Age Of SigBrah Episode 14: Dear Monty (New Dawn)

Welcome Traveler to Age Of SigBrah!

In today’s episode Gary and Andy discuss new releases and the Age Of Sigmar tournament New Dawn (Dom) 

We also have the new section “Dear Monty”.

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Intro Music by TeknoAxe

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The Lost Lighthouse Reviews: Hey, That’s My Fish!

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I’ll start this review by confessing that I love penguins, plain and simple. I also love being able to screw my friends over in board games, less so when it happens to me but I guess that’s one of the rules of being “a bit of a git”.

After seeing the box art for Hey, that’s my fish!, I knew I’d enjoy it. I’d also heard a lot of good things about it before picking it up.

With a rule book (sheet) shorter than most fast food menus, you’ll be able to get straight into the fishy fun. The only downside I find to the game, and it’s really minor, is setting it up. You have to set up lots of small tiles, but if the whole group gets involved, it’s really no issue.
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So, in a nutshell, the aim of the 2-4 player game is to collect more fish than your opponents. Each player moves one of their penguins at a time, in a straight line and then collects the tile they started on. Your penguin can not pass through any other penguin during his move but that’s pretty much the only restriction. Tiles will have 1, 2 or 3 fish on them.
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In the beginning it seems a bit tame, but after a few turns you’ll start to notice the play area disappearing as you collect tiles. We quickly spotted that you can try to isolate other people’s penguins and leave their penguins adrift, it’s a bit mean but quite funny none the less.
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Hey, that’s my fish! fits nicely into the “pre-game” slot, it’s great as a nice warm up to a bigger games or for friends that are new to board gaming. Not taking anything away from it, as it really is a great game and you may well fill an evening playing it lots and lots. We managed to get a couple games in around half an hour and really enjoyed them. The small amount of game space needed is also refreshing! Proving that a game doesn’t need to be big to be good. I can see this being great to play with the kids as well.

With Christmas coming up, and landing in at around £10, I can see this being a great stocking filler for all board game enthusiasts.

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I love this penguin. You will have the same expression when one of your penguins gets isolated!

I’d highly recommended Hey that’s my fish to pretty much anyone. With it’s low cost to high fun ratio, I can’t see anyone being disappointed. So treat yourself to an early present and pa-pa-pick….(Gary was forcefully removed before finishing this awful joke).

You can find your local retailer for Hey, That’s My fish by using this link.

Gary.

Age Of SigBrah! Ep 6 Gary Say Words

So after a little break (sorry) Gary and Andy are back. They check out a selection of super sweet models that have been released since Ep5.

They also discuss hobby progress leading up to the Maul and the games they’ve played in the break.

Hope you enjoy!

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The Lost Lighthouse Reviews: Dobble

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It’s not often a game takes you completely by surprise. In a golden age of board gaming, it’s easy to over look a little game like Dobble. It’s not in a huge, flashy box or costs loads of money, so it must not be worth it, right? Wrong, so very wrong!

I had not heard of Dobble before playing it, but I love Jungle Speed, a game made by the same publisher (Asmodee), so I gave it a go. Within a few minutes I fell in love. It asks for so little but gives you so much back in return. It’s hard to describe how much joy you can pack into a metal container, barely bigger than a can of tuna.

I like to think of it as “hard-core snap”, that might not make it sound as good as I’m preaching, but trust me readers, have I steered you wrong before? In one way or another you are trying to match up a symbol from you card with one on a central card, or someone else’s.

The symbols are nice cartoony designs, some more abstract than the others. I particularly like the cat & the gingerbread man, which the rules name “Orange Man”.

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The overriding objective could not be simpler: “No matter the game, you always need to be the fastest to spot the identical symbol between two cards, name it out loud and then take the card, place it or discard it depending on the rules of the mini-game you’re currently playing”.

This objective carries over into the 5 mini-games included in the rules, here’s my 2 favourites:

“The Well”. In this game the cards are dealt face down to players with the last card face up in the middle. Then players flip their pile of cards and try to discard them to the middle pile by matching symbols. The last player to get rid of their cards loses!

“The Hot Potato”. This is the first of the mini-games that consists of multiple rounds. Each round players takes one card and keeps it face down. Then everyone flips and tries to be the quickest to match and pass their card to another player, which then becomes their new card to pass on until one player has all the cards from that round! Then the round starts again, and this continues until all the cards are given out. Who ever has most cards loses.

All 5 games are great though. It’s really interesting how you can create different games from one core concept.

One of my favourite things about this game is that, while children playing and calling out their matching symbols is super cute, grown ass adults shouting “gingerbread man!” Out loud is hilarious.

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If you’re looking for a new, fast pace, super fun game that all the family can enjoy, then I’d suggest you pick up Dobble!

available from Waterstones on the high street for around £12.99 and online from WHSmithArgos and Tesco.

Gary.

A sample copy was supplied for this review.

Age Of SigBrah! Ep5. Skip-aays! (Clash Of Swords)

In today’s episode Gary is joined by Warhammer tournament veterans Chris Tomlin & Dom hook to talk about Clash Of Swords 2015.

We wipe down each others hobby logs, Diesels gymnastic Career, The Independent Pool system and Clash Comp.

So sit down, light some candles, play this episode and grab your hobby log in your hand and start working on it.


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Cheers you bunch of Slann-heads!

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Age Of SigBrah! Ep.4 Don’t Blame Nagash

In today’s episode Gary is joined by our new permanent host Andy Talent.

They talk hobby, what they’ve been up to and what’s on their painting logs.

The main chat is about the first Age Of Sigmar books narrative. They discuss their likes and dislikes and also hopes and fears of future book release. Don’t worry. It’s mainly positive!


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Hope you enjoy, you bunch of Slann-heads!

The Tabletop Project Age Of SigBrah! Episode 3: Quest For Jason Maraz

Good morning Slann-heads!

This is a super sexy 2 part episode. First up Gary, Aaron and Jan catch up and talk about what they would put in their pool list if they were attending Clash Of Swords.

Second up, Gary and his buddy Andy record a turn by turn battle report. Hope you enjoy.

Intro and outro music: Teknoaxe “Goblin March”.


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