For 2021 I decided to undertake some large scale updating to improve the website. I have shortened the highlights briefing on each of the main category pages but am now giving all games i own their own longer review post with a more standard presentation style, some extra images and adding expansions information. I hope you enjoy the results.
After a lighter year of new games received in 2020, the new year saw me back in full swing already with Primeval : The Awakening and Aventuria on kickstarter catching my attention for funding, plus the expansions for Everdell.
Games Workshop will be releasing the 4th Warhammer Quest box set in the new series called Cursed City which is due in April, and this to me looks like the best one yet, both for the undead theme, the improvements to gameplay with some character levelling and models that just look so cool that another painting journey is required. Hopefully it will be supported with expansions as well as Blackstone Fortress, as we could be in for a treat here. It has definitely put to death any thoughts of getting Massive Darkness 2 and i dropped my pledge on that one as i am just not taken with the general theme and the brands general gameplay implementation is not the best.
I have been busy in the transfer market early this year, adding Dice Throne Adventures which i had not kickstarted, but wanted to give it a try, and have made a return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – Rise of the Runelords. I am also making a pre-order on Sleeping Gods.
I have also finally bought a copy of Shadows of Brimstone : Swamps of Death to my collection with the release of the revised edition in the UK in March, and am looking forward to seeing how this compares. I did not think i would ever add this game, but the general improvements i saw to the new revised edition was enough to tempt me into building one of the core sets.
To offset some of these costs i sold Dungeon Alliance plus its expansions, and my main core box of Gloomhaven which has really had its game time now, but i have currently kept Jaws of the Lion. I am seriously reviewing the complexity of the games i own and buy now, as those with too many rules to digest and heavy set up i am realising just do not get played solo as i am too tired to bother. This is leading to some changes in my favourite games list this year.