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[25 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 44 – Lobstercon

In this episode, Ronan and Sean discuss their exploits at Lobstercon, which is a twice yearly event where London On Board pack their bags and head down to the seaside to play games, games and more games.
The boys talk about the great games they played during the event but as usual don’t really hold back when discussing the less than great games played.
THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 44 – LOBSTERCON

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Brotherhood

 
GDW game on organized crime struggle for a single city.
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[16 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Stonewall’s Sword

 
 
(from Revolution Games):
On the stifling hot morning of August 9th, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps of Confederate veterans encountered a lone Union division under the shadow of Slaughter’s Mountain (also known as Cedar Mountain). The isolated Union division belonged to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks, Jackson’s rival during the Valley Campaign and an opponent who the great Stonewall had consistently defeated. The Confederate troops were some of the best in the Rebel army, they outnumbered the Union force and were under the command of one of the iconic generals …

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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.