Civilization: The Board Game: The Fame and Fortune...
Ah, yes, Civilization. We do like Civilization here at PBK (or Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, to give it its full Sunday name). Daniel reviewed it way back in August and he loved it. In fact, we honoured it by awarding it with our first ever review. Daniel waxed lyrical about just how grand it is for almost 1500 words. He loved the fog-of-war implementation, the clever multiple...
Celebrating my 1st Gameiversary and a Salute to...
Today is a very special day. No, it’s not my birthday, it’s nothing quite as mundane as that. I am in fact celebrating one year since I became a proper boardgamer. It is my gameiversary! (That’s a word, right?) How does one know when it’s their gameiversary? I’ve pondered this myself. Should you celebrate the first gaming night you arranged? Maybe. The first time...
Civilization: The Fame and Fortune Expansion →
I’m a big, big fan of Civilization. In fact, if you haven’t read my review yet, you should definitely do that! This probably goes some way to explaining why I’m so excited about the new expansion: Fame and Fortune. It’s promising to add four new civilisations (The Greeks, Arabs, Spanish and Indians), new map tiles, Great People cards that introduce famous figures from...
Can you remember 2008? The world economy was on the brink of collapse, the price of petrol rose above $100 a barrel for the first time and Russia and Georgia went to war. Good times. Good, good times! But in the middle of all the fun and games deadly diseases where breaking out all over the world. From Africa, where a yellow disease was spreading like wildfire, to the Middle East and Asia...
Bull in a China Shop: Gears of War - Game Report
Dean has already talked about how excited he is about Gears of War: The Board Game. Being the lucky boy that I am, I received a copy on Saturday as my early birthday present from my lovely girlfriend! Lovely. I’ll definitely be writing a proper review once I’ve played it a bit more but as first impressions go, it’s left a deep, curb-stomping boot-shaped impression on me. On...
Pre-Order Corner: Dreadfleet
Ok, shit just got serious. When Games Workshop announce a new game you sit up and listen. Blood Bowl, Space Hulk, HeroQuest. All ace, all out of print (apart from Blood Bowl, you can still pick up a copy from GW) and all going for crazy money on Ebay. Well you can (potentially) add another game to that list. Today GW announced Dreadfleet. A Warhammer pirate game thingy. Now I’m not a...
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game - Khazad-Dûm
It’s been almost two weeks since we looked at the Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and in that time I imagine that you’ve all bought the game and brought Bilbo and Frodo along for the ride, not to mention Prince Imrahil. I’m sure you’re also looking forward to the remaining three unreleased Adventure Packs in the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle too. Well now you have...
FAQ for Chaos in the Old World has been updated →
If like me, you’re a bit of a Rules Lawyer and if, like me, you absolutely love Fantasy Flight’s Chaos in the Old World, you should probably head over to the FFG site and download the updated FAQ PDF. This updates the existing FAQ as well as merges in the FAQ for the Horned Rat expansion. Lovely, lovely rules.
Pre-Order Corner: Gears of War: The Board Game
If there’s a game that I’m looking forward to more than any other it’s Gears of War: The Board Game. If you’ve not guessed already, it’s obviously the board game of Epic’s Xbox 360 series, Gears of War. Now I like my console games as clever, intelligent and deep as the next man but Gears of War has always scratched that gory neadrathalic visceral itch that...
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Every other weekend for the last couple of years my brother and I would sit in my front room and play FIFA. We wouldn’t just play one or two games, we were in it for the long haul. We’d spend the afternoon at Ewood Park observing another lesson in abject misery that is Blackburn Rovers, but once back at mine we would order a Chinese before settling down for a full evening of computerised...
Felipe: I think you should kill the Shoggoth.
Alex: That is good advice.
Felipe: I am known for giving good advice.
Pre-Order Corner: Quarriors!
Quarriors! is brand new game from Wizkids. So new in fact, that it’s not actually available yet. And if you’re intending to get it in the UK, possibly not available at all depending on when you read this! Ack! A game for 2-4 players, Quarriors! is “a unique blend of strategy and chance featuring a revolutionary dice-building game mechanic” from designers Mike Elliott and...
Pro-Tip: Gaming during the Edinburgh Fringe
Don’t even bother trying! Everyone’s too busy having fun and drinking and eating a lot. And drinking a lot. Which sounds a bit like one of my game nights, without the gaming. And when I say there’s a lot of drinking, I mean cups of tea. I love the Fringe. Absolutely love it. Arriving in Edinburgh just before it started last year means that this is my second festival and...
Should You Buy: Descent: Journeys in the Dark?
I was hanging around on the internet at the weekend and I was asked the question “Should I buy Descent?”. On the face of it this seems like a simple question. While Descent is a game that can divide opinion, I hold it in high regard. It’s big, really big, (seriously, the box is huge. We can’t play it at my house because my table is too small, and it’s not that small really) it takes a long time...
Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game
Space Hulk! It’s big, it’s bold and it’s awesome. This is FACT. It is the story of massive 7 foot tall super human Space Marines battling against the seemingly endless horde of evil alien Genestealers who like nothing more that scampering down dark space ship corridors and ripping the face off anyone who gets in their way! Unfortunately Space Hulk is bloody hard to find and...
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
Just to kick things off here at PBK, I’m re-posting this review I wrote on my personal blog back in January of this year (right at the start of my new-found board game obsession). Everyone knows Civilization, right? In this case, it’s the board game of the videogame that was originally based on a board game. And whilst I don’t really want to get ahead of myself so early...
Jump in, the water's lovely!
Oh, hello there! I know what you’re thinking, you’re curious about just who or what is Punchboard Kings? The answer is quite simple. PBK is a site about games. All games. Board games, card games and party games. Hell, we might even venture into the scary world of role-playing games (our initials are D&D after all)! If there’s a game that can be played with a group of friends sat around a...