Scent of a Gamer

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

Grand Strategy gets a boost

Crusader Kings III is the next grand strategy game on its way to PCs. What is grand strategy, you may ask. Well, it’s a strategy game with a grand scope, … Continue reading

May 24, 2020

A mechanically different Civilization

Board game mechanics are impacting the development of Old World in a positive way. No, this is not a reference to the return to the Old World of Warhammer. In … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Civ V factions: The Celts

The Celts are an interesting faction in Civ V, with ties to the land and a tendency towards religion and culture. Preferred Landscape Pangaea or Continents. Anywhere with enough landmass … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

Civ V factions: The Aztecs

The Aztecs are an aggressive faction in Civ 5. They performs best in jungle terrain and have bonuses designed to keep them in the fight for longer. Preferred landscape Pangaea … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

Looking anew at dice

Dice have been around for thousands of years, yet we can still find new ways to use them in games. This article at Boing Boing caught my eye. It features … Continue reading

October 4, 2014

Review: Rome Total War II

The remnants of the Sixth Legion stood shivering in the snow, watching their enemies approach. Their ragged breath formed fog in the air. There was blood on their weapons, on … Continue reading

September 29, 2013