A New Challenger: Mix-ups and Represented Attacks

No one has asked, but if I was pressed, I’d have to say my favorite Season of Exceed so far is Season 3.  And yes, a big part of that is the Street Fighter license (you can read more about my personal history with Street Fighter in our Yomi and Exceed reviews).  But even moreContinue reading “A New Challenger: Mix-ups and Represented Attacks”

Climb Any Mountain, Search High and Low -For Glory!

 by Mrs. Saint You lower your head and grit your teeth as the cold wind whips your face. With each step, the snow comes up over your goatskin boots and you can feel its freezing wetness seeping into the skin above your ankles. You lift your head and squint into the howling storm and knowContinue reading “Climb Any Mountain, Search High and Low -For Glory!”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Dice Drafting

by Mrs. Saint The other week, we covered the worker placement game mechanic. For this week’s Board Game Bites, we’re going to talk about dice drafting. Dice drafting was one of those mechanics that for me at first wasn’t completely clear what type of mechanic it was by name alone. I didn’t fully understand whatContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Dice Drafting”

A New Challenger: King Knight

by Mr. Saint Before we begin, a bit of rules overhead: a continuous boost (or Decree) is considered resolved once any “Now” text on it is completed.  If the boost doesn’t have any “Now” text, it is considered resolved as soon as it is played. As his preview article would suggest, King Knight is aContinue reading “A New Challenger: King Knight”

Terraforming Mars: Cows in Space!

by Mr. Saint I always get nervous writing about really popular games.  I sometimes think that if a game is popular enough, the public has made their decision and there is no point in voicing criticism of the game. So here it is: I like Terraforming Mars.  Quite a bit in fact.  But I alsoContinue reading “Terraforming Mars: Cows in Space!”

Save the Scientist, Save the World: Comanauts Review

by Mrs. Saint The world is ending. The technology meant to save the world is spiraling out of control, creating a miniature black hole and humanity’s suffering continues to worsen as the end draws near. Hope is flickering out. There is only one man who can save us but he’s in a coma. The onlyContinue reading “Save the Scientist, Save the World: Comanauts Review”

A New Challenger: Ken Masters

by Mr. Saint Ken has always been one of my favorite fighting game characters.  Going all the way back to Super Street Fighter II Turbo, where his character design broke with the traditional shoto fireball style in favor of a rushdown style that relied on knee bash loops, a superior jab dragon punch,  and crazyContinue reading “A New Challenger: Ken Masters”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement

by Mrs. Saint The other week, we talked about the sheer volume of games and some online resources to help make purchasing decisions a little easier. For the next few Board Game Bites, we’re going to talk about game mechanics.  For me, when I was first starting out in the hobby a few years ago, itContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement”

Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion Review

by Mr. Saint I have a confession.  I said in our Spirit Island Review that one could easily get dozens of plays out of the base game before looking to expansions.  Yet, when I had the opportunity to late-pledge on Kickstarter for Spirit Island’s latest expansion, Jagged Earth, I jumped at the chance with onlyContinue reading “Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion Review”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Utilizing Online Communities for Game Purchases

by Mrs. Saint As I mentioned in the last Board Game Bites, one of the things that still overwhelms me is the sheer volume of games. When I did a quick internet search, I couldn’t find set numbers yet for 2019 but in 2018 there were over 3,000 new games published and the expectation wasContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Utilizing Online Communities for Game Purchases”