Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Places to go: a review of Elsewhere by Jesper Ejsing

If you have always wanted a quality art book in your house, or if you’re looking to add to an existing collection, take a look at this Jesper Ejsing art … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Ravnica Allegiance art review

Ravnica Allegience showcases the shifting allegiances in Ravnica, guilds are changing their stance and this is causing strife not only between guilds but also within guilds. Overall this leads to … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

Battle Ready Bases

Basing is something that came to me late as a gamer. A bit of green flock and a goblin green base rim were standard for me until about 10 years … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Blackstone Fortress unboxing

I collected my copy of Blackstone Fortress today and cracked open the box to see the sweetness within. The box art is repeated inside on a print, though in my … Continue reading

November 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Magic Arena starting decks reviewed

When you start playing Magic Arena, you will soon have 15 decks to choose from, or mix together to make your own decks. But what to do? What decks are … Continue reading

October 20, 2018

Magic Arena open beta review

Magic the Gathering Arena has emerged into open beta and is ready for general play. It’s a good way to play Magic if you previously played the game but find … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 6 Comments

Sometimes you can go back: a review of Bard’s Tale Trilogy

The original Bard’s Tale game was released in 1985 and challenged the player to take a party of adventurers out into the city of Skara Brae and save it from … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

Guilds of Ravnica art review

Magic’s latest set is released this week, and is the first of three sets which all take place in the popular setting of Ravnica. Ravnica is essentially one enormous city, … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

SAGA faction review: Jomsvikings

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Jomsvikings are undoubtedly the most … Continue reading

September 23, 2018

SAGA faction review: Carolingians

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Carolingians did not self-identify as … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

SAGA faction review: Scots

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Scots were the Irish-descended inhabitants … Continue reading

September 2, 2018

Middle-Earth Strategy from Games Workshop

Adeptus Titanicus and Kill Team are not the only games to receive a refresh from Games Workshop. On the heels of those two releases we have a refreshed version of … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

SAGA faction review: Pagan Rus

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Pagan Rus were the vikings … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

SAGA faction review: Irish

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Irish are a gaelic people … Continue reading

August 19, 2018

SAGA faction review: The Last Romans

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Roman Empire fell, as all … Continue reading

July 29, 2018

SAGA faction review: Anglo-Danes

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? Initial viking raids on England were … Continue reading

July 22, 2018

Smiths of Winterforge review

Smiths of Winterforge is a fun and well-paced board game of dwarven crafting. The game puts you in charge of a dwarven clan attempting to forge the best armour and … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

SAGA faction review: Welsh

The SAGA Age of Vikings book presents 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Welsh, as they became known, … Continue reading

July 1, 2018

SAGA faction review: Anglo-Saxons

The SAGA Age of Vikings book present 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain as the … Continue reading

June 24, 2018

Battlebond art review

Battlebond is the latest non-Standard legal expansion set for Magic: the Gathering. The set is focused around a style of play called Two-Headed Giant, where two teams of two players … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 3 Comments