Board Game Buzz, May 13, 2013

Board Game Buzz

Here is the latest board games news and reviews, for the week of May 13th, 2013:

Pengoloo Review

Pengoloo"Pengoloo is a memory game for kids that even adults can enjoy. You must collect six penguins before anyone else to win. The components for this game are excellent. Everything is wooden and looks great. The rules are simple and easy to follow too. This game is accessible to all ages and can be taught and played quickly. The variant for stealing penguins is good for slightly older kids too. If you have kids you want to play games with, you should try out Pengoloo. You will be glad you did and so will your kids." [link]

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If You Play Board Games, You'll Know This Man's Art

Henning Ludvigsen"Henning Ludvigsen is art director at Rock Pocket Games, so if you like the colourful, cartoony style of upcoming platformer Oliver & Spike, he's one of the people to thank. You should also thank him if you've ever played anything from Fantasy Flight Games. For the tabletop and card game giants Ludvigsen has lent his talents to projects like the Game of Thrones card game, Call of Cthulu, Star Wars card game, Battlestar Galactica board game, Civilization board game and heaps, heaps more." [link]

Super Dungeon Explore

Super Dungeon Explore"Super Dungeon Explore is a dungeon crawler inspired by old Japanese console RPGs. The 52 included miniatures are done in a cute / chibi / super-deformed style, which means the head is roughly the same size as the rest of the body. One to five players take the role of classic fantasy heroes like the human paladin, a dwarf fighter, or an elf ranger." [link]

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Hero Academy Brings iOS Strategy Board Game To The Mac

Hero Academy"Hero Academy is a pretty fantastic iOS strategy game that plays out like a cross between chess and a tactical role playing game (RPG), played against a single opponent in asynchronous turns. Developer Robot Entertainment has created an experience that's equal parts dead easy to learn and super fun to play, with a depth of tactics and strategy gameplay that hits the sweet spot for a fun on the go game. Well, Hero Academy is now available on the Mac App Store, and it's free to download and play." [link]

Quinto Video Review

Quinto"Players take turns placing their numbered tiles on the board so that their sum, both rank and file, is equal to a multiple of the "multile" number that is selected for that round. Highest score once all the tiles have been placed wins" [link]

Review: Guildhall

Guildhall"In Guildhall, players strive to collect complete sets of guild cards (matching guild cards in each of the six colors.) Players may then "cash in" their completed set for victory points and a special action. First player to gain 20 or more victory points wins. What may seem to be a simple set collection game turns into an interesting tactical game as every guild card played grants a special bonus." [link]

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Review: 1969 - up to the Moon

1969"1969 offers strategy, but also financial management. There is relatively large potential for conflicts hidden in the game, if the players are willing to use it. Game does not force you to do so. Yet in carrying out missions, there is enough chance, that all your strategic plans will crumble. 1969 is not an exceptional game with respect to the mechanisms or experience. But its really interesting in regard of topic. And if you fancy space exploration and thinking games, you can try it." [link]

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Train board game will make you ponder the Holocaust

Train board game"It was, after all, a game about the Holocaust. There is no easy way to explain why such a game should exist, and it's certainly unlikely anyone would ever agree to sell it. But it is clearly the kind of game that pushes the boundaries of what you would consider to be an entertainment experience. Train accomplishes something that few other board games can do: It makes you think about an emotionally difficult subject. " [link]

Notable Quote

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."
 ~ Winston Churchill

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