Tag: board games

Project Alphaboard: Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps

Project Alphaboard: Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps

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 […]

Project Alphaboard: A Study In Emerald

Project Alphaboard: A Study In Emerald

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. […]

Late to the Party Board Game Review: Star Wars Rebellion

Late to the Party Board Game Review: Star Wars Rebellion

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 […]

Project Alphaboard: 7 Wonders Duel

Project Alphaboard: 7 Wonders Duel

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 […]

Wingspan: Late to the Party Review

Wingspan: Late to the Party Review

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 […]

Paint Shop: 40K Spiritseer and Heavy Weapons Platform and Blood Rage Nídhöggr

Paint Shop: 40K Spiritseer and Heavy Weapons Platform and Blood Rage Nídhöggr

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.

Paint Shop: Blood Rage Mountain Giantess and 40K Wave Serpent

Paint Shop: Blood Rage Mountain Giantess and 40K Wave Serpent

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.

Review: Surrealist Dinner Party

Review: Surrealist Dinner Party

If you like Surrealism, parties, and drama, you’re going to like Surrealist Dinner Party. Honestly, though, if you have no interest in surrealists, you might want to give this one a pass. Here’s my take on the game, which I backed on Kickstarter. Surrealist Dinner Party is a card game for 2-4 players, and plays […]