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By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 18th, 2017
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And we’re already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you’re off on Monday. It’s also my friend Gilbert’s birthday! Yo. Gilbert. You old, dude. Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: M...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 18th, 2017
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Sometimes you just get the urge to build an empire. Or, at least, I do. Now, you can’t really be going out there, building an army, conquering neighboring territories while also advancing technology and creating diplomatic relations with your neighbors. However, you can live vicariously through...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 18th, 2017
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Capital cities are very important to a country. Sure, cities are important, in general, in terms of trade and crafts and such, but capital cities are where your government will be and that means it’s where you’ll be having meetings with foreign dignitaries. Having a capital city that̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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The streets of London are choked with thick fog and smoke from the factories. People go about their everyday lives. The undead are used as a labor force, putting many out of a job. Strange creatures, tainted by the runoff from the factories, lurk the alleyways. In all of it, the Cult looks to bring [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 17th, 2017
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Droids are an everyday part of the Star Wars world. They’re basically everywhere, filling in roles in all parts of life. As such, they should also be pretty common in the various games made about the universe. And it’s not just the more well-known ones such as R2-D2 and C-3PO, either. Wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 14th, 2017
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It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Atlanta. The sun’s shining. It’s warm outside. … Sounds like a perfect time to go to the LGS and stay inside, playing games all day! 😀 And to those dealing with ice up in the midwest, best to stay inside and play some games all day. Long story...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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Robert E. Howard’s Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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A very good friend of mine is getting married today. Tradition has it that he’ll carry his new bride across the threshold later. I’m hoping that his evening doesn’t turn into a Lovecraftian horror story after that point… Though I have a feeling he’d find that pretty cool...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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Behind football (or, as Americans call it, soccer), Cricket is the most popular professional sport on Earth. Sure, we here in the states might not get too involved in it, but that’s just our corner of the globe. And, like most sports, those of us in the gaming community would like to have a tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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The cultural impact of Doctor Who is undeniable. Especially if you’re in the “nerd crowd,” you see references and allusions to it all over. And it’s not just the older Doctors who get referenced. The newer ones have their own followings, as people debate about which was the be...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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I have to admit something: I never want to go out into the ocean. There’s just too many things out there in it that I don’t know anything about and it kinda creeps me out. Simply not for me. That sort of fear of the water can be brought right to my tabletop, if I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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Well, it would seem as though we’re surrounded. There’s a seemingly endless army of demons outside the tower and all of them want to come in. We don’t want them to come in because demons never wipe their feet and we just got new carpeting. So it’s up to the four of us to defen...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just ope...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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I remember playing the original Doom video game at my neighbor’s house. My friend had the game and we played all the time. You really could die pretty easily in it, and we very often did. That was good, of course, since it meant you weren’t far from having your own turn playing. And who [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 10th, 2017
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One of the bigger stories from last year was the Dark Souls Board Game from Steamforged Games. The Kickstarter campaign did very well and the game, itself, will be coming to tabletops near you later this year. Well, so you can know what you’re going to be getting, Steamforged has posted up the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 9th, 2017
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The universe is filled with opposites, and many say you can’t have one thing without having its opposite. You can’t know what’s good unless you have things that are bad. You can’t know what is cold without having things that are hot. You can’t have light unless you know ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 7th, 2017
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Well, one down and 51 to go. We’re a week into 2017 and it’s been a bit of an odd one, at least for me. No single day was “an average day,” really. Whether I was working from home or had to go to the repair shop, or just had the day off, I’m somewhat […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 6th, 2017
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I’m not so sure I’d want to sit on the Iron Throne. I mean, that just doesn’t seem comfy at all. And how many people have gotten tetanus from just getting a little scratch from all those swords? But if you’re not like me and sitting on that throne does sound intriguing, you ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 6th, 2017
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I may not know art, but I know what I like. I like games. And games about art are just fine, too. Bruxelles 1893 takes you to Brussels, Belgium as the Art Nuveau style is on the rise. This modern retelling of a board game classic is once again available from Asmodee....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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I… I’m attacking the darkness!! Sure, that might just be a cute line from that old Dead Alewives skit, but it’s also what you get to do in Myth: Dark Frontier, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter. The city of Farrenroc is under siege by the Darkness (umm… not Charli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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The Rise of Moloch Kickstarter will be getting underway here in just under two weeks. I’m a firm believer in being an informed customer. So reading up on a game and seeing all you can about how it will work is important to me. It’s also important to CMON, as they have a pair of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2017
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Pardon the editorial for a moment, but I just have to gush a bit about this game. I. Love. Raise Your Goblets. If you’re a fan of bluffing party games, you’ll want to check this one out. Players are nobles at a party thrown by the King. Thing is, everyone’s out to do in someone [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 4th, 2017
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There’s just a couple days left to get in on the Kingdom Death Kickstarter campaign. Though, chances are, you’ve already done so. How do I know? Because there’s over 16k backers that have raised over $9 million, making it the highest funding gaming project on Kickstarter, beating ou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 4th, 2017
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While you can just pull up Google Earth from any internet-capable device and go exploring all over the world, 100 years ago, the only way to go discover a new place was to actually get there, yourself. And that’s just what the crew of the Endurance were attempting to do. Unfortunately, ice has ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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Occasionally, games will change hands. Sometimes a company acquires an already-existing project as they feel they will be able to help it grow by giving it a wider audience than the original company is able to. Well, Mage Company has picked up Dwar7s Fall from Vesuvious Media. Here’s to getting...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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There are a lot of iconic items in Doctor Who. From giant scarves to the sonic screwdriver, but even those pale in comparison to the TARDIS. Yes, the police call box that’s bigger on the inside and is actually capable of traveling all through space and time, taking the Doctor and his companions...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 31st, 2016
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Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 is finally over and 2017 stretches ahead of us. What will the new year bring? Hard to say, really (man, if only I knew how to tell the future…). But I hope it means a lot of gaming for you. But what games? Well, how about checking out some reviews […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for “Mini.” In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they’re going to be the C (that is to say, “Cool”)? Well, you get a preview of them...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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It’s not easy robbing a train. You’ve gotta get the conductor to stop the thing. You’ve gotta make sure you get the goods. You need to make sure the other members of your gang aren’t going to double-cross you. And you’ve gotta make sure the passengers don’t put up ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 30th, 2016
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Fantasy Flight has some expansions available for some of their popular board games. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or more into an Earth-centered sci-fi world in the form of XCOM, there’s some new releases that will change how you play the game....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 29th, 2016
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Early next year, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with the first full expansion for Mansions of Madness, 2nd Edition. Beyond the Threshold brings you all new investigators to the horrific house that is Arkham. But along with just some new investigators, they’ll also be coming out with new sce...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 28th, 2016
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The final week of 2016 continues on. I know a lot of people are enjoying a bit of a break here at the end of the year. Many game companies are taking a little bit of time off. But that’s not to say we don’t have a good bit of bite-sized stories to snack on. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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In 2017, we here in the US will be getting a new President. It was a very long election season, and many people are glad it’s over. But if you’re a die-hard election junkie, you can still get your politics fix with some election board games, such as Two-Seventy, which is now available....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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Most of the Warlord Games crew is out of the office. But the ones left over have gone a bit CRAZY!! They’ve slashed prices on a bunch of products and now’s your chance to get games and minis at a special price. Better get there quick before Paul gets back and everything goes back to [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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For the majority of us, movement is a 3D experience. You can go forward, backward, left, right, up, down, and any combination thereof. However, we’re all pretty much locked into one direction when it comes to time. The Doctor, however, doesn’t have such constraints. As such, movement in D...