So you may have heard of the collaborations between The Op (formerly USAopoly, best known for its hundreds of versions of Monopoly) and Games Workshop (best known for Warhammer 40K and numerous fantasy or sci-fi board games). One of the first announcements to come from the team-up was on licensed
Category: Computer and Console Games
OgreCave review: Brothers
To close out the year for us, Lars Roberts offers us a review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games. This adventure game for PC and consoles stands out for its unique controls, which both play off of and add to the game’s story. If you’re in
War of Omens digital deck-building CCG entering arena
There are almost too many crowd-funded game projects to count these days, but one in particular requires your attention: War of Omens by Fifth Column Games. If you read through the game’s KickStarter page, you’ll learn that War of Omens is a fantasy-themed digital card game with deck-building aspects similar
OgreCave review: Boss Monster!
The Cave dwellers are lurking again, and have played a few things that need reviews. Therefore, let’s get started by meeting Chris and reading his review of Boss Monster! by Brotherwise Games. This dungeon-building card game is done from the viewpoint of 8-point console game boss monsters (hence the name)
Giving Cthulhu a G rating
In an article in The Guardian today, a reporter reflects on the softening of Lovecraftian merchandise – not its salability, mind you, but rather its hopeless horror being glossed over a bit in favor of a fluffy, cartoony look. This is nothing new: the Great Old Ones have been presented
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from OgreCave.com!
While some of the OgreCave crew have been taking a little time off (call ’em mental health days, call ’em school/divorce/new baby recovery days – whatever), causing us to skip this year’s OgreCave Christmas Gift Guide, longtime Cave Dweller Matthew Pook has scraped together a quick list of gift suggestions
Petroglyph Announces Elves & Dwarves Expansion for Graxia
Petroglyph, the makers of Guardians of Graxia, has announced a new expansion for the PC version of the game. It is called Elves & Dwarves, and it is available from major PC direct download services. The expansion features two new Guardians, Flist the deceitful Elf and Broxin the greedy Dwarf.
Arkham Horror and all its expansions for $13! In, um, travel size!
Well, okay: only if you have an iPhone. (And I bet it’s great on the iPad even in fat-bits mode.) It looks to be essentially possible to play the whole game with this “toolkit” if you wish: all the decks are in there, and while the screenshots don’t specifically show
Fabled Lands back in print
The Fabled Lands series is one of the most ambitious gamebook projects ever attempted: a huge world which can be explored in a totally non-linear fashion, with each book representing a different region full of adventure and hazard. The tragedy of the series is that it never sold well enough
Hooray, Virtual Tabletop exists! We can go back to complaining about it!
It even looks like they took my extremely expensive advice – or more likely just rubbed a couple of brain cells together on their own – and made it a 2D product. This is not only better for PR because it doesn’t scream “video game” quite as loud, but actually
This just in from This Just In From Gen Con, Saturday 11AM 2010
Continuing the TJI adventure: Sandstorm, the new publishers-facilitators-whateverers of Eclipse Phase as well as… Poo. Apocalypse World Steal Away Jordan The D&D “Never Split The Party” contest GlowFly Games, who I think are set to publish Globalization? DC Adventures from Green Ronin. Also Dragon Age and Song of Ice and
This just in from This Just In From Gen Con, Thursday 5PM 2010
Sorry, I was in the bathroom. Here we go! Again, the Adventure Burner and the Parsely Pack. gameplaywright.net Things We Think About Games, The Bones, and Robin Laws’ Hamlet’s Hit Points. Happy Birthday, Robot! (Note to others who want to see what games will come out of Kickstarter: remember Perfect?
OgreCave Gaming News Update – Petroglyph Games
In our latest Gaming News Update interview, Lee Valentine chats with Chuck Kroegel of Petroglyph Games about the company’s plans to release a card game, a board game, and a PC game in the next few months, all about a single fantasy setting. Kroegel, Petroglyph’s General Manager and one of
Small World iPad app upgraded for solo play
I mentioned this in our KublaCon 2010 image gallery (on OgreCave’s Facebook page – you’ve become a fan of us, right?), where our readers saw a shot of the Small World iPad app. Well, this just in: Days of Wonder has upgraded the program to include an AI to play
Days of Wonder Approaches 20 Million Games Played, Plans Apple iPad Giveaway
To commemorate the 20 millionth game that will soon play out on the Days of Wonder Online digital board games network, Days of Wonder announced its best Online Giveaway yet. In a nod to its recent release of the best selling Small World for iPad digital board game on the