I’m in a Mechs-ican Rodeo

a ones upon a game review

 

Pre-Play Thoughts

Not sure I’d ever heard anything about this one before I played it. There certainly was no hype at all surrounding Mechs vs. Minions.

The box is a beast. It could literally be the foundation of your gaming collection.  Or your house.

Seriously, I normally avoid hype because that usually follows garbage that appeals to the masses and isn’t truly satisfying to play (out of kindness I won’t name games here). I’d never heard of League of Legends (and still know very little about it), however I looked up some solo feedback on MvM. In spite of it’s quasi-fantasy theme, it was about technology instead of magic, so it was in my wheelhouse and I grabbed a (gently and barely used) copy before the second wave.

Review Spoiler Alert: The hype was right in this case!

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Come on and Just Roll Through It, Baby

a ones upon a game review
Pre-Play Thoughts

I had only played Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization itself a time or two on boardgamearena.com and had learned about this smaller dice game from the other solo gamers. I downloaded the iOS implementation and attempted it a couple of times but was a bit lost on what it is I was supposed to be doing (sadly, the iOS port seems to be gone from the AppStore now). Usually playing the game physically makes things clearer so I was willing to give the real version a try.

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