When I find out about a game I think sounds or looks appealing, I’ll usually read some reviews, check out the rulebook online, and I’ll even read some common questions and answers about it on the BGG forums. Sometimes, after that, a game will just catch my imagination. I can see myself playing it. And loving it. I’ll build it up so much in my mind before I even have it, that it can’t possibly live up to my expectations of what it could be like (or can it?) Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is one such game. And recently, I had an opportunity to give it a swing. What did I think once I had it in my hot reasonably sized hands? Read on and find out!
*** As with previous reviews of game of this nature, this review will contain NO SPOILERS (as long as you don’t read the notes in the images TOO closely, and even then it probably wouldn’t mean much.) ***
Is this thing working? Yes! A working computer – with internet access. Amazing. This log is to inform anyone who finds it about what caused the end of humanity. The Mayans were right, and on December 21st, 2012, the world was destroyed. But it didn’t come from fire or flood, no. It came in the form of a series of massive bacterial plagues, killing almost everyone, and soon one of them will take me. This is the story of the Pandemic.
While thinking about which game to review in my big comeback (ha) to the world of blogging, I noticed this comment on my post about my (now defunct) games closet from constant reader Josh:
Hey Tim, just noticed Shadows Over Camelot on your shelf, can I get your view on it?
Indeed you can! YOU ALL CAN!
A couple weekends ago, we went to an AWESOME game day over at the home of our friends Megan and Adam. I got to play a TON of games, but out of everything I played, I”m pretty sure that Fresco was my favorite. Sometimes you just want to play a light-to-mid-weight Euro which doesn”t over-stay its welcome and goes down smooth. Sometimes you just want to throw some paint on that shit. And sometimes you get to do both. Let”s Fresco, shall we? Continue reading
With the help of Kickstarter, among other things, board gaming is currently going through a beautiful golden period wherein tiny boutique companies can produce lovely little gems of games on the small scale required by a niche hobby and still make a bit of cash for themselves or to fund future products. Tasty Minstrel Games is one such tiny company and, though not a Kickstarter game, Belfort is one such lovely little gem. Ever wanted to do more with your fantasy creatures than have them battle orcs and bugbears? How about having them build a sweet city? Well, guess what you get to do in Belfort… Continue reading