This looks interesting. Pete Haselhurst mentions on his nimrods blogÂ about this free download of Blue Moon to allow you to play against a computer opponent. All eight races are included and the AI looks as though it could be quite tough as Pete reckons it beats him every time.
This week’s session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club will be on Friday 1st February at Garry’s house.Â
With the Superbowl just a week away, On The Line Games have posted team sheets for the two teams and Chris and I set out to discover who was going to be lifting the trophy in Phoenix, Arizona on 3rd February. I hope the game turns out to be closer than our playing. Chris’s Patriots crushed my Giants in a… Read more »
This week there were five of us so I decided that it was time to break out Kingsburg, a game by new Italian designers, Andrea Chiarvesio and Luca Iennaco, and published in English by Elfinwerks. In Kingsburg players are governors sent from the King to oversee the territories at the edge of his realm. The game takes place over five… Read more »
These are the best games I played in 2007, not necessarily released in that year and ignoring those that I didnâ€™t get to play. In particular, those that may have appeared had I managed to get them to the table before the year end include Agricola (waiting for the English version), Brass (a Martin Wallace economic game) and Race for… Read more »
The next session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club will be on Friday 25th January at Garry’s house.
The winners of the Board Game Internet Awards for 2007 have just been announced on Boardgamenews. I’ll say more later but for now I’d just mention that Best Game Club Site went to…… Trickylight ….. -Â Listens for lower jaw hitting the ground. I’m currently working on an acceptance speech for the glitzy awards ceremony that is bound to follow. The… Read more »
Bison is another Wolfgang Kramer / Michael Kiesling action point game that combines area control with tile placement. It is published by Phalanx in Europe with an English language version from Mayfair. The game is played over a number of seasons (four in a four player game) and the basic goal of the game is to build up your food… Read more »
The next session of the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club will be on Friday 18th January and will be at John’s house.
Given how free-flowing the sport it is, soccer is quite difficult to translate to a board/card game and there are few examples of where the game works particularly well. Here are six of the best. Street Soccer is a fabulous implementation of the five a side game. Even though it uses a die to dictate how the ball moves around… Read more »