• Forbidden Island Review
    Games,  Steampunk

    Forbidden Island Review

    If you’re looking for a steampunk-themed, cooperative board game then ‘Forbidden Island’ is a perfect choice. I hope that you enjoy this Forbidden Island review. Introducing Forbidden Island As the title suggests, players are transported to the Forbidden Island, a mysterious island filled with lots of treasure. However, the island isn’t stable and, throughout the game, parts of it begin to sink. The board game was designed by Matt Leacock and then published by Gamewright. The game is played by 2 to 4 players and these players can choose one of 6 adventurer characters to play as. Each adventurer has their own specific set of skills which can be used…

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    Cosplay

    Steampunk Harry Potter

    The wizarding world of Harry Potter is a world full of magic and wonder where anything is possible. A place full of adventures, duels, secrets, gross tasting candy, trolls stuck in bathrooms, apparitions, unknown creatures, unresolved puzzles, labyrinths, changing walls, moving pictures, chambers, potions, feathers and of course, magic. The School of Wizardry, Hogwarts, a place where creatures roam free and wizards of all classes connect with their human nature and come together to learn the ways of the wand. This great collection of books written by the talented J.K Rowling made an undeniable impact in the lives of many and left in their hearts the print of magic. Whether…

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    Steampunk

    Steampunk Movies

    How are you all doing steampunkers? Today’s blog is all about my favourite steampunk movies, including one of my favourites – Miyazaki’s Howls moving castle! Steamboy ‘Steamboy’ is, as the title suggests, a film which contains a lot of steam. This anime film, set in 1860s England, follows a young inventor called Ray who wishes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Eddie and Lloyd Steam. His grandfather gives him a mysterious and mechanical ball which very quickly changes his life. It seems many others want the power of the ball but not all of them have such good intentions. This film was directed by Japenese director,…

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    Games

    Planet Steam Board Game Review

    ‘Planet Steam’ was designed by Heinz-Georg Thiemann and published by LudoArt Verlag. Players are transported to the year 2415 when the futuristic organisation, the Interplanetary Federation (IPF) has done a brillaint job on earth for the past few centuries. Now, they are attempting to conquer a planet known as ‘Steam’. We hope that you enjoy this Planet Steam board game review. The planet’s core contains many valuable resources and, after over 100 years, the 42 shafts have been completed from the surface to the core. Each shaft expels hot steam which is the basis for creating the raw and precious materials. In order to harvest the steam, shafts must be…

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    Accessories

    How to Wear a Pocket Watch

    Without a doubt, the most popular steampunk accessory has got to be the pocket watch. This is what any steampunk fan needs to complete the look. Traditionally, in the industrial era, pocket watches would have been worn by locomotive operators to ensure trains arrived at their specific stops on time. Other, higher class members of society would have used pocket watches to simply tell the time during their daily lives. Pocket watches are seen as having a Neo-Victorian feel as well as a unique way of feeling the power of the past, present and more retro-style future. I hope that you enjoy today’s article on how to wear a pocket…

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    Assassins Creed Cosplay

    There are many popular games series from Halo to Call of Duty, however, one of the most popular video game series has got to be Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft. Today’s blog is all about Assassins Creed Cosplay and how to pull it off. Introducing Assassin’s Creed The first game in the series was simply titled ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and was released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2007. Fast forward to now where we have 12 games with the 13th, ‘Valhalla’, due later this year. When to Wear Assassin’s Creed Cosplay Due to the popularity of the series, many fans have been inspired to dress up and cosplay…

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    Pirate Costumes for Kids

    Pirates have always been a popular character for children to dress up as. With events like ComicCon and other conventions drawing in younger attendees, the pirate costume is a go-to for these events. Also, the pirate is a favourite for children at Halloween. Whether it be at a party or out ‘trick or treating’ you’re bound to find a young swashbuckler or two looking for treasure – or sweet treats! It’s no wonder a pirate is such a popular choice for young children. After all, we see the success of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie franchise with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and the Disney Classic, ‘Peter Pan’…

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    Steampunk Video Games

    Today we are here to talk about the best video games out there. Gadgetery, clockwork, gothic clothing and the Victorian and Medieval eras focus heavily in video games that we class as steampunk. From armour and weaponary to setting and game play, these 10 amazing steampunk videos have totally nailed it. BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite is one of the best steampunk video games you can play in 2020. The game is set in 1912 and the main character is the Booker DeWitt who is sent to Columbia to rescue the young woman, Elizabeth, who has been in prison since her childhood. Now you will have to free the Elizabeth but…

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    Steampunk

    Steampunk Era

    Steampunk is one of the most fascinating artistic movements in the world. It is a sub-culture of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by the Victorian Era inventions and culture. Important figures in that era including literary giants like H.G. Wells envisioned how the future might have looked like and those imaginations served as the basis for steampunk. In this post, we’re going to explore the influence the Victorian Era had on steampunk and how it’s evolved to what it is today.  Victorian Era of Innovations The second industrial revolution was at its heights in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. New technologies emerged – ones that have…

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    Gifts,  Steampunk

    Octopus Gifts

    Octopus gifts are popular with steampunk lovers as this fabulous creature represents the industrial revolution. It could be to do with the way that it moves mechanically or appears to be wearing steampunk goggles! They also influenced the Kracken – the giant mythical sea monster of Norweigan folklore and fantasy. But lets get technical about tentacles….Octopuses have arms not tentacles. That’s because tentacles only have suckers at the ends whereas appendages that have suckers going all the way up are called arms. Squid and cuttlefish have 2 tentacles and 8 arms. My D&D playing scientist husband has just put me right on that one. So don’t get your tentacles in…