Tabletop University Play Report: King of New York

By: Candace Bolinger on 01-04-2015

King of Tokyo is one of my family’s favorite games! It’s a fun, colorful, fast paced, dice rolling game in which all players are monsters, mutants, and/or robots causing destruction to each other as they try to kill off other players, earn victory points, heal their own wounds, and gather energy cubes to purchase upgrades, knowing that there can only be one King of Tokyo… The first player to accumulate 20 victory points OR the last person standing is the winner!

Cardboard Carnage Podcast: Episode 2

By: Gregg Bolinger on 12-30-2014

In this episode, Gregg, Candace, Jason, Todd and Curtis discuss their Christmas gaming haul, playing games with family, and what they are looking forward to in 2015. Below are links to some of the games discussed in this episode. Buffalo Name Dropping Rum and Bones Ninjato Splendor Pairs Mysterium Terra Mystica The Builders: Middle Ages

Cardboard Carnage Podcast: Episode 1

By: Gregg Bolinger on 12-11-2014

This is the first of what we hope to be many podcasts from the Cardboard Carnage team. In Episode 1, Gregg, Jason, and Todd discuss their 3 favorite games they currently can’t seem to get enough of.

Our Weekend in the Dungeon – Tsunami Con 2014

By: Candace Bolinger on 11-11-2014

We spent our entire weekend at Wichita’s first ever board gaming convention – Tsunami Con! We spent the bulk of it in the Dungeon… and, we had a magnificent time! DSC_8810 The convention opened at noon on a Friday. As Gregg and I walked into the Dungeon, i.e. Room of Game Demos, there were already people set up and playing games! Awesome! DSC_8681 We quickly set up the table with our fancy new banner, some information about who we are & what we do, laid out some buttons, and displayed plenty of games!

Tabletop University Play Report: Dead Panic

By: Candace Bolinger on 10-18-2014

We seemingly never tire of zombies, zombie games, and zombie-related nonsense around here…! It may not be for everyone, which is fine, but there’s just something about the survivalist aspect and the team work aspect and the fear of brain eaters that intensifies the fun when playing games with humans versus zombies, us versus them. Dead Panic is another one of those types of games; the humans work together to protect the walls of their cabin, help survivors come in from the woods, and fight off zombies until they are able to retrieve the three radio parts from the three survivors needed to assemble the radio, call for the van, and then make it out to the van alive and speed away!

Tabletop University Play Report: Betrayal at House on the Hill

By: Candace Bolinger on 10-10-2014

Fans of horror movies and creepy games will be psyched; the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill forces 3-6 players into their very own horror story as they layout a haunted house, with three levels, exploring each room for items, events, and omens. They must be able to pass frequent tests of physical and mental abilities with scary experiences waiting around every corner. And just when you think that there may be some light at the end of the creaky hallway, the Haunt begins and reveals one of the unsuspecting characters to be a traitor….