Robinson Crusoe is the kind of game that scares people away with its collection of tokens and cards and tiles that contribute to a tabletop experience that’s actually quite easy to understand once everything clicks. You’ve got to make it through the rulebook first, though, which spans 20-pages and isn’t great at explaining how everything works, leaving a lot of ambiguities that must be waded through. It’s worth the effort, though, as this is a thematic and very well designed game that places you into the role of a person stranded on a mysterious island who must survive the random events that will befall you every turn while trying to make good decisions about building shelter, hunting animals, creating items, gathering resources and exploring the island.
Developer: Cryptozoic Publisher: Cryptozoic RRP: £69.99 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 I do talk about playing the games with friends, […]
(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 […]
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 […]