If you’ve been following the NSKN Games Blog for some time, you might have noticed that we have had a tradition of going to a county retreat every year after Essen to play some new games. Last week we found a completely new use for the same great location.
Spiel Essen is once again behind us. It’s been crazier than ever, but this is not the reason you’re reading these lines. We’re gamers at heart and even though our daily effort is allocated mostly to publishing, we like to take time off and enjoy opening games, punching our tokens and inhale the smell of… Read More Post Essen board games party, 2016 edition
Yes, I’ve already written about board games that need an application to work, and if you’ve been following the NSKN Games Blog for some time (since its previous version in fact), you probably know my feelings about the whole thing. Up until now it has been lukewarm. However, now we have the second edition of… Read More Outsourcing Ancient Evils
I love tableau building games. I find the idea of growing my own little creation from next to nothing to a sprawling interstellar empire, a city, or a whole civilization absolutely irresistible. This love is probably why I suffer through hardships I would otherwise find insufferable.
As the Kickstarter campaign for Simurgh: Call of the Dragonlord is nearing the last 48 hour mark, and with over 350% of the original funding level reached, it’s time take a closer look at another mechanism intoduces with the expansion: Leadership Tiles. Apart from that, there’s one more surprise: a look at the board art… Read More Call of the Dragonlord: A Time for Leaders
Last week Andrei shared with you some of his impressions on games we played over an awesome gaming weekend hosted by Ania and Kuba of the Board Game Girl fame. Following in his footsteps, I take a turn talking about games not only played then, but also the ones I managed to experience over the… Read More The Essen Haul: 2015 Edition
With Essen fading slowly from memory, it was high-time to switch off the publishing/designing mind for a weekend and simply play games. So we did! We happily accepted the invitation to join the board games party organized by the amazing people behind BoardGameGirl.pl and drove 2 hours north of Warsaw to an idyllic region, set… Read More Post-Essen board games party
Let me tell you a story you will most probably not believe. It’s a story of randomness and anguish, of fate that would show us its ruthlessly consistent face, and of perseverance and ingenuity that allowed us to triumph at the end. Oh yes, and there’s going to be some general board gaming stuff at… Read More Failing Dice
Last week Andrei wrote about his first ever Dungeons & Dragons game, and about how board games and role playing games are not direct competitors. The story of his first role playing adventure reminded me of the times when I used to play RPG on a more regular basis – and of something that is… Read More The Rituals
My friends and pretty much all the people who know me are aware – and sometimes make fun – of the fact that I am the “mechanics guy”. I care a lot more about how the game plays and about the interactions between game pieces than about the theme of the game. I would often… Read More Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition