Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game

There was a period of time in the early 00s that a group of friends had regular LAN parties.  I was fortunate to be included in these on a regular basis, and one of their most played games was a game called Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.  We played the multiplayer as a cooperative team, entering maps to clear them of hostiles.  It was a refreshing change from many long matches of Unreal Tournament or Quake III.  Speed was not the objective, skill and planning were.  And even though you could play the match with friends being spawned back in on the chance they were killed, I considered it a point of pride if I made it through without being shot at all.

Dan Verssen Games' new title, Warfighter is bringing back all those memories of working together as a team to accomplish an objective while under fire.  With a varied cast of soldiers, locations, guns, and options, lets take a look and see what the game brings to the table.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Descent Cooperative Adventures - Forgotten Souls

First released in the Spring 2014 Descent Game Night Kit, this adventure introduces something that a portion of the Descent fanbase has been calling for since the release of the game, a scenario in which there is no Overlord player.

Sending your party of adventurers into a dungeon after a dragon named Tharn that is ravaging a town, you encounter passageways that try to kill you, demons trying to take the souls of villagers, and the dragon himself in a final encounter.

Lets take a look at the set and see how it adds to the Descent experience!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Machi Koro impressions

This game arrived at my FLGS last Thursday, and I had seen screenshots of the game at various sites.  I had turned to my cohorts for our normal game night and said 'Sell me on this game.  It looks too simple to be any fun.'

Well, I was right.  It is very simple.  Yet I can't wait to get a copy to take home to the family and teach my wife and daughters.  One friend has likened this to Settlers of Catan without the board.  I think that is a very apt description.  And it is all wrapped up in a very neat visual design that I find appealing.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Get a Promo card with the launch of Sentinels of the Multiverse for mobile devices!

Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars for October 16th!  Handleabra Games is launching Sentinels of the Multiverse for iOS and Android on that day.  The first 5000 people to download the app, launch it, and redeem the pop up box will receive 'The Super Scientific Tachyon' card in the mail.  This was the card given out at GenCon 2014 to people who visited the booth and tried out the tablet versions of the game.

The game is going to launch at 9.99 price point and will include content from the Sentinels of the Multiverse Extended Edition.  Ten heroes, four villians, four environments.  At a later date, currently unspecified, more content from Rook City, Infernal Relics, Vengence, Shattered Timelines, and the myriad promo decks will be released.

Can't wait.  I watched a video posted by David Neumann (Board Game Geek, Pocket Tactics) and it showed me some interactions that I had never realized before.   (Video linked below.)

Update:  The release date has changed to Oct 15th at 12:00 noon UTC. Please be sure to double check the local time for you (7:00am CDT for me as an example) so that you have an opportunity to get the promo card!

Second Update:  The display in game for the promo card has changed to an ad about the Sentinels Sidekick app.  They indicated when all the free promos were gone that they would remove the link page in game.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Help Us Help Children Fighting Cancer

The Nerds' Table has been selected as one of nine content creators to participate in Jamey Stegmaier's Charity Auction on Board Game Geek.

From Jamey's post:

Welcome to our 2014 charity auction! Just like last year, when we raised over $2,200 for 13 different charities, we're celebrating the upcoming second printing of Euphoria (in English, German, French, and Czech) by featuring 9 new bloggers and podcasters to participate in this year's auction.

Here's how it works:

This Geeklist is comprised of 9 separate auctions, each for a copy of Euphoria Ultra Supreme. Each auction is attributed to one of our favorite podcasters or bloggers. The auctions will start on October 1 and end on Wednesday, October 8 at noon (CST). Payments will be submitted to us via PayPal ( after the auctions close, and the games will be shipped within a few days.

We're supporting, a charity whose mission is "To help every kid fighting cancer to Never Give Up". I was made aware of after writing my goodbye to Mathias, a friend I made through our gaming nights at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth. Mathias recently lost his battle with leukemia. The Nerds' Table's participation in this auction is in honor of him.

More details below!