So what can I tell you about today? Well I have just received a brand new card game from the genius minds of my close personal friends Oliver McNeil and Oliver Brooks named Grim Reaper. (Hence the title of this post, wasted here aren’t I?
My lady and I just had two games of it, the standard deck to begin with and then the extreme pack. It’s a perfectly simple game and the object is to get a higher score than your opponents while using you action cards to hinder their own progress. The cards have multiple depictions of gruesome ways to die…although suffocating in granny’s quilt seems a rather nice way to go. The more gruesome, the more value. But beware, any action cards you still have left over at the end of your 20 minute game gets deducted from any +cards you have. On our second game, my Mrs managed to bat me down from over +200 points by using a crafty action card in the last minute, then win with a score of 390!
I defy anybody to play this game and not be thoroughly annoyed when beat in this way plus many more lurid deaths. I can honestly say it’s thoroughly enjoyable, and would definitely recommend this game for 2-5 players to anybody.
CLICK HERE TO BUY A COPY…and see how many people you can fall out with by becoming the new GRIM REAPER!!!
The last few hours have been rather exciting for me. When I was about 11 years old, my ‘then’ brother in law had managed to pick up a 48k Spectrum computer. For several weeks throughout the summer holidays I’d go round my sisters and have a game of Saboteur II. Remember it? The sequel to Clive Townsend’s masterpiece, Saboteur.
By todays standard you probably wouldn’t appreciate the impact it had on me, but it brought me and inlaw closer together although being a bellend he was still full of front and bullshit. I digress. We enjoyed this action adventure where we played some kind of stealth assassin. (The sister of the previous Saboteur). Starting off on a hang glider was origional to say the least, and you had to wait a certain amount of screens for a safe enough leap off. Jump too soon and you’ll fall several hundred feet onto a craggy cliff.
Once you have leapt off safely, the adventure begins. You need to infiltrate a huge enemy compound (much larger than the origional) fight your way past armed guards and viscous pumas (wtf), locate a dozen or so bits of paper hidden about the complex, deactivate a huge silo, find the lower levels while you dodge vampire bats, and escape on a motorbike. What a rush!!
Canny players will draw a map or direction list as they play. I do remember managing to escape, but only my inlaw found all bits of paper and deactivate the silo. It took him three hours apparently and even then his friend lent a map to him.
This game had everything, even the graphics improved on the origional, the pace of the hero, the flying kicks and somersaults and general flow were all nice and smooth. The pumas were especially fun to watch, and when you killed them left you feeling a wee bit guilty. (If you have any conscience at all)
It was a great privilege to chat breifly to Clive Townsend himself and if you are also a fan then check out his website clivetownsend.com for news and the saboteur goody shop. He is currently working on bringing Saboteur II to an app format having already released the first. I will certainly be waiting in the shadows for this! Goodluck Clive.
Good news to all those people who couldnt make Fighting Fantasy Fest back in 2014…and those who did! Well the truth is, Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 has been confirmed with this picture riding round the web promoting the event.
After the awesome atmosphere and success of the first FFF, im poised, ready and waiting for the ticket launch and hoping to meet all my fellow fanatics and heroes of this ever popular book series. Eventbright was chosen as the last ticket vendor so keep an eye out and join the ‘Fighting Fantasy and Other Gamebooks’ Facebook group to keep ontop of the arrangements.
Dear Pokemon Go players. I have news for you if you think you’re really cool and you’re playing the latest in app technology. Are you hell!!! Here are three alternative games to #PokemonGo and how they’re much better.
This game is basically the same as Pokémon Go but you’re not after Pokemon characters. You’re after ghosts! Why is it better than PoGo? Cos busting makes you feel good!
Check out my munzee page. You can get virtual munzees or get out and look for physical munzees. Yes, they really exist! The latter usually in the form of a QR code you scan with your phone using the munzee app. (Go ahead, dload it and scan mine 😉 Each munzee holds its own value and you earn virtual rewards for progressing through the game. You can even own virtual dogs called Rovers, which can travel the world going from player to player. Ten times better than Pokemon Go!
The grand daddy of all GPS based games. This has been around since the year 2000 (shows how slow PoGo has been in development doesn’t it!) . Use your geocaching app to locate REAL physical containers of various sizes left by others. Sign and date the logbooks you find in each. The larger the cache, the more likely it is to contain little keepsakes you can trade ( Making it 100 times better than Pokemon Go). Find and hide trackables items other players will move around the world for you. I have one that’s currently on its 12000th mile!!
Getting this done rather quickly. Still have a legion of cards to do and praying my printer has a bit of info in it. Some ingredients arrived today. Problem make a back up set just in case. I was worried I’d find making a rulebook a rather daunting take but (it’s) such a simple game set that I could probably fit it all on a piece of A4. I must redo the probably ratios of the 3 Turn dice. Without them it could whittle on forever with 56 combinations.
Got my Sponge making me dinner tonight and it sounds delicious. How did I get so lucky? Came so close to giving up and she was a mile away all along.
As followers will know I recently took up the outdoor pastime known as Munzee. If you have never heard of it or need an excuse to get off your arse, check out this page for a basic briefing. There is also a special mention of a series of Munzees that I have hidden locally.