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.
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.
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.
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.
In Episode 6, Gregg Bolinger, Candace Bolinger and Jason Grantz discuss their tips and strategies for how best to teach people how to play games. They also discuss Tabletop Carnage which is happening Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015.