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Village (Video Review)

Life in the village is hard – but life here also allows the inhabitants to grow and prosper as they please. One villager might want to become a friar. Another might feel ambitious and strive for a career in public office. A third one might want to seek his luck in distant lands.

Each player will take the reins of a family and have them find fame and glory in many different ways. There is one thing you must not forget, however: Time will not stop for anyone and with time people will vanish. Those who will find themselves immortalized in the village chronicles will bring honor to their family and be one step closer to victory.

Village is a game full of tactical challenges. A smart and unique new action mechanism is responsible for keeping turns short and yet still tactically rich and full of difficult decisions. Also unique is the way this game deals with the delicate subject of death; as a natural and perpetual part of life in the village, thoughts of death will keep you focused on smart time-management.

~ eggertspiele

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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers: “Origins, Gencon, BGG.CON, Essen, and ConsimWorld Expo!” Episode 7

“Origins, Gencon, BGG.CON, Essen, and ConsimWorld Expo!”

 

Welcome back for our seventh episode of Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers!

In this episode we spend the first two hours covering a wide variety of games and topics, discussing everything from what makes a game “gamey”, to Wil Wheaton, TableTop, and some of the pitfalls and trappings of being a board game reviewer. For the final six hours (just kidding)… In the last 45 minutes we cover a bunch of information about the upcoming convention season. I think we covered just about every large gaming convention in existence in this episode.

During the show we make mention of a couple of Youtube Video series. For any listeners that want to check them out, here are some links.

Emerald City Comic Con (famous voice over actors re-enacting the first Star Wars movies) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo5HuKNbF5E

PAX Prime 2011 (Wil Wheaton and the PAX gang putting on quite the D&D show for a live audience) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmTINEnGwnc

As before here is the list of games we cover:

Operation Barbarossa 1941, Samurai Battles, Village, Key Market, Helvetia, 7 Wonders, Battlestar Galactica, Power Grid, The Russian Campaign, Conflict of Heroes, Band of Brothers, Lords of Waterdeep, Rolling Freight, Dice Town, Dungeon Lords, Mage Knight, Stone Age, Feudality, Quarriors, Urban Sprawl, Caylus, Nefarious, Grave Business, Silent War, Virgin Queen, Civil War Commander, In Magnificent Style, Nuklear Winter ’68, Nations at War: White Star Rising, Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas, Warlords of Europe, StelCon: Infinity, Goa, VivaJava: The Coffee Game, Conquest Tactics, Sidibaba, Bomber Command, Napolean’s Triumph, FAB: The Bulge, Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648

~ Joel Eddy

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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers: “Expand Your World ” Episode 5

“Expand Your World”

 

Welcome back for our fifth episode of Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers!

In this episode we discuss board game expansions, what they mean for your health, pocketbook, and society as a whole. We also discuss how expansions are handled across of a variety of game types: War Games, Euro Games, “Ameritrash” Games, Card Games, etc…

As before here is the list of games we cover:

Kaispeicher, BSG Express, Battlestar Galactica, Coney Island, Saint Petersburg, Outpost, Shanghaeian, Core Worlds, Thunderstone Advance, Lords of Waterdeep, Village, 1st and Goal, Can’t Stop, Rallyman, Formula D, Abaddon, Tournay, Game of Thrones, Caucassus Campaign, Liberty Roads, Sink the Carrier, Tide of Iron, Orcs of the High Mountains, The Gates to the Underworld, Cthulu Gloom, Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel, Great Battles of History, Simple GBOH Battle Manual, Pillars of the Earth, We Must Tell the Emperor, Core Worlds, Fortune and Glory, Settlers of Catan, Arkham Horror, Talisman, Carcasonne, Dominion, Munchkin, Ogre, Hawaii, Napolean’s War, Commands & Colors Napoleonics, Lost Battles, Magic: The Gathering, Zombie Dice, Dominant Species, Through the Ages, Rolling Freight, Antiquity, Battle for Stalingrad, Joan of Arc’s Victory, Nuklear Winter ’68, Virgin Queen, Here I Stand, 1989: Dawn of Freedom, Ascari, Masséna at Loano, Washington’s Crossing, Nightfighter, Power Grid: First Sparks, Destined Hero, Lost Cause, Barbarossa Campaign, Forlorn Hope, Revolt and Revolution, Soviet Dawn, Friedrich

~ Joel Eddy

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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers Podcast Part one !

“What’s wrong with us?”

 

 

Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast, Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers!

In this inaugural episode, we get to know our hosts Marco Arnaudo, Lance Myxter, and Joel Eddy. They discuss a variety of games and topics. For the main portion of this episode we hear about their motivations for doing video reviews. aka: “What’s wrong with them??”

They also discuss a giant swathe of board games, new and old: Friday. Outpost, Ora et Labora, Drum Roll, Forgotten Heroes: Vietnam, 1812: The Invasion of Canada, Dragon Rampage, Pandemic, Phantom Leader, Viva Topo, Go Away Monster, Ascending Empires, Caveman Curling, Imperial Crusade Armada, Liberty Roads, The God Kings, Enemy Action: Ardennes, Coney Island, Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan, Letters from Whitechapel, 1989: Dawn of Freedom, Free At Last, Wiz-War, Rex: The Final Days of an Empire, Bios: Megafauna, High Frontier, The New Era, Troyes, Village, Seikagahara, Strike of the Eagle, and Band of Brothers

Wow! That’s a lot of games!

~ Joel Eddy

 

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Eruption ( A Video Review)

The inhabitants of the villages surrounding a dormant volcano were happily living in peace until — KABOOM! — the old volcano sprung back to life, unleashing rivers of molten lava in every direction and blasting volcanic rock into the sky. The villages, now faced with destruction, must do whatever they can to protect their homes from the incoming surge of lava.

Your village is about to burn up — can you take the heat?

Eruption is a competitive survival game in which each player struggles to save his or her own village from destruction caused by an onslaught of lava from an erupting volcano. As lava enters a village, its temperature increases until it has burned up completely. Players can protect their own villages by placing lava tiles defensively and strategically building walls of various materials to hold back the lava. They are also rewarded with action cards for directing lava to other villages. Action cards allow players to rotate, replace, or remove the hexagonal lava tiles as well as cool down and fortify their own villages. Once the volcano has fully unleashed its fury, the player whose village is at the lowest temperature wins.

~ Stratus Games

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