Board Game Buzz, April 15, 2013

Board Game Buzz

Here is the latest news in the world of board games, for the week of April 15th, 2013:

You Win or You Die: 10 Alternative Board Games

Here's another list of game suggestions for the recently-completed International TableTop Day. As always, it's fun to ponder new games to experience and add to our collections! This list from Popular Mechanics, of all places, includes: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, King of Tokyo, The Walking Dead: The Board Game, Lords of Waterdeep, Pandemic: A New Challenge, Carcassonne, Star Trek Catan, Risk: Legacy, Elder Sign, and Automobile: Wheels to Wealth. [link]

Cincinnati board game developer adds to his success

"Just in time for summer, a Cincinnati board game developer with a track record of success is working to get his latest game, Family Vacation, on retail shelves. Children and adults alike can play Family Vacation, a game where each player takes their family to various cities and attractions across the United States and racks up or loses happiness points through travel experiences." [link]

Recent Board Game Reviews

Game of Thrones: The Board Game – "In this game based on George R.R. Martin's beloved universe you play one of six houses and attempt to conquer Westeros. Alliances will be forged and broken, because when you play the Game of Thrones you win or you die." (This is a video review.)

Star Trek Fleet Captains – "This game is incredibly fun and it might even be one of the best board games around - period. It's incredibly well-balanced, exciting, and complex without being complicated - a rare feat in the 'serious board game' genre."

Timeline – "Timeline is one of those rare trivia games that surprises you more by revealing what you know than what you don't. As a family game, it excels because of the simplicity of its premise, its educational nature and the wonderful artwork. Timeline is highly recommended – and you never know, you might just learn something."

Triassic Terror – "Everybody loves dinosaurs! They are massive, mysterious, and downright awe-inspiring. In Triassic Terror, players are able to cultivate their own herds of dinos, fighting for ecological domination in a world on the brink of extinction."

Notable Quote

"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one."
 ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

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