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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cataphract (Justinian + Land Battles) Review

Cataphract portrays the development of the art of war wrought by the early Byzantine Empire, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, under his great Generals, Belisarius and Narses.

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[1 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mound Builders Review

Mound Builders, from the Charles S. Roberts Award-winning design team of Wes Erni and Ben Madison at Victory Point Games, is a solitaire States of SiegeTM game where you represent the two largest pre-Columbian Indian “mound builder” cultures that dominated eastern North America from before the time of Christ.

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[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Alea Iacta Est Review

Alea Iacta Est is a strategic historical wargame for two players. It narrates the civil wars that tore the late Roman Republic to shreds and paved the way for the establishment of the Principate.

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Hoyuk Review

In Höyük each player represents a clan which will settle with other clans to erect a village. A replica of a Neolithic settlement will be built on the Höyük board using tiles to represent houses. Many additional pieces, such as ovens, shrines, and pens, will also aid a player in building their settlements.

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[22 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Secrets of the Lost Tomb Review

The Game:
Secrets of the Lost Tomb is a cooperative game of thrilling action-adventure and discovery. Players assume the roles of stalwart expedition members working together to investigate ancient mysteries, while surviving dangers and shielding humanity from the supernatural powers of The Tomb—an ancient vault filled with primeval powers perpetually struggling to be set free upon the world. Powers that mankind should never behold…
The Details:
Each of the game’s Scenario-Scripts has its own unique theme, flavor, and powerful boss monster bringing you into the rich and detailed world of The Tomb. Prepare to …

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[6 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Hannibal

Light game on 2nd Punic War by Aulic Council. Features Senatorial direction of campaigns, and the multi-front nature of the war.

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[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Art of Siege – Tyre

A four part series featuring each of these designs. They all are significantly different games, although packaged as a part of the same SPI ‘quad’.

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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
The End of the Triumvirate (Video Review)

Players take on the role of one of three leaders in ancient Rome: Caesar, Pompeius, or Crassus. Each is seeking to dominate the others by various means. You could try a military victory by creating a massive land block… or perhaps a political victory by being elected as Consul twice… or perhaps you can win by sheer skill by raising your talents… Either way, a maximum of three players can participate in this sophomore release by Lookout games.

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[8 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Caesar’s War (Video Review)

March with Julius Caesar and his legions in the conquest of Gaul, 58-52 BC. This is a two player game. One commands the Romans, the other the Gauls as well as allied Brittanic and Germanic tribes. The game pieces include: legions, auxiliaries, fleets and tribal war bands. The map stretches from the Roman frontier across the three parts of Gaul to the Rhine, as well as across the Northern Sea into Britannia.

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[19 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
China (Video Review)

China is an abstracted game of political influence in China. Players use cards to place pieces (Houses or Emissaries) into the nine regions on the board. When all house spaces in a region are filled (or at the end of the game), players score for majorities of houses in that region. At game end, players then score for having majorities of emissaries in two adjacent regions. Players also score for having four or more houses in an uninterrupted sequence along one of the roads on the board.