Pocket Mars board game Review

Mars is there, waiting to be reached.” - Buzz Aldrin

Mars.  The Red Planet.  The Roman God of War has hung in the night sky capturing the imagination of man, and drawing the creative mind to it like gravity since it was first gazed upon.  In the last few years, the fiction was left behind as science began to catch up, and we now know more about this baron and hostile planet than ever before.  Yet, the more we know, it seems the more our imagination runs rampant and so the notion of the colonisation of Mars seeps into our consciousness, filling our screens, bookshelves and of course, our board games.  It is in this vein that we explore Pocket Mars.


Lords of Hellas Core Box

It seems hypocrisy is something with which I am becoming more familiar. Not through malice or an attempt to ruin someone's day (although I will admit it is entertaining), but through an evolution of taste and the fact that I seem to have been cross-bred with a magpie. That being the only explanation  I can think of for claiming to be "not about the miniatures" whilst jumping on the bandwagon faster than Zebedee on a springboard when a juicy Kickstarter appears which is clearly "mostly about the miniatures".
The Grimm Forest Board Game Review

Once upon a time there was a trio of men who had a severe obsession in board games. Because of this obsession, they spent many hours playing, discussing and criticising their games, arguing about which was best. Needless to say, they almost never agreed.

It turns out that on occasion, the stars do align and said trio of man-children do reach a consensus. Unfortunately for the Grimm Forest, it's not a positive outcome.

Back from Airecon, the boys from Polyhedron Collider discuss the latest batch of tabletop games they have been playing.  They kick off the board game chat with Lords of Hellas from Awaken Realms, discuss The Grimm Forest from Druid City Games and have a good chin wag regarding the latest version of Pictomania from CGE.

mice and mystics board game review

Come gather round the fire and let me tell you about a tail from a mouse called Colin, who fought an evil Queen to free his father from her vicious clutches. Let me fill your head with wonder as Colin and his team fight off rats and spiders and the kitchen cat, and collected mountains of cheese on the way. You too will learn of the courage of rodents and the dangers of crystal caves and sewers and insects.

For this is the story of Mice and Mystics by Plaid Hat Games, and like all fairy tales for children, what a brutal tale it becomes.
Airecon 2018 - On the Couch with Polyhedron Collider

At Airecon 2018, the Polyhedron Collider Cast were joined by representatives of No Pun Included, JTR Podcast, Board Game Opinions, Unlucky Frog Gaming, Creaking Shelves, The Broken Meeple, I Play Red and the Game Pit.  In front of a live audience we posed them a host of random question drawn from the hat submitted by our listeners and Airecon visitors.

A big thank you to everyone involved.

I'm not entirely sure this blog post constitutes a review. I've had the iOS version of Red7 for quite some time and I have never really felt that I got on with the game.  Every few weeks I would start up the app ready to try the game and every time I would be ready to throw my phone out of the train window in frustration, and I'm not sure if it’s the app or the original Red7 rules that are the issue.
 Polyhedron Collider will be at Airecon and we need your help!

Ever wondered what the best Euro Game is? Which publisher makes the best Meeples? Or what Jon’s favourite cheese is? 

On Saturday the 10th March 2018, the Polyhedron Collider team will be at Airecon in Harrogate, and at 4:30 pm in the King’s Suite we will be joined by a host of bloggers, vloggers and ploggers* for On the Couch with Polyhedron Collider. We will be joined by Efka and Elaine from No Pun Included, Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules and many others including the Game Pit and Unlucky Frog Gaming podcasts and we want your help.

Welcome to February, the Tuesday of the year (as Andy calls it) as the Polyhedron Collider team recount their adventures from the City of Games convention.  We talk about mega Kickstarter Nemesis, melting Jon’s brain with Viticulture and Alchemists, getting down to some family games with Number 9 and eating poisoned chocolates.

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