This page rounds up all the links to other pages on this blog and to external sites I think are particularly good for games I like, but didn’t design.
Games I return to repeatedly may end up with their own page, in which case all the sub-links will be on that.
***** This list is not complete and will take a little while to get sorted ******
If you know any really good sites that should be on this list, please shout up!
(last updated 8 Jan 2012)
Epic 40K (Space Marine)
- LEGO’s own Heroica home page
- BGG page for Heroica (Draida)
- BGG page for Heroica (Fortaan)
- BGG page for Heroica (Nathuz)
- BGG page for Heroica (Waldurk)
Smog – The Thirteenth Hour
Struggle of Empires
I wonder if you could help me by recommending a good board game that I can enjoy with both my brother and girlfriend?
I’m looking for a decent board game to play during holidays and the odd weekend. My brother, like me, is keen on the likes of Warhammer, Blood Bowl and Necromunda. Whilst my girlfriend, bless her tiny toes, is more a fan of Game of Life and Monopoly. She is a devil at Monopoly I can tell you!
Is there anything out there that can blend fantasy/sci-fi and at least some strategic depth with simple easy to learn rules? I’m constantly browsing the Fantasy Flight games website which has countless superb looking board games. I just fear the rules for many of the games on offer may take time to learn, even for an experienced gamer like myself. Is there anything you could recommend Quirkworthy? I’m not looking at Fantasy Flight Games in particular but just using them as an example as what they produce always looks superb. I’m open to any game from any games company that you can recommend Quirkworthy.
Finding things that appeal across groups with differing expectations is always tricky. The best advice is probably to have a look at BoardgameGeek. It’s a vast site, and easy to get lost in. However, people create “geeklists”, and these can be a good starting point. For example:
Lost Cities (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/50/lost-cities) always comes at or near the top when people ask this question (though it is 2 player). Have a look at that and see if you think it’d appeal.
I also like things like Hare & Tortoise, and if you must be SF try RoboRally. There are loads of options. I’d encourage you to have a look at the lists and then visit the game’s own pages as many of them have rules you can look at before you dive in.
Weirdly, my mum likes:
I see you are quite found of Dystopian Wars. I am the French translator in charge for the translation of Dystopian Wars, just as I have been for the DKH series.
This translation, commissionned by one of the French distributors of Mantic products, France Miniatures Distribution, has not been published yet; we are still waiting for some elements from Mantic management.
So, I was thinking that, maybe, you could lend us a hand on this…
Thanks, and keep up the good job!
I’ll pass the message onto them Broche.
Thanks a lot, Jake! Let’s hope this will lead us to a good result. My translations are done, but for the moment, I am the only one enjoying it…
One of the Mantic guys should contact you about this (if he hasn’t already).
I was wondering if you are into historical wargaming at all. I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts on Focused Firepower. It is a World War II wargame, free to download, that uses 1/72 scale models.
I started with WWII gaming and have played all manner of historical games. Even wrote a couple. I’ve not heard of FF though. I’ll have a look when I get a moment ;P
Thanks a lot, Jake, that’s really kind of you, and what I call good news.
I’ll keep you informed about this project.