Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Space Hulk - Still Good

This is an actual game shot. Poor guy.
Recently a good friend of mine travelled down to visit, and both of us being gamers it wasn't long before we were staring at the games cupboard wondering what to try. We picked 1st edition Spacehulk. (I do have the 3rd edition set, but to my shame I haven't even punched it yet.) We skimmed over the rules to remind ourselves how to play, and settled down to an evening of beer and bolters. Storm bolters, that is.

The last time I played this game was well over a decade ago. I'm happy to say my enjoyment of it has diminished not a jot in the intervening years. It really is an all-time classic, the sheer tension of the game draws you in to the point that when you next glance at the clock the comment is; "Holy crap, it's that late?!"

I think I'll be punching my 3rd ed set soon.


  1. Did you guys take turns at being SM/Genestealers and do a few missions?
    Who came out on top? :)

  2. We surely did. We got up to mission three, would have played more but it was crazy o clock in the morning. I may have done quite well. Apparently mild drunkenness suits my Spacehulk play style.

  3. Such a fantastic game, I don't understand why it is not part of GW's standard catalogue. It's good to hear that 1st ed. still holds up well after all these years.

  4. It often bewilders me why they don't support some of the obvious gems more. Spacehulk, Bloodbowl and Necromunda to name a few. they have more than a few absolutely genius games in their catalogue that seem to be pretty much ignored.


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