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…
If you are reading this then you either already have a collection of board games or you have an interest in them which may or may not result in you purchasing your own. One of the biggest factors stopping people from buying games is the price. It’s a luxury item and as such it’s expensive. After the recent presidential stuff-up buying board games in South Africa just got even more expensive.
So this weekend was International Table Top Day; a day of table top gaming around the world. Things where buzzing on all social media fronts, forums, FB, Twitter etc. In South Africa it happened to fall on a long weekend which meant even more time for games!
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?