I love playing Clank! with Victor and Gary. We always have a lot of laughs and this time there was something that absolutely killed me. Check out the replay of our live stream below and be sure to join us next Tuesday 1pm PST as we play another game of Clank!
Happy New Year, friends! I’m doing a 365 Day Board Game Challenge. Every day in 2020 I’m posting about #boardgames: a blog, a photo, a video, a podcast, etc. As long as it’s about a #boardgame, I’ll post it with the #gameaday and #2020challenge hashtags. Join me! pic.twitter.com/8JqhlknzwK— Ruel Gaviola 🎲 🇺🇸 🇵🇭 (@RuelGaviola) January 2, 2020
I’m blogging every day this month. Some will be game-related, but this challenge is different than my most recent play-a-game-and-blog-about-it challenge. I’m writing a single post every day: no topic guidelines, with some posts being a collection of random thoughts. Click here to read yesterday’s post.
Thanks to the good people at The Op, I was able to play a pre-release copy of Court of the Dead: Mourners Call earlier this year (I also wrote about it for Geek & Sundry). It was a terrific game; basically, it’s a next-step Blood Rage. There’s this whole back story about the ongoing war between heaven-and-hell and how you’re trying to restore balance to the universe.
Sideshow Collectibles did an amazing job with the artwork and components. The cards are beautifully designed and check out the player board trackers in the photo above: they’re these cool skulls that fit right into the theme of the game.
Along with the box art and the rulebook, this is a fantasy game that reminds me of the summers I spent hanging out with my friend Dave. We were teenagers with nothing to do during the summertime except listen to heavy metal, play games, and talk about girls. It was a lifetime ago, but we’re still friends to this day and while we don’t really listen to heavy metal or talk about girls now, we recently started playing games again.
In fact, we played Blood Rage on his birthday this year and I’m looking forward to introducing him to Court of the Dead: Mourners Call. I’ve already got the soundtrack ready for our game.