Archive for the ‘Board Games’ Category

Los in R'lyeh #1

Cthulhu is awakening and the ancient city of R’lyeh has risen from the depths to take you up in its madness! You must use all of your cunning and guile to cling to your sanity and avoid being forever Lost in R’lyeh amidst the cyclopean ruins when Cthulhu rises…
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Dastardly Dirigibles #1

Professor Phineas Edmund Hornswoggle, the greatest dirigible engineer of the day, has announced his retirement; the time has come for you to prove that you are the heir-apparent in airship engineering!
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At game night on Friday I got to try out Imploding Kittens, the first expansion to the wildly popular game Exploding Kittens. Kittens exploded and imploded, the future was changed, and I wore the cone of shame–basically everything you need for a fun Friday night! (more…)

Today was the fine day of Gen Con 2016 and it was a great wrap-up to a great con! (more…)

Three days of Gen Con down, one more to go! (more…)

 

The second day of Gen Con 2016 has come and gone what a day it was! (more…)

The first day of Gen Con 2016 is in the books and what a day it was! (more…)


The greatest time of the year is upon us and no, I don’t mean Oktoberfest, Christmas, Arbor Day, or Shakespeare’s Birthday (which may coincide with that of a certain gamer you might know of). It’s time for Gen Con, the best four days of gaming! Happy Gen Con Eve!!! (more…)

WiPWednesday 12-16 #8

As happens most weeks, Wednesday has arrived. This means that it’s Work in Progress Wednesday!!! This week was all about the build for me–I had many new shiny toys that I want to bring to the tabletop, so I was focused on getting them to the point where I can at least put them on a table.

The miniatures you see above are Insidious Madnesses from Malifaux and I must say that not only do they look like something out of the Cthulhu mythos, but putting them together is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle straight from the mind of H. P. Lovecraft. That being said, once I figured out which tentacle went where and in which direction it twisted these models go together quite well. The design on these models are fantastic and whoever it was who figured out how to lay them out for injection molding is some kind of mad genius–these models are some of the most three dimensionally interesting miniatures I have ever built. Due to the nature of injection molding, most miniatures can be broken down into simple planar regions to prevent undercuts, but somehow they managed to convert these amorphous blobs into something that an injection machine could handle. If you are following the Wyrd build instructions for these, make sure you keep the back of the box handy, it helps to see the render of the assembled model to interpret the instructions. Also, dry fit all of the pieces first, it will save you much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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The allure of the dragon Drakon’s hoard has long enticed adventurers to tempt fate and seek their fortune in the winding depths of her labyrinth; do you have what it takes to elude the legendary dragon and escape with the treasure?
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