Raptor Designer: Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti Artist: Vincent Dutrait Publisher: Matagot Player count: 2 Play time: 25 minutes Mechanics: Action point allowance, hand management, simultaneous action selection. Mamma Raptor has escaped from her run and laid her eggs in the park. A team of scientists must neutralize her and capture the baby raptors before… Continue reading Raptor: 2 player brilliance in the Jurassic era
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Elysium Designer: Matthew Dunstand, Brett J Gilbert Artist: Various Publisher: Space Cowboys Player count: 2-4 Play time: 60 minutes Mechanics: Set collection, drafting, Tableau building Mythic Greece. As an upstart demigod, you want to earn the favor of the Olympians and become a figure of legend yourself. Gather heroes and powerful artifacts, please the gods… Continue reading Elysium: Build your own Olympian legend
Champions of Midgard Designer: Ole Steiness Artist: Victor Pérez Corbella Publisher: Grey Fox Games Player count: 2-4 Playtime: 60-90 minutes Mechanics: Worker placement, dice combat Champions of Midgard is a middleweight, Viking-themed, worker placement game with dice rolling in which players are leaders of Viking clans who have traveled to an embattled Viking harbor town… Continue reading Champions of Midgard: Definitely not a LOW clone
Hey there guys, on saturday 1-9-2016, SML had it's monthly meet-up in Roermond, The Netherlands. I happened to take some pictures of the games that were being played, so I thought it might be a good idea to write a little bit about the day for Boardgameblues. For the organisors, the day started with a… Continue reading Gameday report: SML january meet-up
This post is a bit of an experiment. I'm not planning to do a full review for this game (as I've only played one game so far, but I just wanted to write down some thoughts in it. Please let me know if this is something you like to see more on this blog, or… Continue reading First Impression: Blood rage
another year has passed and for boardgaming, 2015 has been a great year. There were a good amount of games that could have made the cut into this top 10 list and that's not even taking into acount the games that I didn't play yet. I will only list games that were released in 2015,… Continue reading Board game blues top 10 boardgames of 2015!
7 Wonders Duel Designer: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala Artist: Miguel Coimbra Punblisher: Repos productions, Rebel.PL, Asterion press Player count: 2 play time: 30 minutes Mechanics: Set collection, Card drafting. Overview: 7 wonders duel is the new 2 player game set in the massively succesfull 7 wonders series. Where the original game caters up to 7… Continue reading 7 Wonders Duel: Cathala VS Bauza
Porta Nigra Designer: Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Artist: Michael Menzel Publisher: Pegasus Spiele, Eggert Spiele, Stronghold games Player count: 2-4 Play time: 75-120 minutes Mechanics: Area control / Area influence, resource management, action programming, hand management The largest Roman city north of the Alps in the late Roman Empire was Augusta Treverorum. Founded in… Continue reading Porta Nigra: An Essen 2015 smash hit
Signorie Designer: Andrea Chiarvesio, Pierluca Zizzi Artist: mariano Iannelli Publisher: What's your game Player count: 2-4 Play time: 90-120 minutes mechanics: Dice selection, influence, set collection, rewards Italy during the 15th century was a country full of intrigue and magnificence. The tumultuous political conditions created the perfect breeding ground for the birth of a new… Continue reading Signorie: Another gem from what’s your game
The bloody inn Designer: Nicolas Robert Artist: Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago Publisher: Pearl games Player count: 1-4 Play time: 60 minutes Mechanics: Hand management, multi purpose cards France 1831: In a remote corner of Ardèche, the little village of Peyrebeille sees numerous travelers pass through. A family of greedy rural farmers is determined to make… Continue reading The Bloody inn: murdering for profit and pleasure