Dark Souls: The Board Game (REVIEW)

One of the hottest Kickstarter success stories arose last year when UK board game publisher Steamforged Games announced that they had acquired the license to make the Dark Souls board game that most fans didn’t know they wanted. Within 3 minutes of the Kickstarter campaign launching, the game reached its initial goal of $72,000, and…

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game (REVIEW)

There was a time, not too long ago, when board games based on existing intellectual properties were an immediate pass. They were often seen as cheap or uninspired cash grabs, attempts by the large-scale board game manufacturers to leech off the success of the property upon which their game would be based. Look no further…

Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem (REVIEW)

“On the fringe, blood and bullets are the rule of law and if you’re a man with convictions, violence is inevitable.” This quote from John Teller, the titular club’s founding member, is among the first words printed within the rulebook of Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, a 3 to 4 player area control/resource acquisition…

Above and Below (REVIEW)

The barbarians have come. You always knew they would, it was just a matter of time. Running for your lives, you managed to grab what little supplies you could salvage before everything was lost for good. The few that made it out alive have escaped the slaughter, but the toughest part is yet to come.…

T.I.M.E. Stories: Expedition: Endurance (REVIEW)

After a long wait following the last T.I.M.E. Stories module, Under the Mask, Expedition: Endurance has finally arrived. Loosely based on the real expedition to the Antarctic undertaken by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew in the year 1914, the team over at Space Cowboys have twisted the events of reality to conform to their narrative. Something supernatural is happening to the crew aboard the Endurance, and as Bob informs you, you’re not going back to save them. Their fate is essential to the continuity of time; rather, you’re going back to make sure that whatever forces are trying to intervene do not succeed.

Thunder & Lightning (REVIEW)

Loki has stolen the All-Father’s crown; for what nefarious needs, Odin does not know. But he has tasked his son, Thor, to retrieve the crown from his brother, entrusting him with the power of his prized ring, Draupnir. Reclaim the crown as Thor and ascend the throne of Asgard, or steal Odin’s ring as well…

When Video and Board Games Collide

I grew up an avid video gamer. I played pretty much everything: shooters, RPGs, action/adventure, stealth, puzzles, platformers, etc., etc. It’s only in the last 3 or 4 years that my interests have gradually shifted to board games, but that’s not to say my love for the alternative has gone away completely. Rather, I’ve become…