Tag Archive for 'tabletop'

COGZ makes the shortlist for Boardgames Australia’s Best Aus Game Award

Logo: COGZ. A Christmas ribbon, bordered by holly, sits on the top left edge, with the text "Gift Option". 3 Smaller logos across the top read "Color-blind accessible," "RAEZ" and "Mensa Endorsed". URL links to the boardgame's online store.

Festival favourite COGZ, the tabletop game of gears and cogineers, was recently shortlisted in Boardgames Australia’s Best Australian Game Award. Congratulations to the cognizant creator RAEZ, for being recognised on the list for the second year running!

What factors into the deciding the ultimate tabletop game in the Best Australian Game Awards? Well, Boardgames Australia take into consideration such factors as replayability, scalability, value for money, quality components, a good skill vs. luck dynamic, anything that makes it stand out. So we think it’s fair to say that this particular Perth-made game must be a top prize for any tabletop aficionado to take home.

For the complete catalog of high-quality Australian games, head on over to the 2017 Best Australian Game Award shortlist. And of course if you’re looking for a excellent extra christmas gift why not order yourself a copy of COGZ! 🎄🎁

Card game Evolve: Lights of the Deep advances on Kickstarter

Text logo reads: Evolve, Lights of the Deep. Imagery shows the top of the letter L splits off into tentacle-like branches. A small amoeba-like creature floats over the text. URL links to game Kickstarter, however please be advised that the game's Kickstarter game description is unfortunately not screenreader compatible.

Explore ocean depths while advancing your little amoeba-self, with Evolve: Lights of the Deep, a new card game by Lionfish Games. Nearing their Kickstarter goals as we speak, this evolutionary experience for 2 – 4 players is a beautiful offering from the studio, and no doubt an excellent addition to any tabletop collection.

“Evolve: Lights of the Deep is fast-playing card game set in the abyssal depths of the ocean. Within the all-consuming darkness of the sea, each player begins life as a single-celled organism and must go through evolutionary progressions to become the most complex life form. Evolve is a competitive game that involves aspects of hand management, tactical decision making and a take-that style of sabotage.”

Watch the Kickstarter video below for an intro to the game, complete with fancy glowing amoeba, or head on over to the Kickstarter campaign. For more information on the studio, as well as a screen-reader compatible description of the game, head on over to the Lionfish Games website.

Dream of the Djinn appears on Kickstarter

I Dream of Djinn Hits Kickstarter

Tabletop Role-Playing Games are the kinds of adventures that are recounted with brimming enthusiasm or, even better, energetic fury. Remember that room of infinite demons? Oh and that thing with the gravity reversal potion?! Ha ha.. what no? Oh well then lucky for you, you have rolled a 20 and found there is still time to get in on the Kickstarter for Dream of the Djinn, a deadly, puzzle-filled tabletop RPG adventure!

A mysterious djinn called Ammerpand has recently arrived in your local city, claiming she will grant one wish to anyone who can pass her challenge. To add credence to her claims, a newly-famous mercenary has already passed the test and been immediately headhunted into a prestigious position in the King’s guard, a worthy reward in itself. As for the wish, the local gossip circles have only been able to speculate.

What is your wish?

Created by Perth local Kim Larking, Dream of the Djinn is an RPG adventure module that is compatible with systems like D&D 3.5 edition and Pathfinder. If you think you have what it takes to survive the trials and get your wish, head on over to the Kickstarter page now!