Something a little different today. If you’re like me, you love a good board game. There is something fun about throwing some dice around with your friends when you only have an hour of so and don’t have the time for a full minis wargame.
A lot of you also love linked narrative campaigns. They are a great way of bringing gaming clubs together, and offer great bragging rights and memorable battles for those individuals who ultimately win the campaign.
I put 2 and 2 together and said “Its time for some BoLS boardgames!” You will note the little board games link in the top nav bar which will take you to the BoLS eBoardgames store where if you like, you can pick up a copy of our latest fun little creation.
Today’s first entry is: Stratocracy: The Game of Empire. Here you have a fun little grand empire building game for 2-8 players. Its really easy to learn, offers a set of 9 different empires with differing playstyles and plays pretty fast. Its also a great construct to use in you’re wargames campaigns if you so desire.
All of the BoLS eBoardgames are provided as PDF downloads with all the counters needed to play. Just print out the playing pieces, add dice and get playing. I’ve also made a design choice to make every game work with easily available plastic pieces from standard board games you probably have lying around your house, like chess, checkers, etc… Its an easy way to “dress up” your game if you like the tactile feel of 3d-playing pieces. Of course you purists could always just use painted minis to.
~I hope you take a gander at Stratocracy. It was a blast to make, and you can expect more of these to drop into the eBoardgames store from time to time. I believe my next one will either be a spaceship boarding game, or maybe a high-seas ship to ship boardgame. Whichever I think is more generically useful for you campaigners out there. Decisions, decisions…