I just wanted to tell you really quick that Ravensburger, maker of the game Labirynth is having and “Advent Calendar” contest. You open a little door on their website everyday until Christmas for a chance to win one of their products! 🙂 Enjoy and until next time… Live by the Board.
Just a quick post to put up some links for Black Friday Board Game Sales!
Ravensburger – Makers of the game Labyrinth.
Noble Knight Games – Known for supplying out of print board games. One of my favorite sites.
Miniature Market – Has a wide variety of games. Best prices on the internet!
Cool Stuff Inc – Has a lot of the popular and most demanded games.
Cardhaus – Good collection of games.
Toys R Us – Do I really have to explain them?
Amazon – Again, do I need to explain?
If I come across anymore board game deals I’ll update the list. Happy hunting! 🙂 Until next time Happy Thanksgiving and Live by the Board.
This is the start of my Sentinels of the Multiverse character series. Today is all about the Heroes of the base game. For those of you who are unfamiliar with SOTM, please refer to my prior post regarding the base set as well as my prior post for the heroes of the base set. Below you will find all base set villains and mine and my husband’s opinions of them, as requested by several of you. 🙂
Baron Blade – Complexity of 1. Similar to Lex Luthor. His nemesis is Legacy. Probably the best starter villain due to how straight forward he is. His cards due descent damage, but it’s nothing you can’t combat when you work together.
Citizen Dawn – Complexity of 3. Similar to Magneto. Her nemesis is Expatriette. She has a lot of minions/citizens that are in her deck, which make her quite formidable. Using standard rules she is easy to defeat, but once you try advanced it’s a whole other story.
Grand Warlord Voss – Complexity of 3. Similar to Darkseid. His nemesis is Tempest. Easily the hardest villain of the base set. Still a fantastic villain to fight against.
Omnitron – Complexity of 1. Similar to Braniac. His nemesis is Omnitron-X. He is simple enough to begin with, but offers enough of a challenge with his device cards. There’s always another robot to defeat when he’s in play.
So my husbands favorite from the base set happens to be Omnitron, he bases this off of the theme and complexity. My favorite is Baron Blade. He as this one card that comes into play at the start of play called Mobile Defense Platform. You can’t damage Baron Blade until you defeat the MDF. I honestly hate that card, but I dare say that I love to hate it. 🙂
I know I said I would be doing a series of Sentinels of the Multiverse characters, but I figured it’s Halloween and I should really do something to compliment the holiday. I will still be continuing my SotM series in the future. 🙂
1-6 players, 60-90 minutes
This game takes place in the village of Wikersby, where you will be competing to be The Village Crone. There are six different locations in Wikersby, but there only four that contain different ingredients for your spells. This game has six different witches to choose from as your character, however, the only thing that differs between characters are their familiars. Each witch receives a spell book which contains the same exact spells in each one. The goal of this game is to be the first witch to earn 13 points. Points are earned by completing tasks from the three different Scheme card decks. The three decks are arranged by points – 1, 2 & 3 point cards. All of the Scheme cards involve a variety of tasks that can be completed by getting ingredients via your familiars and casting spells. Most of the spells have to do with the villagers whom all have specific places they start in the game. Ex: Blacksmith starts in The Forge. The biggest thing about the spells is that you actually have to say the spell out loud for it to take effect. If another player catches you not saying the spell they can call you out and your spell fails.
Now admittedly I’ve only played this game a handful of times and the first play through was mostly spent trying to figure everything out, but I can honestly say I already love this game. I love Fireside Games (Castle Panic) and this game is a nice change from Fireside’s usual co-op to a game where you’re competing. Once you get the hang of everything the game goes really smoothly and you really start to get into the idea of being The Village Crone. It’s a great competitive game because you can make it as relaxed or as intense as you’d like. If you want to be cut throat at the game it is extremely possible and if you want to occasionally work with another player to move forward in the game you can do that as well.
The Village Crone is more affordable on Miniature Market, BUT I am very much so about supporting Fireside on their website not to mention if you buy the game from Fireside you always get the Silver Piece coaster promo for free. The promo is not currently available anywhere else.
I hope you enjoyed this mini review. Have a safe and Happy Halloween. If you liked this review and want to be kept up to date please follow my page and like me on Facebook. Until next time… Live by the Board.
Today will be a rather long review of Sentinels of the Multiverse, courtesy of my husband. At the end I may say a thing or two, but I’m going to let him have fun with this. 🙂
Welcome, loyal readers, my poor wife has seen me fit to allow me to write YET ANOTHER review!!! I’m here today to review a cooperative, superhero/comic book themed card game entitled: Sentinels of the Multiverse!
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room, i LOVE comic books. My walls contain some dozen (or so) comic book posters and I wear a Green Lantern wedding band on my finger…I may have a fixation…THAT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL AND GROWN UP AND STOP JUDGING ME. And, I may have a mild (PROFOUNDLY DEEP) affinity for cooperative games, see previous entries on this blog highlighting Castle Panic for insight into this. So, naturally, combining the these two things would cause any random passerby to have a geekgasm (it’s totally a word, don’t sass me readers!) Enough preamble, onto the game!
I hope everyone made it through that summary, it’s actually very good. So here goes my full-blown honesty that I agreed I’d share with you guys. I disliked Sentinels at first, I’m not very good at deck builders, and the villans were quite challenging. I’m not sure what happened, but about a month ago I started playing again and I love it. I love co-op games and this one lets me pretend to be a hero and use my powers not only to defeat the villan, but heal or protect my fellow heroes. It’s quite fun and I think it’s a fantastic family game. My children love playing. If I’m being honest though, I love playing alone with my husband. When we take down a villan it’s a shockingly awesome bonding experience. I would recommend this game and suggest you play it with a best friend or a spouse… unless you’re like me and your best friend is your spouse (cheesy right?). 🙂 If you liked this review and want to be kept up to date please follow my page and like me on Facebook. Until next time… Live by the Board.-livingbytheboard
Miniature Market is notorious for their great prices and the have a special going until this coming Sunday.m Go check out their clearance section and get an additional 10% off! I highly suggest checking out Fantasy, which I’ve reviewed on here before! Happy Hunting!
Until next time… Live by the Board.