Who would have told? I not only paint, but I finally also got to play some games! Hooray! At last! [Insert generic mumbling about current life, etc., blah blah]
In recent weeks I've been able to host a game of Shadespire. I really wanted to test the boards for real. I guess there's no point in making a full review of such a well known game these days, so I'm just leaving you with a few pics.
|Oh, I did want to see the boards assembled|
I played my undead Sigmarites, while my pal used his Skaven. I played aggressively, but I was heavily outnumbered. Wow, those rats are hard to beat!
|I totally lost, but well, the pics were worth of it|
I learned some important stuff, not game related. My pal thought that my scenery was misleading, given the number of ruined buildings. Though I clearly stated that 'only these three tiles all over the board are blocked and the rest are clear' I can understand that it's not as visually intuitive as I should have built it. Well, lesson identified, lesson learned.
|I don't care, the pics are enough for me|
I would have loved to write a full review of the game, as it totally deserves it, but I played the Americans and was totally wiped out at the beginning of the Mid War by my more experienced Soviet rival. The game ended sooner than desired, but I promise we will play again and I plan to take pics and make a proper review.
|Ouch, I lost all my influence in South Korea, not sure that the actual events turned out this way...|
The game drives you through the Cold War and it's incredibly amazing. I mean, anything I could say is just such an understatement. Go discover the game by yourself.
|We were too close to DEFCON 1 too many times, glups|
|I didn't pay attention to this area and was defeated when the Soviets staged a coup d'etat in Mexico! Seriously?|
I mean it, it's one of the most elaborated boardgames I've seen in ages, if not the most one. Everything is weighted carefully and the dynamics are incredibly developed. I guess that two experienced gamers can enjoy a single game for endless hours.
Anyway, this was just but a brief reminder that I still play games (a reminder mostly for me! Ahem). I hope this turns into a more regular routine!