Just One of the Horsemen: Board Games Galore!

June is here after May snow . . . ? Time to start thinking of game submissions for Carnage. The GM submission form is up and running. We are looking for board games galore this year! There just seem to be more and more board games to choose from these days. Plenty of new games have hit since Carnage Noir. Such gems as Tammany Hall, Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar, Terra Mystica, Pax Porfiriana, Andean Abyss, Bora Bora, Archipelago, Clash of Cultures, Robinson Crusoe, Island Fortress and Ground Floor . . . whew . . . and that is just a drop in the bucket of all the new games that are out since last Carnage.

What were some of your favorites this year? Which new board game caught your eye and your just can’t get enough of it? Well, come run a slot of two at Carnage. Got a game you want to see played at this year’s convention? Let us know. Do you know of a game that you are waiting for patiently that, hopefully, will be out for Carnage? We have a few: 1775: The Rebellion, A Distant Plain, Cuba Libre and of course . . . Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak! Rumor has it this is close to being on the docket for Carnage . . .

So take a look behind the jump at the list of games we are looking for this year. This list is not even close to complete! See something you like, please consider running the game. Don’t see your favorite game…don’t worry, you can run a slot of that as well!

Looking forward to a great year up on the mountain at Killington! Continue reading

Carnagecast Extrasode 5: A Dark and Stormy Night

In extrasode 5 of Carnagecast, Munk, Rachel, Sarah and Tyler drive home in the driving rain from Spring Meltdown in Lyndonville, one of the Green Mountain Gamers’ game days held around Vermont. How do you pass the time during a two hour ride from Lyndonville to Burlington? Talk about what you did during the day, of course.

Conversation gets into some of the new games played — Nefarious, Power Grid: The First Sparks, Lords of Waterdeep and more — the subtleties of certain personalities in the local Battlestar Galactica cadre and whether it’s okay for caribou and mammoth meeples not to be scaled to each other. Continue reading

Carnagecast 19: Battlestar Galactica Actual Play, Part 4

In episode 19 of Carnagecast, we conclude the Battlestar Galactica actual play series featuring the Battle-all-stars with the not entirely shocking revelation that ended part 3. It only gets tenser from there. After the game, the players chat a bit about how the game went and the variants in play, such as 2 Cylons for 7 players and the personal goal cards.

Carnagecast 17: Battlestar Galactica Actual Play, Part 3

In episode 17 of Carnagecast, “the real game” of Battlestar Galactica begins, as Carlo puts it. The sleeper phase doles out another set of loyalty cards to the not terribly hard-pressed Battle-all-stars. Now the mere prospect of Baltar employing his Cylon detector provokes strong reactions from all around.

The end of this installment’s a corker, too.

Carnagecast 15: Battlestar Galactica Actual Play, Part 2

In episode fifteen of Carnagecast, the actual play recording of Battlestar Galactica with the Battle-all-stars continues, picking up with Carlo’s ominous reminder of a Cylon in the group’s midst. Later on, a state of emergency catches everyone by surprise.

Carnagecast 13: Battlestar Galactica Actual Play, Part 1

In episode 13 of Carnagecast, we begin a new actual play recording, this time of Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game. Recorded at the Winter Weirdness game day in Barre in January 2012, this session features a set of players known in the Vermont gaming scene for the enthusiasm and tenacity they bring to table when playing Battlestar Galactica.

In part 1, the players introduce themselves and the characters they’re playing, then launch into the game. Crises abound.