Villages of Valeria is an engine building game with action selection that feels like part Race for the Galaxy, part Glory to Rome, but still feels like its own game. There’s a Landmarks expansion on Kickstarter now. Are these Landmarks worth visiting, or should you drive on by?
I’ve been painting a lot of miniatures lately and throughout the process I’ve been testing several different grips and stands for making the job easier and more efficient. Last time I reviewed Mini Grips from Death Ray Designs, but today I’m reviewing a more all-in-one option: The Hobby Holder. Only recently a Kickstarter, The Hobby Holder has started to penetrate the market with its smart and customizable design.
Storing miniatures is an often talked about topic. Just google it and you’ll find hundreds solutions. I’ve tried a lot of them and I’ve found that many of them work. But at the end of the day I needed a storage solution that wasn’t just a heavy box of foam and bits at my house. I needed a solution that stored my minis, but also came with me to the store to play.
If you paint miniatures, or have considered painting them, you likely know a few things about the hobby: It can be a pain in the butt, it’s usually expensive, and the number of options, techniques, and products can be very overwhelming. I’m here to help! Know that, whether you’re painting your Blood Rage monsters or you’ve dived into miniatures games like Infinity and Warhammer, finding ways to make it easier and less expensive are paramount. A common tool used for painting miniatures is a grip. It’s essentially a stand your mini is connected to that allows you to hold that...
There are a few companies in the market who make custom laser-cut inserts for games. I own a few of them, and want to talk about their merits, issues, and overall effectiveness. Sometimes having an insert can be great. Other times it’s just a flashy add-on without real purpose.
As someone with a few too many games, I know that I play a lot of weird stuff. I have games about battling goats, running a power company, and climbing mountains. But there’s a game in my collection that seems to surprise other gamers – Monopoly. Now, I’m not saying it’s perfect, but there’s a good chance the game you’d play today isn’t quite what you’d expect.