The famous Orc Air Force Squadron Leader Bogglez-wûrf, a legend in his own lunchtime, has now been sculpted and comes with his life saving brolly (read G2 issue one for that story). The game takes place in an enormous tropical archipelago. Your task is to lead your troops in defending and invading the beautiful islands, which are home to ancient powers. You engage in war against the evil Blackguard. Each island is unique, promising a different experience each time. Face boss enemies, raid other players’ bases and gather as much treasure as you can.
The plot revolves around Uhtred, who gets abducted by the Vikings. They take him in as a slave. Pretty soon, though, he ends up being raised as one of the pagans. Things get complicated when he returns back to his homeland to get the land back from his uncle. He must adjust to this new Saxon lifestyle and fight against the very same people who raised him.
Not able to make their own chances, FGR kindly hand them one on a plate instead, their failure to capitalise, just about sums up their afternoon. The FGR keeper goes all Cruyff, or should I say Ben Foster. His attempt at the Dutchman’s signature move, not quite coming off, he loses possession just inside his area, the loose ball falling kindly to a TR player, all he has to do, is put it in the empty net.
The second game in the series addressed my main issue in the original which was lack of dish variety. The inclusion of new dishes really helped boost the realism in this tycoon game. The game uses a simple graphic interface and is played with only the mouse. Players upgrade aspects of their airport as they see necessary and then receive a monthly report about how the various airport aspects performed.
When I first read the description of this game, I thought the theme sounded gruesome and I really had no interest in owning it. After I watched it played on TableTop, I completely changed my mind. While Pandemic is difficult, it’s challenging and engaging. I got a copy a few months ago and it’s now my favorite game!
The Last Kingdom is based on a series of books called The Saxon Stories. Set during 10th century AD in England at the time when Viking invasions were at their peak, The Last Kingdom is a story about Uhtred, an orphan born in Northumbria who must choose between the people who raised him and his native country.