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.
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.
I never managed to find some time to continue on the slow month post, so here I am. Doing a short recap of the last 30 days of board gamding, using Instagram images and text.
The week after I had been skiing I ordered two new board games that I’ve had never heard about, but seen on-line. Regatta and Hanabi.
That’s the boxes. Regatta is as the name implies about sailing. Pretty easy set up. You put up four buoys in a square, where two of them mark the starting line, and you have to sail around the two others. To move the boats you use cards that you play from your hand, and move the the length of the card. So pretty easy. I will hopefully write more about it when I try it more thoroughly, as I’ve only played it with my girlfriend ones.
It’s pretty cute. Hanabi on the other hard is also a card game, but here you collaborate with the other players to make the most wonderful firework! Haven’t tried it yet, but I think it can be some easy fun.
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.
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.
Funny. This was a draft made way back in May, when I was playing a lot of Trails Fusion. Not as good as the previous ones (or more, not that inovation as the previous), but still a good game. Was a ton of fun to play through. And I would probably start playing it again when I move! “Anywho”, I took screenshots with my phone of some of the glitches I experienced. Nothing game breaking, just funny.
This is a rather funny looking tree. I even think there are some games that use this as game art.
Stoked: Big Air Edition (PAL)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Nordic Edition)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Classic)
Not sure why I bought Hell’s Kitchen, but I cost $1 so I thought it would be nice in my collection. All the other games have been on my wishlist, and if I keep up this rate I’ll be done with my game shopping for this year pretty soon. I haven’t told you this yet, but one of my resolutions is to buy less games, or more precisely the games on my wishlist. As I don’t believe I could stop buying games. It will be fun to see if I can keep it. Luckily I’ll have my girlfriend to help me (just need to inform her first).
I’ve been buying a lot of games lately. Just forgot to post about it. Last was a little shopping spree I was having at my local Gamestop. They are selling out a bunch of Limited/Collectors Editions of different games. Some really good deals.
So ended up with this:
– Gears of War Epic Edition
– Dj Hero x2
– Splinter Cell Convivtion Limited Collectors Edition
– Arcania Gothic 4
– Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition
Every summer plenty of developers and stores have sales, so as every summer I end up getting some new games. Even when I’m away for vacation I’ll buy games. This time I needed help from a friend to buy Magicka Complete Pack from Steam. And I’m glad I took the trouble to contact my good friend. Magicka is one of the best games I’ve played this year! If your only getting one game this year, Magicka should probably be it. So obviously I’ve played a lot of Magicka, but I haven’t tried solo play yet. Only with my friend, but it was hilarious. The first hour went to practicing the spells and not killing each other. It’s hard when you can make so much funny spells.
I also got my hands on Infamous 2 (birthday gift), which is a great sequel to Infamous. The graphic is very nice and polished. The game play is even better and you have new and more moves/action to perform. Sadly no flying mode, but where getting there. Play.com also had a sale so ended up getting Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. A beautiful game which looks a bit like Shadow of the Colossus. The music is also very nice. It’s not a very long game. I completed it yesterday and it took my around thirteen hours, and I did some collection of chest and such. So I guess a quick run would go for around ten. Still a few hours longer then what Mirror’s Edge take to complete (around seven if I remember correctly).
That’s not all the games I got this summer. I bought Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2) and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS). I thought the DS game was the one who came to the PSP, but that was Birth by Sleep. So guess I need to get that one too. I’ve always wanted to try out the Kingdom Hearts series, as I’ve heard a lot about it. So instead of starting on number two I ended up buying Kingdom Hearts (the first) from Ebay. So wanting for that to arrive in the mail. I also bought some old Xbox 360 games which where on sale. Pure which I’ve had and played before, Rainbow Six Vegas, Kinect Adventure and Guitar Hero 5. As I don’t own a Kinect myself I had to borrow one from my friend to try out Kinect Adventure. Sadly Kinect doesn’t really work that well in my living room since my couch is to big to be moved (or my room is to small, you can decide).
Rainbow Six Vegas came out in 2006 and the years haven’t been good to it, but the game play works really well. So when I’m done with it I’ll definitely buy the sequel. Pure is still cool and it still lacks the split screen which would make this game extremely fun to play. The same problem as the newer Nail’d. No split-screen really makes a game go from must have to, get when I find it real cheap.
Last but not least I bought Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and Rollercoaster Tycoon from GoodOldGames.com. Haven’t had time to try them out yet, but played both of them before so I know what I get. Rollercoaster Tycon is maybe the best Tycoon game ever made (it’s maybe even beating Transport Tycoon Deluxe).
That’s most of the game I’ve tried and bought the last couple of weeks. It’s nice with a summer vacation. I’m also waiting for Fear 2 coming in the mail. There where a sale on CDon.com and I had a coupon, so I got it for free. Can’t beat that!
As I said yesterday I’ve been home for over two weeks. Right after we got home we went to my cabin (at the lake) and did some painting inside with my brothers. The same day a bomb went of in Oslo and there where a massive massacre at Utøya. I guess you’ve all heard about it (read more at NRK). My condolence goes out to everyone who where by these two incidents.
The week after, on Thursday, my best friend came to visit and we spent the next five days just chilling in my apartment. He bought Infamous 2 as my birthday gift and we beat that game by Sunday and we also played a lot of Magicka (great game). This week I’ve been mostly working on another Heroclix app, and I’ve started working how to renovate my living room. I’ve decided to go for buying Ikea shelfes and covering one of the two walls that need to be reovated. Check out the image at the bottom. Going to be sweet with all the shelf space. I also thorn down some of the wallpaper to see if it was loose, and it was looser then I would have guess. Some of the plaster even gave after. So that put me on another idea, what about revealing the old brick wall underneath? Not a good idea. It took me 30 minutes to tear down the little space over the door and several hours to clean up the dusty mess after. And the result wasn’t very nice. The brick wall wasn’t that good looking. At least that was I think. I sent a photo to my friend and he think it would be cool, I just need to clean it. So we’ll see what I’ll end up doing.
Other then that I haven’t done much, I played some Heroclix of course. There was a new set that had arrived (Captain America), and I won the first sealed tournament. Go me! I also used some days to really clean my apartment. Dusted the whole place plus I cleaned my windows. Hadn’t done that since I moved in, so needed to change the water for every window. It turned black, but now I can finally see out.
Wow, I’ve kinda forgotten all about my blog the last three days. Feel a bit ashamed, but I’ve been a bit busy and a bit lazy. So I’m sorry, in good news, the last post was my 900th, so in 99 post I’m hitting the 1000th! How cool isn’t that?! Guess I need to find some awesome way to celebrate it. Not sure though, but please give me some tips in the comment field.
Not sure if you remember my Backloggery profile, but I’ve started to update it a little bit, and hopefully I’ll get around to add all my games to it. I also noticed that some of the ratings are a bit off. And since we’re talking about games, I need to update my project page and collection page on this blog. I also see that I need to change my theme to a more summer-like one. As always I want to make a new theme, but we’ll see how that goes. Probably just changing to the one I had last year.
Hum..think I ran out of stuff to write about. So blog you later.