27 April 2019

01

Co-op with programming flair!

Mechs vs. Minions

2 - 4 players, ~1 - 2 hours, Co-operative.

Using one of four 'Yordle' characters from the highly acclaimed MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), League of Legends, players will need to work together as a team to complete missions while battling waves of attacking 'minions'. The problem is that you'll need to program the Mech you're riding, with various commands, in order to succeed.

Games to look out for

02

That is a loaded question.

Since my early high school days, I enjoyed playing Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000, which are both table-top, war games. For the longest time, I looked for a board game that would fulfill my want for a skirmish style combat game, without the cost of buying a massive army that would need to be assembled. I eventually found HATE - a fast paced combat game set in the fictional world created by artist Adrian Smith. For now, that takes my top spot, not only for its simplicity, but for the nostalgia associated with the game.

Matt's Favorites?

03

What's a good place to start?

This is probably the issue that keeps many people away from trying a game that they have never heard of before - being new and not knowing where to start. I'll admit that I've looked at some games and thought that I would never be able to get the hang of it, or that they seem too daunting to even attempt yet, every time I've been wrong and ended up falling in love with a new game or even a genre of game that I never really cared for (party games being my bane). So for those of you who are hesitant to attend, don't be. We have many seasoned gamers that will help you get started, and will know what games are perfect for your skill level.

New to gaming? no problem

04

Beautiful games with varying complexity.

My first Red Raven game was 'Near and Far' - an adventure game with worker placement and role-playing elements. From the moment I opened the box I was in love with the art, the quality of the components, how easy the layout of the rulebook made for learning the game, and the overall thought that went into the game's creation. I have since purchased a few of Ryan Laukat's (creator and artist) games, and have never been disappointed.

Red raven games

27 JuLY 2019

01

Where were the other games going!?

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

2 - 4 players, ~1 - 2 hours, One vs. Many.

Batman: GCC is, simply put, a reskin of Monolith's previous title, "Conan", with a few gameplay differences. If you can get past the dull, confusing, and terribly conceived rulebook, and the long setup times, then this is a fun title that will probably connect better with fans of the DC franchise. Monolith released a supplementary magazine that was intended to help reduce some time consulting the rules - this attempt was marginally successful.

Games to look out for

02

Tiny and Epic

One of my favourite game creators are the good people at Gamelyn Games. Part of their catalog of games include a series of "tiny epic" (TE) games. Current titles include, TE Galaxies, TE Zombies, TE Galaxies, TE Quest, TE Kingdoms, TE Defenders, TE Western, TE Mechs, and the soon-to-be-released TE Tactics. Each game fits into a box about 8x6x2 inches, and each one explores a different game style. For the most part, these games play in about an hour and take less than 15mins to teach. I recently received TE Mechs and it definitely ranks high on my top TE favourites.

Matt's Favorites?

03

What's a good place to start?

This is probably the issue that keeps many people away from trying a game that they have never heard of before - being new and not knowing where to start. I'll admit that I've looked at some games and thought that I would never be able to get the hang of it, or that they seem too daunting to even attempt yet, every time I've been wrong and ended up falling in love with a new game or even a genre of game that I never really cared for (party games being my bane). So for those of you who are hesitant to attend, don't be. We have many seasoned gamers that will help you get started, and will know what games are perfect for your skill level.

New to gaming? no problem

04

Open to the public

Righteousness Gaming was never intended to be an exclusive club, and it has been my hope - since it's inception - to open the event up to the public. In order to facilitate this, I had created a Meetup.com group, and to my delight we currently have about 50 members. This past Saturday, four of the Meetup members attended the event and along with the other 17 attendees, much fun was had and new acquaintances were made. Come join us and our Meetup.com attendees for a day of fun on July 27th. 

RG now on Meetup.com

29 June 2019

01

Zombicide: Invader - Landing Soon!

Zombicide: Invader

2 - 6 players, ~1 - 2 hours, Cooperative.

The latest installment in the Zombicide franchise takes players into space where instead of your regular run-of-the-mill zombie, survivors face off against a race of infected alien 'zombies'. With notable difference from the previous titles, including new Win/Lose conditions and being able to 'focus fire', this iteration is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Games to look out for

02

Quick and Easy

As much as I enjoy sitting down for a game of epic adventure and strategy, sometimes you just want something quick and easy to occupy that little bit of time you have to devote to the hobby. I've recently discovered a few such games, but one of my new favourites is a game called, 'Between Two Cities', by Stonemaier Games. I love the semi-coop nature of the game and that it's rather relaxed for the most part. In the game you are trying to build a city with the two people on either side of you, and you will score based on the building that are in each city. The catch is that your final score is determined by your lowest scoring city, so you need to try and make both your cities the best possible. My one gripe is the huge scoreboard that you only use at the end of the game.

Matt's Favorites?

03

What's a good place to start?

This is probably the issue that keeps many people away from trying a game that they have never heard of before - being new and not knowing where to start. I'll admit that I've looked at some games and thought that I would never be able to get the hang of it, or that they seem too daunting to even attempt yet, every time I've been wrong and ended up falling in love with a new game or even a genre of game that I never really cared for (party games being my bane). So for those of you who are hesitant to attend, don't be. We have many seasoned gamers that will help you get started, and will know what games are perfect for your skill level.

New to gaming? no problem

04

Challenges with the challenge

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a 10 for 10 is a year long challenge. The goal of said challenge is to play 10 pre-selected games 10 times. Currently I'm 41% complete with my 10 for 10, but there are some games that I find difficult to bring to the table, either because there are games I would rather play, or more notably, because I've forgotten how much I enjoyed the game in the past - the inevitable result of too many new games

THe Dreaded 10 for 10!

28 September 2019

01

Lead your civilization through the ages to victory!

Taspestry

1 - 5 players, ~1 - 2 hours. Civilization Builder.

Stonemaier Games is back with yet another title to entice. In tapestry you will lead your civilization from the stone age to the space age (hopefully), advancing in science, military, exploration and technology tracks in order to gain the most points by games end. Each player will begin the game with unique abilities based on the civilization you are randomly dealt. Build your city, conquer territory, win the game!

Games to look out for

02

Tiny and Epic

One of my favourite game creators are the good people at Gamelyn Games. Part of their catalog of games include a series of "tiny epic" (TE) games. Current titles include, TE Galaxies, TE Zombies, TE Galaxies, TE Quest, TE Kingdoms, TE Defenders, TE Western, TE Mechs, and the soon-to-be-released TE Tactics. Each game fits into a box about 8x6x2 inches, and each one explores a different game style. For the most part, these games play in about an hour and take less than 15mins to teach. I recently received TE Mechs and it definitely ranks high on my top TE favourites.

Matt's Favorites?

03

What's a good place to start?

This is probably the issue that keeps many people away from trying a game that they have never heard of before - being new and not knowing where to start. I'll admit that I've looked at some games and thought that I would never be able to get the hang of it, or that they seem too daunting to even attempt yet, every time I've been wrong and ended up falling in love with a new game or even a genre of game that I never really cared for (party games being my bane). So for those of you who are hesitant to attend, don't be. We have many seasoned gamers that will help you get started, and will know what games are perfect for your skill level.

New to gaming? no problem

04

Open to the public

Righteousness Gaming was never intended to be an exclusive club, and it has been my hope - since it's inception - to open the event up to the public. In order to facilitate this, I had created a Meetup.com group, and to my delight we currently have about 50 members. This past Saturday, four of the Meetup members attended the event and along with the other 17 attendees, much fun was had and new acquaintances were made. Come join us and our Meetup.com attendees for a day of fun on July 27th. 

RG now on Meetup.com