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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review

So as you would have seen in Last Week’s Gaming, I have been hitting the old Animal Crossing: New Horizons. First as a diversion, but the lure has definitely worked. The relaxing cutesy life simulator is everything I thought of the series, and more. Tom Nook is definitely a master manipulator 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Stop the Train! Social Deduction on Kickstarter

Stop the Train Box Art

I love social deduction games, but they tend to fall into one of two categories. The first, quick gameplay but hard to invest in and quick to solve. The other are immersive, but long and sometimes overly complicated. Stop the Train! from Escape Plan! (so many !’s) is on Kickstarter now, and looks to merge the two categories into a game I am keen to play.

Last Week’s Gaming – May 18th, 2020

Animal Crossing Lounge Room

This week just flew by! In a bit of a reversal, Last Week’s Gaming this week was a few digital board games, rather than mostly ‘Video’ games.

That felt good, and I grabbed a couple more to try and keep this pattern moving. Finally started moving those board game challenge counts again!

Billionaire Banshee Review

There are games that are fun to just sit and play. Sometimes they are innocent fun, sometimes the subject matter can get downright adult. Billionaire Banshee dips it’s toes in the latter, but is still a great game if you want to quickly break the ice with new players.

Once all this is over, we might need a few icebreaker games to get to know people again!

Roll & Play: The Game Master’s Tabletop Toolkit

Roll & Play Cover Concept Art

When you are starting to create your first role play campaign, your players will always run off in a direction you never thought of. That means as the Storyteller/Games Master/Dungeon Master, you have to come up with a lot of on the spot information. Sometimes, that works. Usually, you get into a campaign breaking situation.

Roll & Play: The Game Master’s Tabletop Toolkit, will be great for building campaigns and tweaking random situations on the fly. And it’s now available on Kickstarter.