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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 42 – Battle Report (Virgin Queen)

In the first Battle Report episode Sean and Ronan are joined by Lloyd, Pouria, Paul and Rachel.

Listen in as we play Virgin Queen with reports from the table and from each player as the game progresses. After the game we go back to the table again for everyone’s first impressions of the game.

THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 42 – BATTLE REPORT (Virgin Queen)

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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Gunslinger

 
 
AH’s game of detailed tactical gunfights in the Old West.
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OK Corral

Bar Brawl

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Battle for Italy

 
 
AH’s remake of an early (and simple) OSG/Zucker design.
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[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Demons

Demons is a game of demonic conjuration and treasure hunting for one to four players based on the medieval and ancient manuscripts comprising the “Lamegeton.” The players take the roles of magicians questing after treasure in medieval Armenia. The “mortal powers” of Armenia automatically pursue the magicians whose major defense is their ability to conjure fearsome demons.
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[14 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Druid

 
Operational level treatment of Boudicca’s revolt.
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[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Sons Of Anarchy: Grim Bastards Clubhouse Expansion

A look at the Grim Bastards clubhouse expansion for Gale Force Nine’s exceptional Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem. Does the inclusion of a fifth player alter the dynamic in an appreciable way or is it the feature simply tacked on?

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
WizKids Releases “Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn” in North America

WizKids has great news for fans of the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe as they have released Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn. Available in game retailers across North America, and soon-to-be launched in other regions, Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn lets players collect and assemble a party of warriors and battle one another with dice-based combatants including dragons, mind flayers, beholders and kobolds.

To celebrate the launch, while supplies last, purchasers will receive a free Minsc and Boo—the iconic hero and his miniature giant space hamster—promo card and die to …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
12 Realms: Bedtime Story

Our friends over at MAGE Company send along word announcing the soon to be live Kickstarter for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story!

From our earliest years onward, fairytales have had an enormous impact on our lives. They entertain us with the daring deeds of colorful heroes and villains. They inspire us to go on adventures of our own and see the world in whole new ways. And they remind us that no matter how dark life gets, there’s always hope, always a reason to fight for our dreams. Inspired by the fairytale …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Last of the Independents

 
 
(from Numbskull)
Last of the Independents is a Euro-style, Americana themed historical simulation game. Set in the post WW2-era, it is as fast paced and cutthroat as the automotive industry itself. Players must design, engineer, and promote cars as they compete against each other, “The Big 3,” and the economy. This is accomplished with a combination of set company profiles, advantageous investment allocation, and clever card play.
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[10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Borodino

 
 
Triumph & Glory continues with this one-battle boxed game of one the largest (and most important) Napoleonic battles.
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Schevardino Redoubt

Borodino

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[9 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Adjustable Height Gaming Table Using UpLift!

Suffering from back pain, I decided to try an adjustable height gaming table to reduce the constant bending over when gaming. The UpLift 950 frame from TheHumanSolution allowed me to adapt my existing gaming table into a multipurpose adjustable height table. It is the single best gaming related product I own and even bought one for my office at work.

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bull Moose

 
(from numbskull games):
Bull Moose is a U. S. presidential election game based on the 1912 election. The split in the Republican party resulted in Teddy Roosevelt launching the Progressive Party. Concurrently the Socialists under Eugene Debs had their best showing to date. The Prohibitionists fielded Eugene Chaffin running only 7 years prior to the passing of the 18th Amendment (prohibition).
This resulted in a 5 way race in which the Democrats actually won and the third party, the Progressives came in second. The election is represented by a straightforward, card driven, …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Dungeons and Dragons casts a new spell

The year of 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) board game.

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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 | 4 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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[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
OTSBGR – XCOM: The Board Game

Placed in command of the elite military organization known as XCOM, you and your friends must find some means to turn back an escalating alien invasion. As UFOs appear in orbit and worldwide panic threatens to undermine national governments, the game’s free companion app and its push-your-luck dice rolling mechanics immerse you deep in the tension and uncertainty of a desperate war against an unknown foe.
You are humanity’s last hope…
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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.