[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Sheriff Of Nottingham – A Written Review

Sheriff of Nottingham, a re-implementation of the German Hart an der Grenze, is an extended staring contest where you will bluff, mislead, and bait your foe into blinking. It’s direct, face to face mental sparring where you need a serpent’s tongue and a thousand yard stare Josey Wales would be jealous of. It’s social, simple to grasp, and above all enormously fun.

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Great War 1914-1918

(from One Small Step)
There never was a war like the Great War, whether before or since. It was a war which everyone expected-indeed which some demanded and desired passionately-but when it came, it came as a surprise and in a way no one anticipated. It was a war which everyone had been preparing for , but for which no one was prepared. And it was a war of unsurpassed horrors, unspeakable stupidity and awe-filled courage and devotion to duty.
Nothing in history ever quite resembled the nature of the Great War. …

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
1714: The Case of the Catalans

(from GMT)
1714: The Case of the Catalans is a strategy and negotiation board game set in the War of the Spanish Succession at the beginning of the 18th Century. The players represent the powers of the Grand Alliance constituted in 1701 to prevent the dynastic unification of France with the crowns of Castile and Aragon by the Bourbons after the death of Charles II.
Each player controls one of the following allied powers: Great Britain, the Dutch Republic, Austria, the Duchy of Savoy, and Portugal. Through the peace talks with the …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
D&D: Elemental Evil Announced

Press Release:

Dungeons & Dragons Fans Called to ‘Unearth the Deception’ in 2015
Elemental Evil Storyline & Product Offerings Unveiled
Today, Wizards of the Coast announced the newest Dungeons & Dragons storyline and accompanying product offerings for both digital and tabletop RPG players. Coming off of the biggest and most exciting year yet for Dungeons & Dragons, the Elemental Evil storyline starts in March and runs through mid-summer. During that time, heroes are needed in the Forgotten Realms to discover and defeat secret cults that threaten to annihilate the Sword Coast by …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Toulon

 
 
(from Legion site)
Toulon, 1793 is an operational level wargame for two to seven players, covering the siege of Toulon, in the South of France, between 25 August and 21 December, 1793. It’s area based system covers the entire campaign from the initial landing by Anglo-Spanish forces (at the invitation of the rebel Toulonnaise) through to their evacuation of the town as their ships came under threat from the batteries of the previously unknown Napoleon Bonaparte.
Operation points are at the heart of the system and combined with an innovative combat, loss …

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[19 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Stronghold Games Announces Space Cadets: Away Missions

Press Release:

Stronghold Games Announces Space Cadets: Away Missions
Launching As A Kickstarter Project – Featuring As Many As 100 Plastic Miniatures

Stronghold Games is proud to announce Space Cadets: Away Missions, the third standalone game in the Space Cadets franchise of cooperative and team space-themed games.
 
Space Cadets: Away Missions is a cooperative, scenario-based, tactical action game set in the Golden Age of science fiction, making it a thematic prequel to the first two Space Cadets games. In this game, players take on the roles of adventurous human spacemen (“Rocketeers”) who explore …

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[19 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Witness – A Written Review

Stupid fun is a term I often use to describe a game that’s not particularly strategically deep or mechanically stimulating on a thoughtful level, but is unabashedly fun in an extroverted slapstick and energetic sort of way. They’re games that make you get up out of your seat, cheer with enthusiasm, and roll around on your cheap matted carpet grinding Dorito crumbs into a powder as you laugh hysterically. Games like Rampage, Escape, and yes – Witness, are stupid fun with an emphasis on fun.

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[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mythotopia – A Written Review

When A Few Acres Of Snow came out and I could pretend to be Daniel Day Lewis, keep mumbling about Ken-Tuck-Eh, and ridicule my opponent by repeatedly calling him Grey-Hair – all while playing an engaging conflict heavy game of Dominion on a board, I was smitten. When the rumblings of a broken strategy surfaced, and were later verified, my heart was broken and the game quickly became marred and corrupt. It was like my sweet kid Timmy grew up and became a twisted and loathsome punk and all I could do was kick him out of the house and sever my ties. When Mythotopia was announced it was with guarded optimism that I began to pick up the pieces and my new prodigal son, Jimmy, could be ushered in to fill the void.

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Red7 – OTSBGR

“The rules of Red are simple: Highest card wins! But Red is only one of seven games you’ll be playing. Red7 is a quick and easy to learn card game that you can teach and play in five minutes.
You must be in the lead at the end of your turn, or you’re out. Play from your hand to improve your palette, or discard to the rules canvas to change the game!
Red7 uses a deck of 49 cards, numbered 1-7 in suits of the seven rainbow colors. To begin a round, …

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Epic PvP: Fantasy announced from Fun to 11 and AEG

PRESS RELEASE:

Fun to 11 LLC and Alderac Entertainment Group Inc. (AEG), both publishers of fun and unique games, today announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership for Fun to 11’s new game EPIC PvP.
EPIC PvP is a fast, fun and unique card game. The concept is simple; take a class deck and shuffle it into a race deck to get a character deck. Players use those decks and the combos created by the unique pairing to battle each other.
The companies will partner to run an exciting Kickstarter campaign …

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 39 – Picking Over the Bones

Happy New Year from The Game Pit
In the first episode of 2015 the boys pick over the bones of the latest four games to fall into the pit.
Discussed in this episode are Istanbul, Merkator, Tiny Epic Kingdoms and Quartermaster General.
 
http://thegamepit.podbean.com/e/the-game-pit-episode-39-picking-over-the-bones/
 
 

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Onward To Venus – A Written Review

Onward To Venus is a weird one for me. Before stepping up to the plate it already had two strikes against it as I’m not an enormous Martin Wallace fan and I also loathe all that is steam punk. But damn, look at that cover. The absolutely fantastic and spellbinding artwork of Greg Broadmore smothers the entirety of the design in such an appealing and gripping facade that I couldn’t do what D.A.R.E. taught me to and just say no.

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Warfighter – Expansions 1-3

Warfighter is an exceptional game packed full of interesting content that will keep you busy for a long while. The base game will dig its hooks in deep and keep you coming back for more and the delicious taste of the expansion content will validate your decision as you will soon wonder how you could ever patrol the Insurgent packed streets without your Barrett .50-Cal or Auto shotgun. We’re a society of consumption and these three small expansion packs are the cure for what’s ailing you.

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[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
C. C. Higgins

(from Numbskull games)
C. C. HIGGINS RAIL PASS is a railroad board game that lets you relive the excitement of a railroad executive in the heyday of rail travel. Collect sets of rail passes as you travel the rails of historically and geographically authentic North American railroad companies of 1920. A simple, fast moving strategy game of skill without dice or chance cards, suitable for the entire family.
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[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Origins of WWII

 
James Dunnigan’s follow up on Origins of WWI, in this more popular setting. One of the earlier power-politics
games that he designed/guided in his career. Short (1/2 hour or so) area control game with some intriguing
possibilities for real negotiations, without sacrificing the historical aspects.
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[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Chaco War

 
20th Century engagement between Paraguay and Bolivia, showcasing a war driven more by the generals than by political aims.
Includes significant supply, political infighting among officers, and engineering rules.
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[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Dreadball Season 4 – READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!!

Dreadball is about to release its Fourth Season full of new teams, new rules, new MVP’s, and you can read all about it, right here!

First off if you are new to Dreadball, Dreadball is a futuristic sports game between 2 teams (up to 6 teams if you own Dreadball Ultimate, mostly the same rules, with a larger game field), that blends a stylistic futuristic Rugby with a smidgen of Hockey and soccer to create the best replacement for the long defunct Bloodbowl property from Games Workshop.
Dreadball releases in Seasons that …