I was introduced to Love Letter at Origins 2014, where it won an award for best family game. Honestly if it weren’t for Jason Hardy I wouldn’t have given the game a first look. I mean what kind of game has only 16 cards? Well Love Letter does, and it does it well.
The object of the game is that each player is trying to have a love letter delivered to the princess who’s grieving the loss of the queen. The princess wants nothing to do with society and has locked herself in the tower.
At the start of the game each player has one card in hand. At the start of a player’s turn they draw a card and play one. When a card is played the written effect is triggered. At the end of the round the player with the highest card value is the winner of the round and receives a marker indicating a letter has been delivered to the princess. The game rounds continue until one player has a predetermined number of letters delivered. The number of letters is set by the number of players.
It doesn’t sound like much does it? It doesn’t take long for a player to realize that if they don’t count and use logic they’ll lose. Then it hits you to bluff and it really begins. The combination of bluffing and deduction keeps the players engaged the whole game. There is no waiting to do something because you’re too busy studying your opponents.
I really thought that Love Letter was going to be a loser, but it turns out to be a winner largely because you don’t play the game, you play the players.
ShuffleTech is the first time I have ever seen High quality sleeves paired with sleeve inserts at a reasonable – no great price.
When I start playing MtG again, hopefully soon, I will consider these for protection.
Armada Invincible is the grand adventure board game of the High Seas from Zvezda Games. It is one of those boxes that’s full of conten
I haven’t played a high seas game since the WizKids game Pirates, which was a blast. I’ve never played a highs seas game that is historical in nature so I’m looking forward to this.
Sentinel Tactics is the smashing Board game in a the super hero universe created by Greater Than Games. Watch as Matt shares the contents of this box.
I find that Sentinels of the Multivese is quite entertaining so I really can’t wait to play Sentinel Tactics
I sat down with Bob from Mayfair Games At Gen Con 2014. Here is what we chatted about:
- Cones of Dunshire – it’s a good story
- Catan championship for the US seat
- Release overview for the year – He likes Villainy
- Future releases into 2015 4 products
- Bob and Angus are in their 8th season
Livestreaming on the D&D site – http://dnd.wizards.com/playevents/conventions/paxprime – the mayhem begins at 8pm PST, and features Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Scott Kurtz and Morgan Webb as they wade once more into almost certain doom, courtesy of Dungeon Master extraordinaire, Chris Perkins.
Fans attending PAX Prime can watch the mayhem live at Benaroya Hall (seating is first come, first served).
Feel free to share the link to the live stream with your readers, so they too can watch in the awe and amusement!
Matt takes a look a the t Rotted Capes RPG from Paradigm Concepts. It is full of zombies, super zombies and more. Can we say intelligent zombies?
The world is pretty gruesome world.
In this interview Matt talks with John about what it’s like to be John Kovalic.
You can tell from John’s voice that he is a great guy to be around. He gives you that I’m calm, warm and compassionate feeling that can only be underlined with don’t cross me.
Matt takes a look at the D&D Next Player’s Handbook.
He pauses every now and then to share some thoughts, especially about how the book focuses on character creation.
Publisher of the Wildly Popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game to Host Organized Play, Demos, and More at Seattle Gaming Convention
REDMOND, WA (August 27, 2014): Paizo Inc. is pleased to announce today the return to PAX Prime, and a weekend of Pathfinder gaming goodness. PAX Prime kicks off in Seattle on August 29, 2014 and runs through September 1, 2014, at the Washington State Convention Center.
Pathfinder Society, the massively multiplayer offline roleplaying game and the world’s largest RPG organized play campaign with more than 65,000 players, will host 15-20 tables of Pathfinder RPG gameplay, and 12-20 tables of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game demos. Whether players are rolling the dice on Pathfinder for the first time, or are seasoned with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, there will be lots of gaming and Pathfinder experts on hand to make the most of your experience.
Last month, Paizo launched the Adventure Card Guild, the organized play program for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. PAX attendees will be among the first to sign up for the Adventure Card Guild’s debut season, Season of the Shackles, in which a new scenario and story will be provided each week to local game stores, and subsequently, made available to organizers of convention and home play. Adventure Card Guild members also have the opportunity to gain rewards that cross over into Pathfinder RPG play.
Pathfinder Society and the Adventure Card Guild activities will take place in the convention center rooms 201, 202, and 204, on the second floor mezzanine by the escalators.
Fans can purchase Pathfinder books and supplies from convention retail partner, Uncle’s Games, located in room 214 across the lobby from the Pathfinder area.
Paizo Editor in Chief F. Wesley Schneider will be participating in the “Queer Visibility in Tabletop RPGs” panel discussion on Friday at 4:30pm, and will be signing in the Uncle’s Games booth on Saturday at 2:00pm.
In the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.