the success of Marvel at the movie theater many of these characters are becoming household names and are growing in increased popularity. For us miniature gamers who doesn’t want to put characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Punisher on the table?

With ever growing choice in the miniature gaming hobby though does this game pan out as something worth buying or should you pass on it?

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Are You Ready to Channel Your Angry Island God Spirit? Spirit Island is the Game for You!

Spirit Island Game Box

Spirit Island is a game where you play as one of many different ancient primal spirits who watch over an island somewhere in the world. Your island is inhabited by natives, called Dahan, who can aid you. However, it’s come under attack….or at least is trying to be settled by those pesky settlers! Will you have what it takes to repel the invaders and keep your island safe?

  • Players: 1-4
  • Play Time: 90-180 minutes
  • Publisher: Greater Than Games
  • Designer: R. Eric Reuss

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What’s in the Box? Batman Miniature Game by Knight Models is taking back the streets of Gotham!

The Back to Gotham Starter Box and Bane the Bat Model

It’s been more than half a year now that I have had and been playing games of Batman Miniatures Game Third Edition. Over that time I have played about a dozen games, assembled models, and honestly had a lot of fun playing games in Gotham city. I am going to point out that this is a huge shift in the game from previous editions though, so stay tuned as I provide my usual critical take on a game.

Are you intrigued about the dark streets of Gotham city? Do you want to take the helm of your favorite hero or villain and command a crew? If that sounds right, then this is the game for you!

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Initial Thoughts: Marvel: Crisis Protocol

I recently picked up Marvel: Crisis Protocol by Atomic Mass Games. I have to say I was really on the fence about picking this game up. I love Marvel lore and comics, but I have so many models and different games it’s hard to dive into another game. Couple that with owning the old Marvel Miniatures Game models from Knight Models which are really highly detailed and pretty cool. Still, after doing my research and seeing how the game is evolving and continuing to get some great support from both Atomic Mass and the community, I decided to dive in.

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