Arkham Noir Case #2: Called Forth by Thunder – A Review
On a stormy night a strange package arrives on my doorstep. The cats are too afraid to even look. I have to do this review on my own…
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!
Hostage Negotiator is a game for one player created by A.J. Porfirio and released by his publishing company Van Ryder Games in 2015. It was voted best solo game of 2015 by the 1 Player Guild. The game is something of a contemporary solitaire classic and it’s ranked just below the top 200 thematic games on BoardGameGeek. Will it hold up to the scrutiny of cats?
This game’s based on the The Lost Expedition. But instead of a trek through the Amazon its a journey across a wasteland plagued by radiation. I liked The Lost Expedition, but will I enjoy this re-theme as much? Subtle hint in the form of a disclaimer: they didn’t pay me!
I’m sure that dividing a review into three parts, each named after one of the gunslingers in Sergio Leone’s Western classic, has been done before. Another thing that’s been done before is zombie-themed games. But that something isn’t original doesn’t have to mean it’s bad, does it?
In The Lost Expedition you take a team of explorers on a trek through the Amazon in search of a previous expedition that never came back. They were looking for the mythical golden city of El Dorado. Will you find them? Will you find El Dorado? Or will you meet the unknown fate of the previous expedition?