Last Week’s Gaming – June 17th, 2019


Box of Rocks came with Tiny Dino

Alpal, Rabbit and I managed to squeeze in a few hours of fun this week, and it was a great time.

Even playing some heavier than expected games, there was a lot of opportunities to simply cut back and enjoy ourselves.

But what did we play? Check it out below!

This week, we kicked off games with Rabbit testing her wits with the Box of Rocks.

A lot of fun was had, and a bit of useless trivia was learned (at least short term).

Ultimately though, the Rocks bested Rabbit. This time.

For such a ridiculously simple premise, it is amazing the amount of fun and flexibility this game offers. Feel like a trivia game, but don’t feel like playing with the internet? Grab Box of Rocks. I am getting seriously tempted.

Is the Rabbit smarter than a box of rocks? Wait and see!

I have heard a lot about Tiny Towns over the last few months. A lot good, and a sizeable chunk of ‘not worth the hype’.

After playing a couple of games and correcting a couple of rules muck ups (blank squares are always -1 point, not just in other modes John!) we had a lot of fun.

There was a lot of thinking involved. A surprising amount in fact. Tiny Towns merges tetrominoes style placement with combo building and resource management in a surprisingly deep yet easy to teach package.

Bottom line – I am buying a copy for myself. We played Alpal’s copy and I don’t think she will tire of it soon. That’s a big compliment to any game 🙂

I have heard lots about Tiny Towns, and I was really happy to play it

I got this delivered from the Kickstarter the previous week, and got the chance for a couple of games.

I was worried going in. The basic premise was fine, almost standard for roll and writes – roll dice, choose actions from roll, get the most points.

There is a Lite mode to learn, a Danger mode with breakouts and such, and a few expansions thanks to the Kickstarter copy.

The game - first impressions are good. The manual... not so much.

And it took me an hour to learn to play it. Putting all of the rules in one section for all game types was really confusing, and if that’s what hits retail I pity the people seeing what they are missing with promos and the like. And I still doubted myself as I was playing, and I was right to once. I was right the first time most other plays.

Welcome to Dino World is ultimately a fun game though, and coming to retail in a couple of months from what I understand. A formal review will be coming.

Also on a side note, Alpal has been playing with some Lego minifigs, and the results I think speak for themselves. I didn’t want to mess with Dobby before, and I certainly don’t now!

What about you?  I hope you got some great games in.  Or are you looking forward to a new one?  Let me know!  Shout out on Facebook or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter!

Until tomorrow,

JohnHQLD