Please Reprint This Game, But… A Review of The Cards of Cthulhu
The incongruous out-of-print game The Cards of Cthulhu is riddled with peculiarities, and I love it. Read this review to find out why.
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!
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!