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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 | ]
Hansa

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.

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[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Shadows over the Empire (Video Review)

In Shadows over the Empire, players take the role of leaders of four factions in a struggle for control of Cardis. They must influence various personalities and have them do their bidding. Loyalties are constantly changing and great allies become mortal enemies in a city filled with desire for dominion. Who will prevail?

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Vampire Empire (Video Review)

In a foreboding castle somewhere in central Europe, a strange fear has descended upon the inhabitants. One morning the body of a young girl was found, as pale as a sheet of paper, dry and totally drained of blood. Vampires are on the prowl! Who is the monster who murders innocent during the night? Before the truth will be discovered, more than one person may face unjust accusations thrown out by the devious servants of darkness. Will the vampires be successfully caught before they endanger the entire society, or will …

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[24 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Byzantio / Nekken (Video Review)

Byzantio is a game of medieval intrigue in the east in which players take the role of the heads of the main Byzantine dynasties, and scheme to choose the successor to the imperial throne.