The ultimate train game, explore a dungeon with some terrific quirks, and download a gaming classic. Something for everyone on day 2 of our Holiday Buying Guide 2011.
In the realm of fantasy board games, there are hundreds of dark and brooding game worlds which to explore. Continents that ooze menace, inhabited by a venomous populace that would slash your throat for a penneth of hot gravel. So where are the worlds in which things aren't quite so dark? Why must we always stand off against emo-monsters? Happily, Super Dungeon Explore is here to right this wrong. Super Dungeon Explore has more in common with the aesthetic of Gauntlet or an eight-bit arcade game than it does with Mordor or Westeros. Emphasis is placed on the hack and slash, set in a unique and charming world that's full of quirky visuals and ideas. Don't thing for a second that this means the game is shallow... far from it. With a wide story arc, there are campaign rules to enjoy, a multitude of heroes and monsters to battle, and high adventure to be had every step of the way. Whether you're new to gaming or a grizzled dungeon-crawling veteran, Super Dungeon Explore will not fail to charm and enthral you in equal measure.
Smelling of alcohol, crumpled, tired round the edges, barely comprehensible, yet fabulously useful - yes, GameHead's own Alex Charsky is just like his notebook, and in this roundup from PAX in Seattle, we attempt to prise open the beer-stained pages to bring you some of the show highlights as Alex goes in search of game demo goodness.
John Cadice is a busy man. Like many in the industry, he wears a dizzying number of 'hats', covering a broad sweep of game design, marketing, brand, promotion, accounting, sales...this guy does it all. As owner of Soda Pop Miniatures, he's the proud owner of one of the more exciting board games on display this week, Super Dungeon Explore. As he explains, having worked extensively for Games Workshop in the past, he's done more than his fair share of 'grimdark' scenarios, and that's certainly not the world you'll be exploring. Read more...