Scent of a Gamer

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

The Witcher board game on Kickstarter

This board game looks to be based on the books rather than the computer game or TV show: This looks like a good interpretation of the world – although I’m … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 7 Comments

My Cursed City unboxing

My set of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City turned up on time, but not quite in time to make it onto the latest tray. However I thought it would be nice … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

The curious case of the Cursed City

It started as a fairly ordinary Saturday morning for me, which became stranger as it became apparent that something was up with supplies of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. Specifically: there … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 15 Comments

Cursed City pre-orders come… and go

Warhammer Quest: Cursed City now has a release date – 10 April, 2021. I can’t speak to elsewhere, but in Australia the pre-orders went up at midday, and by 4pm … Continue reading

April 4, 2021 · 13 Comments

Cursed City coming…soon

Games Workshop have revealed that the highly anticipated Warhammer Quest: Cursed City set will be going up for pre-order on 3 April. Here’s a reminder of the contents: Along with … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City boards in close up

“It’s not long now until Warhammer Quest: Cursed City is released” is how the latest Cursed City update on Warhammer Community starts. “Not long” is not a date, but hopefully … Continue reading

March 11, 2021 · 3 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Cursed City contents revealed

It was a good week-end for those of us looking forward to the contents of the new Warhammer Quest box. As I type this there is no release date confirmed … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · 5 Comments

Elf archer revealed for Cursed City

The female elf archer seems inevitable in dungeon games these days. The Bard correctly predicted we would see one in the new Heroquest, and here is the same character for … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · 8 Comments

Blood Bowl Season 2 rules review

The latest edition of Blood Bowl is out, and my verdict is that this is the best edition yet. The crown of most significant must go to either the first … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · 15 Comments

Talisman RPG available

The Talisman board game has a special place in my heart. It’s not the greatest of games, not by a long way. Calling it ‘fantasy Monopoly’ would be too harsh, … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blood Bowl 2020 tiers and teams

In what I promise will be last Blood Bowl update before I have the Blood Bowl 2020 rulebook in my hands* there’s a new update covering the concept of tiers. … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020: the time of the Zoat

Some more details have been added about the forthcoming release of Blood Bowl’s 2020 edition. I’ll start with the bit no one expected or asked for: Yes, Zoats are in … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · 6 Comments

Darkest Dungeon the boardgame

Darkest Dungeon isn’t a computer game I’ve played, but I have admired its art style and general look and feel. You can see even on the Steam page that the … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 7 Comments

Warhammer Quest: pink horrors

I have completed the last and largest horror figures from the Silver Tower boxed set: the pink horrors: There’s a lot of detail on these models, so it wasn’t just … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · 13 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020 contents

Games Workshop revealed the contents for the 2020 edition of Blood Bowl on stream over the week-end. If you missed it, the recap is… there’s a lot in this box: … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 10 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Knight-Questor

What name is more fitting for Warhammer Quest than the Knight-Questor? I painted him up in a fairly typical gold: To keep a degree of contrast between him and the … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

Blood Rage complete

With the Fire Giant done, I have now completed the Blood Rage board game and its 49 models. Here they all are: They are looking nice together. My painting on … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Blood Rage Fire Giant

I’ve completed the last large monster and also the last miniature for this game: If I’d supported this game back during its original Kickstarter project I might have more monsters … Continue reading

October 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blood Rage minions

As well as the large monsters, Blood Rage has a set of neutral (in that any faction can have them) figures. These are also quite powerful in their own way. … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

HeroQuest returns… sort of

Hasbro has announced a new boxed game edition of HeroQuest. It looks as good as I could have hoped for, basically a modern update of the original game. The twist … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · 9 Comments