Conesy’s Diary: Episode 36 Black Angel the Game

Black Angel the Board Game

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!

Conesy’s Diary: 12/2/2020

Black Angel Game In Game Action!

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Hyped Up to Unbox Viscounts of the West Kingdom

Viscounts of the West Kingdom

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

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We’re Excited for PlanB Games Century: A New World

Century: A New World

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

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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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Kickstart Monday: Wizarding Games and Epic Adventure Await

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! We have a couple of treats in store for you this week as we examine two new Kickstarter projects! First, we will look at the first release from Knight Games titled Harry Potter: Catch the Snitch. Then we will look at Arkenshield from Mad Maki Games. I hope you are as excited as we are to delve into the worlds of fantasy!

Harry Potter: Catch the Snitch

Harry Potter: Catch the Snitch

One of the best parts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the sequence of events that led to Harry’s first game of Quidditch. In the game Harry Potter: Catch the Snitch you actually play the game Quidditch on the tabletop. The game will pit two players against each other. Get your broomsticks ready because it’s going to be a wild ride!

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