Excellent little set up post lockdown, Athena does a great job, clean and safe, also friendly bunch of Pokémon players that will make you feel welcome.
Strong stuff, got some on my hands, great for getting off that extra layer of skin.
Always a good environment, staff lovely as always - Welcoming and inclusive for everyone!
The worker placement genre is a crowded one, and many of us were introduced to the resource gather - spend resource - get worker cycle through the classic Agricola. Many (MANY) worker placement games later, you see the creaky folds and paths to victory through the classic game, and rarely do you have a desire to return to it.
Caverna is classic pub grub but served by a Michelin star chef. The game has much more depth, more options to victory, more opportunities to allow for additional workers (my analogy is falling apart) and it removes any random elements caused by the random job card system.
With job removal, the game introduces a more substantial caving mechanic, where the player is tasked with first digging out the necessary paths and rooms then furnishing those rooms-often generating the same job mechanics as were available in Agricola.
Also introduced is a expedition action, which allows for more ways to generate resources using an ever growing axe; but with it comes an ordering complication as those equipped must be played last in the round.
So, if you have warm fuzzy feelings of those early days of worker placement but feel like you have grown up since those days, Caverna is an absolute must.
A good fun game though be warned you need a decent sized table to play this on especially with more than 2 players.
With a couple of ways to approach the game it gives some variety and options if things just don't seem to be going your way. The components are stunning and it's a definite solid 5 star game and shows why its won so many awards.
This has to be one of, if not the family favourites.
Fast, great fun, plenty of room for differing play styles, and very few games (and trust me we have almosty played this to death) feel samey.
A stunning looking game that feels like they gave up there.
We tried a few play throughs but between the scenario book, the rule book and the 1001 tokens, pieces and other bits...it's just too much and doesn't flow.
The context of rules is great the layout is easy to follow and the rules to make a narrative story is brilliant plus it’s simple to create a character. 10/10 from me can’t wait to buy expansions on this product.
I was able to find the freshly-released Blade pack in-store easily, it was in perfect condition and competitively priced. I also bought the Ghost Rider expansion pack at the same time and now have a decent starting block for the Midnight Sons affiliation, can't wait to get them on the table!
Nice bright colour to suit my desert-themed deck, and really good quality
Really quick dispatch. In communication with me throughout. Will 100% buy again!
Works really well and keeps it's point. I will look to buy more from Athena soon. Thank you for the great advice and service
I love coming Fridays for weekly Pokemon. Simon runs the tournament fantastically. The biggest issue I have is the price compared to the prize support. No matter how well you do, you'll get more or less the same amount of prize packs.
Friendly staff, nice clients and a good atmosphere was a nice experience.
Cards in good condition, not bent and plenty in stock
I ordered a Game of Thrones board game for my nephew in Edinburgh from Athena.
It was delivered the next day. Hassle free, efficient, quick, what a brilliant service. I would really really recommend you use them!
Dystopian Wars Rules & Gubbins Set
Another well run X-wing event
Great service! Came in to collect my purchase when the shop downstairs was closed but the upstairs area was open. The staff upstairs had no problem going downstairs to grab my purchase for me! Great selection too!
Damn this stuff is to easy to use. Lovely effect once dried.
For when your Commander deck requires the snazziest of storage solutions, look no further than this XenoSkin Deck Case. It's seriously good.
Kill Team: Compendium
Grumpy Cat dice bag - comfortably, even snugly, holds a set of dice, two at a push. But it's Grumpy Cat, what were you expecting? Daughter loves it and is deep into a Candlekeep Mystery with Grumpy Cat along for the snuggles.
Really enjoyable to paint using this colour, gives off some really great results.
This stuff is awesome and really sets off the models, was quick to deliver too!!