Scent of a Gamer

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

More new Blood Bowl teams revealed

The ‘second season’ edition of Blood Bowl is looking more and more like a major re-write of the game. There are more leaks than official articles at this stage, and … Continue reading

August 10, 2020 · 11 Comments

Blood Rage serpent clan

I have finished the second group of Blood rage figures, this one being the yellow team. I was halfway through the Bear clan when I realised I should have simply … Continue reading

August 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Second Season’ edition of Blood Bowl

I wasn’t expecting this, and I am still not sure if this is a nice surprise or an unwelcome interruption. There’s a new edition of Blood Bowl on the way … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 6 Comments

Combined warband/ blood bowl team project

I checked out the Pestilence Gladiators project on Kickstarter recently, and a couple of things struck me about this project. It’s a miniatures project that is often seen on crowdfunding … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Frosthaven breaks records

Frosthaven’s Kickstarter project is ended, and the game is now the number 1 tabletop game in terms of dollars raised over the platform. ICv2 has the top 10 list: With … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

The end of Blackstone Fortress

Games Workshop released a number of previews last week-end. The one that really got my attention was the latest – and last – expansion for Blackstone Fortress. The centrepiece of … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 7 Comments

Frosthaven Kickstarter launches

The creator of Gloomhaven has come back to Kickstarter for the sequel project: Frosthaven. Frosthaven is the stand-alone sequel to Gloomhaven. It doesn’t require the original to play, although you … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blood Bowl humans: old and new size comparison

I originally put up and article comparing the old and new Blood Bowl models. Now that I have repainted the human team, I thought it would be a good idea … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 10 Comments

Fembruary Challenge 2020 entry

Painting my Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set has lined up nicely with Alex’s Fembruary painting challenge, so here is my entry for the challenge of painting at least 1 female miniature … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 7 Comments

No respite for Blackstone Fortress

People have been calling for more Warhammer 40,000 models to be added to the Blackstone Fortress game, and Games Workshop have responded. The easy-to-build poxwalkers and plague marines have left … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · 7 Comments

The board game buyer’s guide

Are you looking to buy board games, but you’re not sure what to get? As the giving season comes upon us, it can be hard for those who know someone … Continue reading

December 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Necromunda: Dark Rising announced

Essen Spiel is on, and Games Workshop are at the world’s largest board game convention with their own announcements. The one that caught my eye is the new boxed set … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 4 Comments

Blackstone Fortress complete

A boxed set painted within a year of purchase is an oddity for me, as my unpainted Blood Bowl and Warhammer Quest sets from 2016 can attest. Blackstone Fortress has … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · 10 Comments

People just liked it better that way: a review of Istanbul (the board game)

Istanbul is board game which places the player in the role of a trader. The game is a race to trade into the required number of rubies before anyone else. … Continue reading

February 24, 2019

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

Blackstone Fortress: GW’s first legacy game

The Blackstone Fortress previews keep coming on the Warhammer-Community website, and the latest one has interesting information about how the game is played. From the article: Each session of Blackstone … Continue reading

November 10, 2018

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress revealed

After a week of previews, the Blackstone Fortress edition of Warhammer Quest has been revealed in full. Here is an image of the box and its contents: From squinting at … Continue reading

November 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

Cthulu: death may die Kickstarter

Another week, another Cthulu-themed board game appears on Kickstarter. This one is from Cool Mini or Not, and it shows in that the focus here seems more on the miniatures … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · 6 Comments

A different Zombicide

The Zombicide trains continues rolling. This once-Kickstarted board game is now well and truly established as a top seller at retail. The makers of the game still use Kickstarter as … Continue reading

April 22, 2018