Steve is joined by Richard Denning, designer at Medusa Games and one of the people instrumental to the UK Games Expo. Richard chats about his newest game, Nine Worlds, an abstract area control game themed around the nine worlds of Norse mythology. He also talks to us about the UK Games Expo, its history and what it’s like to be responsible for such a large gaming event.
Guild ball kick off news

I keep meaning to try Guild Ball. Everyone says I will love the combination of skirmish miniatures game and proper Football – none of this hand egg stuff.

But I’ve had two problems.

I was going to try the game at Salute, but kind of got distracted by Dark Souls, if your meaning of distracted is screaming like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert. The other problem is where do I start? Most miniature games can be a bit impervious to the casual gamer; you need a beautifully rendered table top, some miniatures, a rulebook and then all manner of tokens, counters and templates.
Beer Empire Kickstarter Review

It’s a well-established fact that here at Polyhedron Collider, we like our beer. In fact, “like” is an understatement, akin to suggesting that Donald Trump might have a few controversial skeletons in his closet. We enjoy our beer so much that Steve makes better beer than some of the more popular breweries – believe me, his wedding porter was like drinking a bar of Galaxy rinsed with burning malt. In fact, why he’s not making more right this second is a matter I will raise at the next Polyhedron Collider AGM under “A.O.B.” (Any Other Beer).
Alchemists: The King's Golem Interview

I’m never sure whether you should feed a fever or starve it. While Essen fever is reaching new heights why not feed it with our interview with Paul Grogan from Czech Games Edition and Gaming Rules about the hot new Alchemists expansion, The King’s Golem.

Many thanks to Chris from the UK Gaming Media Network for the recording and for Playmore Games and Dized for the use of their booth.

Essen Speil 2016 Preview

I'm sorry to say that none of the Polyhedron Collider crew will be attending Essen this year. Jon isn’t allowed out at weekends without supervision, Andy is off to Islay for a whisky distillery tour and Steve has to buy a washing machine, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about the new games and generally geeky goodness surrounding Europe's largest tabletop gaming convention and arguably the largest board game convention in the world.

With over 700 games being shown off at the event there's a lot to take in, so here is a handful that have caught our eye. So if you're heading to Essen this weekend go check these games out and let the publishers know that Polyhedron Collider sent you.

We're a bit late posting this on our site, but with just a day to Essen Spiel 2016 the excitement for Adrenaline, the first person shooter inspired Euro game from CGE, is rising. At the UK Games Expo 2016 Steve got to chat with Paul Grogan about the game and its interesting concepts.

Many thanks to Chris from the UK Gaming Media Network for the recording and for Playmore Games and Dized for the use of their booth.

Jon is back for another dose of board game review and chat as we look at some new games and some upcoming Kickstarters. First off Steve and Jon try to save the world from otherworldly beings in Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Steve and Andy become otherworldly godlike beings in True Messiah and we all become brewers in Boar & Dice’s new Kickstarter Beer Empire.
Battle of the Bands Review

I used to be in a band, in fact during my formative years I've been in a number of bands and all but one of them were pretty rubbish. I may be a competent bass player but Wherewithal did a lot better once I left. So when I talk about Battle of the Bands, a new card game that's on Kickstarter now, I feel like I've been there. I've had the chops, I've practised till my ears ring, I’ve spent too much money on a new guitar and I’ve stared out over an audience of bored looking punters.
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