Last November I pledged for the first (?) cycling game (at least as I had seen), called Cycling Party. Then a month later it arrived.  I was a bit unsure of how well the game would work, as I wasn’t huge cycling fan, and the English rules was a bit fussy (the original rules are in Spanish), but, my brother and I played a round and had a lot of fun.

Our first race
Our first race

 

CYCLING PARTY is a board game that brings together the excitement of road cycling as a sport and the enjoyment of strategy games. Direct and manage your own cycling team. Choose your race strategy, and look for the best opportunities by taking advantage of the situations that occur during the race.

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I was in London this last weekend, and was looking for board games, and Tiny Epic Kingdom was one game on my list. Sadly I didn’t find Tiny Epic Kingdom, but one store clerk told me about another game from Gamelyn Games, called Tiny Epic Defenders. As I didn’t really know what Tiny Epic Kingdom was about I thought I should give Tiny Epic Defenders a chance, plus the price was good.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a co-op board game about defending the Capital City by defending outer regions against, monsters, dire monsters, and epic foes! This is done by moving your little meeple to each of the region, so that you are ready to defend it when the monsters attack. This, sadly means that you can’t defend all of the regions at all time, as it’s only for up to 4 players.

We managed to defend the Capital City from the epic foe 'The Ancient'
We managed to defend the Capital City from the epic foe ‘The Ancient’

The image above is from my second play-through of the game. The rulebook isn’t very good at explaining the rules in details, it took me some time to understand all of the mechanics, and I’m still guessing there are something I don’t know yet. Luckily I’ve found this unofficial FAQ over at BoardGameGeek. Which I really recommend reading before playing.

The first time I played it, was on Sunday waiting for my delayed flight back to Norway. We lost badly the first play, even though we thought we had a good start. The problem was that I had forgotten and misunderstood the “Succor” ability. “Succor” let us use action points to reduce the threat of a region. Threat is the “damage” done to a region. And when the threat reaches the fire symbol, the region is destroyed, and monsters attacking this region is finally able to attack the Capital City! Not good. So the second time I played it, we used the “Succor” ability a lot! Which was the only reason that we where able to win.

Looking forward to try the game again, as it is a very casual game, easy for none board games to play. It’s even possible to play by yourself, as it’s a co-op game.

With this post I want to try something new, and that is to start write some small reviews of the board games I have. Not sure of the quality or if this will be a good source for reviews, but it will be what it will be. Let’s start!

A few weeks ago I received the fantasy RPG Arcadia Quest by Cool Mini or Not and Spaghetti Western Games, which is a board game I Kickstarted back in March. I mostly pledged for it because CoolMiniOrNot was behind it, the same company behind Rivet Wars (an awesome war game for two players), so I didn’t know what I was getting, other then that there where cool chibi miniatures in it.

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Arcadia Quest

So the second game I’ve kickstarted from CoolMiniOrNot is an adventure board game by Spaghetti Western Games called Arcadia Quest. I have no idea how it works, but it’s seems like a good option for role playing board games, that don’t need a game master. Plus the PvP options can open up some interesting stuff.

I took some images of the content I ordered, they didn’t turn out great, but you can look at the monsters. I’ll take some photos when I play the game, so you can also see it in action.

I should try to do a review of the games I have, that could be cool.

IMG_20141214_194509 IMG_20141214_201657 The faceless heroes/monsters are really cool. And that figure in the back looks like “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”.IMG_20141214_201247

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Kickstarter bonanza

If you’ve been following me on Instragram you probably noticed I got a pretty big haul of board games this week. I’ve been a big fan of Kickstarter for a long time, and last year I kickstarted Rivet Wars, which I’ve blogged about earlier. On Tuesday I got the rest of the kickstarter loot, complete with all the expansion and extra armies. Going to be a lot more action next time I play! Next post will be with images from what is inside all these boxes. So stay tuned for more Rivet Wars action.

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On wednesday the game Arcadia Quest arraived  (from the same producers, Cool Mini or Not). I’m super stoked to try this out, but not sure when I will have time, maybe next weekend. I’ll show you what is inside these boxes tomorrow. First it’s Rivet Wars.

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