Board Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 27th, 2017
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So I’m told, occasionally, people like to get together. This seems like an odd and foreign concept, being the loner that I am. Anyway, when this “get-together” happens, often people will play games. Often, those games involve alcohol. These “party” and “drinking...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 26th, 2017
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I live in Atlanta. Driving around the city, I certainly go, “… I could’ve laid out the city better than this! You can’t get anywhere!” I’m sure many of you have done much the same. Well, Valletta gives you the opportunity to build your own city. It’s 1566 and...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 25th, 2017
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I’d thought about starting this post with a bunch of bad Italian-American stereotypical thing, but decided against it, since I didn’t want to find myself in the Hudson with a pair of cement shoes on. Anyway, the various crime families in New York are having a bit of a war in order to find...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 25th, 2017
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One of the most popular anime series out there is Sailor Moon. It’s one of those where even if you don’t watch the show and have never even seen an episode, you know about it just through all the other media it’s in. Well, soon you’ll have some new ways to experience the setti...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 25th, 2017
4 Comments
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When Shadows of Brimstone first came out, it was all about the Weird West where you’d head down into a mine in search of the monsters that’d been coming out. It’s since branched out, with those tunnels leading to strange and fantastic worlds. The next tunnel you go down doesn’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 22nd, 2017
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Hey everyone. I’m sure a lot of you are reading this after getting back from Salute. If that’s the case… *envy-waves in your direction* I wish I’d been there. Maybe someday. But for those of us in the States, Australia, and elsewhere that can only live vicariously through your...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Apr 21st, 2017
2 Comments
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It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 20th, 2017
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Most of us know about Hannibal and his elephants. But what about Hamilcar, his father? He, too, was a great military leader and led battles for Carthage against Rome. Those two cities fought it out quite a lot over the years (and we know that Rome eventually prevailed). Soon, you’ll be able to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 20th, 2017
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10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Blast off! And that’s just what IDW Games has done with their new retro-sci-fi board game, Rayguns & Rocketships. They’ve taken to the Kickstarter launchpad and are go. Grab your fishbowl helmet...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 19th, 2017
8 Comments
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Warforged: First Contact is a new sci-fi miniatures board game that’s up on Kickstarter now. In it, the human players are looking to infiltrate (well, “blast their way into” more appropriately) into an enemy alien stronghold. Of course, the further in they go, the tougher the aliens...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 18th, 2017
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Yes, I know it’s Tuesday and not Saturday. But Saturday I was preoccupied wondering how he (Jonah) eats and breathes, and other science facts. And then Monday I was recouping from the weekend of laughing my ass off. So today’s going to be a bit of a catch-up day. Anyway, let’s get t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 14th, 2017
2 Comments
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Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum! Actually, as a teetotaler, I don’t drink rum. So I’ll just have a virgin pina colada. *sips* Ah, refreshing and still takes me to the islands. But when you’re out there, just remember to watch out for pirates. They be swashbucklin’ all over the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2017
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All aboard! The train’s going to be leaving the station soon. Anyone wanting to go to Munich better get on board now. Days of Wonder has announced that a new Ticket to Ride game is going to be coming out. As you can tell from the pretzels, beer, and bratwurst, this time we’re headed to [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2017
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Most board games out there are competitive. All the players are looking to be the one that wins. However, sometimes you aren’t wanting to take down your opponents, but team up and take on the game, itself. Or, everyone cancels on you and you find yourself wanting to game, but nobody’s aro...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 12th, 2017
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Playford Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Capere, their abstract strategy game set during Rome’s civil wars. Players take control of their armies, set on the field of battle, and must outmaneuver one-another in order to gain an advantage. But the Roman gods are fickle and may decide ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 12th, 2017
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The work week continues along. We’re halfway home (“home” in this case being the weekend, of course). If we’ve made it this far, there’s a good chance we’ll make it the rest of the way. But just to make sure, we should bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories. Toda...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 11th, 2017
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Just seeing the words “Super Mario,” the theme music started playing in my head. I remember getting a Nintendo for Christmas and instantly getting started playing Super Mario Brothers. … I was terrible at that game. 😛 But maybe I won’t be so bad at Super Mario Level Up!, a new...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 11th, 2017
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Columbia Games is looking to fund a new WWII tactical game over on Kickstarter. While there certainly have been many WWII games made over the years, this one looks to be a bit different. The rules are just 12 pages long and the game uses blocks to represent the various units, tanks, and support troop...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 11th, 2017
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The World Famous Heath “B.A.” Foley, artist to the stars, is at it again. Red Panda Miniatures is continuing their art previews of the Cult of Barnacle Bay with a look at the Bat Caster....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 10th, 2017
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They say that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. That includes different planets in a galaxy. What you have, your neighbors want. And what your neighbors have, you want. Sounds like there’s just gonna be some conflict. That’s what’s going on in Pearl Lands, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 10th, 2017
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Any ship has to have a captain. I mean, otherwise, people are just running around, doing whatever they want. In the harsh outer reaches of space, you need someone with a clear and level head to take charge. But if you’re out there, you’d better be bold, as well. That’s just what you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 8th, 2017
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It’s Saturday, the day that’s full of possibilities (Ok, so every day is full of possibilities, but it just feels moreso on Saturday to me). With any luck, your day is full of gaming. But at the moment, I know you’re all interested in what sort of reviews we’ve got for you. We...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 7th, 2017
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Dig in the dark is a gas. Baby, can you dig it? Though this particular digging is in a dungeon. Dungeon Digger makes you a Dungeon Lord looking to expand your territory and conquer your neighbors. You’ll do this by ordering around your Stooges (henceforth, when I play, I would say that my name&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 7th, 2017
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Check for prints! *Dot comes in* I found Prince! Nonono, finger prints! Ok, so that episode was a take-off of Hercule Poirot and not Sherlock Holmes, but it’s still funny. Anyway, one thing about a mystery is that once you know the ending, it makes it difficult to play again. Thankfully, Asmode...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 6th, 2017
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Who wouldn’t want to be nobility? You get titles and land and prestige and the tabloids following you around all over everywhere. Ok, so maybe that last bit isn’t so great, but the other parts are pretty cool. In Rise to Nobility, you’re looking to stop being just the head of an inf...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 6th, 2017
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There’s just something classic about the look of science fiction as dreamed up by the 50s and 60s. Rocketships with big fins on them. Fishbowl-style helmets on your spacesuit. Rings around basically everything. Well, IDW Games is bringing all that nostalgia to your tabletops with Rayguns and Ro...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 5th, 2017
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Mothership, the space-exploration game, is back up on Kickstarter. This time around, they’re looking at doing another print run of the popular game. But it’s not just the same thing all over again, they’re also adding in the Into the Vortex expansion which adds nebulae, wormholes, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 5th, 2017
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One of the best parts of an adventure is when you and your fellow party members head to town and trade in all that loot for great, new items. All that gold burning a hole in your pouch is exchanged for enchanted swords and bows and wands. The competition for that gold is fierce, too. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 5th, 2017
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I just want to say that before you ask, yes, this was the most apocalypse that we could legally bring you in one place. Anyway, it would seem as though the world has once more come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I said you shouldn’t go poking around that old atomic control panel. Now, we’re [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 5th, 2017
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“Finder’s keepers.” It’s basically the Jawa motto. Certainly, if they come across some droids out in the desert, they’re going to claim them as their own. And soon, that “what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine” attitude can make its way to y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 4th, 2017
11 Comments
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Overnight, CMON’s Rising Sun Kickstarter came to an end. It did alright. If you consider $4.2 million, “alright.” o,O As has become customary, the end of the old campaign ushers in an announcement of a new one. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Zombicide: Black Plague. In...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 3rd, 2017
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The universe is vast and full of wonders… and riches! A new age of space exploration is on and captains and their heroic crews are heading out to distant stars in search of wealth and fame. Along the way, they’ll help stranded ships, they’ll seek out some of the universe’s mos...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 3rd, 2017
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There’s a ton of games out there. And when you live in certain regions, there’s a chance you might never get a chance to play some of them. The folks at IDW Games and Hutch! think that’s terrible. Everyone should have a chance to play all the cool games out there. As such, they̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 1st, 2017
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And once more, we have made it to Saturday. Isn’t that just grand? I certainly think it is. Hope you’ve got yourself some gaming lined up, because… I mean, that’s the way things should be, amirite? Anyway, let’s get to those reviews I know you so desperately desire. Toda...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Mar 31st, 2017
15 Comments
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It’s the last day of the month. We’re 1/4 of the way through the year. The summer heat isn’t far away. Time to get your board game collection bulked up and get set for some hot months ahead (or cold ones, if you’re down south). CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases av...