Welcome back to “What Have We Been Playing”, where the DWP team of writers offer up their favourite gaming experience from the previous week! Only three entries this time around, but still plenty of quality tabletop talk to chew on. Let’s go!
This was a very exciting week! After waiting 14 grueling months, I finally have my copy of The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance! Thanks to our friend Corona, production was held up for quite a while, I was originally supposed to get this game sometime in April or May of 2020. Anyway.. IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE!!! For those who don’t know, The Adventure Zone is a D&D/RPG podcast by the McElroy Bros. and their Dad! I highly recommend checking them out. They have a few podcasts that they make and they’re all great! One of the reasons I’ve been so excited about this game is because it’s a mixture of an RPG and a board game. Two of my favourite things ? Some of my friends love board games but have been apprehensive to try role playing. I’m hoping that this game can be a good segue for those friends. I’ve only gotten as far as to read the rules and watch some tutorials this week, but I hope to get it played ASAP!
DIdn’t get any pictures, but a bubble-mate and I finally beat Dark Side Rising (the not-available-in-North-America reskin of Thanos Rising). We’ve only played it a few times, but adding in all our failures to beat Thanos, this was our first victory in the ____ Rising family, so that felt good. Came down to the wire with nine dead Rebel cards and six dead Imperials. The next death would be the end, one way or the other, and we were able to throw everything we had at a lone Death Trooper and say the galaxy from Imperial tyranny!
It’s been a long while since a thrifting venture brought home a game that delivers a genuine surprise, but that happened last week, as I stumbled upon a virtually untouched copy of Flying Sushi Kitchen. At least somewhat inspired by Hasbro’s classic Elefun game, this dexterity game uses a battery-powered fan to suspend some light and delightfully cute balls in the air, which players must attempt to capture with chopsticks. If you’re having trouble visualizing it, feel free to check out our Little Big Thumbs video showing off the game!
Short but sweet! Thank you for joining us for this micro-sized entry into the “What Have We Been Playing” series. If you’re hungry for more piping hot tabletop game content, make sure to check out David W’s look at Dire Wolf’s new release – Dune: Imperium!