Thursday, 20 April 2017

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice second edition unboxing and review

Ah Wrestling.... in my day it was Ultimate Warrior, Big Boss man, and Hulk Hogan... in those days you
always wondered if wrestling was fake, but it was good showmanship none the less, though in mexico... that went much further with their high flying Luchadors.  Now its time to get that fast paced play on the tabletop....

The fast-rolling, hard-hitting, body-slamming, neck-crunching, chair-smashing, table-slapping dice game for 2 or 4 players...
Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice is a two-player dice game (with optional rules for four-player tag-team play) based on the popular world of professional Mexican wrestling, or "Lucha Libre" (a.k.a. free fighting).

Nice eye catching artwork on the front tells you pretty much all you need to know about the game!

It has ages 8 and up on it and can play up to 4 players so lets pop it open... take a look inside, see how it plays and what we think as I had Olivia "volunteer" very easily for this one.......

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Arkham Horror The Card Game Blood on the Altar mythos pack unboxing and review

The Arkham Horror card game is excellent, and its really exciting to see another expansion products, to get a feel for where FFG are going with the game, and progress your players OWN story.  The first expansion we got to see after the main game was the deluxe Dunwich Legacy pack, and that was a cracker! then we took a trip into the Miskatonic Museum,
Not to mention some diversions to Venice for  Carnevale of Horrors, then we even had got to trek through the Bayous in Curse if the Rougarou. Then of course a nice gentle ride on the Essex County Express.  Now we finally reach Dunwich, and im sure things cant get much worse after our journey here.. or can they?

“It is not reassuring to see, on a closer glance, that most of the houses are deserted and falling to ruin…”
     –H.P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror

After a horrifying train ride, you receive a painfully cold welcome to the town of Dunwich. A string of disappearances has left the townsfolk on edge. Most of them regard you with obvious distrust, and almost no one is willing to help in your investigation…
In Blood on the Altar, as you and your fellow investigators explore the connections between Dunwich and recent events, you'll find the town's missing people chief among your concerns. You may even find it somewhat unnerving that they've gone missing just before you arrived—and that they might have been taken at the same time you were confronting terrifying, otherworldly creatures on a train, in a museum, or in the private underground corridors of an Arkham speakeasy.
So why do you hear so little about these missing people? You'd think in a town as small as Dunwich that the disappearances would have left a larger footprint. Shouldn't someone have seen something? Shouldn't the local officials have named one or more suspects?
The more you investigate, the more you suspect you're making a target of yourself. You're almost certain the missing people are hidden somewhere in the village, and you have to believe that if you're not careful, you're likely to join them.

 Where the Missing Have Gone....

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Plague Inc The Board Game review and unboxing from Ndemic Creations

If you have ever played Pandemic the classic board game where you are working to try and save the world
from deadly epidemics, and diseases and wondered.... what if I could actually infect the world? then this is the game for you! This time its from the other side, and you ARE the disease.

Plague Inc: The Board Game is a strategic game of infection, evolution and extinction for 1-4 people - based on the smash-hit digital game with over 85 million players. Can you infect the world?
Each player is a deadly disease and they must battle against each other to spread their plagues, develop new symptoms and ultimately wipe out humanity.
Starting with Patient Zero, you spread your infection across the world by placing tokens in cities - earning DNA points and preventing other players from becoming dominant. Players choose which countries are placed on the board but you must be both climate resistant and connected to a country before you can infect it. Eventually, as countries become fully infected - you try to kill them using the Death Dice.
Each player’s unique pathogen can be upgraded by evolving trait cards onto an evolution slide (with DNA points). At the start, your disease is weak and unspecialised, so you will need to add new symptoms to make it stronger. Choose carefully and plan ahead in order to react to the changing world and exploit opportunities created by other player’s actions.
A simple nosebleed could accelerate things early on, whilst diarrhea will help you thrive in hot countries. Sneezing can infect new continents by air but Total Organ Failure would allow you wipe out multiple countries each turn.
As countries start to fall, use powerful event cards to alter the balance of power. You might try to eradicate a dominant player by bombing their diseased cities, or hold the Olympics to cause huge numbers of infected people to travel to a healthy continent.
When the world collapses, who will be the ultimate plague?

Lets pop it open, and take a look......

Monday, 10 April 2017

Battle of Britain WW2 Starter Set for Wings of Glory from Ares Games

If you have read the blog for a while you may know I love WW2 History.  Having been brought up by my
Grandparents both of whom where WW2 RAF, well and WAAF  had a love of military aviation from a young age.  Yes it involved all the books i could get my paws on, and Airfix kits hanging from my ceiling too, and a love of the classic war films, including one of my top 3 of all time films, the Battle of Britain, full of great air action. Growing up in Kent by the Thames in a place you could still the scars of the war on some bridges, and buildings, I often used to look up at the sky in those hot Kentish summers and imagine i was up there too flying a fighter in those days.... Of course i was only young, and yes i wanted to join the RAF, until I realized they didn't fly Spitfires anymore, it was just these "New Fangled" Jet fighter things..... so I had to make do playing with my Airfix, or diecast models, and making of course suitable sound effects.  Now.... Ares Game have done a rather fun WW1 air combat game with Wings of Glory WW1 which certainly scratches an air combat itch, but the chance to push Spits around making suitable noises? and even play missions defending my town (which was regularly heavily bombed) that's too good a chance to pass up, but... is it good? well read on......

In the summer and fall of 1940, after the fall of France, the German Luftwaffe faced the Royal Air Force in the first major military campaign fought entirely in the air — the Battle of Britain. This was the prelude to the invasion Hitler planned for the British Islands — Operation Sealion. An ultimate German victory was at hand, and British pilots bravely flew into battle, fully aware of what a defeat would bring to their country and the entire free world.

Now, with this Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set you can bring to life the epic aerial duels between the Axis and Allied aces on your tabletop. Defend Britain as an Allied pilot, controlling one of the most iconic WW2 airplanes, the Spit fire, or fly dangerous missions as a German pilot in a powerful Messerschmitt Bf.109 fighter.

Wings of Glory is fast–playing and easy to learn. This Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set is a complete game that includes everything you need to play the WW2 version of the system. Four airplanes are included in this set, each fully assembled and painted. Also included is a full-color rulebook, a scenarios booklet, a rich assortment of counters, rulers, and airplane console boards to start playing out of the box in just minutes!

Righty... lets pop this beast open and take a look inside!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Star Trek Attack Wing Xindi Muratas unboxing and review

For the First time in a long time, I have got my hands on a ship that is a new race in game, well to me.  The
xindi.. this is a Xindi reptilian ship, so dates from the Enterprise Era, though we know so little of Xindi in later times you could still use it really.

The Muratas is a Xindi Reptilian Warship class ship. The Reptilians' main design during the Human conflict is a unusually delicate design with a long twin "tail." Engines are located in the pods on the forward arcing pylons, to either side of the central hull. Armament includes directed-energy beam weapons, with emitters located on the leading edge and the lower midpoint.

With this being my first look at Xindi, im not sure what to expect, but lets pop the pack open, and take a look and see what we do get inside, and go through the cards to see if this will make a suitably fearsome opponent for the Enterprise Era ships.

So lets pop it open, take a rummage and see what we get, and if its any good too!