Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Leaping Lemmings

Every once in a while (like about twice a week) I obsess about getting a new game that I hear about.

My new favorite target has got to be GMT's Leaping Lemmings.


Reviewers seem to think that it hits all three gaming markets that I care about - light gamers (read: noobs and non-gamers), euro gamers (read: my family), and wargamers (urrah). Lots more information at the Geek.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Eurogames with Wonderful Plastic Bits

From my recent Geeklist over at Boardgame Geek:

"Okay, plastic bits is something that frequently gets associated with Ameritrash titles. In fact, some of the better aspects of Ameritrash hits all have to do with the wonderful little plastic bits that seem to fill those oversized boxes.

However, there are a number of Euros that have some very nice plastic bits in them. I list a few here, and welcome the list to grow and grow . . . .

(This topic was inspired when, after traveling to the house of some gaming friends for a weekend of fun, recently, I was returning the games we took back to our shelves at home. I carried Torres and Manhattan in to the house, and that clink of plastic in the boxes just filled me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Like the ka-chunking a box full of Lego makes as you turn it over and over, before opening it and building some new wonder.)"

I went on to list six games, although I am sure the list will be added to.

Ticket to Ride
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

All of these are wonderful, great titles!  And some of them have seen really recent tabletime at The Furze (secret world heaquarters of Gaming with Chuck).