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
The Builders: Middle Ages
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!
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!
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!
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!
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….
Tabletop University kicked off a monster-themed month of board games with a classic board game, Zombies!!! It’s a “human versus the reanimated, competitive, survival of the fittest, race for the helipad to escape” kind of scenario. And there are a TON of flesh eaters just waiting to be placed on the board…!!!
Our group was super tiny this week, so we started out the evening chatting about the likelihood of surviving a zombie apocalypse.