Board Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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We’ve seen a lot of different previews about how the different Doctors work in Time of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who board game coming from Gale Force Nine. But what about the Doctor’s greatest nemesis, the Daleks (whose own greatest enemy is a flight of stairs)? How do the Daleks work a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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The Rising Sun previews continue. We’ve seen a bunch of the minis. We’ve learned a bit about diplomacy. But what about when talking fails and fighting is the only way to resolve issues? Well, we get a look at how that works here in this preview....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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Tom Baker was my favorite Doctor. That’s just how it is. When I was first introduced to Doctor Who, it was via the physics club at Truman State. I know. “How nerdy can you get?” A bunch of physics students sitting around watching Doctor Who. But it was good times. Of course, the 4th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Who wouldn’t want a dinosaur of their very own? I know I’d want one, or a couple dozen. In Dinosaur Island, players don’t just get one dinosaur, but a whole park worth. Just make sure your enclosures have enough room for your charges, and some security, or your concession patrons mi...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Feb 22nd, 2017
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We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week. This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up so...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Long-time readers of TGN know that I love giant robots. At Gen Con this past year, one of the booths I came across was Weta Workshop and their GKR: Heavy Hitters game. The game really caught my attention, especially since GKR stands for “Giant Killer Robots” and all. They had said they we...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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We’ve just got a far-East theme thing going on today, it seems. Let’s keep that going with a look at some of the previews that’ve come out for the Big Trouble in Little China board game that Everything Epic Games has been working on. You were not put upon this Earth to “get it...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 22nd, 2017
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There’s a lot of games out there that have you battle it out against your opponent, crushing them with the might of your military industrial complex. Few include a way to talk your way out of conflict, though. Rising Sun is in that latter category, with diplomacy and alliance-forming being a ma...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 21st, 2017
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It just seems as though Dwarves and Trolls are never gonna get along. Trolls keep stealing things for Dwarves and the Dwarves have to go and get it back. That’s just what’s going on in Dwarves of Iron Peak, a new board game up on Kickstarter. A band of intrepid Dwarf adventurers are looki...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 21st, 2017
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Seems nobody can resist the call to plant themselves onto the throne made out of swords. Meanwhile, I’m happy with my comfy couch at home. But that’s me. Well, for those looking to become king or queen in Fantasy Flight Game’s The Iron Throne, you’re going to have more options...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 20th, 2017
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Being a teetotaler, I… don’t get beer. Like, have you all actually tasted it? Whoof. I mean, there’s things like Code Red in the world. So, in a fantasy setting is pretty much the only place I’m going to be dealing with the stuff. Thankfully, there are games out there that can...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Feb 20th, 2017
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Games Workshop has been expanding out their board game lines as of late. But other than maybe some special shoulder pads or something, none have really gotten big, full expansions. That’s not the case anymore, as Warhammer Quest is getting the Shadows over Hammerhal. There’s also some new...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 20th, 2017
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Let’s get schwifty! Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network are teaming up to not just bring you one, but two new Rick & Morty tabletop games. One is a tile-laying board game for 2-4 players, while the other is a deck-builder using Cryptozoic’s Cerberus Engine....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 18th, 2017
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First part of the weekend is already a success. The pizza last night was pretty much everything I could’ve hoped for. It’s nice when a week-long cooking project turns out good (ok, the pizza doesn’t really take a week to make, but parts I was able to do ahead of time like render the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
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Sometimes, you need to get some help from someone else. But, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. Thankfully for the Doctor, he can do both at the same time. In Time of the Daleks, some tasks are just too daunting to do on your own. Thankfully, there’s other Doctors who [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
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Sherlock Holmes is arguably the greatest detective ever created. Jack the Ripper is one of the most notorious serial killers in history (who may or may not have even really existed). Pit one against the other and you’re sure to have a “what if” for the ages. That’s just what y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
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WizKids continues to expand out from their core products of HeroClix and Dice Masters with the announcement of another new board game. This time it’s based on the Syfy television series, The Expanse. Who will you be in control of? The Earth’s UN Forces? The military of Mars? The rebels of...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
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It seems you all have been just eating up the Rising Sun previews we’ve had. And I can’t blame you. I’m really looking forward for this one, too. Well, we’ve seen a lot of miniatures, but what about gameplay? CMON has posted up a short interview with Eric Lang were they get a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2017
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Don’t you just hate it when you get shipwrecked and stranded on some island? I know I hate it. But that’s just what’s happened. Thankfully, you’ve been saved by the sea creature, the Nukha. And better yet, the Nukha’s cave is filled with treasure! But everyone wants that...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2017
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The latest Dungeons & Dragons Board Game from WizKids is now available. Assault of the Giants takes you into the Storm King’s Thunder adventure and lets you take control of an army of giants as you attack settlements in order to gain resources like food, artifacts, and ore. Will you comman...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2017
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With every new preview of the minis coming out in Rising Sun, I know I’m getting a bit more excited to see the final game. This game looks like it’s going to be pushing the boundaries of what single-piece figures in a board game can look like. Here’s another couple previews....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 15th, 2017
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Bow ties. Only certain people can really rock the look. Orville Reddenbacker. Alton Brown. Bill Nye. Matt Smith certainly did as well in his portrayal of the 11th iteration of The Doctor. Soon he’ll be headed to your tabletops in Time of the Daleks, and Gale Force Nine gives us a look at what y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 14th, 2017
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Quodd Heroes is a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Players take on the role of one of the 6-sided heroes as they tumble their way around the board. As you move, you’ll land on different sides of your characters, opening up different abilities and movement options. Talk about makin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 14th, 2017
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You’d think that when you’re dead, you’re dead. Not really much else going on. But you’d be wrong. The underworld has all sorts of things going on, with various factions looking to control that dark, desolate land all for themselves. In Nocturn, you find yourself in charge of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 14th, 2017
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Rising Sun is gonna have a lot of awesome minis in it. If there’s one thing that the various previews have shown, it’s that. Well, there’s a couple new minis they’re showing off for the game. Take a look for yourself....
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Feb 11th, 2017
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Ah, Saturday. Don’t know about you, but I’m going to be putting together a pair of Guild Ball players (Granite and Veteran Siren) that Ray picked up for me at LVO. Then I’m gonna make my own protein bars (like Clif bars, for those that know about them) since I’m trying to get ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
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If you’re a pirate, you plunder. It’s just your thing. And once you’ve got that treasure, you need to hide it. So you find a nice, remote island, and you bury it. Thing is, other pirates are also on the lookout for treasure and are more-than-happy to dig up your hoard and carry it b...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
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It’s time to once more look into the future (of sorts) by seeing what waits in store for us in the Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks board game that’s coming out from Gale Force Nine. This time around, we get a look at some of the tokens you will come across in the game, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
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Nobody said that traveling across the Arctic was going to be easy. There certainly was a rather high chance for everything to go to pot and everyone dying. Well… that kinda happened. Luck was not on the side for the crew of the Endurance. But as bad as being trapped in ice and slowly dying [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
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The Rising Sun Kickstarter draws ever-closer. We’re less than a month away from its launch. CMON has posted up some more of the miniatures that will be available as part of the game, if you’d like to take a look....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 8th, 2017
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Happy Games Factory had quite a good Kickstarter run for Gnomes & Associates. They passed over their goal easily and went on to unlock several stretch goals. But what if you missed out on the project? Fret not! They are now taking late pledges for the campaign, complete with all those sweet unloc...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2017
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Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re well into cold and flu season. I’ve got various friends that are in various stages of being sick/getting over being sick. Sometimes it can feel like different pathogens are fighting it out for different organs within your body. Well, in Viral, that&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2017
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Gale Force Nine likes to put in special surprises with their first print-run of games. You could get special cards or scenarios. For Time of the Daleks, they’re adding in a fan-favorite from the Doctor Who series, K-9. Get a look at what that’ll en-tail (see what I did there?) in this pre...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 6th, 2017
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In any 1-vs-many board game, the single player needs to have a lot of options to feel that they have a chance at defeating the others. The more varied tactics they can use, the more likely they’ll come up with something that the heroes (as they generally are) can’t handle. As such, those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 4th, 2017
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Hello Saturday. The Chuck Mangione from yesterday has switched over to Danger Doom, because that’s the sort of mood I’m in. Other than that… not much happening on this side of the screen. A chill Saturday on a chilly Saturday here in Atlanta (seriously, we’ve actually got wint...