Critical Strikes - Tokaido, Hive, and Ascension: Rise of Vigil

What does a game about travelling through an ancient landscape, a game about bugs, and a game about runes and power all have in commong?  Aside from the obvious, that these three are all the subject of our latest Critical Strike, the answer of the "tie that binds" them may surprise you!


Today, we look at Tokaido, an adventure seeing you and your opponents strolling through a vibrant landscape collecting victory points, Hive, an abstract game of keeping your Queen Bee safe and secure, and Ascension's latest base set release, Rise of Vigil.  Three very different games that should prove entertaining to look at!


In Critical Strikes, we strive to provide you a condensed Critical Review, showing you brief information about gameplay, components and experiences, while still providing a Crit, Hit or Miss rating to the games.  Where will these entries fall?  Watch on dear Critical Fans to see!

Cast your vote:

Tokaido; Crit, Hit or Miss? free polls 
Hive; Crit, Hit or Miss? free polls 
Ascension: Rise of Vigil; Crit, Hit or Miss? free polls 

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    John (Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:02)

    Three more games I have to buy. Geesh. Board games are becoming one of my largest "bills". :)

  • #2

    critshappen (Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:01)

    Well, while I'm not trying to hurt anyone's wallet, I can say you won't be disappointed in the games if they are of interest to you. They are all fun in their own way!

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