Sub Rosa means “under the rose”, and is used in English to denote secrecy or confidentiality. The rose as a symbol of secrecy has an ancient history.
I had the chance to get a preview copy of Sub Rosa: Spies For Hire from Robin David. Sub Rosa is a bidding and bluffing micro game for 2-4 players where the objective is to bid for agents, and at the end of the game be the spymaster who has the most agents.
It’s Robin’s first game on Kickstarter and the goal is to raise €1,400.
This is the gameplay video that goes with the review and the newly launched Kickstarter by District 31.
To prepare for the UK Games Expo, I decided that I would get in contact with designers, publishers and other content providers in an effort to become more involved in the boardgame industry. My first interview is with Stuart Garside from District 31. He has a new game that is being launched on March 16th… Read More »
Recently, I made a video for Dirty Cops: A Game for Scoundrels. It briefly goes over the setup and my wife and I play a Crime Scene to give you a flavour of how the game plays. No major spoilers. I hope you enjoy. If you like what you see, then please subscribe to the… Read More »
Midnight at the Arcane Academy, yet the apprentice wizards are far from their beds; they have slipped away into the woods under cover of darkness to a campfire. Huddled around the flames, the young wizards play a game. Someone has stolen a mote of elemental flame from the Artificer’s Vault, which the wizards will set into the moon-drenched sky and cast spells on. Whoever Conjures the mote into the most powerful mythical creature is the winner. This is Ember.
Mechanics: Take That, Trade, Negotiation Kickstarter URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtycops/dirty-cops-a-game-for-scoundrels BoardGameGeek URL: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/195007/dirty-cops-game-scoundrels Pros Has good potential for interaction with other players. You cannot remain quiet in this game if you want to succeed. This game will have you cursing your friends (in a good way) for their backstabbing ways. Good theme, the mechanics make sense and draw you… Read More »
The last couple of weeks has been busy for me writing articles, preparing games for the local Beaver group and playing upcoming Kickstarter prototypes. I volunteer at the local Beaver group and last week was ‘Games Evening’. So rubbing my hands gleefully, this was mine to orchestrate. So looking at my collection, I had to… Read More »
Welcome readers, Now, this article is going to be different from the others that I have posted on my site so far. This review is going to be about an online retailer called ‘Wicked Uncle’. Wicked Uncle pride themselves on being able to provide gifts for children of all ages, whether they are 2 or… Read More »