Some brave adventurers came out for our latest session of Tabletop University; to test their skills at playing The Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus and The Adventurers: Temple of Chac. It was a thrill-seeking, good time full of competitive treasure collecting, lucky dice rolling, unlucky dice rolling, mummies, and falling stone blocks!
Our group of Adventurers cautiously entered the pyramid since most had never ventured into one before this night…. Some took their time investigating the rubble, sand, and crocodile pit, while others ran straight toward the idol rooms of Hededet, Thoth, Horus, Anubis, and Sobek; all of the adventurers sought to gather as many treasures as they could carry as they attempted to steer clear of snakes, scorpions, crocodiles, mummies, AND falling rocks.
Cardboard Carnage team members, Gregg & Candace Bolinger, went on a little field trip over the Fourth of July holiday. While visiting family in Oklahoma, they decided to stay an extra day in order to check out the tabletop scene in Tulsa.
There were four stops on this tour, and they were visited in order of proximity; not based on order of preference. Also, we should mention that none of these stores had advance notice of our visits; everything was off the cuff.
Good versus evil… Super Hero versus Super Villain… Heroes fighting to serve and protect the Multiverse whilst the Villains do everything in their power to try to destroy them… These are some of the main themes on which the card game Sentinels of the Multiverse are based. The order of play seems simple enough:
The Villain takes a turn The Heroes take their turns The Environment takes a turn But this card game is anything but simple.
In the zombie-themed game, Last Night on Earth, a select group of heroes cooperatively work towards completing a very important objective (i.e. killing a certain number of zombies, finding gasoline, finding truck keys, defending a piece of property from the zombies, etc.) while the zombies work towards completing their own counterproductive objective (killing heroes, invading properties, thwarting plans of escape, etc.). All the while, the heroes are racing the clock and trying to finish up before sundown!
Paul Peterson’s game, “Smash Up” is one of my favorite games to date! The game consists of decks of cards that represent many different factions: dinosaurs, robots, aliens, ghosts, cyborg apes, time travelers, zombies, wizards, etc., etc.; each with their own unique minions and special abilities/actions. A player randomly chooses two factions and then shuffles (smashes) them together in order to do battle with the other players’ smashed up decks.
My husband and I recently played a round of Battlelore and had a great time. I say that because, while fairly close, I won. :)
Battlelore is a 2 player competitive game in which you are both trying to earn Victory Points. Depending on your scenarios, each of you earns VP in different ways whether it is buy occupying certain sections of the map (left, center, middle), occupying certain types of tiles (mountains, forest, hills) or a variety of other placements.