Ramblings 014 – Sherlock: Last Call

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How much fun can it really be?  Well, we had a ball!

So Alpal is back, and of course one of the first things she shows me is a completely new game.

Sherlock: Last Call may look like the Unlock! series, but it shares more with Sherlock Consulting Detective than the escape room series.  And just like any one and done adventure, it’s hard to describe exactly why it’s fun without spoilers.  But we do get through it spoilers!

The one thing we didn’t get through it without was a very excited Jessie Jaws that will one day probably have her own segment on the show 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

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Ramblings 013 – Chronicles of Crime

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Unlucky for some, welcome to the 13th Ramblings!

To keep up with the lucky/unlucky theme, something you usually need a bit of luck in is solving a case. So what better game to talk about than Chronicles of Crime? This is a Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective killer indeed and takes the place of T.I.M.E. Stories for me as the next game system that adapts to the adventure.

Have a great weekend!

JohnHQLD

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Ramblings 012 – Dinosaur Tea Party

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Stripes in the Orange Room?  I don’t think so!

Another Saturday, another Rambling!

Today Alpal and I discuss yet another surprisingly simple fun game from the Restoration Games Stable – Dinosaur Tea Party.

What is it? Remember Guess Who? Now add Dinosaurs having High Tea. Yes, that sentence is correct 😀

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Ramblings 011 – Roll Player

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When is a worker placement game not a worker placement game?  When I get it wrong!

Welcome back to 2019!

Today Alpal and I talk about a game she introduced me to that I instantly fell for, Roll Player. What I thought was ‘just’ a worker placement has much more in common with Roll and Write games, and it became a sleeper hit for me!

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Ramblings 010 – When I Dream

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When I Dream is a game that could be passed, and that would be a disappointment

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to say once again, thank you so much for all of the support over the year.  To end the year, the last Ramblings of 2018 Alpal and I talk about When I Dream.

Looking at it, a lot of people will probably just pass it over – and they will all be missing out.

Enjoy, have a great holiday break, and see you next year!

Until then,

JohnHQLD and Alpal

Ramblings 008 – Potion Explosion

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Logic has everything and nothing to do with it

Welcome to Clear, Concise Ramblings!

Alpal and I talk about Potion Explosion today, an interesting game that implements video game mechanics in Board Game form.

And just to complete the circle – they made an app of it as well!

This is a slightly longer episode, as there was more to talk about, but it’s still under 20 minutes.

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD

Clear, Concise Ramblings 005 – Dragon Castle and Gold Fever

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Playing with bags of rocks didn’t sound like fun before though

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today Alpal and I talk a bit about Dragon Castle, which you might recognise from some Last Week’s Games summaries.

Also, we talk (a little bit longer than normal for a 2 game episode, sorry!) about the deceptively fun Gold Fever.  The game is all about pulling gold nuggets out of a bag.  Said like that, it doesn’t sound special – but it is so much more.

Both games are a lot of fun, and after I paint Alpal’s Dragon Castle expect a review on both games 😀

Have a great weekend everyone!

JohnHQLD