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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Warlords: China in Disarray

 
 
Panther Games’ light strategic representation of the ‘Warring States’ period after WWI running through the
formation of the KMT, CCP, and the Japanese invasion. This Aussie game comes close on the heels of Empires
in Arms, and (though much lighter) shows some of the same design features – though this is more of
a pure balance of power game, at least in the early eras.
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[2 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Shadows Of Malice – A Written Review

A fantasy adventure in the spirit of Mage Knight that throws out the complexity in favor for an old-school D&D feel that’s centered on discovery and the generation of diverse narrative.

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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 41 – Picking Over the Bones

Sean and Ronan discuss and review four more games in this episode. Featuring are 8 Minute Empire, Hoyuk, Titans Tactics and Omen: A Reign of War.

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Happy Dungeon Master Appreciation Month from Wizards of the Coast!

February is Dungeon Master Appreciation Month and to celebrate Wizards of the Coast has released the Dungeon Masters Support Group video series! In this three-part series, DMs can find the innovation, inspiration, and flexibility they need to get their games back under control.

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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Triumph & Glory

 
(from GMT site)
Triumph & Glory contains the following five battles:
Castiglione (1796), fought over exactly the same field as would see the massive destruction at Solferino 63 years later, this is considered the first great, truly Napoleonic-style battle. Here the unfortunate opponents are the Austrians.
Austerlitz (1805), perhaps the greatest Napoleonic victory of all time, presented here in a most playable version.
Raab (1809), while Napoleon was to the west, capturing Vienna, his son, Prince Eugene led a sizable army into Hungary, chasing Archduke John’s Austrians and attacking them across a river, with …

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[18 Feb 2015 | One Comment | ]
Homeland The Game – A Written Review

Gale Force Nine hits us with another astounding release out of the dark. This design team needs to be recognized as they’re doing some of the most interesting and innovative work in the hobby.

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[16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 40 – Council Chamber Mega Review of 2014 with Top 5s

 Sean and Ronan take a look back at the best and worst of 2014 in our longest episode yet. Featuring Biggest Disappointment, Best Expansion, Top 5 2014 Games and more…
Joining us with their thoughts are our fantastic contributors Chris, Teri, Paul and Nathan.

Also featuring our Competition to win a brand new copy of Hoyuk from MAGE Company.

THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 40 – COUNCIL CHAMBER MEGA REVIEW OF 2014 WITH TOP 5S

 

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[16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Albion

 
An attempt at a [i]real[/i] fantasy wargame, on what amounts to an operational game. The twilight
of the old world of elves and trolls is represented in the final climactic war. The game features leadership,
heroic combat, magic and enchantments, magical items, monsters and wizards, and a whole bunch
more – all in what amounts to a two-player wargame with semi-coop type victory conditions.
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[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
OTSBGR – Samurai Spirit

“You and your small Samurai crew are the only obstacles between a frightened village and a horde of bloodthirsty brigands!
The confrontation seems very uneven while you are standing in front of dozens of enemies ready to cut you to pieces, but that is without counting on your combat skills and the strong solidarity keeping your group united in adversity.
Above all, and when the cause will seem hopeless, your enemies will discover the beast inside you: a fearsome warrior ready to unleash his true strength!”
Learn More Over At Fun Forge!
How To …

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[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
1826

 
18xx set in France and Belgium. Nationalized railways, loans, and low initial capitalization
make it sound a lot like ’56, but there are significant differences. For one, the stock market
is less volatile – growth is based upon an earnings requirement. Train efficacy is (at first) based
upon distance rather than cities serviced. There are TWO nationalization options. Electric and
High Speed trains (which don’t worry about the distance factor).
(from deep thought)
1826 is a railroad operations and share trading board game in the 18xx series, set in France and Belgium. It was first published …