I’ve talked before about how some games can surprise you before in other reviews. Sure, it’s nice to be confident that a game is going to be good ahead of time and then to have your assumptions justified once you finally play it, but that never manages to capture the same sense of elation as a game coming out of nowhere and blowing you away can. That’s how I feel about Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock from Black Lab Games. I heard about it many moons ago, thought little of it and then was mildly surprised to get review code come through a few days before launch. I was even more surprised when I played it.
Board games are in so many ways the spiritual precursors to videogames, the not-so-distant ancestor of our digital hobby. What is a videogame at its core; a set of interwoven mechanics that dictate the player can and cannot do, hopefully resulting in a positive, fun experience. Of […]