Sunday, December 29, 2013

Firefly: The Game by Galeforce Nine

Playing Firefly feels a great deal like you'd imagine being in the 'verse with Mal and the crew would - resources are only scarce when you need them, money comes and goes freely, and the good luck to avoid crime lords, Reavers, and the Alliance lends a great deal to your prospects for survival. 

Before I begin, a short synopsis: this is a good game that becomes a VERY entertaining one if you're a big fan of Joss Whedon's incredible and tragically short-lived show. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Star Wars: The Card Game Review

            About once every half-decade the twin suns of Tatooine align, the intellectual property gurus of Coruscant hold council, and a Star Wars game graces the tables of the world.  In the context of card games, the two most recent and prominent have been Decipher's Star Wars CCG, a game that struck a chord in the hearts of many fans, and Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars TCG, which had a more lukewarm reception. The newest addition is Star Wars: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games, and so far I have enjoyed it immensely.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Takenoko, By Antoine Bauza

Takenoko is a game of expanding, cultivating, and eating for 2-4 players. Before I dive into the game, I’m going to save you some time; if you think this is cute, you’re going to enjoy this game:

Pictured here is the star of the show, the Panda, whose life’s ambition is to nibble bamboo stalks and lounge around the Emperor’s gardens. The Emperor wants a magnificent Zen garden, and has tasked the Gardener with maintaining it – something not easy to do with the Panda munching on the Emperor’s precious bamboo. The game is won by completing objectives aligned with these desires and, in doing so, by scoring more points than your opponents.