There’s something weirdly satisfying about rolling dice. For something so simple and small they sure can bring a lot of joy to your life. The fact that Colony revolves around dice, then, gives it an immediate +1 awesomeness in my book. Looks take a look at this dice-drafting, engine-building game from Bezier, shall we?
Despite having reviewed a fair number of board games now on this site, I’ve not once reviewed a game where you roll dice to move. It wasn’t something I had thought about until I played Escape from Colditz. Even though my childhood was filled with games like Monopoly where you had to roll dice to move, that particular mechanic has been mostly fazed out of the modern board game industry. Turns out a lot of people don’t like having something as simple as moving dictated by fickle dice.
Sometimes when you’re writing your mind simply switches off, like someone pulled the power cord out of the socket. This is exactly what happened when I was writing this opening paragraph, therefore allow me to just spout out some words; flibble. Codswallop. Bamboozled. Now let us get on with this review, eh?
Designed by: Alan R. Moore Published by: Days of Wonder Players: 2-5 Review copy provided free of charge. Ticket to Ride may be the best gateway game I’ve yet played. In it you attempt to build railway lines connecting various locations, spending cards to do so and plonking […]
While everyone awaits a new Halo sequel from 343, why not pass the time with Spartan Games Halo: Fleet Battles, a tabletop miniatures game about UNSC and Covenant ships colliding? Let’s see if it’s worth picking up in this review.
Designed by: Chuck D. Yager Published by: Z-Man Games Players: 2-4 (Solo possible) Playtime: 45+ Review copy supplied free of charge by Esdevium Games. Now that it is freely available to use Lovecraft’s unique brand of horror is turning up absolutely everywhere, especially in the boardgame industry who […]
Designed by: Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko Published by: Asmodee Players: 2-7 Review copy supplied free of charge by Esdevium Games. In a feverish dream a ghost comes to you. It gestures toward a small table bearing Cluedo. With a shake of its head the ghost waves its hands and […]