Top 10 Favourite Nerdy Things #7

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Chris’ Number 7: 6 Month Long Star Trek: Attack Wing Tournament

 

In the early part of the year, I started playing Star Trek: Attack Wing. If you don’t know, it’s a miniatures game based in the Star Trek universe that uses the same rules as X-Wing: Miniatures Game. I haven’t put up a review of either game yet, but suffice it to say that it inspired me to seek out new tournaments and hobby locations and boldly go where I hadn’t gone before.

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Dead of Winter: The Review

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Game of the Year? You bet!

Dead of Winter is a cooperative board game most of the time. Does that mean it is semi-cooperative? No, not really. It has a betrayer mechanic, which is great because it raises a lot of doubts, but the genius behind Dead of Winter is the inclusion of self-interested goals. That’s where this game takes a leap past something like Pandemic or like some of the other board games with betrayer mechanics; everyone playing is, in some small way, a betrayer, and you’ve still, for the most part, got to work together. Continue reading “Dead of Winter: The Review”