It’s that time again – International TableTop Day! This event started the same year that we started Comparative Geeks, and we started an annual tradition of the 12 Days of TableTop Day. We featured 12 games over 12 days before the big day – so at this point, there are 36 games we have recommended for play today!
If you missed this year’s game recommendations, you can find all of them on our Instagram – or you can read on after the jump for a bit more about each game! Hopefully today finds you playing one of these or many other games, together with old friends or new friends. You can find events near you on their website. In the words of Wil Wheaton – play more games!
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Again, this year David and I are going to be looking at our Best of 2014 post. These are what each of us considers the best from this last year. I am doing mine today and David will be posting his tomorrow. Just as last year not everything necessarily was released in 2014, but it is when we experienced these items. This year we are looking at movie, tv show, book, comic, music, video game, and board game. Continue reading
A couple months ago David and I decided to buy the game Goblins Inc because it sounded like fun. The first time we played it it was a blast. I don’t know if I can fully describe what it is because there are so many elements to it. The basic idea is that you are building a robot and then fighting said robot against another player. Now in the following discussion I am going to look at the 2-player rules because that is all we have played so far and understanding the 2-player rules seems like a good step in being able to upgrade to 4-player.
There are 2-3 turns in the game, depending on time and number of players you might consider 2 or 3 turns. Now during the turns there are 2 phases, a build phase, and a combat phase. During each of these phases all players are playing simultaneously. You are both building your robots at the same rate, and fighting each other at the same time. During each of these phases there can be 4 rounds in each phase (which I will explain in more detail for each phase).