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On this month’s episode of WiscoDice our intrepid team of hosts take a deep dive look at Board Game Arena. We talk about the platform itself, share our thoughts, and then look at some easy to get started with games that you can play with friends and family. Finally we will give you a few games that we really love to play on BGA!
On top of that, we talk about the games that we have been playing. Brian and I dive into some miniature hobby talk discussing projects we are working. More clues are given to what Brian’s secret project is. Do you have any guesses as to what it might be?
Also, a big thank you to all of our participants in our contest. We’ll be reaching out to you soon to collect shipping information and let you know what you have won.
We have a couple of very cool board games on this week’s Kickstart Monday! Alhambra is getting a second edition with Queen Games giving it the Alhambra Big Box Second Edition. Alhambra is a great game that originally won the “Spiel des Jahres” award in 2003. It’s a game that’s been around a long time, and it’s great to see a new second edition!
Our second Kickstarter project is for the game Vindication with it’s new Chronicles expansion. Vindication, when it was originally released, was highly anticipated by the gaming world at large. With it’s Euro mechanics coupled with great narrative and art it’s a really cool game. Chronicles will add to the fun, while the campaign will allow new players to get a copy of all of the original content.
Alhambra Big Box Second Edition
Alhambra is a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain. In this tile laying game, you compete to create the best version of the walled city. You do so by buying buildings from the market, having the most buildings of a particular type, and creating the longest wall around your city.
The Big Box Second Edition provides all the fun of the first edition big box with new artwork and all of the current expansions. The Kickstarter includes fun, upgraded components like an acrylic tile holder and 3-D tiger fountains to replace your starting fountain. Combine that with 17 new expansion modules by different designers, make this a very attractive Kickstarter to back.
Vindication Board Game and Chronicles Expansion
Art, theme, premise all look good in this strategy game by Orange Nebula. The current Vindication Kickstarter provides another expansion to the base game in which you are trying to restore your honor through different paths. With modular boards and variable end game triggers this game offers a lot of replay-ability.
For those looking to pick up the original game, it includes all of the Game Trayz for storage. On top of that, there are are options to pick up all of the original expansions and added components.
The Chronicles expansion allows you to develop a deeper story to your character and unleash more powers. For those players that really enjoy the emersion into the narrative components of a game will find Chronicles to hit the mark.
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