Here at spalanz.com, Tuesday is Game Day! At least, that’s the intention… I take one of my favourite games from among the many in my collection, and give it the once-over, with examples of game play and some opinions thrown out there too. Bear in mind, however, that these are games that I have in my collection and play fairly regularly, so they’re going to be somewhat biased!
In case you’ve missed any of these blogs, I thought it’d be useful to compile an index for you to see at a glance which games have featured here so far! As and when new blogs are published, they’ll also be added here, so you won’t miss a thing!
3012 – post-apocalyptic deckbuilding!
A Game of Thrones – the only (living card) game that matters…
A Touch of Evil – supernatural horror in Colonial America (Revisited!)
Something Wicked – possibly the best board game expansion ever!
The Volgovian Nutcracker – a touch of Christmas evil
Here be monsters! – the Delion Dryad and Shadow Witch print-and-play villains!
Krampus – have you been naughty or nice?
Dark Gothic – the deck-building version of A Touch of Evil
Alhambra – one of the classics of the tabletop gaming scene
Android: Netrunner – hack into the future!
Tournament Time – how I fared at the Summer 2015 tournament
Mumbad – Android: Netrunner goes global in the new data pack cycle
Remembering Netrunner – looking back on one of the greats!
Arcana – fight for control of the City of Thieves
Arkham Horror – classic game of Lovecraftian horror
Dunwich Horror – bigger’n a barn, and a whole load of fun!
The Lurker at the Threshold – a Yog-Sothoth expansion
Curse of the Dark Pharaoh – there’s a travelling exhibition in town…
Innsmouth Horror – have you got the look?
Arkham Horror LCG – musings on the upcoming co-op living card game
Arkham Horror LCG – first thoughts following the first games!
Arkham Horror LCG – starting the campaign in earnest!
The Dunwich Legacy campaign – starting the campaign…
Ascension – one of the true classics of the deck-building genre
Assassinorum: Execution Force – the first in a new line of boardgames from GW!
Attack on Titan – the anime-inspired deck-building game!
Battlelore – a look at the second edition of the classic fantasy battles game!
Battles of Westeros – it’s Battlelore, but with Starks vs Lannisters!
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – welcome to the big leagues!
Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game – eldritch horror on the cards!
Carcassonne – the famous tile-laying game
Chaos in the Old World – play as one of the four Ruinous Powers and corrupt the Old World!
Cold War: CIA vs KGB – the bluffing game to gain control of the world!
Conquest of Nerath – celebrating Fantasy Week with some classic D&D adventure!
Conquest of Planet Earth – play as space aliens trying to conquer Earth!
Cthulhu-themed games – Cthulhu Gloom, Cthulhu Dice, Munchkin Cthulhu & Cthulhu Fluxx
DC: Deck Building Game – the Justice League is ready for action!
Crisis Expansion Pack 1 – introducing solo play to DC!
Forever Evil – play as the villains, and destroy the heroes!
Teen Titans – it’s not all child’s play!
DC Rivals – Batman vs The Joker in an epic confrontation!
Deathwatch – a look at the RPG from Fantasy Flight Games
Deathwatch: Overkill – first impressions of a box-load of awesome!
DungeonQuest – hilarious dungeon-delving in Terrinoth!
Elder Sign – there’s something horrible in the museum!
Unseen Forces – get ready for some world-cracking fun!
Gates of Arkham – leave the museum and face the horror on the streets!
Grave Consequences – a quick look at the new small card expansion pack
Omens of Ice – the icy horror of Alaska awaits!
Eldritch Horror – world-spanning horror from Fantasy Flight
Forsaken Lore – the first expansion for Eldritch Horror
Mountains of Madness – terror in the tundra!
Strange Remnants – stop the cosmic alignment before it’s too late!
Under the Pyramids – horror in the desert!
Signs of Carcosa – have you seen the Yellow Sign?
Cities in Ruin – world cracking fun!
The Dreamlands – horror in your dreams!
Forbidden Stars – first impression of a Warhammer 40k spacefaring adventure
Fortune & Glory – globe-trotting adventure in the 1930s!
Gangs of Commorragh – a first look at airborne conflict in the Dark City!
Gloom – kill off your family while improving the lives of others!
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – deckbuilding and spellcasting, oh my!
Hellboy – a kickstarter sensation of glorious models and paranormal investigations!
Horus Heresy – the most expensive two-player game I’ve ever played…
Journey: Wrath of Demons – minis galore in this Oriental myth-themed kickstarter!
Legendary – the Marvel deck-building game
Legendary: Villains – a new take on the Marvel deck-builder
Guardians of the Galaxy – small expansion with a lot to recommend it!
Dark City – the first large expansion, and what an expansion it is!
Secret Wars I – the first of a two-box large expansion set
Captain America 75th Anniversary – gaming with the first Avenger!
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – my all-time favourite card game!
Lord of the Rings: gameplay – the original blog was too big!
Shadows of Mirkwood – a look at the whole first cycle
The Massing at Osgiliath – the first of the GenCon special scenarios
Khazad-dûm – the first deluxe expansion for the game
Dwarrowdelf – a look at the whole second cycle – get ready for dwarves!
Heirs of Númenor – the second deluxe expansion for the game
Against the Shadow – a look at the whole third cycle – it’s the time of Gondor!
Voice of Isengard – the third deluxe expansion for the game
Lord of the Rings – some birthday ramblings about my favourite game!
Magic: the Gathering – finally, the grandfather of all card games!
Deckbuilding: House Dimir – a look at some blue-black horror!
Deckbuilding: The Jeskai Way – my first attempt at three-colour builds!
Shadows Over Innistrad – the new set, and some mono-black Vampires!
M12: No Longer Standard – a look at an older set, with a little regret!
Eldritch Moon Prerelease – my first ever prerelease event!
Rotation 2016 – saying goodbye to Tarkir and Origins!
Deckbuilding: The Boros Legion – red and white working in perfect harmony!
Playing Magic: Commander – my first ever Commander deck!
Aether Revolt – marking a triumphant return to playing Magic!
Deckbuilding: R/B Vampires – (almost) everything I love about Magic!
Planechase – taking a look at the multiplayer add-on variant!
Deckbuilding: Breya 2.0 – my efforts at re-tuning a Commander pre-con!
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas – the new multiplayer set for Magic!
Welcome to New Phyrexia – the Phyrexians have claimed Mirrodin!
Kamigawa: No Longer Standard – it’s MtG with a Japanese twist!
Vampires! – taking a look at the new product for Commander 2017!
Ixalan – checking out the b/w vampires amid the treasure-hunting and dinosaurs!
Innistrad: No Longer Standard – looking at the original horror-themed set!
Ixalan – black and white vampires in Standard!
Teaching Magic – chronicling my efforts to teach my wife Magic: the Gathering!
Dominaria & Battlebond – deckbuilding with the new sets!
Jund – getting back into Magic with three-colour good stuff!
Deckbuilding: The Orzhov Syndicate – black and white, Extort for life!
Time Spiral: No Longer Standard – breaking the timeline on Dominaria!
Deckbuilding: The Cult of Rakdos – my favourite type of deck!
Mansions of Madness – a look at the first edition
Munchkin – fantastic role-playing lite in card-game form!
Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords – the first adventure card game box
Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords – Burnt Offerings – the first adventure pack
Red Dragon Inn – the adventure’s over, but the party has just begun!
Rogue Trader – looking into the very first edition of Warhammer 40k!
Rune Age – the card game that got me into this mess to begin with!
Runebound – the classic fantasy board game
The Island of Dread – seafaring adventure in Terrinoth
The Sands of Al-kalim – desert adventure (Tabletop Day 2015 special)
Runebound: Midnight – defeat the Night King in this standalone expansion
The Frozen Wastes – frosty adventure in Terrinoth
Mists of Zanaga – defeat the great old ones in the misty jungle
Runebound Third Edition – a first look at the new edition
Runewars – area-control in Terrinoth
Settlers of Catan – the classic Euro game, but not my favourite
Shadows of Brimstone – a first look at the enormous kickstarter campaign
Smash Up – the shuffleboarding game of total awesome!
Space Hulk – the archetypal miniatures game of man vs alien!
Star Wars: Armada – first look at the tactical capital ship game
Star Wars: Destiny – musings on the new dice game from FFG
Star Wars Miniatures – collectible miniatures from the galaxy far, far away
Star Wars RPG: Saga Edition – role-playing in the galaxy far, far away
Star Wars RPG – FFG’s iteration of roleplaying in the galaxy far, far away
Star Wars: The Card Game – another living card game from FFG
Star Wars – West End Games products
Escape from the Death Star – retro classic co-operative fun!
Star Wars RPG: West End Games – the original d6 role-playing game!
Assault on Hoth – more retro boardgame fun!
Street Fighter – deckbuilding game from Cryptozoic
Summoner Wars – the war for Itharia has begun!
Tales of the Arabian Nights – exotic adventure and storytelling, in boardgame form!
Talisman – head off on a magical quest, you may even become a toad!
Thunderbirds – save the world from the evil Hood as one of the Tracy brothers!
Thunderstone – the original dungeon-delving deck-building game!
Wrath of the Elements – the first expansion; add some traps to your dungeon!
Dragonspire – here be (very expensive) dragons!
Doomgate Legion – defeat the Cult of the Doomgate and find some treasures!
Thornwood Siege – the third expansion!
Ticket to Ride – the classic game of trains, trains, and trains…
Tsuro – the game of the path
Warcry – skirmish battles at the Eightpoints
Warhammer: Diskwars – skirmishing in the Old World has never been more fun!
Warhammer Gorechosen – a first look at the brutal game of arena conflict!
Warhammer: Invasion – one of the all-star LCGs in my collection!
Warhammer Quest – a first look at the dungeon-delving card game
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress – dungeon-crawling in space!
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team – the tabletop game reduced to a skirmish
Warhammer 40,000: 8th Edition
There is Only War! – taking a look at the new rules, and the new starter set!
Getting into 8th – getting the hang of the new edition of 40k
Getting into 8th Edition – getting to grips with things after my first couple of games
The Witcher Adventure Game – an amazing adventure game experience!
Xenoshyft: Onslaught – deck-building with a difference