Author: klkitchens

Solo Setup using new, smaller board

Underwater Cities – Solo Board

1 Somehow I missed Underwater Cities when it first was released, but heard many good things about it and managed to pick up a copy in trade. I finally got around to setting it up to learn the rules and realized that for the solo player there was some room for improvement. While the spaces around the board are great when you have multiple players around the table who all can see something from their side. However, for the solo player, this spreading out of information can make things a little difficult. So as I’ve done with other games, I [..]

Rallyman GT – unboxing

“We‘re gonna zoom zoom zooma zoom.Come on and zooma zooma zooma zoom!” Zoom zoom around the race track and peek inside this newly released new vision of the Rallyman series, “Rallyman GT” by Holy Grail Games. Ooh… shoulda gone Caribbean! “Hey Mr. Rallyman, Rally me to finish!Gear box shift and me want race home.” Maybe not. Game Information: Page: Buy It On Amazon:

Silent Victory – unboxing

Sail sail sail your boatSilently underseaSee the enemySink their shipOn to victory! Join me as I raise periscope and check out what comes inside the Second Printing of “Silent Victory” the solo-designed US sub warfare game from GMT Games and Consim Press. Game Information: Page: Buy It On Amazon:

Combat Commander: Battle Pack 4 – New Guinea – unboxing

What’s the difference between Old Guinea and New Guinea? One’s old and one’s new. And this is the new printing of the good old New Guinea expansion for “Combat Commander: Pacific” aka “Battle Pack #4” (but the only battle pack for CCP) from GMT Games. What’s in the bag? Watch and find out. Game Information: Page: Buy It On Amazon:

Combat Commander: Pacific – unboxing

Time to pacify those who specifically think Combat Commander (the greatest wargame system ever, bar none) is for Europe only. Join me hacking through the jungle of shrinkwrap to explore the contents of this second printing of “Combat Commander: Pacific” by GMT Games. Game Information: Page: Buy It On Amazon:

COVID-19 3D Print it Forward

Folks in the USA and all around the world are suddenly finding themselves with a lot of extra time at home due to limited working and shelter in place orders. Many sewing experts (my wife included) have taken to making basic cloth facemasks to help as one line of defense. Great work! My company is still operating (we’re a small group anyway) and I’m working remotely, but a 3D printer requires very little interaction once it’s begun its work. It’s been hard to find a solid organized project to use this tool for more than just novelties and gaming and [..]

Social Distancing is NOT House Arrest

Have seen on social media where some folks are ridiculously getting mad when they see others out riding bikes, walking, or getting other exercise… Social Distancing is NOT staying at home. Social Distancing is keeping a safe (6′ or more) distance from other people It’s why we can still go to stores and get supplies, etc. Staying at home as much as you can is a good thing. However, staying out of crowds is more important. It’s perfectly safe to go outside and play, hike, explore, fish, run, bike, etc… Our houses are NOT hermetically sealed anyway. If being outside [..]

There Once Was a Card Deck That Lived in a Shoe…

1 Over fours years ago (wow…time flies) I presented my cut and fold card shoes (Shoe Enough, You Might Find These Handy) you could make from cardstock. Cool and functional and I still have some that I made way back when. However, I finally decided to upgrade these to the new media of 3D printing and designed a series of eight different styles to serve a variety of functions on your game table. Like extra dice, draw bags, cubes, and markers, these are what I consider game agnostic “table supplies” that I keep around for use when needed. I’ve uploaded [..]

Finding Nemo-sis

If you’re like me, and apparently many in the gaming community, the first you heard of Awaken Realms’ game Nemesis was when you saw your friends and others on BGG posting about how great it was. So like any other game, you looked for a copy for sale or trade and were completely blown away by the aftermarket markup on this hard to find title. While normally a successful Kickstarter is a means to get a game onto retail shelves, this one seemed to test the market and unexpectedly pass with flying colors. But only for the 30,000 or so [..]

Hellooooo Nemesis

Pre-Play Thoughts: For this preplay detail of Nemesis, see my blog post: Finding Nemo-sis Components: The components in the game are very nice. A lot of thought was put into the design of the game certainly. From the random hexes and their rotating item count indicator, the color rings to help identify unpainted miniatures (though a corresponding color marker for the player boards would have helped) to the clear plastic noise and fire markers. Nemesis is a very well designed game. Each player has a semi-similar action deck (some same, some custom) and the cards are clear in their design [..]

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