Useful For Storing Excess Air - Smash Up: The Big Geeky Box Review

Smash Up has been a fun game in my collection and being the completionist that I am, naturally I've gone and bought all the expansions for it. The problem with that is, despite being able to hold out for a while, eventually the base box isn't large enough to hold all the factions and bases, etc while all sleeved..........or even unsleeved really, that's how crazy the game has got.

So after much badgering by the fans, AEG have now seen fit to give us what we really needed most. A storage solution to house all the Smash Up expansions and future ones at that. But we don't just get a box, no we also get a bonus "Geeks" faction for use in the main game. But it's mostly a box with a price tag so is it worth forking out the cash for it?

"It's cool that it has all the current factions plastered on it. . . . how soon before it gets outdated?"

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Episode 23 - Essen 2014

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make Essen 2014, but hey that doesn't mean I can't do an Essen special right?
As well as news and first impressions I discuss the common complaint in gaming groups where people use their mobile phones during games and give my Top 10 Anticipated Essen Releases.



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Where Frostbite Is More Dangerous Than A Horde Of Zombies - Dead of Winter Review

Zombie games have flooded the market, let's be honest. It can almost be said that if you want a guaranteed Kickstarter project, simply make a game about zombies and include miniatures. Hey it worked for Zombicide which is probably my zombie game of choice to date, but I don't actively seek it out as it tends to overstay its welcome.

It's always interesting though to see someone take the reins and give us something different in an otherwise very repetitive genre. Here we have Dead of Winter which might as well be deemed "The Walking Dead: The Board Game" (not the actual official one!) as rather than caring much about the zombies, it's more about the survival and the discontent between the players.

Now I mentioned hype was a dangerous thing in my Five Tribes review and I stand by that view. Dead of Winter probably got the most hype of all the Gen Con games so it had a lot to live up to. When I first played this game I was expecting greatness as a result. However did it live up to the hype or should I have prepared for disappointment?

NB: - I've decided to forgo rules explanations in my written reviews from now on. They shockingly enough take far longer to write than any other part of the review and from feedback received the majority of gamers look up the rules on BGG anyway. I'd therefore rather talk more about my thoughts on the game than spout exposition.

"A very striking cover, though the Crossroads line is maybe a bit un-necessary"

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I Hope This Legacy Ain't Just A Letter To A Princess! - Lost Legacy: The Starship Review

Little, light portable games will always grab my attention as it's good to have something that provides a decent amount of fun, but doesn't contribute to breaking your back when you're lugging 5+ games in a holdall to every game night.

Love Letter is well known in the card game universe as a modern great. Whether you like it or not (personally I do as a quick filler every now and again) you can't deny for such a simple idea, it's really taken off.

Well Lost Legacy utilises the same simple "draw a card / play a card" mechanic that appealed to non-gamers, but adds a new twist by adding in a deductive element at the end so victory is not simply just going for the highest rank. Does it replace Love Letter or will it bow down to its master?

"Cool sci-fi space look, but you could paste any theme on this game"

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