Posts Tagged ‘Cardboard Children’

Cardboard Children: WWE – Superstar Showdown

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It seems like WWE Superstar Showdown is a board game that hasn’t made much of an impression upon release. It’s by Gale Force Nine, the team behind the excellent Spartacus and the strong Sons of Anarchy, and it’s about wrestling. Yeah, wrestling! The wrasslin’! WWE! The squared circle! It’s a board game set inside this very ring, featuring a selection of current WWE Superstars. And they’re having a Showdown!

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Cardboard Children: Quadropolis

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Quadropolis from Days of Wonder is a board game about building a city. Well, it’s not really. It doesn’t really feel like building a city at all. It feels like you’re laying out buildings, yes, but you’re really just meeting conditions, netting points. But that’s okay. I’m going to tell you why that’s okay.

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Cardboard Children: April Board Game News

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It’s April, and like a fool (get it?) I’m going to line up some cool board game news for you. This might be the biggest year yet in terms of releases, again, as usual, so let’s see what’s coming down the line.

All the new announcements and updates BELOW!!!

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Cardboard Children: Star Wars Rebellion Part Two

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Last week I told you how great Star Wars: Rebellion is. Today I dig into why, in a bit more detail. I’ll be focusing on a few key elements of the game, and how they work together to tell a thrilling Star Wars story every time you sit down at the table.

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Cardboard Children: Star Wars Rebellion Part One

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Star Wars: Rebellion is a two-player board game from Fantasy Flight Games, re-telling the story of the original Star Wars trilogy in about four hours. The game can also be played with more players, in teams, but the best way to play seems to be head-to-head. It’s the Empire vs The Rebel Alliance, across the entire Star Wars galaxy, and it encompasses strategy, tactics, combat, deception and good old fashioned trash talking. It’s an absolute slam dunk of an experience.

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Cardboard Children: Filming Star Wars Rebellion

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In two days time, from publication of this piece, I’ll be filming a board game segment for a BBC TV show, and as ever the question is going to be – “how do we best cover board games in video form?” Further than that, the question is going to be – “how do we do it in a 4-minute segment?” Because while board game coverage on video is common on the internet these days (some might say too common), most of these videos are long and sprawling things. But in two days, I film a piece on the upcoming Star Wars: Rebellion, and it has to be good and short.

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Cardboard Children – Zombicide: Black Plague

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ZOMBICIDE has been hangin’ around for some time. There’s been ZOMBICIDE and ZOMBICIDE: Zombie Biscuits and ZOMBICIDE: Attack of the Zombies and probably one called ZOMBICIDE: Attack of the Biscuit Zombies Part 2. In this Kickstarter-fuelled era of boardgaming, ZOMBICIDE is the poster child. ZOMBICIDE is the one pulling in the big bucks. But where is ZOMBICIDE now? Well, it’s in the Middle Ages, obviously, with the fun and, well, fun ZOMBICIDE: BLACK PLAGUE.

I promise I’ll stop writing “ZOMBICIDE” now.

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