Kickstarter – Fallen Angel

Rob Kalajian kickstarter Leave a Comment

This month I decided to back Fallen Angel by Asteria Board Game Creation. It was a tough call, as there’s some really great projects out there right now. Fallen Angel has a few things going for it. The game itself sounds really interesting, has great looking components, is affordable, and comes with a dice tower! The game as a very …

Unboxing Oh My Gods

Rob Kalajian unboxing Leave a Comment

Oh My Gods is a game I first played at CT FIG. I’ve got a review of the game coming shortly, but I figured I’d take some pictures and get them posted before then. As you can see, there’s not much in the box. Don’t judge the game by that fact, though, as there’s a lot of fun to be …

Review – Haiku Warrior

Rob Kalajian review Leave a Comment

Some may know Jason Anarchy as the designer of Drinking Quest the card-based, drinking RPG. Jason has a new game, Haiku Warrior, that’s similar, but much more subdued. It can be played solo, or up to four players. The cards still drive the adventure, and every card carries a haiku. Jason told me at PAX East that he wanted to …

Discovering Tak

Rob Kalajian tabletop Leave a Comment

Cheapass games wrapped up a wildly successful Kickstarter to bring Tak to life. For those unfamiliar, Tak is a fictional game in Patrick Rothfuss’ novel A Wise Man’s Fear. Though the mechanics of the game are never laid out in the story, James Ernest set it upon himself to bring the abstract game to life. I’m eagerly awaiting my copy …

Review – Hex Shards of Fate

Rob Kalajian review Leave a Comment

Another free-to-play, digital CCG, Hex: Shards of Fate attempts to combine CCGs with MMOs. Players navigate through the world and narrative battling anything that stands in their way. It’s very familiar to veteran CCG players, using gems as energy to cast cards. Each gem adds to your total mana count, but each color adds to your color level. This means …

Pokemon Alola Region and Legendaries

Rob Kalajian digital Leave a Comment

The Pokémon Company has released more Pokémon Sun and Moon information today, including information on the Alola Region, Legendaries, and more. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon take place in the Alola region, which centers around four tropical islands and one artificial island. When the main character moves to Alola, the story begins. Players will customize their character, choose their starter …

Unboxing Storyline Fairy Tales

Rob Kalajian unboxing Leave a Comment

Having just written a review for Storyline: Fairy Tales, I figured I’d take the time do take some unboxing photos. The game doesn’t contain much except cards and tokens, but the production value is excellent. One of the coolest things about Storyline is how the Narrator Cards and Story Cards combine to look like pages in a book. Combine this …

Triple Triad on Mobile

Rob Kalajian digital Leave a Comment

I’ve been a fan of Triple Triad ever since I first played it in Final Fantasy 8. I even bought some physical cards back in the day, though I have no idea whatever happened to them. I hit a bit of nostalgia for the game when I wrote about Card Master over on Purple Pawn the other day. Card Master …

New Pokemon GO Details Revealed

Rob Kalajian digital Leave a Comment

More details for Pokémon GO came out from The Pokémon Company and Niantic, Inc. today, including information on the battle system, a new peripheral, and microtransactions. The game has also entered a closed-beta phase while it’s still being developed. In Pokémon GO players can catch Pokemon at real locations using their phone. Pokéballs and other special items used to capture …

Review – Cthulhu Realms

Rob Kalajian review Leave a Comment

A few days ago White Wizard Games provided me with a review code for the Android version of Cthulhu Realms, the Lovecraftian re-theme of Star Realms. Eager to give the game a shot, I immediately downloaded the game and dug in. If you’ve played Star Realms, there’s nothing really new here gameplay wise, yet the amount of detail put into …