Psycho Killer caught my eye initially as it is a locally designed game right here in Canberra. It was initially Kickstarted in 2020, and after a successful campaign, it is now available through their website and locally. Inspired by retro slasher movies, this is a quick, take-that style hand management game where you must avoid injury and attacks from your 'friends'.
Welcome to the Ball, friends! We shall all transform beneath our magical masks... 2 – 5 Players | 20 – 40 Minutes | Designed by Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner & James Hudson The Grimm Masquerade sees players pointing fingers and throwing accusations, all while trying to keep their own identity hidden. It is a bluffing … Continue reading The Grimm Masquerade Unboxing
Paladins of the West Kingdom is the follow up game from Garphill Games in the West Kingdom Trilogy. In Paladins, you will be managing your faith, strength and influence in order to defend your kingdom, appoint Monks, and spread faith throughout the kingdom, all within 7 rounds! 1 – 4 Players | 90 – 120 … Continue reading Paladins of the West Kingdom Unboxing
Roam is the next small-box game by designer Ryan Laukat (think Eight Minute Empire size) which is set in the same universe as Near and Far/Above and Below. The game was launched on Kickstarter, with the option to upgrade to metal coins (regrets!) and included a small promo pack of cards to add to the … Continue reading Roam Unboxing
I don't really like jokes about unrefined oil... They are too crude for my taste. 2 - 4 Players | 60 – 120 Minutes | Designed by Ryan Courtney Ok. Following that terrible joke, we can move onto unboxing Pipeline! Pipeline has quickly become one of the most talked about games of 2019 after flying … Continue reading Pipeline Unboxing
I pull my binoculars up to my eyes...Could it be?! A rare Brown-Headed Cowbird? Or just another game on the hype train? 1 – 5 Players | 40 – 70 Minutes | Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave Wingspan has arguably been one of the most sought after games this year. Costs are exorbitant, and many have … Continue reading Wingspan Unboxing
Architects of the West Kingdom is the latest standalone game from Garphill Games and the first game in the new West Kingdom series of games. The game sees players become architects during the Carolingian Empire, where they must gain noble status in order to impress the king, or they may choose to sink to the depths of the black market in order to scavenge precious resources to complete buildings such as the Archbishop's cathedral.
Tokyo Metro is the next game I will be unboxing, and the final game in this trio of Tokyo inspired games designed by Jordan Draper. Players act as investors in Tokyo, building train stations, speculating on various train lines, and using their workers effectively in order to earn the most money. 1 - 5 Players | … Continue reading Tokyo Metro Unboxing
Following on from Jeremy’s great list of games, I have put together a sentence (or a few!) on the games that are currently in my collection. I have mostly excluded expansions to keep it simple, as well as games I have moved on. 5-Minute Dungeon (2017) This is so simple to teach and so … Continue reading A Sentence About Every Game I Own
Following on from my previous unboxing is the next game in the Tokyo Series by designer Jordan Draper - Tokyo Jutaku! Players become emerging architects in Tokyo, fighting in real time to build the most successful designs, whilst still abiding by strict building requirements. 1-8 Players | 10 - 30 Minutes | Designed by Jordan … Continue reading Tokyo Jutaku Unboxing