(This post by Aaron)
This week there are games galore. Grab a copy of the release sheet from Esdevium and have a look. I will give you my ill-formed opinions on games I haven’t played. It’ll be fun.
Survive 30th Anniversary Edition - This board game used to be known as Escape From Atlantis, and it’s almost as old as I am. Good grief. Survive sees you flee a sinking island whilst avoiding the attentions of whirlpools and sharks and trying to find a space on the escape boats. Rab Florence really enjoyed Survive. This is a spiffy new edition with new, higher quality components. It costs about £30 and it sounds like a bargain.
Lord of the Rings: Nazgul - Play as the bumbling undead baddies of The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Judging by the blurb it sounds like the game is a version of The Apprentice where the winner works for a slightly lesser evil than Alan Sugar.
Arkham Horror Dice - LOOK, EXPENSIVE DICE. Yes, another board game has decided to knock out some nice looking six-sided dice (D6 as the cool people call them) and charge top dollar for them because they’re vaguely themed. Five dice for £8. HMMMMM.
Blood Moon (Talisman) - An expansion for Talisman. I played Talisman once many years ago. I had dim memories of enjoying the game so I bought the new edition. It turns out that I don’t like Talisman. BUT, if you like Talisman then there’s a new expansion that adds yet more stuff that will cause the game to go forever as you dance round and round in circles until you all die of boredom or someone manages to roll their way victory. This expansion adds “Gothic Horror” and probably shitloads of werewolves and junk.
+6 Bag o’ Munchkin Level Counters Set 2 - Oh god, the Munchkin pointlessness continues with six score counters for the price of £8. You could use pen and paper instead, or a D20 or something less expensive. GRUMP GRUMP.
Wacht am Rhein - I wanted to mention that this game is listed on the sheet as costing £130. Goodness me. Infinity Games are selling it at £110 though. Still, over £100? That’s a lot but to be fair you get over 2380 counters for your money. COUNTERS. ENDLESS COUNTERS. COUNTERS UNENDING UNTIL THE HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE.
And there I will leave you with dreams of a future filled with cardboard counters. Chits.
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