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Boardgames with Nurgleprobe #10 – TOP 5 Games for new players (PODCAST)

Time for another TOP 5 list. This time I’m talking about 5 games that I think you should use to introduce new players to the hobby. So they’re not for groups made completley out of new players, but for a mix.

Hope you enjoy the list, and I will see you next week with another review!

Enjoy!

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!

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Boardgames with Nurgleprobe #9 – Video Game High School / VGHS

Hello everyone!

Time for another podcast review, this time covering a game based on a webseries that I enjoy veeery much! Can the game match it? Listen and find out!

Or listen right now through the YouTube clip covering the same podcast:

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!

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Nurgleprobe Podcast #8 – Carcassonne

Hello one and all!

Time for another podcast episode, this time covering the tile-laying / worker placement game Carcassonne. It’s one of those games that you can find anywhere these days usually next to Monopoly and Ticket to Ride in the toy stores and even at supermarkets. But is the game any good?

Listen and find out!

You can listen on the go on Soundcloud right here:
soundcloud.com/nurgleprobe/boardgames-with-nurgleprobe-8-carcassonne

OR

Listen right now, right here via YouTube:

Thans for listening, take care, cya soon!

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Nurgleprobe Podcast #7 – Top 5 Collectible Card Games

Hello everyone!

It’s time for my very first pod that is not a review and focused on one game alone. It’s time for my very first top 5 list, and just like my other episodes, it’s my first attempt at a listing and I will be sure to learn from it and do it even better in the future. Any comments are welcome!

You can listen to the podcast right here and/or on the go:
soundcloud.com/nurgleprobe/boardgameswithnurgleprope-top5-ccg

Or listen right now through the YouTube clip covering the same podcast:

Until next time, take care!
Cya soon.

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Short Boardgame sketches on – “Last Will” & “City of Thieves”

Hello everyone!

Time for 2 more board game sketches, there will be a new one of these every two weeks so enjoy!

I’ve also done a podcast on Last Will that you can listen to here:

Thanks for reading, watching and listening!

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Nurgleprobe Podcast #4 – Shadowrun Crossfire

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Nurgleprobe Podcast #3 – Dead of Winter

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Nurgleprobes nerdy goals for 2015!

Story time coffeeTo start of, I suck at promising myself things that I will do and then actually stick it with. Somethings I can manage easily throughout a certain amount of time but I usualy end up braking a patern and then it’s hard to get back in to it again. This really goes for any kind of promise or life decision.

Buuuuut I like making them! So instead of a: you must do this kind of thinking. I will instead do a list of things that I wish to have done during 2015 or at least attempted. No matter how much of this I do or finish I will still feel good if I just get a single thing done. So, here we go.

During 2015 I want to do the following! (In no specific order…)

1. Do an actually first draft/alpha version on one of my boardgame ideas.
2. Start doing boardgame review videos! (Alone or with a group).
3. Play in a Store Championship for a FFG game (Netrunner, Conquest etc.)
4. Get a new computer! (Can you really set this as a goal?)
5. Maaaaybe start doing a bit of streaming (again)(Like really… AGAIN)
6. Start a kickstarter, for any kind of project that has been in my head for years
7. Apply to a certain schoooool (top secret, very good, wow)
8. Get at least 10 new board games from my BG-wishlist (probably easiest on the list … )
9. Try and beat my previous best blog year (300.000 hits)

And those are the ones that I can come up with right now. Probably will put more on this list as time goes by, but for now this will do!

Until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

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Short Review – 100% Orange Juice

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If you did not already figure it out, the name IS a word play on: 100% RNG. Which of course means: 100% Random Generator. And you will definatly feel that as you play. This little boardgame /cardgame is about rolling dice, moving around a board, fight the other players, collect stars and play cards from your hand with different effects. And of course you can gain levels and buy new cards within the game in booster packs. All to create a tiny but … a surprisingly fun game.

But this is one of those games that you should definatly play with your friends. All the randomnes of the different situations that occur throughout a round of play will definatly bring a smile to your faces. And as your tiny chibi-like characters run across the board you will want to continue hunting down those other players and points and cards and scores and… so on.

Even tho the game is random and alot of players will state that it is ALL random, you do actually have a few desicsions that still makes the game somewhat strategic. You can often decide to walk in a certain direction on the board, you build a deck of cards that goes in to the pool of cards that players can draw from, you decide on which goal you want to go for during the game and you decide which cards to play and when to play them. So there are desicions to be made! A lot mor than you would originally think anyway…

If you already love tiny random games with cute art and very positive music. Go ahead and get this game! If you don’t… well you’re probably not reading this anyway!

Recommended!

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Short Review – Talisman Digital Edition

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Do you love boardgames? Do you own boardgames? Do you play them with your friends (hopefully!)? Than this game CAN definatly be for you. But it also depends on how much nostalgia you feel for Talisman. Us boardgamers in general probably wont like this game, it takes a lot of time (can take up to 3 hours), your actions are ALMOST completley random thanks to dicerolling. And you also lose the feeling of moving components around on a board which is a huge part of the enjoyment for this game.

If you’re a not a boardgamer I would recomend that you stay away from this game. It probably wont meet up with any (if any) of your expectations. This game can be fun with a few friends but you will probably end up only playing a single game of it before moving on to some other game or you know… any other REAL boardgame.

Talisman in general is sadly not a great boardgame nomatter how much nostalgia you feel for it.
It’s basicly a more nerdy version of Monopoly which is the worst… boardgame… ever. Instead of getting this get the game for your pads so that you can play it on long trips on a buss, train, car (unless you’re driving) and plane. But make sure you have some people to play with even then.

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