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Thunderstone Worlds Collide Review

Thunderstone Worlds Collide

Flung through the planes of existence by rites of banishing, a few beleaguered heroes, old friends, find themselves on the very edge of Doom’s original world…

Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide tells the story of a battle for survival in a world of ancient evil and darkness. This set showcases 550 cards from the first six Thunderstone releases, including previously hard-to-find promos, all updated and fully compatible with Thunderstone Advance, along with many fan favorites from this deck-builder’s history.

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Mythic Battles: Expansion 1 Review

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Mythic Battles: Expansion 1 includes new and powerful warriors for the armies of both Hades (Minos and The Damned of Tartarus) and Athena (The Matriarchs, Arachne and Arachne’s Babies) so that players can reinforce their armies while facing off against one another in six new epic scenarios.

Mythic Battles: Expansion 1 also introduces a new type of cards: Heroes, exceptional beings with otherworldly powers that are not units, but rather cards to add to your deck to get bonuses.

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Critical Holiday List – List 1, 2013: Heroes, Villains and Mages!

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It is that time of year again.  Well, ok, for us, this is a first, but outside of our little Critical World, the rest of the universe is gearing up for everything and anything from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and all other kinds of celebrations in between!

Starting today, and over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you a gamer’s game, my son, “NinjaZach”, will bring you a kid’s/family game, and my wife, “Mrs. Tox” will declare her favorite games she thinks are good for couples to play together!

What are you hoping to get this holiday season?  Is it one of these games we shared this time?  If not, we’ll be back soon with more, but we’d love to hear from you… what one game are you hoping to unwrap this holiday season!  We hope you enjoy our small holiday lists and that they either inspire you for gift giving, or, turn you on to something to add to your own wishlist!  Happy Holidays to all!

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Thunderstone Root of Corruption (Video Review)

Thunderstone Corruption

Following on the heels of Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane, Thunderstone emerges into the deepest trouble yet. The tunnels under the fortress at Cheah Dell are clear. The lost dwarven kingdom of Caligin is reclaimed. And the djinni lich, Mowtil, has been defeated, sealing the portal of black flame into Tala. The adventurers have collected three more Thunderstones, and Doom’s full plans are revealed. He has corrupted the heart of Tala, Dun Ordha. A monstrous army marches on the capital city, even as the final Thunderstone is revealed to be held by King Caelan himself. Can the adventurers race ahead of an army to save the city from a siege outside the walls and sickly corruption within?

Thunderstone Advance: Root of Corruption, the second expansion for Thunderstone Advance, introduces new challenges and an all-new way to play: co-op! It also features ruinous sin incarnates, vicious scavenger gnolls, thrall summoners to bring back memorable foes, seven new heroes, six new monster groups, fifteen new village cards, and a new poster map board that creates options for co-op play using existing cards and rules! What’s more, all Ambusher cards from Towers of Ruin and Caverns of Bane have been reprinted with updated graphics to increase visibility.

~ AEG

 

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Darkest Night (A Video Review)

Darkest Night, by designer Jeremy Lennert, is a fully-cooperative board game for one to four players (up to six with variants), set in a kingdom broken under a necromancer’s shadow. Each player takes on the role of one of the kingdom’s last heroes (nine playable characters), each with a unique set of special abilities, just as they hatch a plan to save the realm.

Searching the kingdom provides new powers and equipment to strengthen you and your party, as well as the keys that can unlock the holy relics and defeat the necromancer. You can acquire many powerful abilities—unique to each hero—that can help to fight the undead, elude the necromancer’s forces, accelerate your searches for items and artifacts, and more. The knight is a brave and powerful warrior; the prince can rally and inspire the people; the scholar excels at locating and restoring the treasures of the past.

But ravenous undead roam the realm, and as the necromancer continues to build his power base, he blights the land and his army steadily grows. As the game wears on, the necromancer becomes more and more powerful, creating blights more quickly and effectively. If an area becomes too blighted, it gets overrun—and the monastery receives the spillover. And if the monastery is ever overrun, the necromancer wins and the kingdom is swallowed in darkness!

Before the monastery falls, it’s up to you and your party to defeat the necromancer in one of two ways: If you can gather three holy relics and bring them all back to the monastery, you can perform a powerful ritual to break the necromancer’s power and scour the land of the undead. Alternatively, you can try to defeat the necromancer in direct combat—but be warned, he will readily sacrifice his minions to save himself.

Can you save the kingdom from darkness? Do you have the courage, the cunning and the will to withstand the necromancer and his forces? Strategize, plan and bring out the best of your abilities to end our Darkest Night!

Game Data:

Complexity: 4.5 on a 9 scale
Solitaire Suitability: 9 on a 9 scale
Scale: Each unit represents a Hero, the Necromancer or blights in a guerilla war over a small kingdom. Each round represents approximately several days to a week.

Polybag Game Components:

• One full color rules booklet (player aid included)
• One 11″ x 17″ game board
• 9 Hero sheets
• 150 cards
• 5 six-sided 5mm dice
• 111 thick, laser-cut, multi-shaped counter pieces (minor assembly required)

What’s In The Box?:

• One full color rules booklet (player aid included)
• One 11″ x 17″ paper game board
• 9 Hero sheets
• 150 cards
• 111 thick, laser-cut, multi-shaped counter pieces (minor assembly required)
• Five six-sided 12mm dice
• One 11″ x 17″ mounted, jigsaw-cut game board
• One bright red, 9″ x 11 7/8″ Deluxe cardboard VPG game box
• One beautiful box cover sleeve
• One “Wipes-A-Lot” napkin
• One charcoal dessicant packet

~ Victory Point Games

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