Tag: Stronghold Games

App Expansion Review – Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium Maps

The Terraforming Mars app has had an up and down history. So much so that for a while, I wasn’t going to buy it (though I eventually succumbed). And it has greatly improved over time, especially with the Prelude expansion. However, one thing players… Continue Reading “App Expansion Review – Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium Maps”

Terraforming Mars App: Hellas & Elysium Maps Now in Beta

(Edit: 5/13/22) – The review is live! Go check it out. (Edit: 5/11/22) – And they’re out for real! No more beta. Available on all platforms. Watch this space for a review of the expansion in the next few days Exciting news from Asmodee… Continue Reading “Terraforming Mars App: Hellas & Elysium Maps Now in Beta”

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#10-6)

We’re almost to the end of my Top 25 games played of all time, 2022 edition, and there may have been a few surprises. I know there have been some new games, and some games have fallen drastically from their 2019 ranking. I feel… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#10-6)”

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)

With the close of the year 2021, I have actually played 422 games since I really started playing boardgames in 2012. Since my “Top 25 Games Played of All Time” series in 2019 was predicated on my having played almost 300 games, I thought… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)”

New to Me – December 2021

It’s the end of the year 2021 (or it was when I played these games, anyway). Having been able to go to game days again since August 2021, it was nice to have a bunch of new to me games to play each month!… Continue Reading “New to Me – December 2021”

Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

(Edit: This game is on my Top 25 games played of all time!) What happens when one of your favourite games gets a bit of a revamp where it’s faster and also uses some mechanisms from other games that you like? It’s not the… Continue Reading “Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition”

New To Me – September 2021

Another month and another “New to Me” games post. This is the 50th! It feels so good to finally be playing some new games. I’m trying to play some of the many games I bought during the worst of the pandemic (so this is… Continue Reading “New To Me – September 2021”

New To Me – August 2021

What’s this, out of the wild? Cue Marlin Perkins! Yes, it’s a “New to Me” games post! For the first time in a few months, I’ve actually played some new games, so I get to tell you about them! Yes, it’s been 4 months… Continue Reading “New To Me – August 2021”

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”