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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 31 – Essen 2014 Treasure Hunt Special (part 1)

Essen fever has swept into the Game Pit and excitement levels are peaking.
Ronan and Sean use the Treasure Hunt format to look ahead at some of the games coming out in the Essen Spiel that have caught their interest for one reason or another.
The boys decide based on the information they have, if the games will be treasure or trap.
 
THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 31 – ESSEN 2014 TREASURE HUNT SPECIAL
 
 
 

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[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Assyrian Wars

This may be the most complex CDG out there.

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Critical Preview – Strife

Strife, a two-player strategy card game that plays in around an hour, is a game where you always know your opponent’s options. Aside from mastering the unique combo-creating gameplay of your champions, figuring out how to outmaneuver your opponent is where the true challenge lies.

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Israeli Independence Review

Israeli Independence is an introductory level solitaire wargame that tells the rich and engaging story of the First Arab-Israeli War – Israel’s War for Independence. Five Arab armies, poised at the borders of the newly declared state, launch their determined invasions – and each must be pushed back in turn before any reaches West Jerusalem, the new Israeli capital.
As the headlines unfold and the vast forces of the Arab League relentlessly press forward, can you successfully allocate the precious few resources of the new Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to conduct …

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[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sentinel Tactics Review (with Uprising Expansion)

Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom is a tactical combat game that uses a hex grid map to represent terrain.

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[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Days of Honor Review

Days of Honor: Operation Wildhorn III – is a fast-paced, tactical card wargame for two players.

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[5 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game Review

Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game is a tabletop miniature wargame based on the humorous 1962 Mars Attacks trading card series from Topps in which aliens from Mars try to take over the planet of the humans — that is, Earth!

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[4 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Video Blog #7 – Extra Life Gaming Marathon

This year, when you sign up to play games for 24 hours this year, you won’t just be raising money for kids. You’ll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard.

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[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bomb Squad Review

Bomb Squad is a cooperative game in which 2-6 players are members of a team operating a disposal robot with the mission to disarm bombs and save hostages.

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[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Splendor Review

Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development.

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[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – A Gripmats Review

GripMats are a simple elegant solution to the persistent vexing issue of sliding tiles, miniatures, and terrain.
Learn More at http://www.gripmat.com/

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[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews Presents – Nanobot Battle Arena

Nanobot Battle Arena is a quick strategy game for 2-8 players, ages 14+ (really 6+), with an average play time of about 30 minutes.
“An exciting tabletop strategy game for 2 to 8 players, where each competes to form the longest chain of NanoBots. There are 8 types of NanoBots, each with its own special ability. Players take turns playing their NanoBots and cards to build their chain or disrupt others’ until someone runs out of NanoBots. Prepare for an epic game of microscopic proportions.”
Learn More over at http://www.derpygames.com/

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[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
D&D Monster Manual: Available Today!

Today, Wizards of the Coast announced the release of the second of three core rulebooks for the highly-anticipated Tyranny of Dragons storyline – the Monster Manual. Optimized for fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the Monster Manual unearths creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures.

The Monster Manual is among one of the many product offerings that will be rolling-out this year. For more information and to learn about the latest product offerings go to DungeonsandDragons.com.

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 30 – Picking Over the Bones

Four more games slip into the depths of the pit and are picked over at length by Ronan and Sean. The games talked over are Libertalia, Greed, Gloom and Praetor.
Also in this episode we have a sneak peek at King Down which is currently on Kickstarter – King Down Kickstarter Link.
**We have experienced more technical issues and apologise for any reduction in sound quality. We are working hard to rectify the problems**
THE GAME PIT: EPISODE 30 – PICKING OVER THE BONES

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Favorite Filler Games: An Overview

Marco takes a look at good games that make some good fillers.

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Game Pit: Episode 29 – The Expanded Expansion Special

 
In this expanded length episode Sean & Ronan discuss the good and bad of board game expansions including their personal Top 5s and a few others which didn’t quite hit the mark.
 
THE GAME PIT: THE EXPANDED EXPANSION SPECIAL
 
 

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Gothic Invasion Review

Gothic Invasion is a card-driven wargame depicting the Gothic Wars from 377 to 382 A.D. Each player takes the roles of the Goth leaders (Fritigern, Alatheus and Saphrax) and the Roman leaders (Valens, Theodosius I, Gratian and Flavius Richomeres).

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
1860

18xx game set on the Isle of Wight.

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[28 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lagoon: Land of Druids Review

Lagoon is a game in which 1-4 players (4 play as opposing teams of 2) each lead a circle of druids to shape the fantastical world of Lagoon by harnessing the power of its magical lands to bend destiny.

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[27 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Turning Point

Freeman’s Farm and Lundy’s Lane were Turning Points in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 for America in the formation the United States Army.