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Artemis Project

Today’s episode of Hot Game Magnet is a review of a new game, hot off Kickstarter- the Artemis Project by Grand Gamers Guild. In this fun worker placement game your goal is to mine Europa, a frozen moon of Jupiter. Set in 2348, your job is to get a team together to get energy and minerals in this tough landscape. Score points for expeditions, resources, and workers. Is this our new favourite game? listen to find out.

Mechanica

035 Mechanica

Tonight we review our new favourite game Mechanica. A strange game where one works on the factory floor of a robotic vacuum cleaner factory, trying to produce the most robots for their AI overlord. I love the copy and I love the theme. But one can’t help but think that this is a road map to a future hell.

Anyway, if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a super menial job with very little job satisfaction or point, except for the occasional fabricated competition, then maybe check out Mechanica?

Or just go to your day job. Or get a job in contact centre.

Art imitates life. even. if. it. sucks.

but Mechanica doesn’t suck.

It’s awesome.

 

Tapestry by Stonemaier Games

Tapestry

This episode we review the latest board game from Stonemaier Games: Tapestry. It’s a pretty cool, intricate weaving of history from a civilisation of your making.  We look at all the things in the game from components, playability, time, art and theme. We’re big fans of Jamey Stegmaier and this game does not disappoint.

 

Village Attacks Grim Dynasty

October Kickstart Round-Up

It’s that time of the month again, where we discuss the hottest games available to back on KickStarter for October 2019. We look at what Justin is backing and what he is just watching in the shadows. If you want to spend money today, for a board game you will probably get next year if you are lucky, then you have come to the right place. It’s not a matter of if you will back something on Kickstarter this month, it’s more of a matter of what, and in what quantity, and how much the shipping is going to be. If you’re new to backing games on Kickstarter we’ve got the info that is going to make it easy for you to part with your money.

We discuss what you can back now on Kickstarter in tboard games and what’s coming up really soon. Listen as we talk about: Godspeed, Camp Pinetop, Zombicide Second Edition, Village Attacks: Grim Dynasty, and something else.

Listen to us and leave a review on iTunes.

Check out all the games we want:

Godspeed

Camp Pinetop

Zombicide Second Edition

Village Attacks: Grim dynasty

Victorian Masterminds

Don’t be a cog in the machine. Build the machine and use it to steal the Whitehouse. In this weeks review we look at Victorian masterminds by CMON games. Be a villain, kidnap scientists, steal factories and monuments, and use it all to build the ultimate doomsday machine.
there’s a lot to talk about in this medium weight minion controlling race to infamy. Listen know to find out what we really think.

Buy it from CMON here

Zombicide Invader

Zombicide Invader

Can one ever truely kill enough of the undead? Maybe, but we certainly haven’t found the upper limit for dice chucking zombie mahem. Zombicide Invader is the latest reimagining of CMON’s most popular  franchise, in which players get to visit a whole new world and massacre it’s mold infected populace.

New art, a new theme, and some new mechanics all feature heavily, as does the fast paced cooperative slaughter that we have come to expect from the franchise.

See how well Zombicide Invader stacks up compared to the rest of this blockbuster franchise.

Check out Zombicide: Invader from Cool Mini Or Not here.

Trudvang Legends Box

Trudvang Legends

This week we talk about Trudvang Legends, Cool Mini or Not’s(CMON) latest game that is live on kickstarter, and the roller coaster ride of emotions that backing on kickstarter can inspire.

How does one decide to spend $100 or more on a game that they have never played and wont see for at least a year? What rewards could make this gamble worth while?

This episode is all about giving you an insight into that process and an idea about whether kickstarter is right for you.

Arkham Horror: Episode 26

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were really cool, living in New England in the 1920’s, in a town slowly being taken over by ancient monsters? Would you want to be an investigator in said town? Would you want extensive game play and story and encounters to rule your evening?

Does it sound good?

What if i told you, you would also possibly be helpless, distraught and on the path of total despair.

I’m sure someone has managed to beat the Ancient Ones before.

Arkham Horror by Fantasy Flight games is epic, awesome and ticks boxes you didn’t even know you wanted in your game requirements.

Listen as we review the art, mechanics and replayability.

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