Fantastically Metathematic – A Roll Player Review
Are you so much into gaming that you’d consider playing a game about gaming? I know I am!
In Eight Epics you (or you and up to seven friends) take on the roles of eight Avatars of Hope trying to defeat the Avatars of Woe and save the world from destruction. The game is a dice-rolling game in a tiny box and it was designed by Seiji Kanai who made the famous Love Letter.
When I reviewed The Lost Expedition I enjoyed it so much that I bought Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, a game based on the same set of rules. I reviewed that game as well and liked it even more. Two of the reasons for this was the higher variability and the greater sense of discovery. Could an expansion add some of that to The Lost Expedition?
Palm Island is a 17 card handheld game where your goal is to make a paradise island prosper by managing resources; improving mining, fishing and woodworking facilities; and upgrading buildings. On the box it says it’s “a game you can take anywhere.” The cats were sleeping and didn’t want to hang out, so I brought the game to the park to try it out.
In the second installment of Condensed Critique of the Classics, me and the cats are taking a look at Space Hulk: Death Angel, a card game of tactical combat in a dark future. The game is out of print. Should you try to find it on the second hand market? Read our review and find out!
Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger is an interactive book turned into a board game by changing the medium from paperback to card stacks, and by adding a six sided die, one pawn, one little cube and a board. I had to have a look at it!