Archive for September, 2019

  • Tabletop Games

    Tiny Epic Mechs: Portable and quick miniature combat

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Tiny Epic Mechs is the latest game in the Tiny Epic series to be fulfilled from its Kickstarter and head out to retail. If you’re unfamiliar, Gamelyn’s Tiny Epic games pack away into a box about the size of three DVD cases stacked together, yet the modular components often fill a table and offer medium-length, fairly weighty play experiences. Every game in the series is a completely different theme and play style, although — a bit like the Final Fantasy series — there is common DNA throughout many of the titles.

  • Kickstarter

    Etherfields Board Game

    - by Parallel Worlds

    The Kickstarter success of…

  • Kickstarter

    Dwellings of Eldervale

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Dwellings of Eldervale is…

  • Kickstarter

    Immortal Era: number #1

    - by Parallel Worlds

    200 years in the…

  • Kickstarter

    Clorehaven & the Goblin Grotto

    - by Parallel Worlds

    If you have your…

  • Tabletop Games

    Miniature of the Month: Kethalas the Elf

    - by Parallel Worlds

    A Grenadier cast from the late 1980s and early 1990s, this lead figure came as part of a group of four ordered from eBay back in 2015 or 2016. I’ve always been a fan of the Grenadier castings from that period and, despite their age, this little group of elves really holds up well alongside modern plastics, white metal, and resin. The moulds were eventually bought by Mirliton, and you can still purchase some of the old figures as new from them.

  • Kickstarter

    TriggerShoot: better gameplay with iPads and tablets

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Anyone who’s used a tablet will know that gaming can sometimes be tricky. Getting your hands around it and pressing the screen at the same time takes real skill (or giant hands). This problem is magnified when paying anything that requires quick reactions, such as shooting games.

  • Kickstarter

    Gatefall

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Jack Dire is a designer making big waves in the board game world. He’s already had a great deal of success with Kickstarter with five projects funded so far — including the brilliant card game Superfight, not to mention Red Flags, Blank Marry Kill, and You’ve Got Problems.

  • Kickstarter

    Testament: The Order of High Human

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Testament is a new survival/horror PC game. Set in a dark fantasy world called Tessara, it has a unique take on the classic day/night cycle. Drawing inspiration from the games Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, daytime in Tessara is drawn in shades of grey, populated with non-player characters (NPCs) and monsters — many who are more than they appear. There are fights to win, adventures to be had and puzzles to be solved.

  • Kickstarter

    Lyra: handheld gaming powered by Pi

    - by Parallel Worlds

    The Raspberry Pi has already gained a reputation as a vehicle to emulate classic video game consoles. Lyra takes this one step further by allowing you to play the classics on a portable device – bringing the history of gaming right into your hands and allowing you to carry hundreds of games around in your pocket.