Tag: Arkham Horror

Elder Sign: New Lovecraftian Board Game

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Announcements, Board Games, Gaming

Fantasy Flight Games, the publishers of the rather famous board game Arkham Horror and one of my newest favorite games Mansions of Mandess, is coming out with a new Lovecraft inspired board game: Elder Sign.

Fantasy Flight calls this a fast paced cooperative dice game. Similar to Arkham Horror, you control a single investigator but this time you’re investigating a museum looking for clues and eldritch knowledge that will keep a random elder god from awakening. The write-up explains that both strategic and random elements make up the game, which is good as pure dice games are rarely interesting enough. Created by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, both designers on the Arkham Horror board game, I suspect this one will effectively be a shorten version of Arkham Horror, for when you don’t have a few hours to tramps around Arkham but still have an itch to take out an Elder God.

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New Arkham Horror Expansion

by on Jul.04, 2011, under Board Games, Entertainment, Gaming

Fantasy Flight Games is releasing another expansion for the board game Arkham Horror. Titled Miskatonic Horror Expansion, this expansion is a full-sized box expansion but unlike prior full box expansions, this one does not contain a new area to travel to or new investigators to control.

Instead this expansion seems to be focused on updated and expanding prior expansions including Dunwhich, Curse of the Dark Pharaoh, Kingsport, Lurker at the Threshold, and more. It includes one new rules variant called the Institution as well as helpful player reference sheets, which a game the size of Arkham Horror really needs. I’m personally looking forward to this expansion.

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Board Game Geek Con 2010

by on Nov.21, 2010, under Articles, Board Games, Conventions, Gaming, Reviews

So I attended Board Game Geek Con this year for the first time. It is a convention hosted by the people who run the website Board Game Geek. The convention focuses on board games, card games, and war gaming, although there was token appreciation for poker and video games, the later in the form of Rock Band, if that counts.

So I’ll take you on a little ride and describe the convention and how it differs from most conventions, then give you a summary of what I did, including the games I played and possibly short summaries or reviews of these games, and then I’ll give you a review of the con itself. (continue reading…)

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