Mar 202017
 

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Munchkin Zombies. One of the things about this edition is you play the zombie!!

 

Munchkins eating brains!! It has to be fun.

Aug 212016
 

undercitytUndercity: Black River Irregulars: Heroes Expansion

$34.99

 

The Undercity Black River Irregulars Heroes Expansion contains four new hero characters for players to use with their The Undercity Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game, as well as a new stand-alone scenario.

 

Expand the scope of your adventuring party with four new heroes ready to tackle the threats lurking under the city of Corvis. These heroes include a cunning military officer who uses her skills as a battlefield commander to open up new strategies for her comrades, a keen-eyed arcane investigator whose spells provide a variety of tools for any problem, a holy cleric ready to heal allies and punish foes, and a dwarven pistoleer not afraid to bend a few rules to get the job done. Along with new heroes, this expansion also includes a new scenario that challenges you and your friends to stand up against wave after wave of villains to see how long you can last.

 

Jul 282016
 

With only eight days left I’m going to start sharing the games I’m looking forward to.  I doubt I will get to try them all with nearly thirty interviews scheduled at Gen COn 2016.  This list will be presented in no particular order, but I think, at times, you will be able to tell which ones I anticipate more.

st_p_web_bannerThe first game is Star Trek Panic. I have not yet played any of the panic games, even though I have wanted to; life is a nasty villian sometimes that gets in the way of gaming.  You might think that as a reviewer I play more games than the average individual.  I’m not entirely sure that is true, I think I get to play about as much as most gamers.  The difference is I almost always get to experience something new, which is cool most of the time.

Why Star Trek Panic? One it’s Star Trek and with the franchise turning 50 good things are happening.  This is just what I believe the first of many  will be. I’m a Star Trek fan. Plus, one of the mechanics reminds loosely of Star Fleet Battles, a game I used to play frequently.

Here is what I know

It is the fourth “panic” game.

You play in the Kirk era.

It comes with a cool 3d version of the Enterprise.

One of the key elements is recording damage doen to different sections of the ship.  This is the part that reminds me of Star fleet Battles.  It’s not nearly as tgactical but I really like the flavor it gives the game.

It is card driven and the cards are dependent on the number of players.

You can play the different characters, and they each have different special abilities reflectiung their personality and role from the Original series.

It’s a Co-operative game.

 

Without playing any of the panic I can’t say I have any reservations about Star Trek Panic.

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May 262016
 

munchMunchkin Cthulhu: Guest Artist Edition

$29.95

 

Celebrate 15 years of Munchkin with special Guest Artist Editions!

 

Munchkins have hacked their way through dungeons, kung fu temples, starships, haunted houses, and super-foes. Now they face their greatest challenge: Cthulhu…and they’ve never looked cuter! Will they survive? Will they retain their sanity? Will they…level up? This Guest Artist Edition Munchkin Cthulhu adorably lampoons Lovecraft’s Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it.

 

Katie Cook has worked with Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and many others. Cook has previously illustrated Munchkin Love Shark Baby, Munchkin Kittens, and Munchkin Puppies. Cook also writes and illustrates a weekly webcomic: “gronk, a monster’s story.”

 

3-6 players

Ages 10+

1-2 hour play time

May 242016
 

Watch as I take a look at the small expansion for Munchkin.  It isn’t limited or collectible every pack is the same.  This is totally Dragon themed.

It’s all about dragons it has to be fun!

May 102016
 

Matt is starting his tribute to Munckin with this Box Breaking of Munchkin Deluxe.  It started them all.

Drink some ale, have some pretzels and level up for the win. Well, it’s not that easy!  Your friends might just be devious enough to steal that level from you.

Oct 272015
 

Have you ever wanted to be a spymaster? Sending spys to other countries to collect intel, subvert enemy spies and probably die? Then you can send them to death rehab and do it all over again. That’s how it works right?

Secret Directive is a sort of “take-that” style deck building, economic, worker placement… thing for 2-4 players designed my Mike Lee and art by Daniel Giovannini. It wold be quite a task to wrestle all of those concepts into a workable and fun experience wouldn’t it? Well I guess we will find out. I will briefly describe the gist of the game, after which I will and tell you why I believe this game might or might not be worth your hard earned cash.

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Okay so get this: There are four ways to win here. Four different types of “Intelligence” cards will allow you to advance 4 different tracks. Economy, Science, Military and Culture. Each provides a suitable and respectable upgrade to your country. You will research these cards, add them to your deck and advance these tracks.

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