Book ’em, Danno – A Review of Chronicles of Crime

Chronicles of Crime Designer: David Cicurel Publisher: Lucky Duck Games (2018) Players: 1-4 Playing Time: 60-90 mins Age: 14+ Genres: Murder Mystery, Deduction Primary Mechanics: Cooperative, Storytelling Available at Amazon.com While shopping online for a historical wargame on the Napoleonic battle of Ligny in 1815, the retailer’s website auto-recommended Chronicles of Crime for me. Well,…

Exploring Confederate Rails This Weekend

I haven’t branched out too far from RPGs in recent years, but lately, I have been playing more and more boardgames and wargames again. I recently met with Richard Berg, the famous and infamous Godfather of wargaming, for coffee and he passed me a copy of his newest game to play and review. Therefore, this…

ODAM Publishing Launches Laruna: Age of Kingdoms

My friends at ODAM publishing just launched a new Kickstarter today for their new boardgame based in the land of Laruna. I have been a huge advocate for the ODAMs two previous RPG lines in the past. By the way, both of which are awesome! One of those RPGs, Of Dreams and Magic, inspired their…

Are Local Gaming Stores Going Extinct?

I wrote the following article nearly three years and while some of my assertions then still hold true, our plethora of local gaming stores are drying up! The latest victim is a combination used bookstore and gaming store. They have done very well for themselves over the last eleven years, but they recently announced they…

Friday Roundup – 1-7 April 2017

In this week’s roundup, we see a pretty slow week on all fronts.  Gloomhaven launched on the 4th and as of writing, this was well over $1.4 million raised. Woot, I backed it! This is probably by far the biggest news story of the week for most gamers.  The 2017 iteration of the 200 Word…

Gloomhaven to be Reprinted in August ’17

This story crossed my desk the other day and I thought our boardgamer lovers would be interested. In short, Cephalofair Games will be launching a new Gloomhaven related game on Kickstater in early April. As part of that campaign, you can also order Gloomhaven; the reprint is being funded by the this Kickstarter as well….

Letters from Whitechapel: Dear Boss – Is it Worth the Investment?

Back to the Streets of London, 1888 Letters From Whitechapel was released originally back in 2011 and has subsequently been in and out of print over those years seeing more than a handful of very positive reviews and ratings. It has settled in (at the time of this writing) at a 7.5 rating on BoardGameGeek…

Chaosium to Launch Khan of Khans Kickstarter on 10 January

The fine folks at Chaosium will be launching a new Kickstarter on 10 January 2017. Reiner Knizia’s newest game, Khan of Khans, looks to be a whimsical family-oriented card game. The game is thematically placed in Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha. I just skimmed over the PDF of the “Print & Play” version of the…

Kickstarter Watch – Dear Leader

I don’t do a whole of kickstarting these days, but the new Dear Leader Kickstarter has caught my attention. I love satirical games and this looks as if it will scratch that itch for me. maybe it’s something you should have a look at too. Come on, who doesn’t love making fun of Kim Jong-un?…