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5 on Friday: 13/01/17

5 on Friday

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for 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:

When Video and Board Games Collide @ POP Filter Gaming – A really cool article on transitioning video gamers to board games.  I like the recommendations made, and it actually flagged up a couple of games I already like, such as Specter Ops and Twilight Imperium, and some that I’d be interested in trying, such as Arcadia Quest and Adrenaline.  I like how the article covers several different genres of video games and picks out games to match each one.

Board in the Stacks: Tides of Madness @ Board in the Library – This is a nice wee review of Tides of Madness, a little card game that I picked up recently but have not yet had a chance to learn or play.  Working in a school, I really like the angle that this article takes on looking at how easy the game is to teach and comparing it to its predecessor, Tides of Time, in terms of accessibility of theme.  Just a good, solid review of a little game that I’m keen to get to the table.

Christmas Project – The Results @ A Tabletop Gamer’s Diary – Some more Age of Sigmar painting.  I like how this game seems to encourage small, tight, themed forces.  This article features some freshly painted Khornate Cavalry.  The models are nicely painted individually but, as usual, they look even better presented together.  These Age of Sigmar posts make me want to put something together, myself!

Tim’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for 2017 @ The Players’ Aid – This article is interesting to me, as I’d not really been aware of most of the titles that the article flags up for the coming year, and it’s cool to get a little peek at what to expect.  I will say that board game publishers generally suck at previewing upcoming games in advance, so goodness only knows what will actually come out.  Anachrony is one that I had not been aware of, but which looks really interesting.  The only one I was aware of is Charterstone.  I love Stonemaier games, so Charterstone has me really excited!

COIN Collecting @ Space-Biff – This is actually a redirect that leads to the review corner of the Miniature Market review section.  This is a little review/buyer guide of games in GMT’s COIN series.  A nice look at the different games, especially for someone like me who wants to get started with the series but is unsure what game to go for!

On No Rerolls this week, we took a look at the question of mainstream acceptance of the tabletop hobby.

See you next week!

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