By Jeff Hannes It was a dark time for the Rebellion. Their champion Luke Skywalker had fallen at the hands of the Emperor. A rampaging Rancor had already demolished two of their once hidden bases. And the terrible Death Star was nearing completion. Then a figure emerged from the shadows — small, green, powerful. With a wave of his four-fingered hand, Yoda distracted the Rancor using an old Jedi mind trick, leaving the Imperial headquarters on Courascant open to attack. Yoda led the charge along with with a fellow Jedi who had been in hiding. Just as they were about to reach the base, the Jedi felt his throat tighten. The Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader was choking the life out of him, and without his help the mission could not possibly succeed. But Yoda wasn’t out of tricks yet. With the power of the Force, he was able to deflect Vader’s attention, and the Dark Lord took out his fury on one of his own men instead, killing a TIE Fighter pilot who had let the Jedi slip through their defenses unnoticed. With the path clear, Yoda and his team laid the charges to destroy the Imperial headquarters, bringing the promise of peace to the galaxy once more… And therein summarizes my first experience playing Star Wars: The Card Game. An eye-opening experience, not just for the story the game told, but for the whole package. Theme, mechanics, interaction… I was impressed across the board. So why
In case you missed it, Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower recently posted a video review that covers our GameChips and VictoryChips products. If you are not familiar with The Dice Tower, it’s primary focus is on producing a weekly podcast that covers topics of interest to tabletop gamers (primary board and card games). In my opinion, its the best podcast currently available for the gaming hobby. If you’re not an active follower of The Dice Tower podcast, give it a try…it is audio goodness. Please note that the 4/7/15 value VictoryChips were a Kickstarter Exclusive. These values will be available for general sale next year.
I must confess, I’ve never been a big fan of mini based games and while I enjoy Star Wars, I’m not an uber-fan. So, when one of my friends brought over a copy of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set, I was agreeable to give it a try but didn’t have huge expectations. By the end of the starter game I was sold. The simplicity of the game, and the great components really triggered my need to start collecting a fleet of my own. I even decided to call GeekChic and order a star-field background for my Emissary gaming table. I would highly recommend finding some type of backdrop to use as it really completes the immersion of being in a massive space battle. It looks like GaleForce Nine is working on some play mats that might be perfect for this. After a few more games, my acquisition disorder was fully engaged as I came to the conclusion that I must continue to grow the fleet. The first order of business was figuring out how to store all those cool ships. I had originally use a Plano box, which worked pretty well but then someone posted a link to the custom trays by Battle Foam. There is another post dedicated to discussion about the Battle Foam, so I won’t go into more detail here. While I’m not sure its the best miniatures game on the market..it really found the sweet spot for me. pre-painted mini’s, quick rules,
This post is for those of you are afflicted with dreaded acquisition disorder for Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures. As you continue to acquire more ships for your fleet, you will start to think about storage solutions. I started off with a Plano box and once I grew past that I started to search for something BIGGER. My search lead me to the P.A.C.K 216 by Battle Foam. This storage solution is essentially two parts. Part 1 – The Bag The first part being a canvas bag and the second foam inserts that have been customized (i.e cut) to fit your miniatures and other game bits. Here’s the manufacturers description of this bag. At the time of this post, the bag was priced at $47.99 The P.A.C.K. (Personal Army Combat Kit) 216 can fit 4 inches (102 mm) of foam. Its rugged olive canvas exterior protects a hard plastic interior built for strength and durability. Its design includes a zipper on the bottom to allow for attachment to the P.A.C.K. 1520 XL or P.A.C.K. Plus. It was also designed for airport travel and meets all FAA regulations for carryon luggage.This bag comes empty, but can be ordered with pluck or custom cut foam. Overall Bag Dimensions – 17W x 15L x 5H” (432W x 381L x 127H mm) Part 2 – The Foam The second part of this setup is the foam inserts. For this review, we used the “Star Wars Game Foam Kit for the P.A.C.K. 216
In Suburbia, you can become a founding father of a new city, full of airports, lakes, office buildings, and the occasional landfill or mobile home community. Our GameKnight review crew got together for some city development sessions. See if we approved a plan for Suburbia‘s continued excellence or scheduled it for demolition.