Video news: Board game blast – September 9th, 2015

The Boarding Kennel news show is here! I’m toying with the idea of quick, punchy news updates several times a week about the latest board game news and happenings. This also features probably the best news intro since The Day Today:

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Interview: 7 Wonders creator Antoine Bauza on his upcoming Attack on Titan game


Wooosh! I’ll tell you right now, if you’ve not been exposed to the intro from the anime version of Attack on Titan yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. I defy you to watch it without a rousing vigour bubbling up inside you about half way through. Go on, get your vigour well and truly roused: Continue reading

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Should you buy… Orléans?

Orleans coverBuckle up board game fans, because this week we’re going on a high-octane ride to… hang on, medieval France?

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Should you buy… Android: Infiltration?

Android Infiltration board game cover

Gather close, my friends, and allow me to let you in on a secret. A secret, a warning, and some advice. I realise that sounds like the sort of combination someone might use before handing you a leaflet for the STD clinic, but hear me out. I want to talk to you about a board game which won’t be with us for much longer, and like the clinic, I want to help you avoid ending up feeling sad, emotional and a little raw. Continue reading

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Kickstarters: Oni, Res Publica 2230AD

Oni res publica

Indianapolis. The crossroads of America. Dust settles on a town abandoned, the massed tread of shopping bag-laden board gamers now just a faint echo after a football stadium-worth of people realised the end of Gen Con was nigh and just… left. Occasional movement flickers at the edge of deserted boulevards – things that might once have been human skitter in the shadows, crying out for more games to fill their unending hunger. “GAMES” they rasp, waving the remains of dessicated wallets from some long-forgotten reality. “MORE GAMES”.

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Gen Con 2015 Daily Roundup: Day Two

Giant steam-powered battle robots, a 1920s flapper version of Loki, and we’re off to Hoth in Star Wars Imperial Assault.

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Gen Con Visit Indy
Look at all these people cramming into Day One of Gen Con yesterday! Want to see what they were so excited about? Read on, my friends, read on.

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Gen Con 2015 Daily Roundup: bonus Day Zero edition

FFG Gen ConMorning everyone! As I prattled on about yesterday, mega North American board gaming convention Gen Con 2015 is upon us like a dentist hunting a celebrity lion, and The Boarding Kennel will be giving you a potted rundown of all the most exciting news and happenings from each day.

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Gen Con Alert! Four days of board game sneak peeks, surprises and (no) sleep ahoy

Arc Games

If you’ve dipped your toes into the luke-warm waters of board games chat on Twitter or other social medias in the past 48 hours, you’ll have noticed two words have undoubtedly dominated – Gen Con.

Yes I know they’re not real words – more like something you might hear a caveman slowly force out as they adjust to the rudiments of early language – but nevertheless, talk of it is everywhere. So what is it?

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Should you buy… Eminent Domain: Microcosm?

Eminent Domain Microcosm

As I write this something truly spectacular is happening in what some scientists call the ‘Solar System’. A tiny, carefully crafted package launched into the freezing blackness of space nine years ago has completed an epic journey to Pluto, whizzing past it at 14km per second and snapping pictures along the way. Smartly designed, small-scale, attempting to achieve something greater than the sum of its parts – surely this can’t be a segue into something about board gameohhh my god here it comes

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