Board Game Buzz, June 10, 2013
Here is the latest board games news and reviews, for the week of June 10th, 2013:
Ticket to Ride Now on Android
Purple Pawn brings us news of a classic board game that's been ported to the Android mobile operating system:
"Android users should see Ticket to Ride hitting the Google Play store. All the features of the iOS version are here, including the ability to purchase expansions and play mutliplayer cross-device. It's really awesome to see big name board games coming to Android, and I hope this paves the way for many more to come." [link]
Las Vegas Board Game Review
Play Board Games posted a review of Las Vegas, a dice game from Ravensburger :
"There is money to be won in the Vegas casinos. You just need to get more of your dice on the casinos than your opponents to take the cash. Las Vegas is a board game that while not highly strategic is fun, easy to teach and quick to play. You can play this with non-gamers, family members and kids. It also makes an excellent filler. Las Vegas is a fun board game that is great for starting or finishing off a board game night. It is super easy to teach and play yet still exciting and fun." [link]
River Dragons Review
From Major Fun comes a quick look at "River Dragons":
"Between you and your destination is the mighty Mekong River. And those annoying other players. Whoever crosses the river first wins. The art is fantastic - silly and colorful but also wonderfully helpful. The rules, complete with clear illustrations, fit on the front and back of a single sheet of paper. You can have the instructions read in a few minutes, and in a few more, you'll be shoving your family and friends into the river." [link]
Top-Quality Staunton Chess Sets
Kinderspiel des Schpiel 2013
From the latest episode of The Spiel podcast:
"Child's play. From treasure hunters to mechanical towers and crazy cosmic cows, we review three games nominated for the Kinderspiel des Jahres (German Children's Game of the Year) and try to predict the winner." [link]
Games reviewed include Orinoco Gold, The Enchanted Tower, and Mucca Pazza.
Council of Verona: Video Review
2D6 posts another of their excellent videos, this one reviewing 'Council of Verona' :
"In Council of Verona, players take on the role of influential citizens of Verona and act to use their influence to either add characters to the council or cast them into exile. Through thoughtful hand management of their cards and clever placement of influence tokens, players gain victory points based upon the agendas of the characters at the end of the game. The player with the most victory points wins!" [link]
"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one."
~ Anthony J. D'Angelo
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