On Origins Game Fair – Wrap Up

So, over the last couple of days I spread out all the games I was interested in playing. Today I wanted to at least list out the ones that I’m really looking forward to, or have already purchased. I think I’ll be limiting myself to actual purchases though, because frankly board games can be just as expensive, if not more, than video games. So I have to be careful about my budget. Ideally I would have the opportunity to play the games before purchasing them, but that all would depend on my local shop getting a demo copy or someone I know purchasing one. The problem then comes down to availability. Some of the games I’m interested in won’t be widely available (ie mass market) which will make getting a copy difficult. Up till now I’ve relied on my local game shop and Amazon when it comes to purchases. While … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 3

The third and almost final part of this series I have dubbed, “Where did my money go?”. This is the last of the games I was interested in getting. Again, these are not in any particular order, just all games that I am interested either in purchasing or playing. Summit: The Board Game – Inside Up Games Another interesting game where you’re trying to climb a mountain. There are three ways to play, solo, co-op, competitive. You work your way up the mountain using tiles. The goal is to get to the summit and then back to base camp without dying. It doesn’t look like a difficult game, but I’m having a hard time explaining it with words. I’d like to try this out so hoping that someone I know picks it up. Unreal Estate – Grand Gamers Guild This was not only an interesting game, but was presented in … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of what I like to call, “Why do I even need to save money anyways”. I’m just going to pick up where I left off on the previous post, which was originally one very long post. These games are in no particular order of how much I want to get them. Yamatai – Days of Wonder I’m not really sure I can explain this game, but it looks amazing and I want to play it so much.Since I can’t really describe it here’s a video trailer for it. A little bit of a secret, I love Days of Wonder and Asmodee. Dice Forge – Asmodee As with every Asmodee game that I’ve seen the artwork is amazing. This is a dice building game where you build your dice by snapping in pieces that look like lego blocks. The goal is to get victory points which you … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 1

This post could also be called “Shut up and take my money”. So first off, has it really been since March that I wrote anything on here? I am such a slacker, but there really hasn’t been all that much to talk about. I did play Horizon Zero Dawn so there might be a post about that soon. E3 also just wrapped up so there will also probably be a post on that as well. However today I am going to talk about the goings on of the last week. Starting last Wednesday I spent most of the day watching the BoardGameGeek twitch stream of the Origins Game Fair on Twitch. I was only able to pay some amount of attention since I had it running in the background at work, but I did watch all day Saturday and Sunday. I did miss some stuff here and there because of … Read more…