GenCon 2015

By: Gregg Bolinger on 08-05-2015

GenCon 2015 is a wrap. This was my first year attending and it was everything and nothing that I expected it to be. It was a record breaking attendance year for the con; 61,000 and change. I knew it was going to be jam packed, but nothing can really prepare you for what it is like being there, shoulder to shoulder with fellow geeks and nerds from all over the world.

Cardboard Carnage Podcast: Episode 8

By: Gregg Bolinger on 07-02-2015

In this podcast episode Gregg Bolinger, Dominic Greene and Jason Grantz discuss their favorite 2-play only games as well as games that can be played over a lunch break. And they get off on a few tangents as usual.

Cardboard Carnage Podcast Episode 7: Kickstarter

By: Gregg Bolinger on 06-04-2015

In our latest podcast episode, Gregg, Jason and Dominic talk about Kickstarter as it relates to Tabletop Gaming. We also go off on a few tangents for your listening pleasure.

Tabletop University Play Report: Tiny Epic Kingdoms

By: Candace Bolinger on 04-09-2015

I like the way that Gregg stated it on our Cardboard Carnage Facebook page: “It’s tiny. It’s epic. It’s my kingdom.” Enough said. The game really is tiny. The player cards are smaller than 4×6 photographs. At the start of the game, each player chooses one faction from a fantastical selection, such as Lizardfolk, Halflings, Orcs, Dark Elves, Shapeshifters, Undead, Centaurs, Dwarves, Merfolk, Goblins, and many others. Each player receives 7 meeples of one color, as well as 1 mana, 1 ore, 1 food, 1 research, 1 tower token, and a randomly-assigned territory card.

Tabletop University Play Report: Dead of Winter

By: Candace Bolinger on 04-09-2015

Many of the Cardboard Carnage team members love the game Dead of Winter, and I am here to tell you why! The zombie apocalypse has broken out… survivors have set up a colony, and they have objectives that must be completed in order to survive the harsh winter weather. Secretly, however, each player controls a group of survivors who have alternate and sometimes even contradictory objectives they are trying to complete as well, even if that means covertly working against other survivors in the colony.

Tabletop University Play Report: Innsmouth Escape

By: Candace Bolinger on 04-01-2015

The week of February 14th we celebrated Anti-Valentine’s Day by playing Lovecraft-themed games with our group at Tabletop University. The main feature was Innsmouth Escape, with tag-alongs Unspeakable Words and Cthulhu Fluxx. The story of Innsmouth Escape goes like this… A group of students and teachers, who are on a field trip touring New England, get lost in the town of Innsmouth. They have been kidnapped, and are being held captive by the fish-like monsters of the town, the Deep Ones, who plan on sacrificing the students to their god, Dagon.