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?
Sans Alliés is a solo wargame. You’re the commander of the good guys in a war against an evil enemy that’s trying to build their ultimate weapon. The race is on to topple their regime before they wipe you out.
Vital information has been lost on a planet infested with the most lethal predators in the known galaxy. Information necessary for the survival of mankind. In situations like these, whom ever is sent to retrieve the data is doomed to certain death. We have only one recourse the Space Marines. For they shall know no fear.