Today Will and Kevin go put up Codenames from CGE and Wordslam from Kosmos in a head-to-head showdown. Which word-based party board game is your favorite?
While at Gen Con 2017 Katie took a moment to interview a couple of board gamers and ask them some simple trivia questions. What's your favorite marker color when playing? Do you fall in line with the majority or are your tastes more unique? And what year DID Gen Con start?? Laugh along with Katie at these answers to these Q&As!
Sara and the boys review Tiny Park from Haba today. It's a dice rolling, tile-placement game that's easy and fun for the whole family. With simple mechanics that are easy-to-grasp this game works great for kids to play with each other, or with mom and dad!
Kevin looks at a bunch of upcoming games launching on Kickstarter the 2nd half of September, 2017.
On this episode of our brand new segment: Tantrum House Throwdown Will and Ryan pit Rock, Paper Wizard up against Ta-Da. Which game has your vote?
Will and Sara give a preview of the game Heirs of the Wizard King from Closet Full of Games. It's a magical card game where players are trying to competitively level up their wizard while cooperatively keeping the Black Wizard down.
Will and Sara take a look at the new Spiel des Jahres winner Kingdomino from Blue Orange. It's a simple and addictive domino tile placement game that's fun for the whole family!
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We just found out about Fireball Island and wanted you to know! Restoration Games is launching this on Kickstarter soon!
Restoration Games announces Fireball Island as their next big game.
Indianapolis, IN – August 18, 2017. Today, Restoration Games announced they are releasing Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar in 2018. The announcement was made in front of a sold-out crowd on the Dice Tower Live Show at Gen Con, the show at which Restoration Games first introduced themselves last year.
First published in 1986 by Milton-Bradley, the game is remembered for its highly kinetic action and unique production. The original game board is a three-dimensional, injection-molded plastic tray, featuring peaks and valleys and chutes for marbles. Atop the board rests Vul-Kar, an imposing idol from whose mouth the titular red marbles careen. In the original game, the players are explorers, seeking to traverse the mountain, steal Vul-Kar’s gem, and return to the dock, all without ending up in a heap of ash and cinder at the bottom of some gulley. However, the game play itself was simplistic, little more than the straight roll-and-move, common in that day, with a little lose-a-turn take-that thrown in.
The restored version of the game, now called Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar, takes the players back to the island some 30 years later. Angered by the transgressors, Vul-Kar laid a dark curse upon the island, rent it asunder, and unleashed a host of terrible threats. What perils await and why the players are there now has not yet been revealed.
The restored version of the game features thoroughly revamped play, designed in-house by Rob Daviau, J.R. Honeycutt, and Justin D. Jacobson. The game will also feature all new art and a new model for Vul-Kar. Noah Adelman of Game Trayz, the man behind the lauded Mechs vs. Minions insert, is the architect of this new version of the island. Restoration Games indicated they would reveal additional information about the game in the following months, including at their “Blueprints” talk at PAX Unplugged, a tabletop game convention in Philadelphia on November 17-19.
The game is being manufactured under license from Lund and Company Invention, L.L.C. and Longshore, Ltd. Under the terms of the license, Restoration Games has complete control over the final design of the game and distribution rights in English for the United States, Canada, the European Union, and Australia. Longshore retains distribution rights for other languages and territories. Other terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Longshore, Ltd. is proving to be the perfect partner too. The project manager, Wai, had this to say, “I had a lot of fun and good memories with Fireball Island as a kid. This game has since become a classic and achieved a bit of “cult” status, and we are really excited to help bring this one back! I look forward to playing the new version with my own son.”
“When we first reached out to Bruce Lund about acquiring the license, he said our timing was propitious,” said Justin D. Jacobson, president of Restoration Games. “But it took almost a full year to complete the deal. In the end, the hard work was worth it. We’re so thrilled to be able to bring this game back. It’s a cultural touchstone and a true icon of gaming. If ever a game deserved another turn, it’s this one.”
Jacobson also revealed that Fireball Island was, by far, the most requested game for them to restore in surveys, website submissions, social media, and face-to-face interactions. Restoration plans to run a Kickstarter for the game. The date for the campaign has not yet been set.
About Restoration Games
Restoration Games is owned and operated by attorney Justin D. Jacobson. Design is overseen by their Chief Restoration Officer, the award-winning designer, Rob Daviau. Together, they find old games, modernize them, and bring them back for today’s gamers. Their first games, debuting at Gen Con this year, include Stop Thief, Indulgence, and Downforce.
Additional information can be found at www.restorationgames.com/fireball-island.
Restoration Games and the Restoration Games logo are trademarks of Restoration Games, LLC. Fireball Island is a trademark of Longshore Ltd., used under license.
Today Will and Kevin take a look at Plan B's new Century: Spice Road board game. They give it a play through and explain the basics to the game and then share their opinions.
Tantrum House tests the board game knowledge of several attendees at MegaMoose Con, a board game convention in Richburg, South Carolina. Test your own hobby knowledge and see how you stack up against these board game geeks!
Will and Sara give a look at Renegade Game Studio's new Sentient board game. It's a game that involves cards and dice and trying to build the perfect tableau—and it's wrapped in a super rad futuristic theme.
Will and Sara take a look at Mayfair's new Baren Park tile placement game. They explain the basics of how to play and then give their thoughts on it at the end.
Will and the Boys from Tantrum House give a preview of Kingdoms Lawn Game which is coming to Kickstarter soon. It's an outdoor dexterity game with individual player powers—bout time!
Will and Sara take a look at the game Patriots and Redcoats from Green Feet Games. It's a secret identity, bluffing party game that's rich in history and it's coming to Kickstarter soon.
Will interviews John Cone the designer behind IDW's new game: King of the Creepies. Here's a real quick glimpse at the game.
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Will and Sara take a look at 4 The Birds from Breaking Games. It's an abstract strategy game with a unique theme and lots of cool cardboard.
Today Tantrum House plays through the new game Stroop from Grand Gamers Guild. Based on the stroop effect, this game can definitely play with your mind.
Will and Sara preview the game Bad Actors a new party game that's on Kickstarter right now.
Join the Tantrum House crew as they play a round of the new Werewords. Can you figure out who the werewolf is?
Will and Sara review the board game Rocky Road A La Mode from Green Couch games today. It's a big game packed into a little box.
While at Origins we got in a SUPER quick interview with Ross Tompson from IDW Games and he gave us a glimpse at several of their newest board games. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Orphan Black, Outpost Siberia and Planet of the Apes are all available or coming soon!
Kevin looks at Burning Rome on Kickstarter July, 2017.
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