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.
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As mentioned earlier today I got the finally loot from the Kickstarter campaign! I had hope to set up a massive battlefield today, but I’m not in the mood, so you have to stick with just images of the box content. Enjoy.
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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.
I finally got around to playing Rivet Wars last weekend, and it was super fun! We played four matches, and I just want to play more!
I still haven’t had time to try it yet, but at least here are some images of the content! Enjoy.
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I also got another package yesterday, Rivet Wars. A kickstarted board game by Cool Mini Or Not, that I’ve been waiting for quite some time, as my first shipment got lost in the mail. Sadly I don’t have time to open our play it yet, but I’m hoping to have time to open it up and take some photos of it this weekend. So stay tuned!
Wired had a very cool article featuring awesome Lego art made by Avanaut. Check out his Flickr page for more photos.
Saw this picture above my mailbox.
This was the extra text for the Darths & Droids number 99!
Pete, being the highly logical, calculating person he is, rejects all of that as superstitious nonsense. He instead applies the scientific approach. Over the years, he’s collected somewhere around a thousand twenty-sided dice. Every so often, he gathers them all together. He sits down at a table and carefully and individually rolls each of the thousand dice, once. Of course, roughly a twentieth of them will roll a one. He takes those fifty-odd dice and rolls them a second time. After about an hour of concentrated dice rolling, he’ll end up with around two or three dice that have rolled two ones in a row. He takes those primed dice and places them in special custom-made padded containers where they can’t roll around, and carries them to all the games he plays.
Then, when in the most dire circumstances, where a roll of one would be absolutely disastrous, he pulls out the prepared dice. He now has in his hand a die that has rolled two ones in a row. Pete knows the odds of a d20 rolling three ones in a row is a puny one in 8,000. He has effectively pre-rolled the ones out of the die, and can make his crucial roll with confidence. Furthermore, being scientific about it means he knows that it doesn’t matter who rolls the die for the third time, so he has no qualms about sharing his primed dice with other players, if that’s what it takes to avoid disaster.
Got my hands on some vintage Star Wars figurines today! Six of them to be exact. As I’m no super fan of Star Wars (seen two of the films), I bought them mostly because they where cute, and Luke Skywalker looks emo in his cape. Oh, the Sand Person (?) just look awesome with his fancy goggles. Looks like his a part of The Cavefish from Full Throttle.
wicked (the little one)
teboo (light gray with dark stripes)
cheif chripa (light gray/dark white, with bling bling)
logray (light brown with dark stripes)
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