Monday, February 27, 2017

2/27/17 - Interview with Mandi Hutchinson aka boardgamerpinup

In the instagramverse (yeah i just made that up) I made friends with Mandi Hutchinson. She was always generous with her time when i started my blog. You may know her from To Die For Games on youtube, but did you also know she's a makeup artist? Once again she was generous with her time, but this time the topic was her.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2/20/17 Review - We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies (2012)

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Legacy games, people love them or hate them. I myself have both risk and pandemic (full disclosure bot arr unfinished). If you have not ever played a version of We Didn't Playtest This At All the game is fast nonsense. Me and Tyler decide to take this nonsense head on. I mean this game is really meant for a group of people but so what, let the madness begin!

You may be familiar with our very silly card game "We Didn't Playtest This at All". It is silly, quick, and fun. We have an interesting idea on how to expand it: designing a version of Playtest that benefits from you writing on the cards! What's new about Legacies cards (compared to original We Didn't Playtest This at All cards) is they contain a slot for Owner and a picture. When you win a game of Playtest: Legacies, you claim ownership of the last card you played, by writing your name in the Owner box. FOREVER. If you own a card, you ignore it if it ever tells you that you lose.

Me and Tyler decided to play a best of 10. I know that sounds odd but not to people familiar with the game. The first thing we did was look at the sealed packs. We knew we could unlock the one so Ty sat in front of the computer and recited a hundred digits of pi. Now i know you may think this is not in the spirit of what they mean. But i believe you do what you have to do in a situation like this.

 One of the other packs said that we had to have a cat sit on the box...hmmm. we don't have a cat...wait we have stuffed animals! victory! Tyler said "I can see you whiskers are on fleek". The next task was to figure out who was going to go first......We flipped the cat. It landed on it's face, i go first.

Game 1 - Despite having to sing all my anwsers broadway style and my arm eaten by a shark, I win.
Game 2 - PounceMew Cat evolution, I win!
Game 3 - Ty wins with choices
Game 4 - Ty wins because he's that guy.
Game 5 - I could not maintain laundry basket turtle.
Game 6 - Ty calls dibs.
Game 7 - Ty wins with sarcasm
Game 8 - LBT again (laundry basket turtle)

So i started off great and survived a bunch of funny things, and then he started wrecking me. 6-2 Tyler

Board Game Geek Rating :6.3

"The game is nonsense and sometimes you can end the game in one card. But if you take it for what it is suppose to be, it's funny. It is a great filler and is better with more people but we still had a lot of fun. My favorite card is the angel card for it's reference to Don't Blink."

 "I give it a 8 outta 10 because that's how many rounds i beat dad in OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"


Monday, February 13, 2017

Review - King & Assassins (2013)

I have been trying to get my hands on a copy of this game for quite some time, The idea of either being a hated king walking through town or killing a hated king i thought was an interesting theme for a game. Naturally when we restarted the blog, this was first on my list to review.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Return

Thank you for all the support last year. The blog will be returning Monday 2/13/07. New reviews and articles will be posted on Mondays from here on it.

Jim & Tyler

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time to pause

Dear readers,

It is at this time that i am announcing that me and Ty are taking a break from the blog. We are going to look at it again in January and see if there is a direction we would like to go with it. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way so far....Here is to the next chapter.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Game Design Minute - Art Style

I am currently finishing up my second game and while in the process of talking to my best friend about it he suggested that i do 3-4 Friday articles about my experience and what i learned from it.

The first one i want to talk about is art style.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review - Petting Zoo (2016) - Self Published

Do you like animals? cute little animals? have you ever wanted to build your own petting zoo? Well come and walk through the park you have created in Petting Zoo.