March 2020 - Issue 40

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We’re going on an adventure. In fact, issue 40 is so full of adventure, that you’ll be able to choose your own. We talk about Frosthaven, and following up the number one game on the BoardGameGeek rankings, with its creator, Isaac Childres. It’s a cold, harsh place in Frosthaven, so you’ll need to make friends to stay warm. We also have neon-punk tabletop adventure in the form of Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom and the chance to hit the rails with your voice using Alexa.

We also look at Potion Explosion – a game about failing your mixology exams at wizard school, and take a look at ten of the best games about politics.

In this issue:

Frosthaven – will you outlast the cold? And the Aglox at your door? We talk to Isaac Childres about following up Gloomhaven. It’s a huge task, almost as big as the boxes his games come in. We talk about the new crafting system, survival, the demands of the Gloomhaven community and get a few hints about future characters that we’ll be unpacking from the Frosthaven box.

Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom – we enter the mind of Sean Aaberg to discuss his baroque neon-punk tabletop adventure game. We discuss the DIY punk movement, and whether we should look at games as machines, or as works of fiction.

Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade – we talk to Japanime Games and Don’t Panic Games about turning the weird, and vaguely existentialist, world of Cowboy Bebop into a game for our tabletops. We get inside the mind of our favourite jazz-soundtracked anime.

Minecraft: Builders & Biomes – we discuss making the huge and complex world of Minecraft something we can experience on our tabletops with designer Ulrich Blum. Ready your pickaxe to go underground.

Games Reviewed in this issue:

Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom
Tainted Grail
Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
The Mind Extreme
Tiny Epic Tactics
Caylus 1303
Villainous: Perfectly Wretched
Dark Domains
Living Planet
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

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