What's up, Gamers?
It's that time of year again! For those of us who can't afford/can't attend/don't want to attend big ol' Gen Con, we are participating in GenCan't!
This year I've had a lot going on, so I'm keeping it small scale, just me and my husband, doing our own thing for a bit, probably playing some new games we picked up, and maybe revisiting that Gloomhaven scenario we still haven't finished. I did customize our badges a little bit, and pulled out my old "Welcome" sign, but I passed on the cookies and big get-togethers this year.
I did want to share one more thing in this small preview post though! I wanted to post the link to my roll-and-write game Roller Space that I submitted to the GenCan't design contest. It's still pretty rough, but I had a lot of fun designing and submitting it, so I wanted to put it out there in case anyone wanted to give it a go!
For those of you attending Gen Con, have a great time! For those of you partaking in GenCan't with me, let's rock and roll, fam! Tweet & Insta pics of what you're playing, cause I'll be doing the same! :D
Beep bop boop beep? Beepin boop bop.
Hmm...if you knew what that meant then you must be the robot! Maybe I should zap you right now! Wait, you think I'm the robot? No, I was just trying to call you out. I'm human, I swear. Let's shake on it! Erm...should we?
This is just an example of the mind games that will ensue while playing Are You a Robot? from Looney Labs. A very interesting take on a classic game mechanic, it does a lot with very little. Let's check it out!
Howdy Gamers! It's time for another Top 10 List! This time I'm taking a look at some of my favorite deck building games. I know that there are a lot of games that fit this category, especially if you're just looking at the BoardGameGeek category, so, to make sure we're clear, I define a deck builder as a game where you buy/obtain cards within the game to add to your deck in hopes of bringing cards together to make good combos or get you the most points (whatever the goal of the game might be). If you construct a deck before playing (as in Master of Wills for instance) that isn't the type of game I have included in the list.
Again, I have narrowed the list down to games that I own to make it a little easier on myself, even though there are a lot of great deck builders out there that I don't own. If you haven't had a chance to try a deck builder yet, I highly recommend checking some out. They're super neat and there's a lot of varities out there (which you'll see in my list) so there's something for everyone!
Attention, Guardians! We need your help!
The King needs you to work together to thwart the coming of evil. Please, use all of your resources and bring our villagers to safety. Whoever of you brings the greatest resources and saves the most villagers shall be named the one true leader, the Guardian of the Realm! Go now, and please, hurry!
When you've played enough games - and trust me, I've played my fair share - you start to get drawn to similar types of games, and start to really find which ones you love the most. I know that I've been drawn into certain themes a lot as well as games from certain publishers or designers. But the biggest thing that can really draw me to a game is its' mechanics. I love a lot of different mechanics, from worker placement to deck builders, but by far my favorite is a good ol' roll-and-write! I want to do a little combo post to talk about this type of game and list a few of my favorites!