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[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]
Operation Battleaxe: Wavell vs. Rommel, 1941 Review

Operation Battleaxe is a quick-playing depiction of the June 1941 Allied offensive in the North African desert.

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[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Legends of Time and Space: At Empire’s End Review

This easy-to-play adventure is designed for solitaire or group play, and is suitable for one to four players, ages 12 and up. This complete game includes the adventure booklet, rules, pieces and game board.

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
WizKids Partners with Asmodee for German Board Games!

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WizKids Games, the pioneer of pre-painted miniature gaming, today announced that the company has entered into an partnership agreement with Asmodee Germany to localize several award winning game titles.
“We have chosen Asmodee to be our German language partner in Europe for the award winning titles including— the Mage Knight Board Game, Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons, Quarriors! Dice Building Game and Star Trek: Attack Wing.  We aim to replicate the successful growth and support we’ve experienced in Europe with our English language products and look forward to expanding our …

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Stronghold Games and BrokenMyth Studios Announce Core Worlds Digital

Stronghold Games and BrokenMyth Studios are proud to announce jointly the release of Core Worlds Digital, the digital implementation of the very successful and highly-acclaimed deck-building card game by award-winning game designer Andrew Parks.
 
The release of Core Worlds Digital will coincide with the release of another expansion for the Core Worlds base game, Core Worlds: Revolution. Furthermore, the Core Worlds Web Comic will be launching within the same timeframe.  All 3 of these projects are slated for the fourth quarter of 2014, ensuring a very enjoyable holiday season to all …

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
A Game of Thrones the Board Game (2nd ed) Review

In the second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, three to six players take on the roles of the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as they vie for control of the Iron Throne through the use of diplomacy and warfare.

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[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cave Evil

A darkly themed (yes – I’m using that word here) game of necromantic dueling underground. This game is reminiscent of a cross between Wiz-War and Magic the Gathering (no, no collectible aspect), with a level of chaos and strategic that are both quite deep.

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[29 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
12 Realms Review

12 Realms is a fast, lighthearted cooperative miniature game for 1 to 6 players. All players must band together to stop the Dark Lords’ overwhelming hordes from pillaging the 12 Realms. Individual invaders can be defeated by using each hero’s different talents, but to vanquish the Dark Lords you must claim a powerful artifact.

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mad City Review

Mad City is a real-time competitive tile-laying game in which players compete to build the most lucrative city. In rounds that last exactly one minute, players must lay their hand of nine tiles out in a 3×3 grid in order to build their city districts in the most beneficial way.

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Pay Dirt Review

In Pay Dirt, a gold excavation game set in Alaska, players must manage and grow their entire mining outfit, from workers and personnel to equipment and gear.

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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fleet: Arctic Bounty Review

Fleet: Arctic Bounty is designed to integrate with Fleet and give players the ability to choose which License and Boat cards to play with in any given game, creating endless possibilities of card and power combinations and replayability.

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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – Nations Part 3 – The Review

 
**A Review Of Nations**
Published by Lautapelit.fi and Asmodee Games, Nations is an Economic Game played through the ages for 1-5 players ages 14+.
Component Quality: 4:25
Family Friendliness: 12:44
Final Thoughts: 22:15

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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Arcane Wonders GAMA Trade Show Report

Announced some amazing things coming from Arcane Wonders this year! First, was a preview of Forged in Fire, our new Spell Tome Expansion!

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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Forces of Evil Review

Forces of Evil is a dungeon-building strategy game for 2-6 players. You and your friends are working to defeat The Forces of Good. You need to build a dungeon, hoard treasure, and recruit minions (as well as keep them happy).

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[25 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
Drive Thru Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre, takes 1 to 4 players into the Cuban Revolution. Castro’s “26 July Movement” must expand from its bases in the Sierra Maestra mountains to fight its way to Havana. Meanwhile, anti-communist student groups, urban guerrillas, and expatriates try to de-stabilize the Batista regime from inside and out, while trying not to pave the way for a new dictatorship under Castro.

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – Nations Part 2 – Sample Game

***Watch a full Age played in Nations including how to do the final end game scoring!***
One minor note, I made a small error with the Persian Empire (green player), see if you can spot it, and I’ll pretend it was intentionally added as a test. . .
I also refer to the Stability Track as the Heritage Track once. Luckily I am pointing to the track so it shouldn’t matter if you are watching where I point.

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Planes – Teaser!

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From the rails to the sky! Later this year AEG will release Planes, from designer David Short. This game puts you in the role of a group attempting to push your way through a crowded airport to reach your plane before takeoff. Other players families or groups, as well as neutral travelers will cause all sorts of congestion in the terminal, and may keep you from boarding. Featuring cards that affect the play and allow bonus scoring, as well as variable airport maps, Planes will be a great addition to your game night. …

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[23 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – The Manhattan Project

If you like your worker placement games to have teeth, then check out this 2-5 player game from Minion games!
“A power struggle at the beginning of an atomic age. A revolutionary new technology. Who will use it to build the deadliest arsenal and become the world’s dominant superpower?
The Manhattan Project is a low-luck, mostly open information efficiency game in which players compete to build and operate the most effective atomic bomb program. Players do not “nuke” each other, but conventional air strikes are allowed against facilities.
The game features worker placement …

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[22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
King & Assassins Review

King and Assassins is an asymmetrical fantasy game of strategy and deception for two players. One player controls a vile king and his knightly lackeys who try to force their way into the castle through a mob of wrathful citizens. The other player controls the mob itself and – more importantly – three assassins who hide among the crowd hoping to kill or stop the ruler long enough for the people to deal with him using their bare fists.

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[22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – Nations Part 1 (How To Play)

Nations is a Civilization game for 1-5 players ages 14+ with an average play time of 40 minutes per player.
“From the humble beginnings of civilization through the historical ages of progress, mankind has lived, fought and built together in nations. Great nations protect and provide for their own, while fighting and competing against both other nations and nature itself. Nations must provide food and stability as the population increases. They must build a productive economy. And all the while, they must amaze the world with their great achievements to build …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – Rockwell

Rockwell is an interesting Euro that blends various game play mechanics into a game for 2-4 players ages 14+ that plays in roughly 2 hours.
“The Rockwell company wants to develop drilling activities, but does not have the necessary teams in-house. Rockwell has decided to buy into specialized companies. In order to determine which one it will put on the most advanced and most profitable projects in the future, Rockwell has elected to make them work together on a single important project: drilling through the depths of the earth’s crust to …