Your group of friends is walking around this old house. You enter a room to have a look. Just as the last person crosses the threshold, the door slams shut. You try the handle and find that you are locked in. You realize that you are in imminent danger and must get out before time runs out!
Hand-Eye Coordination is not something you usually associate with board gaming. Most folks might think about strategy or tactics when picking a game to play but Dexterity games are a great way to change things up for a game night. Dexterity games make for excellent party games where lots of people may be just a bit too excited to sit and focus. Some games involve elaborate setups where players have to navigate a maze type scenario while others use cards or dice to show the skills of the players.
Munchkin is fun game that the Majorspoilers group has been introducing to gamers for sometime now. The highlights of the game are the back and forth battles where each player tries to beat a monster while the rest of the group throws all sorts of obstacles in way to trip them up. Backstabbing, bluffing, and treachery are hallmarks of this fun card game by Steve Jackson Games. There are all kinds of themes for Munchkin from ancient to futuristic and from real to fantastic. Munchkin is a great way to introduce new gamers to the hobby with fun art and
In a competitive game you usually know who are your opponents. In a cooperative game you are opposed only by the game itself. But in a semi-cooperative game there is often a hidden agenda for one or more players. This player or players takes on a traitor role where they appear to help the group or team while working toward a unique hidden goal. Games with a traitor mechanic are a good mix of social deduction and teamwork.
Majorspoilers.com is a fantastic site that covers everything you need to know about comics and pop culture. So what better place than here to review a comic book super hero board game. Sentinels of the Multiverse by Greater than Games is a cooperative card game that has one to five players taking on the role of superheroes and go against a common villain in a strange environment.
With the new year celebrations just passing, it signals the final month of the football season. Are you ready for the fun of football to be put on hiatus for several months after the Big Game? You could play the latest Madden or NCAA football video game, but that requires a fairly hefty upfront monetary commitment. I am talking about a fairly small game that has all the play calling capability of your average video game and customizable teams.
When you have a big group of people what kind of activity do you plan? Board games are a standard go to during holidays when friends and family get together. But, when the number of people grows to above four or five and you don’t want to split up the group? There are a growing number of games coming around that can handle almost absurd player counts. Large group games cover all kinds of genre and play styles. Looking for something with lots of deduction and information gathering or maybe something team based?
With Star Wars busting all the box office records it stands to reason that board games would get in on all the hype. There are several Star Wars games that have been released in recent years that cover all kinda of gaming styles. Some of them use miniatures like Imperial Assault and the X-Wing miniatures game. Some games are just re-themed versions of old games like Monopoly or Stratego. But occasionally you get a game that is not quite like anything else.
It’s the end of the holidays, and you are sifting through your pile of loot. You stack up the board games and review the titles. Do you know anything about some of the titles? Is there one that you know you don’t like? Not to fear. A game you don’t know, have no one to play with, or don’t like can be easily handled.