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I spoke about a card game that I really enjoyed called “Ruse” a little while ago. Above is the video that Game Salute has posted on their Vimeo page to promote the game. I have a new announcement about the game, it’s now on Kickstarter! This is a blast of a game and I’m really looking forward to seeing it fund! Please support indie table top game developers and back this project! The game is in my top 5 favorite table top games along with Ticket To Ride, Munchkin, Magic: The Gathering & Zombie Dice. Friends of mine that know how seriously I take gaming will know what putting this game up there with those is really QUITE a testament to how great it is! Watch the video above and contribute to this campaign by clicking the link below. I kicked in $25, so can you!
Most of you know that Bethesda released the “Dawnguard” DLC expansion to “The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim” as an exclusive for X-Box 360 on June 26th, 2012. Those of us that don’t have an X-Box 360 and play Skyrim on either PC or PS3 felt a little disenfranchised over this and took to the internet to say so. Even so, we waited for our release date. You can see my thoughts on the matter, at the time, in the video above.
Ticket to ride is published by the same company that publishes Small World, so I’m not that surprised by the fact that they released an iPad app for this game as well. I have played both the table top version of the game (construct consists of a game board, miniatures and cards) and the iPad version of the game and wanted to write a review for the app like I did for the Small World app a couple of weeks ago. Ticket to Ride also gives you the option to play online from your Mac or to download the game from Steam.
I am really impressed with this app! Far more impressed than I was with the Small World app! Luckily, that review has already gone out. 🙂 In fact, this app is so good, it kinda makes the Small World app look… well, to be blunt, shitty. The Small World App was very limited, but still enjoyable to noobs. Ticket to Ride is the full experience of the board game, minus the pesky counting and setup and it’s FAR cheaper than the table top version. On Amazon, the table top version of the game is going for around $37, whereas the app was only $5 or $6.
Should you not be familiar with Small World, as a table top game, I would like to refer you to the included episode of Wil Wheaton’s “Table Top” show on the Geek & Sundry Network at the end of this article. However, if you don’t want to get into all that, here’s a basic rundown of the game.
In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. You choose your race (each having a distinct advantage that other races don’t) that you wish to try to populate this small world with. Each race comes with a randomized special ability giving them extra bonuses toward conquering. It is also important to know when to push a fading race into decline and ride another one into victory. There is a more detailed description with images included on the Days of Wonder site, which is the company that produces and distributes the game.