Posts Tagged ‘boardgames’

Cardboard Children – Jumanji

By Robert Florence on August 12th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Today I want to talk to you about an old board game called Jumanji. It’s long out of print, and quite difficult to find these days, but it’s a game that delivers a unique experience. The game fell out of favour in some quarters because of its supernatural qualities, but I’ve never let the destruction of a family home get in the way of a good board game experience.

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XCOM: The Board Game Is The Board Game Of XCOM

By Graham Smith on August 6th, 2014.

So many little pieces!

It’s been almost two years since XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and even with the Enemy Within expansion in between that’s too long a time to live without a new XCOM game to play. We can therefore justifiably lust over the just-announced XCOM board game coming from Fantasy Flight. It’s called XCOM: The Board Game, it requires a digital companion app to play, and it’s due out before the end of the year.

Cor, look at all the little cardboard pieces in the image above. I could roll around in those all day.

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Cardboard Children – The Unopened Box

By Robert Florence on August 5th, 2014.

Oh what potential there is in the unopened box. For my birthday last week (37 years old! Am I the oldest person on Rock Paper Shotgun? Oh my goodness. Maybe.) my girlfriend ordered me an indie board game called CAVE EVIL. It was pretty expensive, but it’s a real home-made thing, a unique and beautiful thing. It sits unopened, in an unopened box. When I’ve played it I’ll be sure to tell you about it, but at the moment it sits unopened inside an unopened box.

An unopened box. Can I explain to you why an unopened box excites me so much? Please read on.

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Cardboard Children – Sidibaba

By Robert Florence on July 29th, 2014.

Hello youse!

Sidibaba sidibaba. Sidibaba sidibaba sidibaba. Sidibaba. Sidibaba sidibaba sidibaba. Now, I know this looks like I’m just trying to flesh out my word count by repeating gibberish, the way a writer on Buzzfeed might do. But no, Sidibaba is actually the name of a board game. And it’s a really enjoyable word to say. Try it yourself!

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Cardboard Children – Jamaica

By Robert Florence on July 22nd, 2014.

Hello youse.

Every home should have a good family game. What is a family game? It’s a game that the whole family can play, obviously. Can’t you work any of this stuff out for yourself? If I have to explain every single concept to you we’re going to be here all day! Anyway, a great family game is something that mum, dad, the kids, granny and the weird lodger in the basement can play. It is easy to explain, plays quick, and great fun. It also helps if it looks beautiful. Sadly, a game with all these qualities is as rare as rocking horse shit (which is even more rare nowadays – jeez, when was the last time you even saw a rocking horse?). Oh, but, anyway, point is, I got a family game for you. Read on.

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Cardboard Children – Merchant of Venus

By Robert Florence on July 8th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Many thanks for watching that epic Top 50 Board Games of all time video series. I had a lot of fun doing it, and it made me revisit a lot of my favourite games. Today we’ll talk about something new. Merchant of Venus is a trading game set in space, and it’s considered a bit of a classic. Does it still stand up today? Read on.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 (10-1): The Video

By Robert Florence on July 1st, 2014.

Hello youse!

The list is COMPLETE. It’s my Top Ten Board Games of ALL TIME. Each one is a game that you NEED NEED NEED to own. My thanks to my 7 year old daughter for her direction of this series.

Check it out!

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Cardboard Children – Off The List

By Robert Florence on June 24th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Before my final video next week, my TOP 10 BOARD GAMES OF ALL TIME, I wanted to write about the games that I missed from the list. I’ll give you the reasons why. I’ll talk a little bit about games that will probably end up on the list at some point. Basically, these games need to be called out right here, because each one gives me a pang of hurty-hurty about why they ain’t on my list.

READ ON!

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 -THE BREAKDOWN 4

By Robert Florence on June 17th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Okay, let’s break down numbers 20-11 on my Top 50 Board Games list. We’re close to the Top 10 now. The list is almost complete. Can you believe that I’ve realised that there are things missing from the list? Of course you can. I’m a dolt, after all. But we’ll deal with that little problem some other time. Right now – let’s BREAK IT DOWN.

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Cardboard Children – Rik Mayall

By Robert Florence on June 10th, 2014.

Rik Mayall is dead.

This column was supposed to be an analysis of my last Top 50 boardgames video, but I wanted to talk a little bit about Rik Mayall. “What does Rik Mayall have to do with board games?!” I hear you ask.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 (20-11): The Video

By Robert Florence on June 3rd, 2014.

Hello youse.

We’re inside the Top 20 on my amazing Top 50 board games of all time list. What will be there? Will your favourite be there? No, I’m afraid not. Ludo isn’t there.

WATCH!

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Cardboard Children – Marvel Dicemasters

By Robert Florence on May 27th, 2014.

Hello youse.

I’m taking a short one-week break from my incredible Top 50 list to bring you a REVIEW of a brand new game. Time is of the essence with this game, because the first print run is sold out, and if any of you freaks want it you’ll have to get your orders for the new print sorted out ASAP. And hey – I wouldn’t be interrupting my Top 50 if the game wasn’t worth telling you about. So READ ON.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50: Breakdown 3

By Robert Florence on May 20th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Let’s break down last week’s Top 50 entries. Are you watching my video series? I hope so, for your sake. I’ll kill you is what I’m saying! I’ll actually cut you! I’m enjoying doing the videos. In fact – after the list is done, I might try to do a video every four weeks or so – maybe I’ll focus on one game and dig down into it. We’ll see. Anyway – THE BREAKDOWN!!

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