Tag: John D Clair

Ecos: New horizons Out Today!

Alderac Entertainment Group really needs to work at their hype machine. One of my favourite new games in 2020 was Ecos: First Continent, which is a world-building game where players are trying to build a world and get points by putting terrain tiles out… Continue Reading “Ecos: New horizons Out Today!”

Stories from Boardgame Cons

This last weekend was the virtual edition of OrcaCon. Since I was spending the weekend doing things with my wife, I didn’t take part, but seeing the tweets and Discord messages from them just brought it all to mind. If it wasn’t for this… Continue Reading “Stories from Boardgame Cons”

Dead Reckoning from AEG now on Kickstarter

A really quick post today because it’s a busy day. Dead Reckoning, the pirate exploration and fighting game designed by John D. Clair with art by Ian O’Toole and published by Alderac Entertainment Group, is now on Kickstarter! I got to play this at… Continue Reading “Dead Reckoning from AEG now on Kickstarter”

Dead Reckoning from AEG coming to Kickstarter This Summer

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) just announced that the new card-crafting pirate game designed by John D. Clair is coming to Kickstarter this Summer. I played this game at Dice Tower West in February and really loved it. I love the card-crafting genre anyway (though… Continue Reading “Dead Reckoning from AEG coming to Kickstarter This Summer”

New to Me – February 2020

We’re a little late with the “New to Me Games” post for February, but there is definitely a good reason. Last week was the Cult of the New to Me fundraising car wash! Unfortunately, the flyers I sent out and put up had the… Continue Reading “New to Me – February 2020”

Preview – Dead Reckoning

John D. Clair is one of my favourite designers, and I find the “card-crafting” game mechanic to be very neat. Space Base is #16 in my best games played of all time list and its position is well-deserved (even though it’s not a card-crafting… Continue Reading “Preview – Dead Reckoning”

New to Me – January 2020 (Part 2)

Whew! I’m finally awake again after finishing last week’s Part 1 of my “New to Me Games – January” post. That really took a lot out of me. It’s been a week and I’m just now recovering! Excuse me while I hop on my… Continue Reading “New to Me – January 2020 (Part 2)”

Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To

It’s my birthday! Yes, I’m turning the big 49 today, and in celebration, I’m going to tell you the 49 games I’m really anticipating over the next few months. Ok, no. I’m not that much of a masochist. Instead, the number 4 is part… Continue Reading “Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To”

Mystic Vale App Gets Stormy With Mana Storm Expansion

Previously on this blog, you may remember that I have mentioned Nomad Games‘ app version of the classic John D. Clair card-crafting title Mystic Vale. The tabletop game is published by Alderac Entertainment Group. I sung its praises as a great app, polished and well-done… Continue Reading “Mystic Vale App Gets Stormy With Mana Storm Expansion”

Review – Space Base

(Edit: This is one of my Top 25 Games Played of all Time, as of February 2019 anyway. Check out the other games as well!) When I watch science fiction films, with spaceships dashing hither and yon (I think yon is about 100 parsecs… Continue Reading “Review – Space Base”