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[29 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Castles of Mad King Ludwig Review

In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria…one room at a time.

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Guelphs and Ghibellines

Tactical system similar to Men of Iron, for three battles set in 13th Century Italy.

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[8 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
The Builders: Middle Ages Review

In The Builders: Middle Ages, the cards represent buildings or workers. Players score points (and gain money) by completing the construction of buildings, while placing a worker on a construction site costs money.

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[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
A Critique of… Glass Road

The game consists of four building periods. Each player has an identical set of fifteen specialist cards, and each specialist comes with two abilities. At the beginning of each building period, each player needs to choose a hand of five specialists.

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[2 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Venetia Review

In Venetia, players compete to become the most prosperous and influential noble family in the history of the Serenissima Republic. From its rise in the ninth century to its decline and fall in the eighteenth, players take part in the golden age that built the city that once was the Queen of the Mediterranean.

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[17 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lords of the Renaissance

The Lords series, by Phil Ecklund, provides a primarily economic representation of larger scoped (military & political) events.

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[11 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Agincourt Review

Unique design covering the battle of Agincourt – focusing on the morale issues facing the French.

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[2 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Art of Siege – Acre

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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[19 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Crusades

A strategic level hex-wargame treatment of the 1st and 3rd Crusades, 1096-1099 and 1190-1192 respectively. The rules for each Crusade share the same basic mechanics however the 3rd Crusade scenario is designed as a two-player only game, while the 1st Crusade scenario is intended for multi-player play, and has additional rules covering diplomatic and economic elements.

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[10 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Players are merchants of the Hanseatic League. Players take control of the ship and buy and sell goods, establish trading posts, and sail to find new markets. The board is a very simple map of Scandinavia, with arrows from point to point restricting where the boat is able to move. The active player takes control of the boat and must pay to move to each new city where he may either buy, sell, or expand. Players want sets of goods that they can trade for victory points, but also need to expand their market presence to generate revenue.