In today’s episode of Hot Game Magnet we review ESCAPE PLAN. We have been anticipating this game for a long time, since Justin backed it on Kickstarter.
We love the theme and a lot of other stuff that attracted us to this game. Since it arrived we haven’t stopped playing Escape Plan. Consequently, it’s our new favourite game!- yes aren’t they all?
Designed by acclaimed board game designer Vital Lacerda, with a theme ripped straight from Reservoir Dogs, Escape Plan, published by Eagle Griffin Games with art by Ian O’Toole, might be just such a combination.
Listen now to find out what all the fuss is about.
King Manuel I is back again with a whole new palace decorating ambition. Last time it was ceramic tile work but this time it’s all about the windows. In AZUL: Stained Glass of Sintra you and up to three other players are leadlighters competing to create the most beautiful stained glass windows in King Manuel I’s Palace.
This update to the huge hit AZUL, seems to have all the same great features, but throws in some interesting new mechanics.
Is this AZUL: Stained Glass of Sintra an instant classic, worthy of all the glory of it’s predecessor, or just a re-skin that is better left on the shelf?
In this weeks episode of Hot Game Magnet, we review the simple game of Santorini.
What’s better, building your own idyllic Greek island village, or crushing your enemies? How about both? In Santorini by Spinmaster games you get to recreate the fantastic and unique beauty of the famous island of Santorini.
Make sure that your opponents never feel the warmth of the Gods approval. Does this sound like a fun family game? Find out what we think in this weeks episode.
We love the simplicity of this game. Listen as we discuss the components, game play and replay-ability.
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This week on Hot Game Magnet, Board Game Reviews, we soar to new heights. We review one of 2019’s most talked about games; Wingspan by Elizabeth Hargrave and published by Stonemaier Games.
We love Scythe and are really curious to see if Wingspan has similar quality staying power and awesome game mechanics. Listen as we discuss the artwork, components, replay-ability and design of a game with a theme centering around birds.
Does it live up to the high flying hype, or should this one go the way of the dodo?
This week we review a very popular and controversial game: Secret Hitler. Well, one of us reviews Secret Hitler. Unfortunately, Justin has the flu this week and can’t speak, so this week Alison will do her first solo review. We’re very excited to talk about this game and also to experiment with some new formats.
Love Letter is a game we, at Hot Game Magnet, have been enjoying in between the stress which is the adulthood slowly taking over our lives. Today we review this super short card game. An deduction game where we are trying to get our letter into the hands of Princess Arnette who has locked herself in the tower. Of course it’s completely abstract with no tower and no actual letter to speak of. So is attempting to get your Love Letter read a worthy pursuit? Join us to find out, as we discuss the worthiness of this game in much detail.
This week we review, a game that’s been staying hot since it was created in 2000, Carcassone.
This seemingly simple tile laying game puts 2-4 players in the position of a planner who must construct the grand French city of Carcassone. Score points by finishing roads, cities, and even the odd cathedral. Prevent your opponents from doing the same so you can win.
We also look at the digital edition and talk about the pros and cons of both.