Learning Bench 2017-09-25

  WHAT'S HOT ? Sorastro's is always trying out various color combinations on spare minis to arrive at the recipes he uses in the videos. Interesting to see one of the results of the Diala test on an orc !     ARTICLES There is more to the black color than you might think of.... Continue Reading →


Learning Bench 2017-09-18

WHAT'S HOT I started reading about pigments lately; initially out of curiosity, but since there is in fact a lot to do with them it actually became part of my future shopping list. First let's go back to the roots; what is paint made of ? In a nutshell, most paints are made by mixing... Continue Reading →

Isle of Sky expansion for Spiel 2017

Isle of Skye: Journeyman expands the 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner from Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister with new player boards that track "your progress in terms of strength, prosperity and popularity", with new scoring tiles that reflect these traits and a journeyman pawn that travels the islands to activate tiles. As each progress step... Continue Reading →

Rhino Hero: Civil War


Here he comes to save the day!

You may have heard of Rhino Hero. One part Jenga, one part… well, it largely resembled Jenga, albeit featuring a chunky rhinoceros who had a tendency to make his tower of cards crumple to the table. It was an utter delight, the sort of game that packed a minimum of everything — size, rules, setup — except fun. It had as much of that as its titular hero’s daily caloric intake.

After its well-deserved success, HABA have seen fit to give tubby little Rhino Hero a second outing. It’s bigger, it’s brasher, and yes, it’s better. Though it makes some sacrifices along the way.

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