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By Polar_Bear
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Nov 16th, 2017
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Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you’ve got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands is below sea level. And they’ve got a pretty good system going for them. But what if those systems start to fail? It’ll take a lot mo...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 15th, 2017
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Most of us have played Settlers of Catan. It might have been a while, but you might remember how scoring works. You want to build settlements and cities, build long roads, collect soldiers, that sort of thing. But how will scoring work in the upcoming A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 14th, 2017
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In the Palace of Mists, oni are working on plans to expand their nefarious goals. To thwart them, the hero Okko and his buddies must infiltrate into the heart of the palace and disrupt their plans. However, can all of the heroes be fully trusted? Is one secretly an oni, themselves? That’s what ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 14th, 2017
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WizKids has announced they have expanded their licensing partnership with Wizards of the Coast. As such, they will be creating a line of miniatures as well as a board game based on the popular Magic: The Gathering card game. The announcement says we’ll be getting this stuff in Fall of 2018. So ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 11th, 2017
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It’s feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor’s note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend’s Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, t...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 10th, 2017
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Many people would love to actually be able to travel to the past and see what it was like. Sure, we’ve got written accounts, but we all know that someone telling you about their vacation is nowhere near like experiencing it for yourself. Well, in Portals and Prophets, time-travel technology has...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 10th, 2017
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Games will occasionally get a revamping with a new edition. Such is happening with Kingsburg. But when that happens, what goes through the mind of the designer? How do they know what they should keep and what they should change? What is the thought process behind it all? In this preview from Z-Man Ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 10th, 2017
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Information is worth a lot of money. I mean, just think about now where just about any website where you have to give personal information can sell that information to advertisers. Or there’s all the hacking attacks that grab people’s information. Knowledge, truly, is power, and power mea...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2017
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Axis & Allies. I’m sure that just mentioning that game brought up memories for many of you. Great games had with friends, and such. Well, Larry Harris, who was the creator of the original game, has been working with Nightingale Games to come up with a new game. It’s been in developme...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2017
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It’s the 18th century and the time of conquest is upon us. Countries like Spain, Russia, France, and Great Britain are sending out explorers to far-flung reaches, claiming land in their name. The race is on to grow the most grand empire in all the world. And that’s what you’ll be do...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2017
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So, it’s come to this… We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 8th, 2017
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The high desert isn’t the easiest place to live. The arid region in the Andes mountains offers few resources to those that want to call it home. But people do, indeed, call it home. But they have to make sure they have what they need to survive. Collecting the right goods at the right times [&h...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 8th, 2017
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Planet of the Apes is a fairly iconic movie. Even if you’ve not seen it, yourself, I can all-but guarantee you’ve seen countless things that were spin-offs or parodies of it. You’ve heard Charlton Heston talking about stinking paws and where they should or should not be, and maniacs...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 6th, 2017
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You’ve probably heard someone used the term, “QED.” Usually, it’ll happen when during a discussion or debate when someone is arguing a certain point. Well, that stands for Quod Erat Disputandum. That’s also the name of a new game up on Kickstarter where you play college ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 4th, 2017
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Hellooooo Saturday! And what do we do on Saturdays? (We wear pink!) That’s Wednesdays. No, on Saturdays we look at some reviews. So let’s get to it. Today we have: That’s a Question, Seikatsu, Through the Ages App, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Storm Hollow, Whistle Stop, Rhino Hero...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 3rd, 2017
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Well, I guess that headline should technically say, “Kitty Quest No-Board Game Up On Kickstarter,” as the game does not have a board in the traditional sense. Instead, players will create the board as they go along, in this twist on the classic form of board games. You can check it out on...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 3rd, 2017
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You know what’s fun? Being in charge. And I don’t just mean of your home or your job. I’m talking of being in charge of an entire section of a galaxy. That’s what you’ll be trying to do in Galactic Warlords: Battle for Dominion, a new tactical board game that’s com...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 3rd, 2017
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I wouldn’t specifically say I’m a cat person. I’m certainly not against cats, though. They’re fine. Mitten, the semi-feral cat for my apartment building, is nice. I feed her sometimes. But I certainly know of “cat people” (and I don’t mean the Ninja Division ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Odam Publishing has their new Kickstarter campaign up and running. It’s for Laruna: Age of Kingdoms. It’s a board game with a little bit of everything going on. There’s worker placement. There’s area control. There’s miniatures battles. There’s even a mini thatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Gaming is great. Helping others is great. Gaming while helping others is the greatest. That being said, Stonemaier Games is once again participating in a charity auction. In this instance, you can get an early-release version of Charterstone (including signed versions), as well as other cool goodies....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 2nd, 2017
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G.o.T. Catan? (see what I did there?) Anyway, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, wherein the seemingly ages-old game is given a makeover with one of the most popular fantasy shows of all time. But how will all that work? How will the show’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 1st, 2017
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The voyages of Marco Polo are legendary. There’s many conflicting tales of what he did, where he went, and what he brought back, simply because it was seen as such a big deal. It’s so mythical that there’s games based on him, such as The Voyages of Marco Polo. That one, in particula...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2017
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Z-Man Games is updating the classic Dr. Reneir Knizia game, Through the Desert. The game’s getting a bit of a facelift, but also a bit of a rules combing. So, many of you have played the older version, and I’m sure you’re wondering what’s changing. Z-Man is helping out with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2017
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I love a good ’80s action flick. They’re just so over-the-top crazy, you simply have to smile, even if the plots are strange, the clothing odd, and the one-liners could often use some work. Countdown: Action Edition looks to bring everything you love about 80s action movies and put it on ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2017
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I always get a rush when I got to a museum. I mean, there’s just so many cool things to see! Granted, some people want to see that stuff, but don’t want to go to the museum. So they decide to take it for themselves. Thankfully, security’s there to keep the priceless objects where th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2017
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While just about any time is a good time for zombies, this week is a particularly good one for them. Now, besides a bullet to the brain, the best way to get away from a zombie is to just run. Rule #1: cardio, and all that. Well, in Dead Sprint, you’re looking to get away […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 30th, 2017
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I love logic puzzles. You’re given an image or set of images and you have to figure out what’s alike between them or what rules were used in creating them. Doing just that is what you’ll do in Zendo. One player will create an arrangement of pieces, then the other players have to gue...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 30th, 2017
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It’s just about Halloween, so it’s all about scary dreams and darkness. That’s what we’re getting from CMON this month, anyway. Ok, so Dream On doesn’t have to be about scary dreams, but we’ve all had dreams that seem just fine one minute and then go off the rails ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 28th, 2017
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It’s the weekend! Wooooo! Partaaaaaaaaaay! And by “Party,” I mean gaming! Working on getting this Review Roundup and then gonna head out to the LGS to play some Guild Ball. Today we’ve got: Tiny Epic Quest, Sagrada, Azul, InBetween, BONK, Stop Thief!, Agility, Cast the Ritual,...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 27th, 2017
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Carcassonne is one of those ubiquitous games that pretty much everyone has played at some point. Many of you have a copy on your gaming shelf right now. But do you have all the expansions? Or maybe you don’t have a copy, but want one, and the idea of those expansions is a bit daunting […...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2017
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Many people have dreamed of opening their own business. Hell, just the other day I was thinking of opening up a gaming shop/bakery. I’d call it “Dice and Dough” and the motto would be “That’s what we roll!” You could have a game of 40k or Guild Ball and then to cel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2017
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Magic is a tricky thing (pun… somewhat intended). Using white magic can heal and restore you and the other members of your coven. However, to actually defeat the dread demons looking to steal away your soul, you must use black magic. Sure, it’ll destroy the demons, but it’ll also co...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2017
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Cold and Flu season is coming up. But on the gaming table, it’s already here. Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is now available. And with how people reacted to Season 1, I can only imagine what sort of reaction this new set will garner. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 25th, 2017
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The real and the digital are blending more and more everyday. I mean. I’m real, but I work in digital all day. My office is as much this webspace as much as it’s the chair and flat surface my computer’s sitting on. That blending is spreading to our hobbies as well. Sure, we’ve...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 24th, 2017
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Many of us want to be game designers. I know I wish I had a game or two out there on the market. Just about every gamer has at least one game they’re thinking about. Well, if you think yours is good enough, you could send it in to the Serious Board Game Awards and […]...