5 on Friday: 20/01/17

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:

How to be a Good Spy in Spyfall @ updog games – Advice I could really use!  I love Spyfall, having played it for the first time over Christmas and a couple of times since.  Am I a good spy?  Not really.  I’m not too bad in The Resistance, but I just cant get traction in Spyfall.  This article has some solid advice!

Sylvion: We Didn’t Start the Fire… @ Cut Above Games –A nice review of Sylvion, a game I briefly mentioned in a recent article for the gorgeous artwork.  This article also addresses the cute artwork and gives a short few words on solo play, which I found interesting.  This review really sells the game and I am very much keen to get a closer look at the cards and to give it a play.

Five Life Skills That Cooperative Tabletop Games Help You Improve @ The Vee Hive – Hah, I’ve been saying for ages that tabletop games are good for you and have used them in my own practice.  In this article, I especially like the final point that the writer makes, regarding evaluation of success and learning from mistakes.  This is a good, succinct summary of some of the benefits of cooperative tabletop games.

My Top 5 Favorite Unusual Board & Card Games @ Abby White – A short look at 5 uncommon games.  Of the 5 games covered in the article, I am especially interested in numbers 5 and 3.  Number 3, Mysterium, is one that I do intend to pick up once it is back in stock in the UK.  I like that this article flags up some cool games that I don’t know a lot about and gives some nice, casual explanations of their appeal.  The only one I really disagree with is Exploding Kittens.  I think that particular game is incredibly overrated.  I just don’t get the appeal, though I appreciate that many people really seem to love it!

2016 = 139 Completed Pieces @ Sho3box – A picture-heavy post featuring one painter’s output for 2016.  I like the range of miniatures that have been painted and particularly like their Michaelangelo model, their Xmas Dryad and the Plastcraft buildings that make up their terrain board.  There’s a lot of cool minis on display and many miniatures that I have never seen before.  A really cool and visually interesting article!

On No Rerolls this week, we took a look at the issue of Asymmetry in some of my favourite 2 player games.  I kinda go on for a bit about Android: NetrunnerTwilight Struggle, and Star Wars: Rebellion.  What I lack in concision I make up for in enthusiasm!

See you next week!

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