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: Netrunner, Twilight Struggle, and Star Wars: Rebellion. What I lack in concision I make up for in enthusiasm!
See you next week!