Tonight, while enjoying the local Ascension tournament I help host at our local shop, Wonko's Toys and Games, I saw this sitting on my store owner's beautifully adorned shelf. Of course, I had to have it. To my surprise, there was a surprise!
I thought it was simply another Eric Sabee artwork covered box with dividers for my cards, but no, it had this beauty inside it as well! I highly suggest picking it up, if you see one... or contacting Wonko's if you don't!
And yes, that means in a four player game, this baby is a beast!
After an overwhelming 600+ views of our Android: Infiltration Critical Review, I thought it was about time to put something together that showed the gameplay in more detail! For this set up, we chose 4 random players and played using the "Specialists" variant rule, where each character has their own specific 2 starting item cards, along with 2 random cards.
Those of you who read or watched the Critical Review would remember that I mentioned there are no base differences in the character cards so choosing who to play didn't have much affect on the game. Playing with the "Specialists" variant adds that element to the game and is one I find veyr satisfying and enjoying to play with.
Let us know if you like this type of walkthrough, if you'd like to see more, and if so, which games. In the meantime, it's time to kick in the door of Cyber Solutions and start extracting some Data Files!
Whether you are a fan of high adventure, Indiana Jones, or just like getting bit by snakes, scorpions, and aligators, The Adventurers: The Pyrmaid of Horus has something for you! Described as a board game of danger and exploration, around every corner lurk terrifying mummies that want to hurt you and protect their idols! Along with the various monsters lurking in the sand and water, they'll do everything they can to ensure their treasures stay put! Oh, and then there are the stones...
Essentially the game is a "press your luck" game where you and up to 5 other players run into the pyramid, set off a trap that starts the pyramid's collapse, and you have to capture as much treasure as your greedy, grubby little hands will let you carry... oh... and get out alive! The winner is the Adventurer who not only gets the most treasure (each has a different point value from 1 to 10) but also gets out and escapes the Pyramid's impending collapse!
More in a bit, but here is our video on the game:
Just a quick note of thanks! We added several people to our Facebook page this weekend and had an excellent weekend of traffic! In addition, our latest video, the Critical Review for Android: Infiltration, just went over 200 views!
For these things, I thank you! From a small site focused on one game (WOW Minis back then) to a site where we modestly provide as much up to date info as can fit in our brain, we're slowly growing! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and tell a stranger! For this quest, we're all on the same team!
Quarriors! burst onto the scene last year in total style, but in my opinion, under the radar. We did a review of it (and it's definately a crit), but it wasn't marketed very much, at least not in the southewest where I'm from. That said, it's a great take on "deck" building, using dice to represent your characters you draft.
If you are a fan, then rejoice, as Quarriors! Quarmageddon is out! We've got a copy in store for us from our good friends at Wonko's and we'll be sure to put up a Critical Review as soon as we can!
In the meantime, here are some lovely pics and references for you! Because that's how we roll!
I must be very clear before I delve deeper true believer... see I am not a fan of Upper Deck. I personally feel they have made some terrible blunders, both from a gaming perspective, but more simply, from a business perspective. There's been so many rumors, half-truths, and flat out lies told the gaming community, it's a wonder they even make games anymore. That said (Snikity-snikt), this game is fun! I know, what a lead in right? Well seriously, oh lover of comic book lore, read on and see what lies ahead!
Marvel Superhero Squad is the latest TCG to be published by Upper Deck. It is part of an online community actually, one where you can play this game online as well, in a 3D world of colorful, child size superheroes. Do not let that pursuade you to look elsewhere though, thinking this is just another cheap gimmicky game. No faithful reader, there is more here than... well, meet's the eye!
Infiltration is a new game by Fantasy Flight Games, and is based in the Android Universe, which is quickly becoming a major brand for them! With this game, the upcoming re-release, or re-design, whichever you prefer, of Netrunner, along with a few novels, Fantasy Flight is injecting new bio-fuel into a well-known and enjoyed universe since the Shadowrun days!
Infiltration is designed by Donald X. Vaccarino and is meant for 2-6 players, although in the video I’ll explain a variant for solo play. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to play, and is very fast paced, tense, and exciting throughout.
In Infiltration, you will play one of six futuristic cyber Operatives, or thieves. They are storming the headquarters of CyberSolutions, Inc, in the hopes of downloading, or stealing, as many Data Files as possible! The primary challenge is that on every turn, there are opportunities for the Private Security Mercs to close in on CyberSolutions, and once they arrive, everyone left inside the building is captured and loses the game… so, you better not just have a plan to download data, but to get out of dodge before the cyber-cavalry arrives to take you away!
Here is our video review, but read on for more details!
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