A friend picked up the game Anima: Shadow of Omega recently, and I was able to try it out with him. It reminds me a bit of Arcadia: the Wyld Hunt, if you combine it with team-based RPG video games like Chrono Trigger. But I get ahead of myself. Let's start with the ratings:
Here's a review of a really interesting and innovative board game. Part of the innovation is that there is no board. It's called Hive, and if you're interested, you can play it online. And let's not forget the ratings:
Some years ago, I saw an advert in a catalogue for a 3 Player Chess Set. I thought it looked really nice, but I didn't want to spend the money to buy one. Instead, I came home and made my own. It looks a little like this:
I didn't bother with the labels on the edge, and the pieces don't look exactly like that, but otherwise, it's a pretty good comparison. However, the disadvantage to making my own board was that I didn't have the instructions for it. I tried a few times to get people to work out the details with me, but it never really quite happened.
Today, I will be reviewing the board game based on the film The Princess Bride. This game is called Storming the Castle, and the players in this game are attempting to storm the castle. The winner is the first to reach the castle.
I know it's been ages again. Life has been so amazingly busy and stressful. Hopefully, in a month or two more, things will settle down and I can resume my usual every-week-or-two posting schedule.
In the meantime, I would like to review for you the board game The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Pendants. I stumbled across this game in my local game shop and decided it would make a perfect birthday present for my wife. She is, after all, a major fan of Alexander Dumas. So, without further ado, the ratings.:
Expected Length of Game Play: 30 minutes to an hour
I love games. Almost any kind of game. Changeling: The Dreaming was my favourite, but I also like GURPS, Little Fears, Shadowrun, and Paranoia. I'm working on writing my own role-playing game, called Shifters (watch this space for opportunities to be involved with this!).