Posts Tagged ‘Carboard Children’

Cardboard Children: Key To The Kingdom

Hello youse.

As I’ve been covering board games for the BBC this past while, for the show videoGaiden (coming online this Thursday, folks), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about classic games from the past. And hey – sometimes not even true classics. I’ve been thinking a lot about games that have particular quirks or hooks that can embed the game in your mind, even if the whole game experience isn’t upper-level stuff. We’re so spoiled for great games these days that I thought it might be cool to look back at some flawed-but-cool things – games that just have something about them. Games like Waddingtons’ Key to the Kingdom.

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Cardboard Children – Warhammer Quest – The Adventure Card Game

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I’m a big fan of the old Games Workshop game Warhammer Quest. It’s a big ole dungeon crawl board game, full of miniatures and beautiful artwork, with one of the smartest sets of rules you’ll ever encounter. It’s expandable as hell, and there is room all around the margins to make the game your own with fluff and narrative and house rules. The game is long out of print, and it costs a fortune to pick up in complete, good condition. So it’s great that Warhammer Quest is back in some form, even if it’s just as an “adventure card game”.

Oh, you look disappointed. Oh, you look sad. Don’t be.

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