Chakra Review

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The last review before you might notice a bit of a . . . . visual change in the format. You can look forward to my upcoming Top 10 for that.

Chakra I only just saw at the UK Games Expo - but I got to have a 2 player head to head in it and take a copy with me to review. I then played it some more..........did I find another hidden gem without realising?



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Villagers Review

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Villagers has certainly got the buzz hasn't it? Made a killing at the Expo and is winning a lot of players over? Sounds like a hype/buzz train to me. I best buy my ticket via Kickstarter and take a look-sy for myself! Is this drafting tableau game unique enough to set itself apart? Will the box be a thing of perfection or a niggling burden? And are these villagers a little........too alike?



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Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write Review

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Right, a ton of recording done, let's get some reviews going! Starting with the new format for the show going forward from my previous editorial - keeping the comic book intro because I love it to bits, adding some comic speech bubbles to keep the theme going and shortening my reviews to between 8-12 minutes long as often as possible depending on the game.

Roll & Write's are not my genre of choice it has to be said, but there is one I talk about a lot and it would be nice to have a second in my collection that I can get behind. Is this new venture from Portal Games a worthy contender? Can I deal with that name? Are other players even welcome to the table?



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UK Games Expo Review 2019 - PART TWO

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I'm a Grade A idiot! I turned up the microphone settings in the DSLR I took to the Expo to get over the convention noise. However I forgot to turn it back down before recording this review. So you can hear what I'm saying fine, but it's a little distorted due to the loudness, I had to reduce the gain by a TON to make it like this. So I hope it doesn't spoil your experience in this video but I recorded over an hour of content so I can't do it all again! :P

The UK Games Expo 2019 was a big success and I enjoyed it as always! What games did I play, who did I see, how was the big Arkham Horror LCG event? Hear my thoughts and tips on the biggest UK convention in my two parter special which will also air on my Soundcloud podcast site in audio only!

00:30 - All The Games!! - Part Deux
14:50 - A Quick Note About the YT Polls
15:40 - A Few Tips For Newcomers To The Expo



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UK Games Expo Review 2019 - PART ONE

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I'm a Grade A idiot! I turned up the microphone settings in the DSLR I took to the Expo to get over the convention noise. However I forgot to turn it back down before recording this review. So you can hear what I'm saying fine, but it's a little distorted due to the loudness, I had to reduce the gain by a TON to make it like this. So I hope it doesn't spoil your experience in this video but I recorded over an hour of content so I can't do it all again! :P

The UK Games Expo 2019 was a big success and I enjoyed it as always! What games did I play, who did I see, how was the big Arkham Horror LCG event? Hear my thoughts and tips on the biggest UK convention in my two parter special which will also air on my Soundcloud podcast site in audio only!

00:30 - Intro and the Expo In General
04:50 - Drawn To The Flame: Arkham Horror LCG Guardians Event
12:05 - All The Games!!



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Solo Plays - Through The Ages (Steam/App)

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I've given Through the Ages respect but always found it to be too long even with only 2 players, fiddly with its book-keeping and inferior to Nations overall. However the 4th Edition improved a lot on this formula but it was still too long for my liking and downtime was just painful with 3-4 players.

The app version has been talked about highly though and certainly looks the business. Does it warrant the high price tag and does it resolve the issues enough to make Through the Ages a game I can now play and enjoy?

What do you think of this app and this segment in general, let me know in the comments!



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Podcast - S03E05 - Apps & Awards

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Hold up, so soon? Well I said I'd try to do more didn't I and to keep some content coming during my 2 week audit away and during UKGE so here's another podcast with 2 interesting discussion topics. 02:50 - The Dice Tower Award Nominations 2018 20:09 - App Integration (Positive or Negative?) Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page.





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Top 10 Story Driven Games

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When I look at my games I tend to rate 9's and 10's, one thing that I have noticed is that a lot of them are what I call "scenario based" or "story driven" games. Now scenarios are more a case of me putting in the story as I play, but I love a game where there is already a story in place and you're playing through it via the game mechanics. So here are my 10 games where I feel the story is the strongest element for me enjoying them. What are your picks, I'm sure there are plenty more than the 10 here, let us know in the comments and explain why they're your chosen picks. Also I hope you like the revised transitions and lower thirds used in this video. I feel they link better to the intro style and are certainly A LOT quicker for me to edit in the post production process. 0:30 - Intro 03:36 - 10 06:15 - 9 09:37 - 8 12:38 - 7 16:19 - 6 19:00 - 5 22:00 - 4 27:12 - 3 30:11 - 2 33:46 - 1 38:21 - Honorable Mentions



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Anthology Review #5

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2 games from a few years ago that have surprised me. Could I actually like a train game? Is Roll and Write over-used now? Can the Ominverse put out another classic? Find out and more besides in the next Anthology Review! Aerion - 01:18 Happy Pigs - 07:28 Corinth - 14:26 Spike - 21:54 Space Gate Odessey - 30:27 UBOOT: The Board Game - 39:36



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Podcast - S03E04 - MUSEUMS & EXPOS

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Sorry for the long period without the sound of my voice.  . . . . was anyone losing sleep over that?

On today's episode, I talk about my experiences with Museum from Holy Grail Games and Downfall from Tasty Minstrel Games. Then I go over my future convention plans but focusing on my thoughts as we lead up to the UK Games Expo - has the appeal degraded for me over time or do I simply have an alternate reason for visiting compared to my early gaming days?



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