Board Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 24th, 2017
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It’s Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay! Woooooooo! Due to the rain, my initial plans for the day fell through. But I’m hoping to rebound and maybe hang out with some people here and just chill. Yes, just me, them, and a whole pan of homemade banana pudding cheesecake… But at the moment, I know wha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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Lots of releases coming out today. CMON’s got several, themselves. If you’re a fan of Rum & Bones, there’s a new faction, some new mercenaries, as well as some deep sea creatures available. If you’re a fan of simple bluffing games, there’s Kronia, which is one I per...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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It seems that even in the far future, there’s issues with proper disposal of our unused items. As humanity has expanded throughout the galaxy, our old, discarded robots are starting to pile up in the spaceways. That’s causing issues and something needs to be done about it. That’s wh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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You’d think that time could just take care of itself. Once something’s done, it’s done. That’s not the case, though. Without regular monitoring, the whole time stream can unravel. In this case, the Reconquista of Spain isn’t going as it should. The T.I.M.E. Agency has to...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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Game designers Sen-Foong Lim and Jessey Wright are teaming up to bring you The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena, a new board game from IDW Games. The game will let players compete against one-another using a team of benders, then draft cards in order to play and place elements around the arena. The...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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It starts with a cough or a runny nose. Soon, people’s organs are melting. Ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it’s still sort of what’s going on in Pandemic. People fawned all over Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. But where there’s a 1, there’s a 2. As such, Z-Man Games...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Get your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn, dirty ape! That’s just one of the classic lines in movie history. Hard to believe the movie is going to be 50 years old. To commemorate it, WYSIWSYGames is coming out with a Planet of the Apes board game. It will be headed to Kickstarter at the [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Gen Con is just around the corner. I mean, we’re damn-near to July, and that’s month-adjacent to Gen Con. Thousands up on thousands of gamers are going to descend upon Indianapolis for the show. It’s a great time for companies to release new products. dV Giochi is doing just that, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2017
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The strangeness of Arkham isn’t just limited to its creepy buildings like the Asylum and Miskatonic University. It’s making its way out into the streets. Everyday people are becoming corrupted by the malevolent forces at work. Before everyone becomes scaled, tentacled, slime-spewing…...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 21st, 2017
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It’s never good when a cult leader moves into town. Things start getting weird. Dark magic starts to take over, and mutations and various corruptions start manifesting in the populace. What that town needs is some heroes to come in and save the day. That’s just what you’ll be doing ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 20th, 2017
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This is one that, I’m sure, will catch people’s attention. The folks behind the original Legend of the Five Rings game have teamed up to bring you a board game set in the 7th Sea universe. Players will take control of one of the warring nations, who have been going at it for 30 years, [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 16th, 2017
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WizKids is coming out with a whole series of products based on the new storyline that Wizards of the Coast is running for Dungeons & Dragons, Tomb of Annihilation. This is more than just a set of minis to go with it. There’s an entirely new board game as well as a Dice Masters set [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 15th, 2017
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It’s murder most foul! Mostly because the Thames river’s not exactly the cleanest place in Victorian England. Ew. But along with murder, there’s plenty of other crimes happening in the streets of London to keep a detective busy. That’s where having some extra eyes behind magni...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 14th, 2017
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The dead are rising from their graves. They are massing outside and you need to escape. That’s going to be easier said than done as the gear you need is spread out all over and those zombies can bust through doors with seeming ease. That’s the story behind Last Night On Earth. If you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 14th, 2017
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Life in the antarctic is tough enough as it is. The cold, the wind, the possibility of being lost in a white-out. Throw in an alien looking to assimilate all of humanity and things get just that much worse. Double that when the alien can perfectly mimic anyone it touches. Who can you trust? Who [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 13th, 2017
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Most of us have an LGS. Hopefully, it’s a good one. The game stores that dot this planet are what keep the gaming community going. I know I wouldn’t’ve probably continued with gaming if I’d not had some absolutely awesome shops that I gladly called my second home. Retailers an...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 13th, 2017
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The city of Covil is far away and isolated from the rest of the world. And yet, it seems everyone wants a piece of it. At least, a group of Dark Overlords all want a piece of it. And they’re fighting with one-another, hiring all sorts of mercenaries and searching for all sorts of mythical [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 13th, 2017
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Many of you have played Splendor. Many of you have thoroughly enjoyed it (considering all the accolades it’s gotten). But, perhaps, over time, you’ve grown too familiar with the game. It’s good, but it could use something new added. Well, Asmodee and Space Cowboy are here to help wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 13th, 2017
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We’re always looking to improve ourselves. Maybe we want to lose a little weight, or learn to play an instrument, or get better at juggling geese. Human Interface: Be a Better Human is more about… well… escaping from a megacorporation’s illegal prison, gathering evidence of th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 12th, 2017
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We all get sick from time to time. You get a cough or some aches. Hell, last night I slept like garbage because my stomach was just like, “Nope! Time to hurt, buddy-boy!” and when you have as much stomach as I do, you can’t really sleep through that. Well, in Bio-Logic: Microscopic ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 12th, 2017
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While we’re still waiting for the musical about Jack the Ripper to come out, we can sit down and play a game based on him. Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they’re expanding the Letters from Whitechapel game world by releasing Whitehall Mystery, a new board game that pits the bobbi...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 11th, 2017
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I know. I know. This was supposed to go up yesterday. Well, WordPress has been flaky lately and it missed its posting window. Hence why it’s going up now with a reworded opening talking about it not being posted on Saturday instead of saying, “I’m going to the LGS and gonna pick me ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 8th, 2017
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You were not put upon this Earth to “get it,” Mr. Burton! But what you can get is the new Big Trouble in Little China board game coming from Everything Epic Games. They’ve started taking pre-orders for it, including for the deluxe edition. In the game, players are working together t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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*holds hands out in front of me* Aliens… Lords of Hellas takes a look at what it would have been like if the Ancient Greeks weren’t talking about gods and demi-gods in their stories, but extraterrestrial beings, fighting against one-another and doing heroic deeds. Man, I really want to ge...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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There’s many board games that we love to play, but they can take a while to set up and get going. When you want to play, you want to get playing, and not spend lots of time setting up or teaching the game to a new player. Well, Realm-Master sets up in about 2 minutes […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 6th, 2017
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As with the big-box releases for Zombicide, there’s a smaller-box expansion that goes along with it. In the case of Green Horde (currently up on Kickstarter), it’s the Friends and Foes box. There’s some new survivors, new familiars, and some new tiles, full of zombie goodness....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2017
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Well, now that you’ve gone and gotten your name on the list to get your copy of the new edition of 40k, let’s get down to business with the regular affairs for Saturdays. That is, the Review Roundup. Today we have: Carcosa, Pandemic, 12 Realms, 12 Realms: Ghost Town, Legendary: Big Troubl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Mage Company takes us beneath the 12 Realms world in their new stand-alone game, Dungeonland. In the game, famous fairy tale and folklore stories have been corrupted by dark magic. The usual, “Happily Ever After” endings are no more, and it threatens the entire realm with destruction. Wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Big shows are a great place to release new games, as well as preview upcoming projects. Ares Games is taking those opportunities at Origins in a couple weeks. They’ll be having the official launch of Sword & Sorcery, as well as giving attendees a chance to play several new games that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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One of my favorite Deftones songs is now a hit board game on Kickstarter. *gets handed a note* … Apparently this game has nothing to do with the Deftones. But still, it’s a hit game up on Kickstarter. In Minerva, players take on the role of city managers in the Roman Empire. It’s yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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Who wouldn’t love to be in charge of their own army, marauding across the countryside, taking on your opponent’s army and going to destroy their base? Well, that’s just what you’ll be doing in Lorecraft Greek Tactics, a new 2-player strategy game where you’re in control ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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Many of us have nostalgia for older games and the styles they used. Escape the Dark Castle looks to recreate that “classic” look and feel, but brings in updated mechanics. In the game, players are trapped in the titular Dark Castle and must make their way out. However, it’s not goin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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No, this isn’t a game based on the movie that Airplane! was originally based on. In this Zero Hour, an evil mastermind has released the deadly Z-B13 virus. It is spreading fast and mutating quickly. It’s up to you and the others in your group to stop it, as well as capture the person behi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 31st, 2017
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Warring Colonies, the new expansion coming out for Dead of Winter, gives players the chance to team up against one-another and fight over the meager resources to be found. But what happens when there’s an odd number of players? That’s where the Lone Wolf variant comes in. It’s rules...