Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · 9 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 · Leave a comment

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