January. What a month it has been. Stuffed after Christmas. Marinaded on New Year. Then tickled pink on the Birthday.
I did get to play quite a few games as well. Some family favorites as well as some new ones that flew under my nose. From the wonderful Clans of Caledonia (Karma Games) to the Wall in Catan (Fantasy Flight Games), with the Brotherhood of the Watch. I hiked around the beautiful Okanagan: Valleyof the Lakes (Matagot) and visited an old favoratite place with a Splendor (Space Cowboys) new view of the city.
There were a few Kickstarters that came my way as well. One, I have been playing for a long time and have seen it evolve over the year. That is Batman: Gotham City Chronicles (Monolith Editions) which is coming very soon. The other, which is currently running is Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Game (Say Cheves). You can find these in my Kickstarter page.
And I delve into board game app's. As there were a few time in the month where I played Mansions of Madness (Fantasy Flight) alone. Or I was joined with my daughter in the fight to save the galaxy in Rising 5 (Holy Grail Games). playing with these app's got me thinking, are they good or bad for the hobby? And most importantly, do they work?
But you can see and hear about all these things, in my double-back monthly blog
What is "the Monthly Video?" 0:20
A Review of Reviews 1:41
First and the Last 3:15
Question Time 12:50
The Monthly Giveaway 21:52
Let me know in the comments, what you think about board game app's.
And if you have a question that you'd like me to open up in Question Time.
A new day, a new year and a new adventure awaits.
As you probably saw from my Top Ten Games I'd Drop Everything For... list, I like to play the same games again and again. For me, nothing beats playing a game that you don't have to explain to your competition and you can just go head to head in the challenge to becoming the master of that game.
But there is also nothing like trying something new and different. To cleanse your pallet. And although I am not a fan of the "Cult Of The New," I find myself being wrapped up in it's web. This year, I will be working for game publishers on their newest games. Mainly Kickstarters. As always, I will be producing videos that show pertentual backers how the game works and feels.
Here are some of those titles:
So, not only am I making reviews of game, but with some of them I will be helping in the support as they are running on Kickstarter. As a campaign manager, which is kind of nice. Another bonus from this is I get to learn how these games work, not from reading a rule book. But from actually being taught by their designers. And that is a whole different sensation. You get inside their head and understand every facet and rule tweak that they have made over the many years that the game has been created. It's a wonderful feeling.
You can check out these titles in more depth on the BGG website:
And who knows what will be further down the road.
All I can tell you about the things that have happened in the past month. While I am getting older, I am finding it harder to retain information. I have even forgotten my birthday! Old man.
So instead of typing about all the wonderful things I seem to remember doing in December, I have recorded them into a little video for you.
And that is just a fraction of the things that are coming in 2018. Unfortunately, I can not cover everything, but if I get a chance to, I will.
If you have a question that you'd like me to answer in next months video or advice about a game, please leave it in the comment section below. Until next time, play nicely together.
Ciao for now...
So, we have made it to the end.
These are the game that I am willing to play at a last minute announcement.
These are the game that I would walk out of your wedding reception, if I was texted, there was a space at someones game table.
These are the game...well, you get the picture. Are some of the finest game that sit on my shelf. And I will let the animate me tell you why.
If you want to delve into my to ten a little more, here are some of the reviews that I have done on these games. Again, most of them I have covered. From my early years, learning how to make videos, to the experiment "LIVE" board game review. Interesting stuff.
10: ticket to ride
8: survive: escape from atlantis
7: el dorado
6: the resistance
3: the 7th continent
So, what do you think?
Are these games too old for lovin'?
Have I lost my touch?
Or am I a connoisseur?
Maybe I am just crazy =P
There you go. This is a list that I will be doing again at the end of the next year. Not sure if anything will change, but we shall see.
Talking of the end of the year, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for tuning in and thank you for your comments and support. Below, you will see a special thank you video for my Patreons, who have made donations to help towards making the videos and keeping this web site alive.
Again big THANX
Continuing on with my...
When I last left you with the cliffhanger, I had shown you numbers 30 to 21. They were all very interesting games, yes?
And I was surprised to see that I had actual reviewed a majority of those game. I was expecting to just wack up a few images to show you the games, But no. I had them covered. But this group of ten games is very different. Not all of them have been reviewed. Some have been sat on my shelf, waiting to be put in the spotlight of the camera. I have even dreamed that the videos had been published, but no. No time to do so as there is always a KS project that needs my help.
Maybe 2018 will be the year that I show my feelings for these gems of a game...So let's carry on, shall we?
here is my list from 20 to 11
So there you have it. Another ten enjoyable games that I can't say "no" to. Unless there are no more hours in the day or I have played them five times in a row already. Change is good.
So next it will be the big ten games. And I will present them in a big epic video.