Sunday, October 05, 2014

no one can hear me scream

Yes, I remember, long ago I had this blog . . . I used to write in it every week . . . then . . .

Blah, blah, blah.

Not going to go there with a bunch of excuses - just suffice it to say I’ve been busy.

Now, on to the latest board/card game purchase.

Legendary: Encounters, a deck building game - set in the Alien universe.

I really, really like this deck building game. It’s a full on co-op where everybody wins or everybody loses - no middle ground here. It plays from 1-5 players.

First up I’ll talk a bit about my copy . . . which was missing 49 cards out of 600.

Um, yeah, that sucked hard!

I did immediately contact the company and replacements are on the way - but still?

And it looks like I’m just one of many in this leaking boat. This is pretty inexcusable from Upper Deck an industry giant when it comes to cards.

That aside, I managed to use proxy cards to play a few games and wow, what a fun and tense game this is.

Oh, and the game comes with a full color, totally awesome playmat that is just perfect for the game. It’s like a giant mouse pad and has space for everything you need in the game - brilliant!

Anyhow, there are a ton of reviews out there on the intertubes, so feel free to check some out if you like. For my dollar, this is a great game that really does feature co-op play where without help from your fellow players you will all lose - badly!

In short, this game comes with four scenarios, each from one of the feature films in the Alien franchise, and it does each one very well.

The aliens show up face down so you don’t know what is coming, and each movie features three different objectives you need to complete which are quite thematic and nail the events of each movie pretty closely.

I can’t wait (should be any day now) for my replacement cards to show up so I can take this off to my friends place for a play through or two.

Well, not much more to be said for this episode.

Oh, in case you are interested, I’ve been doing a complete play through of Last Night On Earth the Zombie Game on my YouTube channel as well.

And driving bus.

And . . .

Until another Sunday . . .