Gaming

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball review

FANTASY FANTASY BASEBALL (CSE Games) Board games and sports don’t have to be hobbies that are enjoyed exclusively. True, many of us gamers are cut from a geeky cloth and want nothing to do with things that might take us outdoors (that’s where the sun is, after all), but there are also plenty of us who can appreciate a rousing … Continue reading Fantasy Fantasy Baseball review

Warhammer 40,000 Dark Imperium Review

Dark Imperium (Games Workshop) Don’t just sit there! Grab that bolt gun, throw on your flak jacket and get out to the front lines, soldier. The emperor needs you! Warhammer 40,000 is back with a new edition and Games Workshop seems to have done the nearly impossible, mostly satisfied its gamers! Having suffered some dissatisfaction during the murky transition from … Continue reading Warhammer 40,000 Dark Imperium Review

Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black expansion review

TINY EPIC GALAXIES: BEYOND THE BLACK (Gamelyn Games) One of the best games of 2015, in this writer’s humble opinion, was a small box full of game. Tiny Epic Galaxies, using only a deck of cards, some wooden bits and bobs, and a fistful of dice, bopped the player on the head with some seriously addictive, fun gameplay.  It basically worked like this: chuck … Continue reading Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black expansion review

Guns & Steel Review

GUNS & STEEL (Tasty Minstrel Games) Take the technology trees of classic 4X video games like Civilization and turn it into a card game. That’s the easiest way to sum up Jesse Li’s Guns & Steel, but such a description doesn’t quite feel like it does the game justice. Important decisions must be made in each and every player turn. … Continue reading Guns & Steel Review

The Games of Origins, 2017: Part Two

ORIGINS GAME FAIR, June 14-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center by David C. Obenour & Kris Poland Welcome back, proud nerds and gaming geeks! We’re returning with more coverage of the 2017 Origins Game Fair. Last time we covered 16 of our favorite offerings from the exhibitors hall. This time we have 16 more games that piqued our interest. … Continue reading The Games of Origins, 2017: Part Two

The Games of Origins, 2017: Part One

ORIGINS GAME FAIR, June 14-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center by David C. Obenour & Kris Poland It’s Con time of year again and Ghettoblaster’s intrepid editor and gaming associate editor were thrilled to be out there in the crowds (well, maybe not always thrilled about the crowds) doing the hard and dirty work of demoing, demoing, demoing! With … Continue reading The Games of Origins, 2017: Part One

Sagrada Review

SAGRADA (Floodgate Games) One of the most visually striking games we played at Gen Con last year, Sagrada’s Kickstarter is completed and finished games are now available. All of the promise from the already amazing prototype has been wonderfully realized for the finished boxed game – what will probably be the most eye-catching on your shelf. Before talking any more about the art and … Continue reading Sagrada Review

Game of Trains Review

GAME OF TRAINS (Brain Games) As a fan of the very simple yet very fun classic family game, Racko, Game of Trains immediately appealed to me. If you haven’t played Racko, let me explain it in two sentences.  In Racko you’re dealt 10 cards from a shuffled deck of cards numbered from 1 to 60. Lining those cards up in the order in which they were dealt … Continue reading Game of Trains Review

Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion Review

DRAGOON: THE ROGUE AND BARBARIAN EXPANSION (Lay Waste Games) This is a review of the upcoming Dragoon expansion The Rogue and Barbarian. Read our original review of Dragoon here. For The Rogue and Barbarian expansion you can now extend your fun on Dragoon Island to up to 6 players with the addition of, you guessed it, a rogue and a … Continue reading Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion Review

DayCon Review: A Day at my Friendly Local Convention

DayCon, February 18 at Rona Banquet Hall by Josher Lumpkin “H.G. Wells wrote the first miniatures gaming rules, called Little Wars.” Randy Miller says enthusiastically, even manically. The event Randy had been working on for the better part of a year, DayCon Game Day 2017, was about to finally go down, and he had reached the point in convention prep where the only thing … Continue reading DayCon Review: A Day at my Friendly Local Convention