We have to show the world that not all of us are like him.
Unboxing a copy of the historical co-op boardgame Black Orchestra, by Game Salute.
There have been a few historically-themed boardgames entering the EOG collection recently, which is a nice change from all the fantasy and sci-fi stuff. I’m a bit of a history buff, and I enjoy learning something about history while I play a game. Memoir ’44, for example, has taught me a lot, especially since my usual opponent, Will, seems to have all the facts about every major battle of WWII in his head, and can elaborate in grat detail on the information given with every scenario.
Black Orchestra is also set during WWII (and the lead-up to it), but has a very different focus – the plots to assassinate Hitler and evade the Gestapo. A fascinating subject is combined with some interesting co-op gameplay and lovely graphic design. It was the latter which first drew me in – there are some excellent colour and typography choices here, and the game has a distinctive look and feel that makes me want to get it off the shelf and play it immediately.
But first, I have to rip off the shrink wrap and look inside the box! So let’s do that together, shall we?
Of course the summary in the box is also on the EOG: you can find it on the Black Orchestra game page.