Tempting — Battlelore: Command

Yeah, this little gem looks pretty cool. Yes, it comes in a bit  pricy at under $10, but then again, it looks like there’s some ser­i­ous game­play value. The fine folks at Pock­etTactics pulled togeth­er a rather pos­it­ive review: I’m start­ing to feel a bit spoiled. Ser­i­ously, what was the last major board game release […]

I’m quite enjoying Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol!

Yep, I’m hav­ing fun with Ace Patrol, as you may have seen in my pre­vi­ous post, it’s a light single/multiplayer, World War I stra­tegic com­bat game. Air­fights con­sist of up to 8 com­batants, four per side, and vary depend­ing on air­craft, pilot skill, and game dif­fi­culty level. Ace Patrol is cur­rently only avail­able for iPad, […]

A Tale of Two RPGs

Two cool Fantasy Role Play­ing Games have caught my atten­tion lately on my iPad; The Battle for Wesnoth and Battle­heart. Yes, they’re both RPGs, but are so dis­sim­il­ar in their approach and exe­cu­tion that they’re not really tread­ing in each other’s space, so to speak. Here’s why… It’s Big The Battle for Wesnoth (which I’ll […]

A movie scene inspires a genre of casual games

The movie is Ali­ens — the James Camer­on action flick that spawned all sorts of video-game and cul­tur­al cliches. But it also spawned some inter­est­ing ideas in cas­u­al gam­ing. Con­sider this scene: Ripley and the Mar­ines are bunk­ing down for the night in the ter­ra­form com­plex on LV-426. But first they have to secure the […]