Board Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 24th, 2017
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Why do you climb the mountain? Because it’s there. Just, y’know, what out for yetis as you’re climbing. You don’t think there’s yetis? Should I remind you that the mountain you’re about to climb is called Yeti Mountain? There’s yetis, alright! And you should ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 24th, 2017
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What? You need a Beefeater? I’ll eat all the beef you’ve got! *omnomnomnom* … What do you mean, “it might be poisoned”!?! WizKids has announced a new board game called Tower of London. Players are looking to control areas of this legendary building, moving their Beefeate...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 24th, 2017
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*puts on a long coat, grabs a pipe, and puts on one of those… detective… hats…* … What are those things called, anyway? Bah, that’s a bit of investigation to partake in at another time. Right now, crime is afoot! And you’re the ones to solve it. Make your way all a...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, seems Adepticon is getting a bit of announcements coming out of it. This one’s about Shadespire, a new Age of Sigmar-based miniatures board game coming from Games Workshop later this year. Warhammer Community has some preview shots of it up....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 22nd, 2017
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These aren’t just not the droids you’re looking for, you want to make sure that they’re not the droids that are looking for you. While they might outwardly look like C-3P0 and R2-D2, don’t expect BT-1 and 0-0-0 to help you overthrow oppressive regimes. They’re going to b...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 22nd, 2017
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We all know the story of the 3 Little Pigs. They built their houses out of straw and sticks and bricks in order to remain safe from the Big Bad Wolf. Well, those pigs had siblings who had piglets of their own. These little nieces and nephews also live in an enchanted forest and are […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 21st, 2017
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In an ancient land, different factions look to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. Martial Arts Masters are all training promising students, hoping that they will carry on the power of their moves. Meanwhile, the Emperor is also looking to solidify their rule and create a dynasty. Only on...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 21st, 2017
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Well, unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to Adepticon this year. Sad, too, because I was really looking forward to trying out Red Panda Miniatures’ new game, Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay. Well, I can still live vicariously through photos posted online. Or I could just ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 21st, 2017
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So, yesterday was the first day of Spring (or Fall, depending on which part of the equator you’re on). We’re only mostly through March, but the true spirit of Christmas should be in our hearts all year ’round (or so we say at Christmas, anyway). Well, that includes games, of course....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 18th, 2017
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Ah, Saturday. And it’s Games Day at the Milton Library. So, of course, that means it’s raining. Funny how that seems to be happening. 3rd weekend of the month, we’ve got some rain. But, seeing as I like rain, it’s all good. Rain and gaming. Seems great. Anyway, we’ve got...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 17th, 2017
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You’re just out walking the parapet, taking a look around, when you see something off in the distance. At first, you think your eyes are playing tricks on you. But as you look more, you realize that, yes, you are seeing what you’re seeing, and it’s not looking good. A seemingly endl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 16th, 2017
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It’s good to be king. Or so they say. They also say that everybody wants to rule the world (in this case, “they” is Tears for Fears). Well, Manifest Destiny lets you potentially do just that. You’ll be placed in control of a country and have total control of its economic, envi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 16th, 2017
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Alert! Alert! An alien mothership has appeared above the planet! Enemy fighters are being launched. Our own defenses, caught off-guard, are responding as best we can. It’s going to be a rough fight, but we’ve got to repel the invaders and make the world safe again. That’s the story ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 15th, 2017
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You know, when you kill off your greatest foe and threat to peace in the land, you kinda expect that’ll be it. You’re done. There will be prosperity. But not so much. The Dead King has returned and he’s looking to finish the plans he didn’t quite complete in life. Who will sta...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 15th, 2017
6 Comments
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I really wish I was at GAMA. Yesterday we had quite a few really important announcements. Of course, those weren’t the only ones made at the show. Games Workshop also had a couple of announcements. One’s in the form of a steampunk-esque Dwarf faction for Age of Sigmar. The other is for a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 13th, 2017
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Back when I lived in Kansas, I saw quite a lot of farmland. And all along the fence line, you’d see “Private Property” and “Keep Out” signs. Let’s face it, the land is a farmer’s life. You can’t have others encroaching on it. And that’s just what ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 13th, 2017
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. And if you happen to trip while trying to acquire a strange stone that both the Christians and the Moors are looking for, during the time of the Reconquista, you would fall on the Spanish plain, too. That’s where (and when) you’ll be headed in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 11th, 2017
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Hello, Saturday! It… was quite a week, I have to say. Very busy. With all the goings-on for GAMA, I almost forgot that PAX East was going on. Hope everyone is having a good time out there. I’m, obviously, not there. I will be at Adepticon in a couple weeks, though. That’ll be fun. L...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 10th, 2017
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So, you think building a castle is easy, eh? “Just pile some rocks together and you’re done,” eh? Well, lemme tell you, if you want the royal family to come and stay in your castle, you’re going to need to do better than that. And that’s just what you’ll be doing i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
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Most of us here are pretty nerdy. And many of us don’t make connections with others too easily. That’s what we’ve got our games for. It’s a social activity that helps “break the ice” with others. Well, Pelta Games is looking to bring something like that to the tabl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
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The Friendly Local Gaming Store (FLGS for short) is really the center of gaming life. It’s where we gamers congregate and play games, as well as pick up the great games we play. Well, CMON wants to make sure the LGS isn’t overlooked when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns. That’s whe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
2 Comments
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Sure, for us here in the Northern Hemisphere, things are heating up (or “hotting” up, for you in Britain). But down South, it’s getting cold. And to go along with that, Asmodee has announced Nordheim, their new Scenario Expansion pack for the Conan Board Game. Yes, I know it specifi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 8th, 2017
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MidKnight Heroes has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first game. It’s Super Chibi A.C.E. and it recaptures the look and feel of old-school fighting games, but on your tabletop. If you’re a fan of arcade-style fighters, and chibi minis, of course, you’ll want to check it ou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 8th, 2017
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To show my age, I’m going to tell you that when I was a kid, I remember having an Atari 2600. My sister and I played the hell out of that thing. I’m not sure what, exactly, happened to it over the years. There’s a good chance it’s still in my parent’s basement somewhere....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 7th, 2017
7 Comments
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This is one that people have been looking forward to since its announcement last year at Gen Con. CMON has launched the Kickstarter campaign for Rising Sun. The game, designed by Eric Lang, with artwork by Karl Kopinski, and featuring miniatures from Mike McVey, the game takes players back to Feudal ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 7th, 2017
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I remember, when I was a pretty young kid, going to the circus. It was while my family was living in Chicago. I forget, exactly, where it was being held, but I remember my dad having gotten box seats for it from his work. Granted, I was, like, 4-5 at the time, so I don’t […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 6th, 2017
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The villagers are revolting! “Oh, I don’t know. They could maybe use a bath and a bit of color for that drab wardrobe, but really…” No! I mean they’re arming themselves with torches and pitchforks and are storming the castle! “Oh… that’s bad, then.̶...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 4th, 2017
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Well, it seemingly took an eternity, but it is now Saturday. And, as I expected, from the time I clocked out until even now seems to have gone by very quickly. So, by the time I finish this, I guess it’ll be time for Monday’s Terrain corner… But that’s as may be. Today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
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Jack the Ripper, arguably history’s most notorious serial killers is still on the loose. Police are baffled. Citizens are terrified. Something has to be done about it. Dear Boss expands on the Letters from Whitechapel experience by fully fleshing out the game. There’s figure to replace va...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
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It’s gotten cold here in Atlanta the last couple days. Of course, that’s like “getting down to 30 at night” sort of cold. Nothing like I used to experience up in Chicago. But it’s still had me wishing I was on some sort of tropical island, sipping a fruity beverage from ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
1 Comment
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Well, it’s finally Friday. Seems like it’s taken forever. Also, who wants to take bets on me clocking out this evening and then suddenly feeling like I’m clocking in on Monday morning? You know weekends never work like the work week. It’s going to just go by in a flash, I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Usually, dungeon delve board games have you as a set of goodie two-shoes looking to clear out some evil from some dark corridors. Sure, the rogue might be a bit of a back stabber and there could be an anti-hero in there, but still, you’re usually just “the good guys” taking out R...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 2nd, 2017
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For those that watched the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, you know that their best human friend was the yellow-jumpsuit clad reporter, April O’Neil. She’s gone through quite a few iterations over the years, with her next one coming for the Shadows of the Past board game from IDW. H...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
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They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. But when it comes to archeological expeditions, having all those other digs so close to yours, looking to take the glory for any discoveries that might totally rewrite the history books isn’t exactly that great. The city of Akrotiri ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 1st, 2017
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No, you didn’t miss some sort of apocalypse. It’s still on the way. Or at least, that’s what happens in Dubai: Rebuild the Ruins, a new strategic board game from Greater Than Games that’s up now on Kickstarter. Find yourself in charge of one of the five mighty factions in the ...