Aquarius is a simple filler card game for 2-5 players from Looney Labs. It takes around a half hour to play. The basic concept of the game is analogous to dominoes – players try to match card edges for the five elements (space or void is thrown in with the classic four) and make a […]
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A perennial favorite at my game table is Suburbia, the classic game of urban planning. Suburbia challenges players to build up different districts to make the best city, and includes interaction effects, like your airports are more valuable if other players have airports too. If you’ve played Suburbia, you’ll understand when I say Among the […]
In my ongoing quest to play all of my board games in alphabetical order, we’re doubling down on xenomorphs with Aliens: Bug Hunt. We had a lot of fun with Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps (AAGDC), but Bug Hunt is a simpler, quicker game, so I wanted to see how it compares. Aliens: […]
I’ve been a fan of the Alien franchise, and specifically the brilliant Aliens, since I was a teen. My sister and I watched it so many times on HBO we could recite the entire movie’s dialog by heart, so the prospect of gaming out the movie on the table with Aliens: Another Glorious Day in […]
It took a while to assemble players for a few games of A Study In Emerald, a hidden-role deck-building game from Treefrog Games. This was not so much because of anything wrong with the game, but more pandemic- and work-related scheduling challenges for many of my usual board game players. Nevertheless, after a long hiatus. […]
With the pandemic limiting in-person gaming, I’ve had my eye on good two-player games for me and Joy for a while, and Star Wars Rebellion finally popped up as a buy. From Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), Rebellion lets 2-4 players play out the early days of the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire. As is thematically […]
A few years ago, I decided to read through my entire collection of books in alphabetical order (by author, taking series order into account). Partly I wanted to revisit some old friends, and partly I wanted to see if there were any physical books I’d want to cull from my collection. Recently, I had the […]
Once again, I’m late to the board game party with Wingspan! Launched in 2019 to massive critical acclaim, Wingspan is a set-collection and engine-building board game for 1-5 players. Games can range from a half hour to two hours depending on the players’ familiarity with the game and how much time they spend agonizing over […]
Lots of painting projects going on, but these three are finished. Iyanden Aeldari Spiritseer and Heavy Weapons Platform (magnetized, and the Guardians are on the way next), and Nídhöggr from Blood Rage, the serpent who gnaws at the roots of the World Tree.
The CMON Blood Rage painting continues with monsters, specifically the Mountain Giantess. My new project is a Games Workshop Warhammer 40K army, specifically an Iyanden Craftworlds force. Here’s the first model, a Wave Serpent. The piping was murder, but I’m pretty happy with it overall, especially the object lighting on the pilot.