Tag: Stronghold Games

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #290-281

I such a timely guy, aren’t I? The first post in this series came out what seems like months ago (it was over a month ago, on February 15). What’s taken so long for the second post? Would you believe I fell asleep? All… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #290-281”

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter

(Edit 2/16/21 – And it’s live! Lots of gameplay descriptions too. Check it out) The other shoe has finally dropped! A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about a “Terraforming Mars-esque” game that noted designer Geoff Engelstein teased on Twitter. And now… Continue Reading “Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter”

Blog in Review – 2020

Welcome to 2021! 2020 was a very hard year, not just as a boardgamer but as a person in general. The arrival of COVID-19 and extreme measures taken to counteract it have really taken a toll on me and Dude Take Your Turn in… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2020”

Top 5 Games Played in 2020

Most years, I get to play at least 100 unique games, based on conventions and my Sunday game days. Sadly, due to COVID, that didn’t happen in 2020. My wife willingly played a bunch of games with me during our lockdown, so the fact… Continue Reading “Top 5 Games Played in 2020”

New Terraforming Mars-esque game from Stronghold Games?

Geoff Engelstein, one of my favourite game designers and people on Twitter (and also host of the Game-Tech segment on the Dice Tower podcast) was being mysterious the other day on Twitter. “Hate to vague tweet, but got to playtest and see the final… Continue Reading “New Terraforming Mars-esque game from Stronghold Games?”

App Review – Terraforming Mars – Prelude Expansion

Long-time readers of this blog know that I’ve had a kind of love-hate relationship with the app version of one of my favourite games. While Terraforming Mars is still in my Top 10 games played, the digital version had a bumpy ride after its… Continue Reading “App Review – Terraforming Mars – Prelude Expansion”

Prelude Coming to Terraforming Mars on Steam December 8th

Good news for Terraforming Mars fans, at least those in the digital realm! The boardgame app which has been controversial, derided, had the developer shut down, and now is a fairly decent app, may now be getting even better as of December 8. Asmodee… Continue Reading “Prelude Coming to Terraforming Mars on Steam December 8th”

Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #140 – 131

Welcome to this week’s edition of BGG’s Top 200 games! The series where I look at those games in the BGG rankings from #200-101, ten games at a time. Two weeks in a row? That’s gotta be a record. Things are actually looking pretty… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #140 – 131”

Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #170-161

Yes, there is a shower of toads raining down on Vancouver right now. Yes, Hell has frozen over and the devil is ice skating. That’s right, this post is actually coming out a week after the last post! I know you’re all amazed, right?… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #170-161”

Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #200-191

After finally getting the last post for the BGG Top 100 games done last week, I was a bit at a loss. What to do for a follow-up? I’m still not getting many games played and while I am behind on a review or… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 200 – Play or Played – #200-191”