Sunday, August 16, 2015

Game Time, Old West Style!

I had a chance to game with some friends, and didn't pass on the chance!  We had several stacks of games to play, but ended up playing just one...

Shadows of Brimstone
Art from the box (Not mine)

I'm sure many of you have heard of, played and love this game.  This was my first chance to play it, and I was not disappointed!  It plays very fast and I found the rules to be very solid.  The characters are complimentary, and everyone gets to get involved in the fights.  The layout is modular so each game is unique and it scales nicely with the number of players.

I took a few pictures, but to be honest, I lost track of taking pictures and just enjoyed playing the game.
I played the Lawman...
We were playing through scenarios somewhat randomly.  We would roll for what we were doing, but re-rolling to get 'new' missions.  It gave us plenty of variety of game play.
It seemed like these mines were empty
We wandered forever and didn't find anything...
Careful what you wish for!
It seemed we would wander quite a bit before encountering actual monsters.  Plenty of strange stuff from searching and such, but when we sprang an encounter, wow, they came at us!
That's a mess o' trouble for our posse
Our posse keeps hacking away
Now a giant hand attacks?!?
Just need to kill the pile of corpses
Like I said, I lost track of taking pictures, so there's not as many as I'd like.  Still, it's enough to get a feel for the game.  I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a Heroquest style dungeon crawl, or anyone who likes the weird west setting.  I found the rules pretty easy to pick up, and deep enough to keep us entertained.

An excellent game, the pieces are good quality, the minis are well detailed and everything has a nice polished look and feel.  I am looking forward to another chance to play the game.


  1. Huh, never heard of this game before. Still, it sounds like you had a lot of fun with it.

    1. I swear I thought I had seen this reviewed by a couple of other bloggers...

      Anyway, it was fun!

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    1. Indeed it was! It's a fast moving game, and great for a quick get together with friends.

  3. That's one game I haven't encountered, but it does look interesting and fun. I thought it looked like a combination of several completely unrelated games I have, Sabotuer, Heroquest, Gunslinger and Bang!

    1. That is an interesting mix, at least a couple I have/know... You are correct - it is a bit like a mix of Heroquest and Bang! It was lots of fun to play, and if you like the old west and miniatures, it is a great choice!

  4. Like the others, I haven't heard of the game until now. Went chasing info and had a minor stroke at the price it is going for in Australia.

    I will keep an eye out for it though in case the price drops, as it looks like the type of game I would enjoy.

    1. Yeah, it's pretty spendy in the US as well. I love the games with minis and nice card layouts, but yikes, they get expensive.

      If you like the old west and the weird west, you will like this game. It even has an option for playing a saloon girl!