Starvation, depression, fatigue - these are just a few of the things your characters will experience while trying to survive within a city under siege. How exactly does one represent those tribulations through the triviality of cardboard and plastic? That’s exactly what This War of Mine TBG tries to do.Continue reading
Adam, Chad and Ryan highlight some of their favourite licensed games (games based on existing TV, Movie, Book, or Video Game franchises) and highlight the pros and cons of piggybacking on an existing IP. Speaking of which, we talk about Gears of War, Chad does his best to defend Xia: Legends of a Drift System from Ryan and loses, and then Chad hunts down Adam in Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 30th at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
What’s the best rulebook you’ve ever read? Chad, Adam, and Ryan discuss the best and worst examples of board game rulebooks in the industry, and then battle each other for control of the Great Meadow in their review of March of the Ants. Also mentioned: Canada’s Birthday (with our favourite games designed/illustrated by a Canadian), Ryan’s first experience with Dread RPG, Adam’s over-optimization of Boss Monster, and Chad’s unfair experience with, well, Unfair.
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 16th at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
Hey there! Hopefully you found this page after playing a session of Unlock from one of the copies we shipped out! We’d love to hear how the game went for you, what your final times & ratings were, and if you’re able to share any pictures of your game group enjoying the game that’d be great! You can dump some of that info below in the comment section, or share it with us on twitter.
Above all else, once you’re done with the game please pass it on to another group who you think would enjoy playing - we want to share the experience with as many others as possible!
Ryan, Chad and Adam discuss the pros and cons of Kickstarter and how it has shaped our boardgaming hobby in the last 5 years. We then lock Adam in a metaphorical room as Chad and Ryan discuss the recent Exit: The Game and Unlock! boardgames modeled after escape rooms and talk about our recent plays.
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be July 2nd at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
There’s been a recent surge in “escape room”-esque games lately, with a few series peeking into the hobby - Escape Room, Escape the Room, Exit: The Game, and Unlock! I’ve had the pleasure of trying the later two in the series and have a few thoughts that may help groups decide which franchise to go with.Continue reading
Hold our hand as Adam, Ryan and Chad escourt you thought the last few epochs from boardgaming history; Pre-Catan (before 1995), the European Invasion (1995 - 2005), and the Thematic Renessance (2005 - 2012). Chad also practices some real-life pandemic while trying describe Ethnos and Adam celebrates his recent playing of Between Two Cities
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be June 18th at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
Chad, Adam and Ryan discuss the successes and failures of storytelling in board games, and feature Battlestar Galactica - I’m pretty sure Adam’s the cylon. Ryan also delivers his diatribe against modern euro board game design and Great Western Trail in particular.
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be June 4th at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
I played the original version of The Captain Is Dead in a bar once, and I’m not sure if it was the poor lighting, the beer, or the general company but I faintly recalled having a good time with it. When I saw a copy of Episode III pop up on a local used site, I jumped at the chance to have my own copy. Unfortunately, just like the bright lights at closing time, after a closer look things weren’t exactly what they seemed.Continue reading
Ryan talks to himself for a few minutes and then Chad joins him to chat about clever board game components and what they add to the tabletop experience. We also go back in time to two weeks ago when we played Anachrony, and discuss how Bret Hart almost threw a chair at Chad.
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be May 21st at 8 PM CST.Continue reading