Tag Archives: Board Game

Finding the Half Truth After Kickstarter

3 May

by Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Game Designer Richard Garfield (pictured right) and Jeopardy Master Ken Jennings (left) have a party game to make you feel smart! These two pioneers created Half Truth, a party game to help those family’s self-quarantine time fly by and learn something new at the same time! This game gained steam as a Kickstarter product, and now it’s available for the general market for all to enjoy.

I find this game is at its best with six people playing than two or three. In large gatherings, teams can be formed where each group can decide amongst themselves (Family Feud-style) which are the better answers. There’s strategy to be found in this board game, as points need to be earned to race up the track.

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A Late (Un)Boxing Day Video: Digging into CMON’s Cthulhu, Death May Die

26 Dec

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The battle of the titans, or rather Elder Gods has begun! The question of which H.P. Lovecraft inspired tabletop board game is better needs to be asked. When Petersen Games and CMON are dealing out destruction in an unearthly scale, the challenge lays more in which sculpt is better. My money is with neither. Cthulhu is an unwieldy creation that’s hard to realize in any visual format; the author wrote:

A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.

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