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  • Review Recaps: Febuary 2015

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    24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Witness -- "The game is constantly shoving moments of confusion and hilarity based around one's ability to recollect odd data and you quickly fall into the clutches of the design and fun emerges effortlessly." Fields of Arle -- "A fairly complex, sandbox, worker placement game. The mechanics themselves are not complicated, but seeing how everything fits together can take a few plays." Bullfrogs -- "Lead your army of frogs and bullfrogs to claim the swamp as your own! The key to…
  • Monkseaton transplant miracle boy's family back donor campaign

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    6 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
    Businesses urged to get on board with 150 days to go until British Transplant Games - as Patrick Skinner, eight, celebrates six years with a new heart
  • Review Recaps: Febuary 2015

    Board Game Central
    Board Game Central
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Witness -- "The game is constantly shoving moments of confusion and hilarity based around one's ability to recollect odd data and you quickly fall into the clutches of the design and fun emerges effortlessly." Fields of Arle -- "A fairly complex, sandbox, worker placement game. The mechanics themselves are not complicated, but seeing how everything fits together can take a few plays." Bullfrogs -- "Lead your army of frogs and bullfrogs to claim the swamp as your own! The key to…
  • Review of The Extraordinaires Design Studio

    Board Games with Scott
    snicholson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Greetings! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve done something here, but I came across something at the NY Toy Fair that really got me excited.  It’s not a game per se (although has a game within it) – it’s more of an activity.  But it inspired me enough to dig out all of the old equipment and make a video in the stylings of BGWS. It’s called The Extraordinaires Design Studio, created by the same group who made Rory’s Story Cubes.   It’s all about learning how to make a design with a user in mind, which is a valuable lesson for anyone who…
  • BCC PARAMOUNT EVENT 10 ROUNDS // DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN // TIME CONTROL: 40/90; d5, G/60; d5 // CALL FOR PLAYERS // CONTACT ASAP

    Boylston Chess Club Weblog
    Steve Stepak
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    16th Annual Paramount CALL FOR PLAYERSTO ADD TO THE FIELD TO MAKE 2 SECTIONSOF 6 PLAYERS EACH FOR A 2RR 10 ROUND EVENTFOR THOSE WISHING TO JOINTHE FIELD, PLEASE CONTACT:BERNARDO IGLESIAS (EVENT TD)email: biglesia@bu.edu
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    Board Game Central

  • Review Recaps: Febuary 2015

    Board Game Central
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Witness -- "The game is constantly shoving moments of confusion and hilarity based around one's ability to recollect odd data and you quickly fall into the clutches of the design and fun emerges effortlessly." Fields of Arle -- "A fairly complex, sandbox, worker placement game. The mechanics themselves are not complicated, but seeing how everything fits together can take a few plays." Bullfrogs -- "Lead your army of frogs and bullfrogs to claim the swamp as your own! The key to…
  • Mexican Train Dominoes In Aluminum Case

    Board Game Central
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    This complete Mexican Train Dominoes set comes with everything you need to play, all packaged in a durable aluminum case. With 91 colored dot tiles, lots of people can enjoy the game together. You can also try out different variations of the game like Straight Dominoes, Moon, Draw, Block and many more. In all variations, the player to play his or her last piece before any opponent wins! For 2 to 8 players. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/MexicanTrainDominoesInAluminumCase Review Recaps: January 2015 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2015-01.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015…
  • Dance Charades

    Board Game Central
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dance your way to the win with hundreds of hilarious dance moves like: opening a present, playing an accordion, riding a horse. On your turn take a dance card while the game's DJ starts 40 seconds of music using the Dance Charades CD. If someone guesses your move and there's still time, take another card and keep on dancing. When time's up, you score a point for each move that was correctly guessed. At the end of the game the player with the most points wins! But listen up! You could also earn points just from your ultra-fly dancing! If other players dig your moves, they can throw up to three…
  • Majority Rules!

    Board Game Central
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

    Board Game Central
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
 
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  • Monkseaton transplant miracle boy's family back donor campaign

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
    Businesses urged to get on board with 150 days to go until British Transplant Games - as Patrick Skinner, eight, celebrates six years with a new heart
  • Swap Shop: Seeking Wool Clothing, Board Games, Stuffing for a Cause, Good Home for Puzzles

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:01 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:01 p.m. SDH has wool clothing that they will give to anyone who could use size 8/10. A tan-colored suit and four pairs of wool slacks in brown, green herringbone, brown herringbone.
  • Fremont business fills gaming void

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new business in Fremont offers gaming enthusiasts a safe place to gather to participate in board game tournaments and a well-stocked inventory for all their gaming needs.
  • Hoof Prints: Life needs more board games – SAHS has a new club this year

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    BY MARYA REDMOND PONY EXPRESS   Board game club was new to Stillwater Area High School this semester. It was created for a group of students to get together to play board games after school in English teacher Laura Hammond Laux’s room. The club plays a wide variety of games, including Bang and Catan. Board [...]
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    1 Mar 2015 | 2:57 am
    The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organisers of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 today jointly decided to set up an Integration Working Group to speed up decision-making processes and improve integration between all stakeholders.
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  • Review Recaps: Febuary 2015

    Board Game Central
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Witness -- "The game is constantly shoving moments of confusion and hilarity based around one's ability to recollect odd data and you quickly fall into the clutches of the design and fun emerges effortlessly." Fields of Arle -- "A fairly complex, sandbox, worker placement game. The mechanics themselves are not complicated, but seeing how everything fits together can take a few plays." Bullfrogs -- "Lead your army of frogs and bullfrogs to claim the swamp as your own! The key to…
  • Mexican Train Dominoes In Aluminum Case

    Board Game Central
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    This complete Mexican Train Dominoes set comes with everything you need to play, all packaged in a durable aluminum case. With 91 colored dot tiles, lots of people can enjoy the game together. You can also try out different variations of the game like Straight Dominoes, Moon, Draw, Block and many more. In all variations, the player to play his or her last piece before any opponent wins! For 2 to 8 players. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/MexicanTrainDominoesInAluminumCase Review Recaps: January 2015 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2015-01.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015…
  • Dance Charades

    Board Game Central
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dance your way to the win with hundreds of hilarious dance moves like: opening a present, playing an accordion, riding a horse. On your turn take a dance card while the game's DJ starts 40 seconds of music using the Dance Charades CD. If someone guesses your move and there's still time, take another card and keep on dancing. When time's up, you score a point for each move that was correctly guessed. At the end of the game the player with the most points wins! But listen up! You could also earn points just from your ultra-fly dancing! If other players dig your moves, they can throw up to three…
  • Majority Rules!

    Board Game Central
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

    Board Game Central
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
 
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  • Review of The Extraordinaires Design Studio

    snicholson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Greetings! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve done something here, but I came across something at the NY Toy Fair that really got me excited.  It’s not a game per se (although has a game within it) – it’s more of an activity.  But it inspired me enough to dig out all of the old equipment and make a video in the stylings of BGWS. It’s called The Extraordinaires Design Studio, created by the same group who made Rory’s Story Cubes.   It’s all about learning how to make a design with a user in mind, which is a valuable lesson for anyone who…
  • Golden Geek Award Voting and Going, Going, GONE!

    snicholson
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:06 am
    BoardGameGeek.com runs the Golden Geek awards each year.  The voting is currently open and closes on February 17. Going, Going, GONE!, my new board game,  has been nominated for Best Party Game of 2013.  If you are a supporting user of BoardGameGeek, then you are eligible to vote.  You can vote at http://boardgamegeek.com/geekawards/boardgame If you haven’t tried GGG but want to know more, I’ve produced several videos about the game.  You might have seen the Board Games with Scott episode that I produced about it: but you might not have seen the PG-13 Drinking Game variant…
  • BGWS Special Edition: Going, Going, GONE!

    snicholson
    15 Oct 2013 | 10:30 pm
    This special edition of Board Games with Scott is about my new game, Going, Going, GONE!, published by Stronghold Games. Download the file at: http://archive.org/download/scott_scottnicholson_Ggg/ggg.mp4   The list of variants that you can add to is at Board Game Geek. You can keep up with what I’m doing at http://becauseplaymatters.com    
  • Kickstarter for Tiny Games

    snicholson
    7 Apr 2013 | 7:52 am
    There is a current Kickstarter project (running through April 13) that I feel is very important.   I decided to make a short video about it to help raise awareness of the project. The project is called Tiny Games, and it is out of a studio in the UK called Hide & Seek. They are developing an app/PDF with hundreds of small games that you play in the physical world with other people. If you don’t know, I’m now running a research lab called Because Play Matters, where I focus on transformative games for informal learning and the future of gamification.   The concept of Play is…
  • Get your name in Scott’s game!

    snicholson
    9 Apr 2012 | 5:29 am
    Hey there! I’m working on a new social game. One of the things I need for the game are get-to-know-you questions. So, I thought it might be fun to crowd source it. If I use your question, I’ll give you appropriate credit on the game card/screen with your question! If you want to see your name in a game, this is your chance!   Come and contribute a question by April 13th at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRsZi1TXzVkdWh3cDcxQXdfbHF3VkE6MQ
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  • BCC PARAMOUNT EVENT 10 ROUNDS // DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN // TIME CONTROL: 40/90; d5, G/60; d5 // CALL FOR PLAYERS // CONTACT ASAP

    Steve Stepak
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    16th Annual Paramount CALL FOR PLAYERSTO ADD TO THE FIELD TO MAKE 2 SECTIONSOF 6 PLAYERS EACH FOR A 2RR 10 ROUND EVENTFOR THOSE WISHING TO JOINTHE FIELD, PLEASE CONTACT:BERNARDO IGLESIAS (EVENT TD)email: biglesia@bu.edu
  • BCC: GIRL POWER // FEBRUARY GRAND PRIX REPORT: NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN / MAXWELL ZHAO 1-2nd / 21 PLAYERS / 1 SECTION // NEW FACES // MILESTONES GALORE // CARISSA YIP BECOMES NM

    Steve Stepak
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    BCC: GRAND PRIX (OPEN)NM Eric Godin on the move vs Natasha Christiansen, Round 4, ready to win in her regal chess sweater, anticipates the set-up.Natasha scored 3 wins and a 3rd Round half-point bye tochalk up 3.5 points for a share of 1-2nd place. Natasha earneda +69 to 1925 rating. Brava, Natasha!LASER FOCUSMaxwell Zhao, ready to rumble with white vs Jerry Li in theirRound 2 game. Max won 3 games in row with a half-point bye for Round 4 to share 1-2nd place with Natasha Christiansen.Max scored 3.5 points and a +62 to 1915 rating. Bravo, Max!ROCK SOLIDNM Andrew Hoy (orange)…
  • 24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am

    Robert Oresick
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    16th Annual Paramount16th Annual ParamountPhoto collage:  Tony Cortizas Jr. 16th Annual Paramount                    Mon, March 2, 12am – Tue, March 3, 12am Weekly on Monday, until May 11, 2015      40 Norris St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USAmap 10 Rounds. 2RR. Players divided into six player sections by rating.  40/90; d5, G/60; d5. Adjournments are allowed after 3 hours of play;  Entry fee: $25, $20 to BCF members;  Prizes: 50% EF  Registration:…
  • BCC LEGENDS OF CHESS: OSCAR PANNO // FARZAD ABDI & CARISSA YIP SHARE SPOTLIGHT // NICHOLAS OBLAK U1950 // 27 PLAY // MANY NEW FACES

    Steve Stepak
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    MILESTONECarissa Yip shared a piece of 1st place in the Open Section ofthe BCC Legends of Chess, February 21. Brava, Carissa!Carissa scored 3 wins + a 1st round half point bye to earn a +41 to 2191 rating!FOCUSEDNM Chris Williams sets up king-side assault vs Carissa Yip'sSicilian Dragon. Carissa defended strongly and won the game!COOL UNDER FIREA relaxed NM Farzad plays white vs NM Chris Williams inRound 3. The game ended in a draw!FARZAD PLAYS THE GENERALTerrence Fricker does battle with NM Farzad Abdiin Round 4. This was a critical game for Farzad if hewanted to take a piece…
  • 12 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am

    Robert Oresick
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Feb Chess Camp School Break Chess CampFeb 17 - 20 When:     Tue, February 17, 9:00am – Fri, February 20, 12:30pmWhere:   40 Norris St B103, Cambridge, MA, United States (map) Boylston Chess Foundation40 Norris St., B103, Cambridge, MA 02140      phone: (470) BCF-1919The Boylston School Break Chess Camp 2014-2015Over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, The Boylston Chess Foundation will hold its series of chess camps during the December, February, April school recesses, as well as two summer camps in June/July and…
 
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  • Grading the Openings (Part One)

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Rob Weir, the statistician whom I mentioned in my last post, graciously shared with me a data base of the performance of all the openings, organized by ECO code. This allows us to create something that I’ve never quite seen before: a “report card” of all the chess openings. Which are best for White? Which are best for Black? Which are the most drawish? Which are the most or the least popular? In this post I am mostly going to stay on the level of whole openings, in other words the first two digits of the ECO code (i.e., A0, A1, A2, etc.) In my next post I will drill down…
  • Data-Mining the World Champions

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Today I’m going to show you the two most fascinating chess graphs I’ve ever seen. Of course, they’re also the only chess graphs I’ve ever seen, but still I found them utterly remarkable. A statistician named Rob Weir did a principal component analysis of the opening repertoire of all 20 world champions (including Khalifman, Kasimdzhanov and Ponomariov, who I think shouldn’t be included, but whatever). What does this mean? Well, first it means that he tabulated the frequency of each of the 500 ECO opening codes in those grandmasters’ games, giving each…
  • More French Cooking

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    My last post on the French Defense, a few days ago, attracted more comments than any post I’ve written for at least a couple years. So let’s continue the conversation. One of the commenters (Brian Wall, I’m looking at you) asked, “What doesn’t beat the French?” Maybe White can do just about anything! In the spirit of doing just about anything, I started playing around last year with 1. e4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. ed ed 4. cd (diagram). Position after 4. cd. Black to move. FEN: rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3P4/8/8/PP1P1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq – 0 4 First, does anybody know if…
  • Playing All 50 Openings

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    About 50 years ago, the Yugoslav chess magazine Chess Informant introduced a new classification system for chess openings. For chess players it was like the invention of the metric system: it systematized the nomenclature that varied wildly from country to country. (For instance, your Spanish Opening is my Ruy Lopez.) Now all the openings and their subvariations are labeled with three-digit codes, from A00 to E99. They are called ECO codes, for “Encyclopedia of Chess Openings.” This got me thinking yesterday: Is there any tournament player alive who has played all 500 opening…
  • The Eleventh Commandment

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Yesterday I met for a short chess session with Gjon Feinstein, Mike Splane, and Eric Montany. Mike showed us a game he played at the Kolty Chess Club last week that features a new variation he is exploring in the French. He played it against an expert named Lev (I don’t remember the last name, I’m sure Mike will fill us in) and won in very nice fashion. I hope that it’s okay with Mike to show what he’s thinking about these days… It’s not as if we’re grandmasters who have to keep our preparation super-secret. And no one reads this blog, right? So here…
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  • Let's Drop The First 'I' In ISIS. There's Nothing Islamic About Them

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Queen Rania: Let's Drop The First 'I' In ISIS. There's Nothing Islamic About Them Posted: 03/06/2015 8:16 am EST  LONDON -- Queen Rania of Jordan said Thursday evening that there is nothing Islamic about the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or I...
  • Do you can get a draw with Black?

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    I played a 7 days game where Black could get a draw after 46.g4. What is the best move for Black? If Black moves different, White wins:
  • Singapore Masters Blitz Invitational 2015 - Best games of the tourney

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    I would like to showcase the best games of the above-mentioned event. First up, the 'Caveman Attack' Award goes to FM Andrean Susilodinata for a barnstormer of an hack. The following was the best game of the event. IM Goh Wei Ming wins the 'Ca...
  • The Incredible Adventures of a Super Non-Legend-To-Be.

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    A non-furred two legged creature was beamed onto the surface of the earth from the inner space of a visibly outer sphere and tasked to dominate it. Accepting without necessarily agreeing that a homo species dominated the earth not by virtue of th...
  • Totally impressed

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    some of you may or may not know, but I teach languages to people all around theworld.  Some are online, some are face to face.  Today, I taught a French kid in Singapore.  I decided to try to sneak chess into the lesson.  We we...
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  • 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open 2015 LIVE!

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • European Individual Chess Championship 2015

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jerusalem is hosting the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, is staged at hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Chess Federation under the auspices of the ECU.The prize fund was generously increased to 120,000 € and 115 Grandmasters have already joined the field.Top seeds, members of “Club 2700+”, are GM David Navara, GM Nikita Vitiugov, GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, GM Etienne Bacrot and GM Fransisco Vallejo Pons, etc.Official…
  • India vs China LIVE!

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Find the best move

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to move. How should White proceed?Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Rules & Conditions for the 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Rules & Conditions for the 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational (Over $200K in prizes and scholarships) July 25 (arrival day) – July 30, 2015 at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri)The Annual SPF Girls' Invitational, in its 12th year, is the most prestigious All-Girls event in the United States. It is also the first All-Girls event approved and sanctioned by the USCF back in 2003. It is an invitational event, and will once again be held at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri). Each state, as well as each country in the American Continent (South, Central, and…
 
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  • NZ's Natasha Fairley in The Bachelor

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    This is a bit unexpected. New Zealand chess rep, Natasha Fairley, who I'm sure plenty of Australian chess players know very well, will appear on local television in NZ as one of the young women who will vie for the affections of "The Bachelor New Zealand". The show will beginning screening on March 17. If you're outside of NZ, I guess there's always the recaps on YouTube.I suppose I should say good luck to Natasha. I hope she gets her man. But honestly, I never thought she'd be the type to be needing to do this sort of thing. She ought to be "The Bachelorette"!
  • A Jule Surprise

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    The past week has been a Chinese trifecta. Zhao Jun won the Hastings tournament, Ni Hua pulverized almost everyone at the Aussie Open and then there's also Zhao Xue who bagged the Kiwi Open. The two Zhaos winning were complete surprises. After all, they weren't exactly the favourites.But here's another surprise. Out of the blue, I've just learnt that Australia's WIM Alexandra Jule is a New Zealand champion! Well, joint champion at least anyway. It turns out that she holds dual nationality, Kiwi and Australian. And by virtue of her 6 points, among a group of locals on a similar score, WIM Jule…
  • Australian Chess Open 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I meant to post something about the ongoing Aussie Chess Open much earlier, but with the rush to head back to Tokyo and immediately having to start work after a very non-Japanese 3-week vacation, this post is much delayed.In fact, I actually turned up for the first round and live tweeted direct from the event. That was a first for me (live tweeting), and I think more events should probably do it. Tweeting, or live blogging as I once did many moons ago, always gives an extra dimension to a tournament. Despite recent advances in video coverage, there's something about the burst of text…
  • Chess Christmas Cheer

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Look what I spotted in Sydney's Pitt St yesterday. When I saw the chess boards, my first thought was that Pablo Williams, The Jamaican Champion, must have expanded his operations! You can usually see him here this time of year. But, nope; no Pablo. This bloke who's hosting the simul is, in fact, none other than Sydney local Jason Chan.
  • Chess on The iPad

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I don't get much chess action myself these days, at least not over the board. But I still follow the top events closely. Thanks to Apple, I can do this, last night's World Championship game that ended it all for Vishy ("screwed"). That is my iPad tethered to my iPhone. And in case you're wondering, the red is a not too shabby Chilean merlot.When I tweeted this last night, a couple of folks asked me what the app is. It is Playchess for the iOS, which is not too bad. I like the game board. But I think the Chess24 app is way better overall. Chess24's game board is not to my liking but you get…
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  • Questions to Ask the Church Search Committee

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Really, you should read the whole excellent blog post that inspired this (by Bruce Reyes-Chow) - but I'll whet your appetite with my personal top ten (or so) from his list of twenty-five. These are in no particular order What has been the most imaginative thing that the church has done in the past year? Are there any topics, issues, situations that have been treated, intentionally or unintentionally, as “off-limits” and if so, what are they and why do you think they have been avoided? What have been the congregation’s behavior patterns when dealing with conflict? Where in the church do…
  • Friends '88 in 2013

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This video is two years old... today. It was filmed as we drove eastward across the mountains into the Mojave Desert. Enjoy!
  • #45: Lost Valley (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Lost Valley Mark's Ranking 2014: 45th 2012: 34th 2010: 20th 2005: did not appear BoardGameGeek rank: 790 (new edition - 2073) rating: 6.84 (new editiion - 7.25) Print Status original edition is OOP - but a new edition (with some changes) is in print Why It's On The List A very cool exploration/gold mining game with mean & tricky heart - if you can't accept that stuff you build will be used by others to mess you over, you don't need to be playing this game. Tips & Tricks: You can not do everything - although it is legal to own both a canoe & a horse - and there's a tipping…
  • Memoir '44: Operation Barbarossa - Phase One

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It's no surprise to my faithful readership that Memoir '44 is one of my favorite games... and that one of my favorite ways to play Memoir '44 is playing a chain of multiple scenarios (a "campaign"). This blog post is a battle by battle record of a Grand Campaign against my son, Braeden. Operation: Barbarossa is actually three smaller campaigns layered together to create an epic 10-13 scenario series of battles. (If you're a fan of Memoir '44, I can't recommend the Campaign Books highly enough - this campaign is from Volume I. I wrote an extensive review of Volume II when it was released.) The…
  • Akaba Redux: A Cool Discovery

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Highlights Here's some highlights of what I wrote about Haba's Akaba way back in the day. I had listed both The Black Pirate & Akaba in my Kid Games 100... So, you may be wondering why I'd turn back around and put another puffer game on the list. Well, I'll tell you - I think they're both great games that offer very different play experiences.  This is the more wild'n'wooly of the two games, since each player is working to move as quickly as he can... the active player puffing away at his magic carpet, scooting it around the board, while the player to his left is busy rolling a pair…
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  • New & Restocked Board Games: March 5, 2015

    Tao
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Alien Frontiers Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #1 Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #1 Alien Frontiers Faction Pack #2 Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt Tiny Epic Kingdom Tiny Epic Defenders Yomi: Round 1 Yomi: Round 2 Morels Marrying Mr. Darcy 27th Passenger: A Hunt on Rails Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition Princes of the Dragon Throne Puzzle Strike (3rd Edition) Puzzle Strike: Shadows Shadowrift Seven Swords Savage Worlds: East Texas University Limited Edition Hardcover Savage Worlds: East Texas University: Degrees of Horror LE(Hardcover) Heat Doomtown Reloaded – Saddlebag…
  • New Board Games: March 4, 2015

    Tao
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    New Board Games: March 4, 2015 Ab In Die Tonne Cacao DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 2 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave Four Stone Giant Elder Expansion Pack Coal Baron (Gluck Auf Import) – Dinged (Grade B) Grog Island Heroes of Normandie: Gazette #1 Hospital Rush Korrigans Lamentations of the Flame Princess RPG: Forgive Us Magic the Gathering CCG: Duel Decks Elspeth Vs. Kiora Display Munchkin: Love Shark Baby Numenera RPG – Technology Compendium Qwixx Rattus: Mercantus Expansion Royals Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG – Fly Casual Rules Supplement…
  • New Board Games: February 23rd, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: The Valemen Chapter Pack One Night: Ultimate Werewolf – Daybreak One Night: Ultimate Werewolf (Restock) Monster of the Week Munchkin: Kobolds Ate My Baby! Star Wars X-Wing: X-Wing (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Fighter (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: Y-Wing (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Advanced (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Defender (Restock) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set Talisman: Deep Realms The Lord of the Rings LCG: Fog on the Barrow Downs Standalone Quest The Worst Game Ever Ultimate Guard Mini American Sleeves Warpaints: Zombicide Survivor Paint Set…
  • Convention Attendance 2015

    Tao
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I figured we’d post our convention list for this year. Come visit us if you are there: February 27 – March 1, 2015 – GottaCon Gaming Convention, Victoria, BC March 14 – 15, 2015 – Terminal City Tabletop Convention, Vancouver, BC October 2 – 4, 2015 – VCon Science Fiction & Gaming Convention, Vancouver, BC October 16 – 18, 2015 – Fallcon, Calgary, AB We’re look forward to seeing you at one of these conventions and playing some board games with you. Convention Attendance 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: February 18th

    Warehouse Staff
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Ascension: Year 1 Collector’s Edition DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Crisis Expansion 1 Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham Fate Core: Romance in the Air Fate Core: Save Game Fate Core: The Aether Sea Friese’s Landlord Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Clear Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Dark Blue Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Dark Green Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Pale Green Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Root Beer Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Teal HOMELAND the game Incredible Expeditions: Quest Karate Fight Marvel Dice Masters: The Avengers vs X-Men Dice Building Game…
 
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  • Animal Upon Animal Review

    Jason C
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 15 min Age requirements: 4+ Set-up time: minimal Animal Upon Animal is a stacking game that both young and old can enjoy together. Animal Upon Animal Rules Description: You start Animal Upon Animal with seven differently shaped animals that you must get rid of to win. A crocodile is used as the base of the pyramid and on your turn you roll the included die. The result will force you to place one or two animals onto the pile. Another result makes another player place one of your animals on the stack. Or you might get to place an animal on the…
  • Commands & Colors Ancients Expansion Packs 2 & 3 Review

    Jason C
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 60 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 10-15 min The second and third expansions for Commands & Colors Ancients have been combined. In one box you get another Roman army, a Barbarian army, a couple new units, lots of new scenarios and more. Commands & Colors Ancients Expansions 2 & 3 Descriptions: Commands and Colors Ancients is a war game. If you have not played the basic game, read my review of it here. The rest of this post will talk about the new things added in expansions 2 and 3. The two expansions you get in this box…
  • Mythotopia Board Game Review

    Jason C
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-120 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 min Mythotopia is a deck-building game mixed with area control and a bit of war game. Mythotopia Rules Description: You win Mythotopia by scoring the most VPs. You gain VPs by invading your opponents’ provinces or achieving the victory conditions on Victory Point Cards. At the start of the game you lay out the three Fixed Victory Point Cards and draw four random Variable Victory Point Cards. Each Victory Point Card has a certain number of VP tokens placed on them. Once four of these cards have…
  • Sanssouci Board Game Review

    Jason C
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 45-60 min Age requirements: 8+ Set-up time: minimal Sanssouci is a tile-laying game that is very family-friendly. You play cards to gain tiles to add to your garden and score VPs. Sanssouci Rules Description: In Sanssouci you are trying to create the most beautiful garden. You gain VPs by completing rows and columns in your garden, by moving your nobles through it and by completing your secret mission card. Score the most VPs and win the game. You start the game with a unique player board. It has nine vertical columns and six rows. Some are…
  • Sentinel Tactics Review

    Jason C
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-8 Amount of time to play: 45-90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Sentinel Tactics is a super-hero themed, skirmish game set in the Sentinels of the Multiverse world. One player is the villain and the other players are the heroes that must stop them. Sentinel Tactics Rules Description: Sentinel Tactics lets you take on the role of super heroes (or the villain) and play through scenarios that change based on the previous session’s winner. You can also just play the skirmish mode. The scenario book gives you the details for the board layout, number of…
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  • Animal Upon Animal Review

    Jason C
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 15 min Age requirements: 4+ Set-up time: minimal Animal Upon Animal is a stacking game that both young and old can enjoy together. Animal Upon Animal Rules Description: You start Animal Upon Animal with seven differently shaped animals that you must get rid of to win. A crocodile is used as the base of the pyramid and on your turn you roll the included die. The result will force you to place one or two animals onto the pile. Another result makes another player place one of your animals on the stack. Or you might get to place an animal on the…
  • Commands & Colors Ancients Expansion Packs 2 & 3 Review

    Jason C
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 60 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 10-15 min The second and third expansions for Commands & Colors Ancients have been combined. In one box you get another Roman army, a Barbarian army, a couple new units, lots of new scenarios and more. Commands & Colors Ancients Expansions 2 & 3 Descriptions: Commands and Colors Ancients is a war game. If you have not played the basic game, read my review of it here. The rest of this post will talk about the new things added in expansions 2 and 3. The two expansions you get in this box…
  • Mythotopia Board Game Review

    Jason C
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-120 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 min Mythotopia is a deck-building game mixed with area control and a bit of war game. Mythotopia Rules Description: You win Mythotopia by scoring the most VPs. You gain VPs by invading your opponents’ provinces or achieving the victory conditions on Victory Point Cards. At the start of the game you lay out the three Fixed Victory Point Cards and draw four random Variable Victory Point Cards. Each Victory Point Card has a certain number of VP tokens placed on them. Once four of these cards have…
  • Sanssouci Board Game Review

    Jason C
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 45-60 min Age requirements: 8+ Set-up time: minimal Sanssouci is a tile-laying game that is very family-friendly. You play cards to gain tiles to add to your garden and score VPs. Sanssouci Rules Description: In Sanssouci you are trying to create the most beautiful garden. You gain VPs by completing rows and columns in your garden, by moving your nobles through it and by completing your secret mission card. Score the most VPs and win the game. You start the game with a unique player board. It has nine vertical columns and six rows. Some are…
  • Sentinel Tactics Review

    Jason C
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-8 Amount of time to play: 45-90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Sentinel Tactics is a super-hero themed, skirmish game set in the Sentinels of the Multiverse world. One player is the villain and the other players are the heroes that must stop them. Sentinel Tactics Rules Description: Sentinel Tactics lets you take on the role of super heroes (or the villain) and play through scenarios that change based on the previous session’s winner. You can also just play the skirmish mode. The scenario book gives you the details for the board layout, number of…
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  • Coconuts Review

    Josh Edwards
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    So, I heard that there was a game where you each have a monkey catapult and you shoot coconuts.  I was sold.  I thought about that being the extent of my review, but since I was given a copy from the publisher, I figured I should say a few more things about the game.In Coconuts, each player is given two cards, a pile of rubber coconuts, and a plastic monkey catapult.  At the start of any player's turn, someone can play one of the cards from their hand (but once a card is played, it's out of the game).  When it is your turn, you take a coconut and attempt to shoot it into…
  • Captains of Industry Review

    Josh Edwards
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    After really enjoying a different TMG title designed by Michael Keller, I decided that I should check out his other TMG title - Captains of Industry.In Captains of Industry, the players manipulate the supply, demand, and price of various goods in order to gain the most Market Share (Victory Points).  There are a few actions that you can perform: build a facility, expand a facility, run a facility, perform research, draw Captain cards, and build real estate.  Building, expanding, or running a facility all produce goods of a certain type, and allow you to adjust the price of your…
  • Good Cop Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors Preview

    James Flemming
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    This post is not a review, but a preview for a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are all subject to change.Good Cop Bad Cop is a social deduction game that pits straight officers against crooked cops in a battle of bluffing and wits.To begin the game, each player is given 3 Integrity Cards. These cards will be one of 4 things:An Honest copA Crooked copThe AgentThe KingpinIf you have a leader card (either the Agent or the Kingpin), you are automatically a member of that faction. If you don't have a leader, then you are a member of the faction that…
  • Paperback Review

    Josh Edwards
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    A little while back, I heard about a new word game that was also a deck builder.  This definitely piqued my interest (though I often don't like word games).  That game is Paperback.In Paperback, each player starts with a deck of 10 cards.  Five of the cards are wilds (worth Fame points, but no money for buying other cards), and the other five are the letters R, S, T, L, and N.  Each turn, a player uses their cards to form a word.  (There is also a "Common" card that they can include in their word.)  Each card used in the word is worth a certain amount of money,…
  • Jim's 10 Favorite Board Games of All Time!!! (and a giveaway!!)

    James Flemming
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jim's Top Ten Games of all Time!!!I love lists AND I love ranking things, so it was only a matter of time until I got to work on this post. One thing I do want to make clear is that these are not what I think are the best games of all time, but rather my personal favorite games of all time. This distinction may be small, but I think worth mentioning.Without further ado, please enjoy this list of my favorite games! (Followed by a game giveaway!!)10. LondonThis was one of the first games I played that involved building up a tableau and I fell in love with it almost immediately. I really enjoy…
 
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  • Coconuts Review

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    So, I heard that there was a game where you each have a monkey catapult and you shoot coconuts.  I was sold.  I thought about that being the extent of my review, but since I was given a copy from the publisher, I figured I should say a few more things about the game.In Coconuts, each player is given two cards, a pile of rubber coconuts, and a plastic monkey catapult.  At the start of any player's turn, someone can play one of the cards from their hand (but once a card is played, it's out of the game).  When it is your turn, you take a coconut and attempt to shoot it into…
  • Captains of Industry Review

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    After really enjoying a different TMG title designed by Michael Keller, I decided that I should check out his other TMG title - Captains of Industry.In Captains of Industry, the players manipulate the supply, demand, and price of various goods in order to gain the most Market Share (Victory Points).  There are a few actions that you can perform: build a facility, expand a facility, run a facility, perform research, draw Captain cards, and build real estate.  Building, expanding, or running a facility all produce goods of a certain type, and allow you to adjust the price of your…
  • Good Cop Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors Preview

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    This post is not a review, but a preview for a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are all subject to change.Good Cop Bad Cop is a social deduction game that pits straight officers against crooked cops in a battle of bluffing and wits.To begin the game, each player is given 3 Integrity Cards. These cards will be one of 4 things:An Honest copA Crooked copThe AgentThe KingpinIf you have a leader card (either the Agent or the Kingpin), you are automatically a member of that faction. If you don't have a leader, then you are a member of the faction that…
  • Paperback Review

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    A little while back, I heard about a new word game that was also a deck builder.  This definitely piqued my interest (though I often don't like word games).  That game is Paperback.In Paperback, each player starts with a deck of 10 cards.  Five of the cards are wilds (worth Fame points, but no money for buying other cards), and the other five are the letters R, S, T, L, and N.  Each turn, a player uses their cards to form a word.  (There is also a "Common" card that they can include in their word.)  Each card used in the word is worth a certain amount of money,…
  • Jim's 10 Favorite Board Games of All Time!!! (and a giveaway!!)

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jim's Top Ten Games of all Time!!!I love lists AND I love ranking things, so it was only a matter of time until I got to work on this post. One thing I do want to make clear is that these are not what I think are the best games of all time, but rather my personal favorite games of all time. This distinction may be small, but I think worth mentioning.Without further ado, please enjoy this list of my favorite games! (Followed by a game giveaway!!)10. LondonThis was one of the first games I played that involved building up a tableau and I fell in love with it almost immediately. I really enjoy…
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  • New & Restocked Board Games: March 5, 2015

    Tao
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Alien Frontiers Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #1 Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #1 Alien Frontiers Faction Pack #2 Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt Tiny Epic Kingdom Tiny Epic Defenders Yomi: Round 1 Yomi: Round 2 Morels Marrying Mr. Darcy 27th Passenger: A Hunt on Rails Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition Princes of the Dragon Throne Puzzle Strike (3rd Edition) Puzzle Strike: Shadows Shadowrift Seven Swords Savage Worlds: East Texas University Limited Edition Hardcover Savage Worlds: East Texas University: Degrees of Horror LE(Hardcover) Heat Doomtown Reloaded – Saddlebag…
  • New Board Games: March 4, 2015

    Tao
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    New Board Games: March 4, 2015 Ab In Die Tonne Cacao DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 2 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave Four Stone Giant Elder Expansion Pack Coal Baron (Gluck Auf Import) – Dinged (Grade B) Grog Island Heroes of Normandie: Gazette #1 Hospital Rush Korrigans Lamentations of the Flame Princess RPG: Forgive Us Magic the Gathering CCG: Duel Decks Elspeth Vs. Kiora Display Munchkin: Love Shark Baby Numenera RPG – Technology Compendium Qwixx Rattus: Mercantus Expansion Royals Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG – Fly Casual Rules Supplement…
  • New Board Games: February 23rd, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: The Valemen Chapter Pack One Night: Ultimate Werewolf – Daybreak One Night: Ultimate Werewolf (Restock) Monster of the Week Munchkin: Kobolds Ate My Baby! Star Wars X-Wing: X-Wing (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Fighter (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: Y-Wing (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Advanced (Restock) Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Defender (Restock) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set Talisman: Deep Realms The Lord of the Rings LCG: Fog on the Barrow Downs Standalone Quest The Worst Game Ever Ultimate Guard Mini American Sleeves Warpaints: Zombicide Survivor Paint Set…
  • Convention Attendance 2015

    Tao
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I figured we’d post our convention list for this year. Come visit us if you are there: February 27 – March 1, 2015 – GottaCon Gaming Convention, Victoria, BC March 14 – 15, 2015 – Terminal City Tabletop Convention, Vancouver, BC October 2 – 4, 2015 – VCon Science Fiction & Gaming Convention, Vancouver, BC October 16 – 18, 2015 – Fallcon, Calgary, AB We’re look forward to seeing you at one of these conventions and playing some board games with you. Convention Attendance 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: February 18th

    Warehouse Staff
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Ascension: Year 1 Collector’s Edition DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Crisis Expansion 1 Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham Fate Core: Romance in the Air Fate Core: Save Game Fate Core: The Aether Sea Friese’s Landlord Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Clear Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Dark Blue Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Dark Green Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Pale Green Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Root Beer Glass Gaming Stones (Qty 23-27): Teal HOMELAND the game Incredible Expeditions: Quest Karate Fight Marvel Dice Masters: The Avengers vs X-Men Dice Building Game…
 
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  • Toy Story 3: The space game ever released

    Franklin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    Was to be expected, after Activision Skylanders, first video game aimed at children to make use of the statues, even Disney Infinity has proved highly successful, selling millions of copies over the years and then entered into a dispute with its direct competitor, thanks to the combination of a solid platform game and figurines of Disney’s most famous who have won the hearts of children (and not, if we are honest). One of the most significant features of their Disney Infinity is its mode Toy Box , in which the deliverer is given absolute freedom, being able to do anything (within the…
  • Final Fantasy XIV: free period to achieve 4 million

    Franklin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    After so many years, the franchise Final Fantasy still resists, grinding sales for each title in output and generating a lot of expectation among the players fans of the genre (Japanese-style, in this case) for securities that will be, as the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV (formerly known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and later changed the name at a later time), whose demo is almost imminent. The official series, over time it has approached another series that has become in effect a game in style MMORPG, which featured gameplay quite similar to that of the main series: started with Final…
  • Sony accidentally deletes the list of winners of the 20th Anniversary PS4

    Franklin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    A few months ago Sony Computer Entertainment, as many of you know, has launched an edition in limited edition of the Playstation 4, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary since the first, inimitable Playstation, which originally saw the light in the Japanese market 3 December 1994 away . More precisely, were produced 12’300 units, as the copies that sold the Playstation in the first day of release in the land of the rising sun. There were many, not surprisingly, the speculation about it. Many have indeed bought the Playstation 4 20th Anniversary Edition and then sell it on eBay and…
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity: cooperative mode

    Franklin
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    The novelty of Assassin’s Creed Unity will be your co-op. Ubisoft stone left staff to announce that we will be able to team up with three other friends. We can complete the adventure in cooperative; will play only certain special missions designed for up to 4 players and we can explore the city with them. Of course, all will be colorful ‘clones’ Arno, so there will be four different characters. Each player will be fitted with items that you have unlocked in the line item and also each have a special skill group. One fellow revive another can cure them, another disguise…
  • Do You want Neverwinter Xbox One in 2015?

    Franklin
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Undoubtedly, Neverwinter has caused a great sensation in PC , so no wonder it has stalled on the players to the point where many of them have asked for the console, even though it has played in your computer. Why? You may ask many, the answer is quite simple: it is a game with an easy to understand mechanics and fun addition to the large number of characters, enemies, weapons, spells, etc … We are in a time when games RPG are the order of the day and mingle with all types of genres: Action, Strategy, football (Inazuma Eleven, for if you are thinking the exact game) … So, we love…
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  • Kickstarter Update: Thunderbirds and Ghostbusters

    Nikki Bennett
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    This Kickstarter update is a lot shorter than my usual updates, with only two titles I want to talk about. The games I’ve chosen look incredible and have geeks of all ages champing at the bit to get their mitts on them! Thunderbirds are go… Or are they?!? First up, we have the latest co-operative board game created by Matt Leacock – designer of the […] The post Kickstarter Update: Thunderbirds and Ghostbusters appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • The Institute for Magical Arts at GamesQuest

    Tom Randell
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:44 pm
    I was recently provided with a copy of a game called The Institute for Magical Arts. Nigel got his hands on an early copy and wanted me to take a look at it and let him know what I thought. The game was designed by Steve Finn of Biblios fame and published by Dr Finn’s Games. The Institute for […] The post The Institute for Magical Arts at GamesQuest appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Dragonscroll – Building an Epic Tale

    Tom Randell
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin! In a time long ago, in a land before technology, there was a scroll – a scroll of olde, a scroll of dragons! The legendary Dragonscroll! Chronicling the deeds of only the most epic of dragons the fantastical Dragonscroll details the fall of knights, the defeat of great […] The post Dragonscroll – Building an Epic Tale appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • News: Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game

    Tom Randell
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    It turns out that at some point in my life, just after I left University and started work as a technologist, it seems I became some kind of PC and console game recluse… In my absence from video game society – I missed what has become an unbelievably popular game… Portal… Released in 2007, Portal […] The post News: Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • XCOM – The Board Game Review

    Luke Hector
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    We’ve barely entered 2015 and already we have a hyped up mega-release in the board gaming world. Ever since XCOM was announced as a board game it has got a lot of fans of the computer game hot in anticipation, although it’s also received a bit of sceptism from gamers and technophobes who aren’t too […] The post XCOM – The Board Game Review appeared first on GamesQuest.
 
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  • D6 Generation Discusses Halo With Spartan Games

    Alex
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    Episode 162 of the D6 Generation podcast recently went online, featuring Neil Fawcett and Derek Sinclair of Spartan Games as guests. As well as the usual show segments, the guys talk about recent goings-on at Spartan and also discuss the upcoming tabletop Halo games. As always, the D6G podcast is a long listen, but it’s a good one. If you decide to support the show on Patreon with at least $2, you’ll also get access to Lost Chapter episodes. Lost Chapter 91 features Neil and the hosts discussing Firestorm lore as well as revealing some upcoming releases.
  • Planetfall ORBATs Updated To V2.0

    Alex
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Spartan Games has updated the ORBATs (Orders of Battle) for Firestorm Planetfall ahead of the release of the Firepower Leviathan helices in March. The new PDFs contain updated stats for the core 6 factions plus their allies, and now have stats for the Terran, Dindrenzi and Directorate Firepower Leviathans in their respective ORBATs. A new printer-friendly version of the Planetfall rulebook was also released, swapping the white on black look for a more ink-friendly black on white design. The actual content of the book is the same as the previously-released PDF. The new ORBATs and the…
  • Spartan Games Is Hiring

    Alex
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Spartan Games is now hiring for several UK-based positions as listed on their website. The company is looking for 3D Model Makers, Artists/Illustrators, Mould/Model Makers, Painters/Terrain Makers, and an Apprentice Product Assembler. If you’d like to work for Spartan, then why not head over and have a look at the vacancy descriptions to see if your skills and experience match what they need?
  • Planetfall In 20 Faction Analysis By Drachenfutter

    Alex
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Over on his blog, Drachenfutter has posted a faction analysis in light of last weekend’s Planetfall in 20 tournament. The six-player event, held at The Outpost in Sheffield, England, and so named because the maximum points for each army was 2000 (thus 20 on the Zero-Hour Tracker) might have been the first ever organised Planetfall tournament. The article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the six core factions, how they play, and also features some photos from the tournament.
  • Spartan Posts Firestorm Short Story And Announces Competition Winners

    Alex
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Spartan Games has upped a new post onto the official blog with a short story and some competition winners. The story, called The Lost Records, concerns a group of Syndicate Traders who find a lost Directorate data-core and extract some interesting information from it. Later on in the post, the long-awaited winners of last year’s Firestorm Armada fleet building competition are announced. The challenge was to build a competitive fleet at any of the three fleet levels. Did you win?
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