Last Saturday the girls were out of the house for the afternoon. This meant Ronin and I had some time to kill. I had planned to put up some shelving in my study (I have games on my chair and floor!) but instead I decided to crack open the First Strike Warhammer 40K starter box and see if Ronin would like it.
The English Civil was never came up as a subject in history but I find all wars interesting. Cruel Necessity puts you in the role of the English government in an attempt to preserve their way of life in the face of political and religious turmoil. Oh, and war too.
I’ve been looking at lighter games over the past few months. Things to bring out at Family Games Night that will be easy to teach and explain. So the term Gateway often springs to mind. Gateway games are usually used to introduce new people the hobby. Ethnos intrigued me. It seemed light but a step above gateway.
I first played Splendor about 2 years ago, I can’t say that I enjoyed it. There was a lot of hype around it and I felt that it did not feel like it lived up to the hype. Then I got another chance to play it a few weeks ago on ITTD. I picked up my own copy on my way out…
Blood Bowl is not a new game. It was first released back in 1986; that’s 30 years ago! It’s been through a few iterations with a new edition released late last year. There was even a period when the game was no longer officially supported. The fans stepped up and kept the torch burning. Leagues were held and rules were refined and for many years the game just kept going from strength to strength. Just what makes it so special?