City of Thieves review

We got this one a few years ago as a Christmas present from my parents: FFG’s City Of Thieves.

It’s a pretty simple fun game where you control a group of thieves and are attempting to rob a district, then get out with as much loot as you can.

Emptying streets of City of Thieves' last round
Emptying streets of City of Thieves’ last round

The game looks deceptively complicated for how simple it is. I personally think it could have stood to have a bit more player character differentiation in

Arkham Horror, Lurker at the Threshold review

Steve’s for Arkham Horror. Not much to say other than no matter how many playthroughs I do of it, keeping track of the rules never seems to get any easier.

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Arkham Horror, Lurker at the Threshold expansion

Visible in screenshot, some of Steve’s extras like the blessing dice, tentacle gate holders, and fancy elder signs for seals.

I grabbed the phone app with the hopes that it would help us keep track of monster limits and gates, but no such luck: all it does is show you a picture of the game map, sorta keep track of inventory and encounter

Nexus Ops

FFG’s Nexus Ops with Jon and Erin

Nexus Ops
Nexus Ops
Nexus Ops close up
Nexus Ops close up

i had a terrible start (0 refineries in exploration) but still almost won, thanks to helding the monolith forever and spending all cards as i could

Nexus Ops

FFG’s Nexus Ops, acquired super cheap from the black friday sale

Nexus Ops
Nexus Ops

deceptively simple with a tiny little learning bump: it’s not obvious at start that every army should have a pile of clones in it to absorb hits. as soon as you figure that out, the flow changes somewhat

we only played the FFG remade units, they seem far more interesting

Arkham Horror: The King In Yellow

FFG’s Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow expansion with us and steve

Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow
Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow

despite my best efforts to make the play happen, we eked out a win. we were one plot advancement from instant loss. won by final combat, which proved easier than expected