Quick Grabs for New Years Eve Game Night.

Well each year we have an awesome New Years Eve Party that starts well before the sun goes down and lasts long into the night. Often well past the ball dropping. It is one of the few occasions that our group gets together to play board games. We are after all TTRPG players mostly. Gaming is serious business and we often just do not have time to throw down a board game. So our NYEP is a pretty special event now for the group.

pic1727008In years Past we had played Firefly The Game with all of its expansions save one. Now with every expansion in hand.. I look forward to seeing if we will get an early game going with all 9 ships and every expansion board going. If you love the firefly universe you like Board games I would be surprised if you have not played it yet. If this is your first time hearing about it.You can learn more about Firefly Here

pic1269874_mdThe other huge hit last year was Smash-up. At one time we had two full games of it going for a bit. With all the different teams you can play Smash up is one game that doesn’t get old any time soon. It is likely we will see it making its way back to the table again this year. Smash up starts light but if your willing to pick up the thing you need the big geeky box. After all there are so many teams and they will be making more this year. You can find out more about Smash up Here.

So Enough about last year!

Well one of the best parts about our New Years Eve part is many of us get great games for Christmas and this is our first chance throw them down and give them a play. As well as the next best thing between now and said New Years party is the piles of gift cards that we are given from friends and family that know we love games but have no clue what games we do not already own.  With that in mind I will toss out a list of the games that are highest on my I want to get list with my holiday money!

51CNXw4HBWLXcom the board Game, first of all I am a huge Xcom fan and from everything That I have heard thus far. The developers of this game got it right. My only ding on the game would be that its only 1-4 players Co-Op game. That said part of me whats it even more  because this might be the first time I ever buy AND play a game with a single player option. Also with more and more games finding ways to integrate Apps into their game. Xcom pulled this off masterfully. You can find out more about Xcom Here.

71Tc3LUoZqL._SL1001_Next in my short list of games that I am wanting to add to my board game collection is the epic and awesome Dead of Winter. I had my first chance to play this game a few weeks before Storm-Con and let me say I love this game. Like Xcom this is a Co-Op game with a potential Traitor mechanic as every player might have a personal goal that could hurt the rest of the survivors.. Or not. It really ramps up the tension in the game. Dead of winter is a 2-5 player game and I can say that I have yet to meet anyone that has not come away from this game with good things to say. Its fun, its brutal it’s a great time all around.
You can find out more about Dead of Winter Here.

61te4F7OK+LMy last game that was on my short list for the New Years Game Night is Sheriff of Nottingham I had so much fun at MACE this year playing Sheriff of Nottingham I just can not say enough good things about it. I have friends that have said they worry that it could easily be too dry and boring. But my experience was once the Role players at the table come out this game really beings to shine. I would also say that this game might be more fun after a few drinks when everyone is more relaxed and ready to be silly and sneaky. You can get some more info Here on the game if you would like to look at it closer you can also see a video of it being played by Wil Wheton and friends on Tabletop.

Honorable Mentions

If your into what could be amazing Drinking games. Looping Louie is always great fun and for some reason that game goes over so well at con’s.. And always seems to turn into a drinking game.> I mean look at that Wookiee, This is the game that happens when you fly the falcon drunk.
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So my #1 Honorable mention goes to taking LL to the next level.
Star Wars Loopin Chewie

 

 

 
Anyone else get together for a New Years fling of games and fun? This tradition is now moving into our third year and we eagerly look forward to it each year now.

SO that about wraps it up for me this year! What games are you guys out there looking forward to playing ? Do any of you out there already own any of these games ? Would you recommend them or not ? Please feel free to pitch any of your suggestions !

Boardgames for Uniforms Kickstarter Update.

I was able get timely reply from Capt Jeremiah Culp creator of Boardgames for Uniforms and get a bit more info about this great kickstarter. And he was polite saying he would love for any help to get the word out for this cool project. So I am back again with some extra info for all of you out there. Get the word our gamer’s !
Jeremiah is working with the USO in Okinawa to make this not just a collection of Boardgames for the troops in two of the bases in Japan. But regular game nights. As can also be seen in his comments section he has reached out to other USO locations in an effort this project to other bases in the future.
As of this post Jeremiah has already worked out the details with one of the two bases and will be having the first game night this Wednesday! For now he will be using his own game collection to run the events. And hopefully soon he will have a rotating collection for both bases if the kick goes well !
He has a list of game publishers that have agreed to donate him games on top of the results of his Kickstarter.
Currently these great companies are donating to the cause as well

Publisher who have committed:
GMT Games
Steve Jackson Games
Alderac Entertainment Group
GameWright
R&R Games
Wizards of the Coast
Da Vinci Games
Indie Board and Cards
Calliope Games

The project is just a few days there is plenty of time to make this good one a great one !

Here is the USO Facebook Group mentioning the game nights already
https://www.facebook.com/USOFutenma

And the Okinawa gaming group that he has set up for the events.
https://www.facebook.com/okinawameeples

 

Boardgames for Uniforms Kickstarter

So tonight I was browsing around on Kickstarter looking for any projects that I would want mention here or back for their epicness. And Then I stumbled across this kickstarter. It hit me right in the feels.
As a vet and a gamer, Knowing some of my best days of gaming were my Army gaming days. I had to push this one in to the forefront in hopes that others will stand with me and help make this project not only a great success but a Tremendous one !
I call on all my fellow gamers and Veterans please support this. If potato Salad can make as much as it did. We certainly can come together as a community and support out Troops.
I have reached out to Jeremiah Culp the kicstarters creator in hopes to get a more in-depth interview about this great topic going !