One of the earliest board games I reviewed when I started getting into the hobby was Arkham Horror, a gigantic, fiddly game of Lovecraftian horror and table devouring. I loved it then, and while I’d probably pick it apart much more now due to having a bit more experience I love it regardless because of its absurdity. Still, it’s a difficult game to actually play because it takes up the whole damn table, takes a while to finish and the myriad of cards, tokens and other assorted nonsense tend to put a lot of people off. On the other end of the scale lies Elder Sign, another I love that takes the Arkham theme and pummels it into some dice and cards. Now Fantasy Flight Games have decided to compress all that Lovecraft horror into another small game, a card game. A living card game. Whatever the hell that means.
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Designed by: Adam Sadler & Brady Sadler Players: 1-4 RRP: £29.99 This game was provided free of charge for review by Esdevium Games. (Single-Player is a new series designed to review tabletop games that can be played solo, as well as with friends. While […]
Opening up the chunky box of any new tabletop game is followed by a simple, natural reaction; reach for the rulebook. But XCOM: The Board Game doesn’t have a book chock full of rules to learn, rather it has a simple four-page setup guide that gives you the basic information needed to lay out the board, cards and playing pieces needed. You see, XCOM is powered by a free app that can be downloaded on a smartphone, laptop or PC. It’s the driving force behind everything in this co-operative game, merging technology with good ‘ol dice.
(Single-Player) Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game Review – Avengers Assemble! And Some Other People, Too…
Designer: Devin Low Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment RRP: £44.99 Players 1-4 Game was provided free of charge by UK distributor Esdevium Games A while back I wrote an article where I talked about how tabletop games have seen a massive and impressive resurgence, which in turn has led […]