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Board Game Brunch: Sharing Donuts with Iron Man

What better way to spend Sunday morning than with sharing a Randy’s donut and coffee with Iron Man? No Randy’s Donuts here in Madison, but we enjoyed some delicious donuts from Greenbush Bakery. After fueling up, we went and had Iron Man and Hulk battle Ultron in Marvel Champions.

The Game…Marvel Champions

Marvel Champions, by Fantasy Flight Games, is a cooperative card game where each player is a Marvel superhero, working to defeat a villain. This is a great game where you are immersed in the role you choose and each player deck is built to maximize the hero’s strengths. I played as Hulk and had fun smashing the villain each round. Consey played as Iron Man and spent the early part of the game building his tech up.

Our game seemed to be going pretty well and we felt as if we were gaining ground, until Hulk died. Once that happened, it was up to Iron Man to finish off Ultron. Unfortunately, the suit hadn’t been fully built up before Hulk died, which gave him an uphill battle. He fought valiantly, but ultimately Ultron got away.

The Food…Donuts and Coffee

Brunch consisted of delicious coffee and donuts. The best donut place around here is Greenbush Bakery. We picked up some great donuts and enjoyed our Iron Man inspired breakfast.

And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Build Your Amazing Miniature Hobby Station

It’s been a while since I had to think through building a new miniature hobby station, but recently I moved and sold my old desk and chair. This allowed me to start from scratch and redesign the hobby work area. Like many wargamers, I spend a significant amount of time painting and assembling figures, terrain, and vehicles that I use in games. As such, making design choices that allowed me to effectively use my hobby station were really important. As such, when I went through this process for my new home I thought it would be an excellent time to share some of my thoughts about the process!

Kickstart Monday: Sleeping Gods and Spinning Dice

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like KickstarterGamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing. Since I was providing these recommendations all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

Stay informed when new Kickstart Monday projects come out by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and following the #KickstartMonday hashtag.

This week on Kickstart Monday I head over to Gamefound to look at an expansion to one of the games I hear talked about all of the time. Then we take a look at a surprisingly fun dice game.

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies from Red Raven Games is a much-anticipated stand-alone sequel to Sleeping Gods. This expansion is going to provide more Sleeping Gods content. More characters, locations, narrative arcs, and more to discover. Featuring a new massive open world you will need to use your airplane to fly and discover some of the new locations.

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies is a narrative, quest-based campaign game for 1-4 players. Playtime will likely vary somewhat on a per quest basis, but most sessions can be completed in 1-2 hours. Like many campaign games expect this one will keep you engaged for likely hundreds of gaming hours.

If you love deep narrative immersive games with a heavy story element and light role-playing then you should consider backing this project!

Tin Spin

Base Game and Components

Tin Spin from Surprisingly Fun Games is exactly that, surprisingly fun! We have had the opportunity to actually play this game for 2-6 players. This game features dexterity, strategy, and even some risk/reward gambling of gold cubes (points). The small form factor (a small metal tin) makes this game extremely easy to transport and its simple rules make it ideal for gamers and non-gamers.

On your turn you will either roll the dice you control or you will take a whirl at spinning your dice. Both have their risks and depending on the dice you control at the time you might opt for one option over the other. Of course, once you are done resolving your turn you will roll the SWAP die which will determine if the dice are passed and in which direction around the table.

We laughed and had a great time when we had the opportunity to play this game. It’s a great game to give as a gift so pick up a pair of copies when you back this project!

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Board Game Brunch: Exploring Alien Frontiers

My favorite board game theme is Space. Because of this we have a plethora of space themed games. One of these games that we enjoy is Alien Frontiers by Starling Games. We enjoyed playing it this week and paring it was a simple space themed breakfast.

The Game…Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers, by Starling Games, is a resource management game where you are working to develop an alien planet. Dice are used as ships and the randomness of your roles each turn as some unpredictability to the game.

Our 2-player game was a nice back and forth on the scoring track until Conesy pulled out ahead and placed his last colony, while I just couldn’t get my last couple out. There are was to mitigate poor dice rolls, but I just did not get the synergy going as well as he did. Even when you lose, it’s still a good game that we can’t help but enjoy

The Food…Breakfast Crescent Moons and Spaceship Fruit Kabobs

Brunch consisted off a loose interpretation of the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese breakfast sandwiches and fruit rockets made out of strawberries and cantaloupe with fruit dip vapor trails.

And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Kickstart Monday: Deadly Vampires and Shadowy Necromancers

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like KickstarterGamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing. Since I was providing these recommendations all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

Stay informed when new Kickstart Monday projects come out by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and following the #KickstartMonday hashtag.

This week I thought I would look for some great, fresh content for Dungeon Masters of Dungeons and Dragons. Here are two great adventure supplements you might consider adding to any of your games.

Fanged Fables

Fanged Fables from Luna Publishing features 5 new Dungeons and Dragons 5E adventures that you can insert into almost any campaign. This supplement will provide any Dungeon Master with 5 mini-adventures involving vampires in their D&D game. Use these adventures as side quests or expand on one or some of them to create a unique campaign experience.

These adventures are designed for parties between 3rd and 13th level with tips on how to up or downscale them based on your group. Each adventure has its own set of objectives and narratives. A small town terrified by a blood-sucking beast, an abbey overtaken by horrors, and even an orc tribe with a lust for blood.

Do you think your players have what it takes to survive the horrors of the vampire? If you do, then you should consider backing this project.

Mini Adventure #1: Shadow of the Necromancer 1E/5E Boxed Set

Shadow of the Necromancer from Dark Wizard Games is a boxed set adventure supplement for Dungeons and Dragons 1 edition as well at 5th! This adventure is for characters levels 1-3. The premise of the adventure is a young necromancer takes up residence in the previous layer of a long-dead necromancer dead set to claim the power and spells of the latter.

I find the premise for this adventure really intriguing and worth diving into. This could easily be tied into another campaign where perhaps the players actually defeated the very necromancer that is mentioned in this book. Go back and explore the digs with the new occupants as low-level characters to bridge the two campaigns together.

If you like the idea of spooky adventures, low-level undead like zombies and skeletons, and want to see if you can horrify your players then consider backing this project.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

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