Board Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2017
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Yarr arr yarr! You know, pirates aren’t just on the seven seas. As we’ve reached out into the stars, the swashbucklers have followed. In Into the Black: Boarding Party, you take on the role of one of these space pirates as you board an enemy vessel. While the overall goal, of course, is t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2017
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Well, it looks like the world is coming to an end again. (Damnit, Todd! I told you to go to the doctor when you got bitten!) The undead are swarming all over. Now people are having to escape this zombie menace. Thankfully, Raxxon Pharmaceuticals is helping with evacuation kits. It’s got what yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2017
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The Empire has a new weapon to use against any system that dares oppose its rule. The Death Star is a massive space station that houses a weapon strong enough to destroy a planet. If the Rebellion hopes to continue on, they’re going to have to get the plans for that thing and find a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2017
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I think it’s safe to say that if you’re here on the site (or following us on Social Media), you’re a fan of board games. However, learning a new game can, at times, be a bit of a chore. Even a good rulebook can sometimes leave you with questions. That’s where Dized comes in. I...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games isn’t just remaking the Legend of the Five Rings card game. They’re coming out with other games based on the universe. The first to be announced is the Battle for Rokugan board game. While all the clans are loyal to the Emperor, they’re still more-than-willing t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 30th, 2017
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River Horse has started taking pre-orders for their next board game inspired by a beloved Jim Henson movie. This time, it’s The Dark Crystal. Will Jen and Kira be able to defeat the terrible Skeksis, skekSil and skekUng? That’s up to you to decide. The game will be released early in 2018....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 29th, 2017
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We all love getting new games right when they’re made available. Everyone wants to be the first gamer on their block with the new hotness, after all. The best way to do that is to put your name down for a pre-order. Even better is if you can pick up your game at a convention. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 26th, 2017
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Man, it’s hard to think that Gen Con was a week ago. At this point, the show was more than half-over. How time flies. Hopefully everyone was able to recuperate well. I seem to have missed out on getting Con Crud. So that’s good. My feet were feeling just fine again by Tuesday. So thatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 25th, 2017
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Most games are simply here to entertain. And there’s obviously nothing wrong with that. But Anthromancer looks to be more. Much, much more. It’s a game (or, a couple of games, really), a full-length album, a tarot set, a mystery riddle, and more. All brought to you buy the guys behind Dan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 25th, 2017
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Well, it seems that Catalyst Game Labs isn’t the only company making Master of Orion products. Cryptozoic and Hobby World are also coming out with games based on it. Their game will be available in just a couple weeks....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 25th, 2017
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Even in the depths of space, there can be competition for resources. Hey, growing and expanding civilizations need all they can get. And that’s certainly going to cause conflict. That’s just what’s happening in Beyond the Horizon, a new board game up on Kickstarter. Take the side of...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 24th, 2017
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Just about all of us feel we know what the country really needs to fix all its problems. So we’d love to become the president and make sure things go right this time. But first, you’ve gotta be elected. That’s what you’ll be looking to do in The Primary, a new board game comin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 24th, 2017
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When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, it opened up seemingly endless opportunities to move people and goods all over the country. But one rail line wasn’t going to do it, alone. It was going to take many, and those had to be planned out and built. It’s this time of rap...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 24th, 2017
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WizKids has yet another game they’re announcing. If anyone’s been coming out with lots of games lately, it’s been WizKids. This one takes you to mythical England and the Court of King Arthur. Players will be Knights of the Round Table and must travel the land, performing great deeds...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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The beautiful and iconic Favelas of Rio De Janeiro need your help. The Beautification Council needs you to make these neighborhoods more stunning. But the council members are fickle and prone to changing their mind about what they like. Currying their favor and making the right decisions is key to co...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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I don’t like going to amusement parks. It’s just not my thing. Mostly, that’s because I don’t like roller coasters. I get motion sickness pretty bad. However, that doesn’t meant that I can’t enjoy games like Coaster Park, a new board game announced by Pandasaurus G...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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All aboard! Days of Wonder continues their Ticket to Ride series with a new line going in. This one will take you to France and the Old West (though not at the same time). Ticket to Ride: France includes a double-sided map, with one letting players build routes all across France during the Industrial...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! Sorry, whenever I see that name, that’s the first thing I think of. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Well, one of Star Trek’s greatest villains is making his presence known in Star Trek: Frontiers. WizKids has announced The Return of Khan (KHAAAAAAAAAAA...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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In Greycastle, they have a somewhat unique way of picking who will be in charge. You see, it’s not by heredity or by feats of strength, or by strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords. Instead, the leader is chosen from the various Guilds. The Guild Leader that brings the mos...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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Space is vast. Relatively speaking, Earth is just a tiny speck of dust in a huge expanse of emptiness. So it seems reasonable that it’d been looked over by various alien races all this time. However, things have changed. We’ve been noticed. And, unfortunately, we have what the aliens want...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 22nd, 2017
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I know. I know. I know. It’s Tuesday, not Saturday. But I was a tad busy Saturday, if you didn’t notice. 😉 So, after flying home yesterday, and then getting around 12 hours of sleep overnight, I’m looking to get back into the swing of things here. Most companies “shut downR...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 21st, 2017
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Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 20th, 2017
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Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like ...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 19th, 2017
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Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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Eric Lang is known for his “dudes on a map” type of games. One of those that people are really excited to get is Rising Sun. There, players are in charge of their own clan in a fantasy version of Medieval Japan. Will your clan use honor and diplomacy to attain power? Or will it […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 17th, 2017
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Continuing with our look at new products that CMON was showing off at a media event here at Gen Con, we get a look at a game that looks pretty kick ass. It’s Kick-Ass! Once more, I was able to wrangle Eric M. Lang away and get the lowdown on this new game....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 17th, 2017
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At a media event here at Gen Con, CMON was showing off some new games they have coming down the pipeline. I was able to grab designer Eric M. Lang and get the lowdown about Hate, a new bloody and brutal board game that will be CMON next Kickstarter project....
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Aug 17th, 2017
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At a media event held by CMON, they previewed numerous upcoming games that they have been working on. The first that I’d like to talk about is Arcadia Quest: Riders. Sure, the Guilds have had animal companions with their cute, little pets. But now, they’ll be able to actually take to batt...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s treasure in them-thar barrows. And you aim to be the one to get it. Collect together your band of legendary heroes and head into the deep, dark, foreboding, and monster-infested halls underneath dark-ages Britain. That’s what you’ll be doing in Darkholds: Ancient Barrows, a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s a new subscription box that will be available soon. This one is called QST and it’s bringing together some of the greatest minds in gaming to deliver you regular games right to your doorstep. The project is up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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I used to play a lot of Scrabble. I still have my Deluxe set that’s got ridges on the board to keep the tiles in place and the whole thing’s on a Lazy Susan, so you can spin it around to see the words easier. It’s a great game. But, occasionally, it could get a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Well, they did it once. Why not do it again? Steamforged Games found great success with their Dark Souls board game. Now they’re looking to add another dark and loved video game to the tabletop. They’ve announced that this fall they will be running a Kickstarter campaign to create a Resid...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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Isle of Sky is getting its first big expansion. Mayfair Games has announced Isle of Skye: Journeyman. In it, players will have more control over their characters, getting special player dashboards that will let you track your various stats. As you progress along, you’ll be able to place new til...