The Fantasy Trip Melee Review by David Lent Over the years, I have been a fanatical collector of microgames from the Golden Era. Microgames are far less expensive to design and produce than full-size games. This allows manufacturers to take risks with microgames that they could not afford to with full-size games. Many microgames cover seldom-gamed topics or use revolutionary mechanics. Metagaming ...[Read More]
After more than 40 years, The Fantasy Trip Melee has been republished by Steve Jackson Games. It's a pre-gunpowder individual combat game whose rules were later mutated into the combat system for GURPS the role-playing game. Click here to read the Melee review.
Captain Dave’s 10 Favorite Games by Type (June 2019) Since I review games, I’m constantly asked what my favorite games are. I have no favorite game overall, so it depends on the type. The following list may change on a whim. I try at least one new game every week, so next year I might have completely different favorites. Favorite solitaire game? My favorite solitaire wargame is Zulus On The Rampar...[Read More]
All Things Zombie Video Review by David Lent
Gamers play as survivors trying to survive in a world populated with zombies, fighting intensely satisfying tactical battles as they roam the devastated land. Watch the All Things Zombie Video Review.
Escape from Colditz Review by David Lent Osprey Games has reprinted Escape from Colditz. It’s a game for 2 to 6 players that was designed by Major Pat Reid who successfully escaped from this POW camp. In Colditz, one player plays the guards and the other players are escape officers who need to be the first to get two of their prisoners to successfully escape from the prison before time runs out. I...[Read More]
Designed by Major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape Colditz Castle, and screenwrite Brian Degas, Escape from Colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel. This deluxe edition of the classic game for 2 to 6 players includes both original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustr...[Read More]