Richard Breese was probably the person who invented worker placement as a mechanic and has created many fantastic games including the new favourite in my group, Inhabit The Earth. And he co-designed my personal favourite game Keyflower.
Imagine a game of bluffs and mind games but with a physical representation and feel of a 2D fighting game ala Street Fighter. BattleCON is all that and more. It is a sprawling and fantastic sandbox of a fighting game. Any mode or feature you can imagine is available in the system. But to begin with this is a review of the base game of BattleCON: Fate of Indines so let’s get to it!
RESISTOR_ is a very clever mix of a card, memory game with a bit of deduction thrown in. Like all Level 99 Games, there is a lot of replayability in the game. Sadly, this particular mix didn’t quite hit the … Continued
Although Nippon is a heavy euro and perhaps the heaviest we have reviewed on this site, it is a highly playable game. This is one of those games where you have a lot to think of in terms of strategy, … Continued
After briefly trying the game at Essen I bought Dojo Kun immediately at the fair. I met the designer at there and he was a genuinely nice guy who signed my copy of the game and did a cool drawing in … Continued
For me two player games have always been a bit of a odd thing. Either they are deeply seated in the thematic/ameritrash tradition or they are eurogames so scaled down that they lose their charm. I’m painting with very broad strokes … Continued
You are a band of young soldiers trying to survive World War One. Will you live to see the end of the war and the peace established, or will you succumb to the cold, the rot and the poor morale in … Continued
This year at the Essen Spiel far, I met up with a designer whom I greatly admire for his merging of things I love in board games. I recently began playing the Battlecon series of games (and I’m loving it) … Continued
Jamey Stegmaier has been behind some of the most successful boardgame Kickstarters, both in terms of critical reception and well run campaigns. These days the Kickstarter campaign for Scythe is blowing up and has seven days in to the campaign … Continued