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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Invasion of Russia

 
 
(from ES):
On 14th December 1812, a few thousand men, half-starved, frozen and riddled with disease staggered out of Imperial Russia and reached the relative safety of the West.
These were the remnants of Napoleon’s once magnificent Grande Armee of more than 500,000 men, the largest force ever assembled in Europe (possibly even in the World) at that time, which on 24 June had crossed the River Nieman and marched into the heart of Russia. So began what, by any standards, was one of the most catastrophic, dramatic, heroic, and significant in …

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[2 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 43 – Picking Over the Bones

After a break Sean and Ronan are back with a bumper Picking Over the Bones episode.
Discussed and reviewed in this episode are Machi Koro, XCOM: The Board Game, El Gaucho and Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game.
Also in the show, the boys reveal the winner of the Hoyuk competition – Sponsored by Mage Company.
THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 43 – PICKING OVER THE BONES
Finally, Mage Company have shared the news of an upcoming Kickstarter for a 12 Realms expansion, starting at the end of May 2015. Keep an eye out for …

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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
All is Lost Save Honour

 
(from Europa Simulazioni)
All is lost save Honour is a game about the campaigns fought during the Italian Wars (1494-1530), mainly between the Hapsburgs (the Empire) and the Valois (the French kingdom). This first volume is dedicated to the campaigns between Agnadello (1509) and Pavia (1525).
We had to make a selection of all those campaigns fought in Italy during the Italian Wars. The five campaigns we have included are:
– Agnadello 1509, Venice defends its Republic against her foes.
– Novara 1513, the Swiss against the French army. The last triumph of the …

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[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Thunderstone

 
(from AEG)
Thunderstone is a new and exciting fantasy deck-building game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Fight the evils of the dungeon to prove your worth. Gain powerful weaponry and level into new and mighty hero classes. Claim the best cards and survive to take the Thunderstone. Featuring beautiful art from Jason Engle, Thunderstone is a welcome addition to any fantasy gamer’s collection.
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[22 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
12 Realms – OTSBGR

12 Realms is a light co-operative game for 1-6 players ages 8 and up.
“Siegfried, Snow White, D’ Artagnan, Red Riding Hood, and the other heroes of the 12 realms are being reunited for one last great adventure. The Dark Lords have joined forces to completely conquer and subjugate all the known Lands, and only the combined efforts of all the greatest heroes can halt their nefarious plan.
All players must band together to stop the Dark Lords’ overwhelming hordes from pillaging the 12 Realms. Individual invaders can be defeated by using …

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ascension

 
 
Deckbuilder which splits purchase actions from combat ones – and every card you purchase has end game value.
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[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Fallen – A Written Review

What happens when you take Descent and gut out the tactical miniature play in favor of a Choose Your Own Adventure narrative framework? Either genius or madness, no in between.

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Dominion (big box)

 
 
(from Rio Grande)
You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.
But wait! It must be …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Blockade Runner

 
 
Blockade Runner is a resource trading game in the Euro style, but with a dash of danger. In Blockade Runner, players take on the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money by shipping cargo in and out of the South during the American Civil War. Positioning is achieved by competing with each other for access to commodities, top market prices, and newly built ships. Hard decisions include whether to play safely to keep ships afloat or take potentially profitable risks. The crux of the play hinges upon whether …

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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice – A Written Review

Over the top spectacular with a three dimensional wrestling ring and boisterous attitude. Jim says they just don’t make games like they used to. Jim is an ignorant fool.