5 on Friday: 30/12/16

5 on Friday

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls we have decided to give you a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.

They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Dominion: Empires @ What’s Eric Playing? – A great review of this new Dominion expansion.  As a huge fan of the game that started the deckbuilding craze, I was keen to read about the Empires expansion and Eric covers it really well in his post.  I also really like his final section of not only Pros and Cons, but also ‘Mehs’ – it’s a good approach that I’m tempted to use, myself!

Bonesplitterz Complete! @ A Tabletop Gamer’s Diary – A newly completed Age of Sigmar army!  It’s a lovely, well-painted band of Savage Orcs.  I especially love the boar riders!

10 things board games taught me in 2016 @ Curio – An insightful end-of-year article that raises some interesting ideas.  I particularly agree with points 2 (regarding Kickstarter hype) and 4 (regarding the indispensability of a regular gaming group).

Best Week 2016, Iterated! @ Space-Biff – A look at the year’s best iterative games – games that put a slight spin on old ideas and make them fresh again.  Some games on the list, I had not heard of, others (Cry Havoc) I was vaguely aware of and another (Secret Hitler) I am desperate to play!  I’m also very excited to try out the game that occupies the number 1 slot in this list of 8, as it’s sitting firmly in my to-play pile, after I picked it up on release (rare for me – so enthused was I).

The Board Game Revolution @ The Student Story Teller – This is a short article, or rather, a concise one about why board games should be played more often.  The article highlights just three points, but they are so fundamental and important that it’s enough.  A really strong, well-worded article which rings true for me.  Well put, friend.

That’s us for this week.  In terms of what you can read here, on No Rerollsmay I recommend all 5 parts of our top 50 games series?  I’ve also posted a list of my own hobby resolutions for 2017.

See you in the new year!


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