During a bit of downtime at AireCon, I grabbed some food, and sat at the edge of the Open Gaming area. As I looked around the hall, it dawned on me. A room filled with hundreds of people playing games, all with one thing in common
Peer Sylvester is the designer behind one of my favourite games ever: The King Is Dead. When Brian Boru: High King of Ireland was announced, I got excited.
Designer and self-publisher, Ben Downton (aka Prometheus Game Labs) has created a teeny-tiny little game which promises to give the same experience as a proper big-boy game.
If you’re looking for a board game to go along with the Dune franchise of books, films, and TV series, you’re spoiled for choice. Rounding out the most-notable group of games is the one I’m looking at here, Dune Imperium.
AireCon is a huge tabletop gaming convention held annually in Harrogate, UK, and this year yours truly decided to attend. Here’s how it went.
Did you know that First-Class stamps are going up to 95 pence soon? 95p!!! If you’re going to send something in the post, you might as well make the most of it. What better way to make the most of an outrageously expensive stamp than to send someone a game?
When you get Cytress setup on the table, there’s no denying it makes for an impressive sight. The modular boards, plastic tubes, and garish neon hues all scream “Cyberpunk, yo”.
SpaceCorp is a game of exploration, expansion, and exploiting the precious resources found on other planets and asteroids. In fact, I guess you could call it a 3X game, instead of a 4X, as there’s not much in the way of extermination going on.
Maquis from Side Room Games is an unusual worker-placement game, set in Nazi-occupied France in World War II. It’s unusual, because unlike just about every other worker-placement game out there, Maquis is designed for solo play. That’s right, a proper Euro game that’s just you against the game.
As the name implies, Robin Hood has been captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham (boo, hiss), and it’s up to you to round up the villagers, defeat his guards, and rescue our hero in Lincoln green.