Even though I missed by FLGS’s board game night this week, I still managed to get a few games in! Trudi, Blake and I found the time to try one cooperative game that got a lot of buzz and one competitive game that just hit the shelves late last month.
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The Grizzled is a cooperative game that supports 2-5 players who take on the roles of WWI soldiers in the trenches of Europe. Through the careful balance of playing Threat cards from their hands the players attempt to navigate the horrors of the war without exposing themselves to too much of any single threat. The deck of cards in the game contains Trials Cards that are divided into Threat Cards and Hard Knock Cards. First, the Threat Cards:
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In case you haven’t heard (but who are we kidding, you have) Black Plague, the medieval fantasy-themed Zombicide game, is out now! It’s been mentioned in various articles and posts on this website in the past, but now it’s up for grabs. It was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of last year and of all time. I for one and very much looking forward to broadsword slashing and spell casting my way through the newest edition of Zombicide! From the Cool Mini or Not website:
“Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting! Players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experience they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!”
Click here to jump over to Cool Mini or Not’s website and learn more about the game!
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Cool Mini or Not stands at the pinnacle of miniature manufacturing in the game world, and their creation with Guillotine Games, Blood Rage, looks spectacular! A Viking board game where players get to do battle with one another is good enough, but one with top-notch miniatures? Forget about it!
Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of In My Crosshairs, where I take a look at board games and board game accessories that I am currently looking to purchase! Some of the games are old, some are new, and some may be… *sigh*… just plain hard to get.
Warmachine / Hordes
Warmachine and its fantasy counterpart, Hordes, by Privateer Press has been around for several years, but I have always avoided it simply because I knew that if I ever got sucked in, my home would become a sanctuary to the game. Paint would be strewn, my kids would lose their bedrooms so that I could have more gaming storage area, and generally my already limited time would be consumed by the awesomeness that is Warmachine/Hordes. Also, my bank account would that much sadder for my having gotten into it.