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[31 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Emperor’s New Clothes (Video Preview)

Emperor’s New Clothes is a game inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale.

In Emperor’s New Clothes, players pretend to take on roles, and pretend that each role card indicates the types of resources (and sets of resources) required to score points. Dice are rolled (three rolls per turn) to pretend to acquire resources, and cards may be played by the active player and opponents to affect dice rolls, card plays, etc.

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[30 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
In a Pickle (Video Review)

Does a sofa fit in a shopping cart? It all depends on how you size it up in this game of creative thinking and outrageous scenarios. Try to win a set of cards by fitting smaller things into bigger things – a baby goes in a bathtub, which is in a house, in Hollywood. Play the fourth word card to claim a set, unless one of your opponents can trump with a larger word. The player with the most sets at the end is the winner.

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[30 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Battle for Stalingard (Video Preview)

The Battle for Stalingrad lasted 200 days, from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943. Hitler himself had ordered the capture of the key Soviet city, and his armies were determined to carry out his orders. Opposing the German armies were the civilians and armed forces of Russia. In desperate house-to-house fighting the two sides fought, bleed, and froze in the chilling Russian winter.

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[29 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tammany Hall (Video Review)

Tammany Hall is a game of backstabbing, corruption, temporary alliances, and taking power at all costs. If you want to rule New York, you are going to need to play the city’s growing immigrant populations against one another. Help the immigrant groups who owe you political favors, call in those favors to slander your rivals, and win elections.

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[29 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Road to Cheren (Video Review)

Cheren is a game where the movement of each piece is critical. After movement your opponent may react but with only a few units, making player decisions difficult; do I go to the aid of a unit likely to be attacked or use my reaction to push troops forward in an area where I am on the offensive.

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[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Expedition: Famous Explorers (Video Review)

Expedition: Famous Explorers is an updated version of two award-winning Wolfgang Kramer games – Wildlife Adventure and Expedition – with a new theme: discovery and exploration.

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[28 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small (Video Review)

Agricola, a game that needs no introduction! Players from all around the world have gone crazy for this return to the world of Agricola. From agriculture to animal breeding, Agricola is an enormous success on all game tables.

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit Podcast Episode 3: The Vault

The Vault is where the best of the best games are kept in The Game Pit. In ‘The Vault’ episodes Sean and Ronan both champion two of their favourite games. They make the case for their inclusion in the vault and make counter points to the arguments offered by each other. After all four cases have been heard it is decision time when they must come to a verdict on which of the four candidates make it in to the hallowed Vault.
This week Sean champions Arkham Horror and Dominion while …

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Legacy Gears of Time

 

Time travel; we all wish for it!  We’d all secretly love to be Marty Mcfly, zipping through time in our supped-up Delorean, changing the future as we know it. Paradoxes be damned, some of us could live with knowing that reaping millions on a long shot bet could outweigh the utter collapse of the universe itself.
Snarkiness aside, time is becoming popular in games.  From Evil Baby Orphanage and travelling back in time to rehabilitate brats to the creative use of time as a resource in games in like Tzol’kin the …

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sweden Fights On (Video Review)

 
Sweden Fights On is a tactical battle game featuring four battles from the later half of the Thirty Years War. It is the second volume in the Musket & Pike Battle Series covering warfare in the 17th Century. This volume traces the fall, revival, and pinnacle of Swedish military fortunes after the death of King Gustav II Adolf at Lützen in 1632.
The Musket & Pike Battle Series transitions from the English Civil War period (This Accursed Civil War, Vol. I) to the Thirty Years War period with added features such …