Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Essen '13 - On the Radar - Packet Row

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lords of Waterdeep Review

Designer: Rodney Thompson & Peter Lee
No. of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60-75mins

Mechanics: Worker Placement / Set Collection

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fix'it for Dummies - Kobayakawa

The third entry for Fix'it for Dummies is...

PULP Episode 20: GENCON 2013 LAST DAY!

Eric talks about his Day 4 meeting various publishers and designers as well as brief summary of his thoughts about GENCON 2013. Highlights include interviews with Catalyst Game Labs, Smirk and Dagger, Bezier Games, Greater than Games and Minion Games.

0:00 - Start!
02:36 - Interview about a game called The Spoils
09:29 - Interview with Baksha Games
14:34 - Interview with Cryptozoic
22:23 - Interview with Wyrd Miniatures
27:22 - Interview with Blank Wall Games
36:58 - Interview with Golden Egg
44:41 - Interview with Iello
01:01:17 - Interview with Tasty Minstrel Games
01:12:00 - Interview with Wizkids
01:18:47 - Interview with Eric Lang
01:39:12 - Interview with Stronghold Games
01:49:25 - Final Thoughts about GENCON 2013

You can listen to the episode here:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

PULP Episode 19: GENCON 2013 Day 3

Eric talks about his Day 3 meeting various publishers and playing games. Highlights include interviews with Catalyst Game Labs, Smirk and Dagger, Bezier Games, Greater than Games and Minion Games. Eric also reviews Francis Drake and The Duke.

0:00 - Start!
12:02 - Interview with Bezier Games
20:15 - Interview with Smirk and Dagger Games
29:22 - Interview with Cataylst Game Labs
37:26 - Interview with Greater than Games
41:00 - Interview with Minion Games

Click here to listen to the episode:

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

PULP Episode 18 - GENCON 2013 Day 2

I talk about the things I have seen, heard and the people whom I have met for interviews. Included are the various recordings I have made during the day. I also include 4 short reviews in the podcast.

Breakdown as follows:
14:59 - Interview with Geoff Engelstein
19:46 - Rules explanation for Freedom the Underground Railroad
29:32 - Fantasy Flight Games In-flight Report
1:53:48 - Game Salute State of the Union
2:57:48 - Interview with Todd from AEG

Please click here to listen to it!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Push Ur Luck Podcast Episode 17: GENCON 2013 Day 1

In this episode, I talk briefly about my day and review 2 games which I manage to play.
I also include interviews with Zee Garcia from The Dicetower, Queen Games, Privateer Press, Wizkids' Dungeons and Dragons Press release and Playdek.

Check out the link here for the episode

As usual, I have posted a lot of pictures and even videos via my Twitter feed so if you haven't followed me yet, do follow me at @duckizz.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

PULP Episode 16: Day 0 of GENCON 2013

I talk about Day 0 of my 2013 GENCON Experience! 
Games played:
1) Kobayakawa
2) Pinguin Party
3) Maximum Takedown
4) Circus Train
5) Hegemonic

Listen to it here

remember to follow me on twitter @duckizz for all the latest pictures and videos from GENCON 2013!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Purchase Decision - Sushi Go!

The game in question for this week’s entry is…

Sushi Go!

Sushi Go! is designed by Phil Walker-Harding.
Some of his other designs include Cannonball Colony & Archaeology.
Sushi Go! is a simple card drafting and set collection game for families.

Game Info

Sushi Go! plays 2-5 players
Published playing time is 20mins
Mechanics – Card Drafting / Set Collection / Simultaneous Action Selection

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dominant Species : It's a BLOODBATH!

Last weekend, I played my most cut throat and bloody game of 6 player Dominant Species ever! It was after dinner, we had 2 new players and I think relations were strained after.
Dion explained the rules to our new players with the main rule being to attack me whenever there was a chance. Of all the rules to remember and follow feverishly, this was the one which the players took to at heart.

Monday, August 5, 2013

City of Iron : so many resources !

Needs a LOT of real estate!
So i've heard Jon's comments about it (not really good) and Joel also has commented about it (not favourable either) and also Lance's view about it (he likes it) so when Dion managed to get his copy to Singapore, he was eager to bring it out to see how it goes.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Die macher : an oldie but a goodie!

So colorful no?

So, Die Macher. I have heard of this and at times been tempted to buy it for myself and see what all the hype is about. I was quite glad to be able to get a game in last weekend when Bill brought it over.

Fresco : better than pastiche !

So many colors! Quite a fair bit of fun :)
So Jon and I have never played Fresco before. I have heard of it but somehow a copy never crossed my path that I could play it. Dion decided to correct that and brought out the game for us to play. 

Cheaty mages : better version of colossal arena

Nice art, super random.. kinda fun..
I have been wanting to try Seiji's other games and I was lucky that Bill brought over Cheaty Mages and we managed to get in a game of it after dinner.
Cheaty Mages is a light filler that reminds me of Colossal Arena, another game from FFG. Players first lay a bet (on 1 to 3 creatures) available. Then in turn order (whoever has the most coins go first) they will play a card from their hand or pass. If you pass, you are out for the round. Cards you can play will typically manipulate Mana to the creature and/or manipulate the strength of the creature. After all players have passed, all cards are revealed and checked against the conditions set by the Judge (a judge card is revealed at the start of every round). Any remaining creatures (that passed the conditions set) will compare their strengths and which creature that has the most strength will win the round. Players will then get payout depending on their bets.
Its an alright game as its fast and quick. Very random though so this is a filler for sure. Some players will probably not like it because of the randomness but there is some bluffing involved and definitely a lot of interaction because players won't want you to mess with the creatures they have bets on yet you don't want to be too obvious helping your creature as well! 
I love the art. Seiji's games have art that appeals to me. Its mostly heavy lines and some colors and looks rugged to me somewhat but it comes together quite well. All in all, I had fun but I doubt I will keep a copy for myself because its rather light. Its a good filler or an end to a long game day but not as the main dish. Try before you buy!

Push Ur Luck Podcast is heading to GENCON 2013!

Yes I will be heading there for GENCON 2013, my 2nd time since last year but my first time as PRESS! I am not really sure what it entails but so far there have been some invites to press events. I heard there's a press room that I can utilise to upload videos and I am hoping to be able to use it to upload podcast episodes. Speaking of which, I will be bringing my new voice recorder with me to record interviews and hopefully, with minimal effort, release a daily episode while I am at gencon. Otherwise, failing that, you will just have to wait for me to be free sometime in September to release a compilation of the interviews in 1 mega episode.

Like last year, I will be taking pictures and tweeting them. I will also try using Vine to take 7 second impressions of games that I get to demo on. So follow me @duckizz if you have not!

Also as you can see from above we have a new Logo and even Tshirts that I will be wearing daily at Gencon. So if you spot me, do come up and say Hi to me or even grab me for a game or 2. I will be most happy to oblige :)

So from now till GENCON (which is not really that far away), we won't release any episodes but in the mean time, we leave you with our latest episode, Episode 15 where we talk with Joel Eddy of DriveThruReview on our Top 7 overrated games!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hanabi Review


Designer: Antoine Bauza
No. of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 25-35mins

Mechanics: Co-operative / Hand Management / Memory