Board Games

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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 24th, 2017
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Vikings go raiding. That’s sort of what they do. They also build settlements. It’s also sort of what they do. Put them together and you have Valhal, a new strategic board game up on Kickstarter. Become the leader of your own viking group and lead them into battle while increasing your own...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 24th, 2017
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My dad was drafted for Vietnam. He never went in-country, but he did train to head over there. I’m sure many of you have relatives (or possibly you, yourselves) fought in the conflict. But as hellish as that war was, at least there weren’t werewolves stalking the jungles. Unfortunately, s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 23rd, 2017
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It belongs in a museum! It was the call of Dr. Jones, and it’s going to be your thoughts, too, when you play Museum. In the game, you take on the role of a museum curator, looking to find the greatest items to add to your collection. Fitting the game’s from Holy Grail Games, since [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 23rd, 2017
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I’m a big fan of old 8 and 16-bit RPGs. You know, you run around killing monsters for a bit, then head back to town to buy some new gear you’ve been grinding to get for a while now. Well, Hero’s Crossing brings the feel of those old games to your tabletop. In it, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 21st, 2017
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It’s Saturday. I’m hanging out in the bear’s den here. LGS has a huge tourney going on, so I’m just gonna hang out here. So it’s me, John Mulaney, and typing up the Review Roundup. Literally Netflix and chill (no innuendo). Everyone needs just some relaxed days occasiona...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 19th, 2017
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The social world can seem much like a game. You’ve got the various connections you make with others, that can form or break over time. Well, Pelta Games has decided that if social groups can be thought of as a game, why not turn it into one? That’s what they’ve done with PeltaPeeps....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 19th, 2017
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It was a pretty big announcement when Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop parted ways. At the time, it seemed as though it was going to be Games Workshop that was going to be making all of their board games. But we’ve just gotten a new announcement from WizKids that they are now partnered w...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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Giant robot alert! We have a giant robot alert! You probably know I’ve got a weakness for giant robots. Well, in Defend Neo Tokyo, you and your friends jump into the cockpit of giant robots and look to protect the city against the various monsters that are always drawn towards it. And it’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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Raise your hand if you’ve seen that old Sleepy Hollow cartoon about a million times and it freaked you out as a kid? *raises hand* Yeah, just as I thought. And this is certainly the time of year for it, being October and all. Well, how many of you would also like to know what […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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It would seem as though Death has decided the Earth’s just done. Like, completely. So they’ve stripped all the gods of their immortality and are going to end things. However, the gods aren’t taking all this sitting down. They’ve banded together and are look for a way to stop D...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 17th, 2017
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Organized crime has a long and storied history in Britain. I mean, just watch a Guy Richie movie and you’ll know that. (whywouldIwantacaravanthataintgotnofookinwheelsonit?) In Gangs of Britannia, you’ll be in charge of one of those gangs, looking to expand your influence and take over mor...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Oct 16th, 2017
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Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for the next of their board games. This time they head to the world of Age of Sigmar with Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. The city of Shadespire’s rulers were so powerful that they told death that they weren’t really going to be doing that a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 14th, 2017
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Saturday night’s alright for gaming. Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming. Saturday morning’s alright for gaming. Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 13th, 2017
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The king is dead. The hunt is on for the next person that will be seated on the throne. The nobles vying for the spot can’t just run in and sit down. They’ll need the people’s support. There’s more than one way to get the people’s favor. And looking at such options is wh...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 13th, 2017
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One of the most iconic things about the Star Wars universe is the Force. It’s basically what makes the space wizards in the setting work. Many of the main heroes and villains have access to this power, and three are making their way to your Imperial Assault tabletops. You can now get Emperor Pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 12th, 2017
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For a while there, it seemed like WizKids had a new game announcement every day. Well, now we’re getting the other half of that, as they’ve got them hitting store shelves. This time around it’s Dungeon Hustle. In the game, players will take on iconic dungeon-delving characters such ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2017
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I love cyberpunk. I honestly do. It’s one of my favorite genres. I know that the new Bladerunner movie has brought it back into the front-and-center. Well, now you can bring a bit of cyberpunk racing to your tabletops with Neon Knights. Grab your custom car, draft for the best drivers, and hit ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2017
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I don’t know about you, but I just love dogfights between different starfighters. If there’s a scene of squadrons fighting against one-another in a sci-fi movie, chances are pretty good that’s my favorite scene. Spacefighter, a new strategic board game up on Kickstarter, looks to br...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2017
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My dad used to work for TWA. As such, we flew all the time, usually going Stnadby. So, if there was room on the plane, we went. If the flight was full, or overbooked, we waited. I saw many flights take off without me on it, but it’s no worry. Optimizing flights to be full […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 11th, 2017
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With all the things going on in the world, it would appear that the most-terrible thing facing us today is… Ancient Egypt! *holds up a picture of the pyramids while the Imperial March plays* Yes, once more, Ancient Egypt rears its fantastically tanned and well-eyelinered head to threaten the da...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 10th, 2017
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There are many ways that vampire myths could have gotten started. Among the many folk-tales and questionable science, you’ll find real-life historical figures like Vlad Tepes. While stories about his exploits could very well have been embellished, it’s pretty certain he was a rather macab...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 10th, 2017
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Another classic is being brought to your tabletops with Masks of Nyarlathotep for Eldritch Horror. But more than that, there’s also going to be a new edition of the Call of Cthulhu adventure, updating it to the current 7th edition rules. So it’s sort of a two-for-one update here. Cults al...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 7th, 2017
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It’s not just Saturday. It’s a 3-day weekend Saturday! The best kind of Saturday! (well, except for 4-day weekend Saturdays, or week-off Saturdays, but let’s not get pedantic here) I’m just kinda chillin’ today. Why go and run yourself ragged? Instead, I’ll just ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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“If you’re such a goth, where were you when we sacked Rome!?” Well, we’re not quite to the sacking of Rome yet, but it is certainly the final part of the Roman Empire that we find ourselves in The Fall of Hispania. Tribes like the Vaandals, Suebis, Alans, and Visigoths are loo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 6th, 2017
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Occasionally, games get purchased by a new company who look to give them a good overhaul. That’s what’s going on with Medieval. HGN Games has picked it up and gave it a good scrubbing. The art has been entirely changed, and the rules got a good streamlining. They’re looking to bring...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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What’s past is past. At least, we thought so, anyway. It would seem that’s not quite the case. The stream of time has whirlpools and eddies and you can head back to them over and over again. In fact, sometimes you need to, lest the whole thing jump the banks and change course. That’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2017
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The Expanse show on Syfy is filled with action, adventure, and intrigue, spread all across the solar system. Now, you can bring that down to your tabletop and participate in it, yourself, with The Expanse Board Game from WizKids. Gain control of one of the four factions from the show and push your ow...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 4th, 2017
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When vampire clans fight, things can get really, really messy in a hurry. When the Gargoyle and Phoenix clans clashed, it nearly wrecked them both. This caused the Secret Order to realize that having hidden Inquisitors in the various clans, tasked with keeping their numbers in check, was a good idea....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Not to say that I like when I see Kickstarters not do well, by any stretch. But I am heartened when I see a campaign that was struggling look at making a fresh start, reconfigure some, and get back into the swing of things with a new campaign that does just fantastically well. Outer Limit […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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The galaxy can be yours… if someone else doesn’t grab it for themselves first. It’s a race to grab the best spots and keep control of them in Warpgate, a new sci-fi board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Take control of a unique alien civilization and head out into the void, con...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2017
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Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to clean up your stuff! Now we’re living in a blasted-out nuclear wasteland! It’s not going to be easy, surviving out here. Good thing there’s the Fallout board game from Fantasy Flight. It’ll help teach us...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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Andromeda the Game is actually the name for a whole project worth of products based in the same universe. It’s broken up into various parts, from The Abyss, which is an RPG, to The Void, a board game including minis. There’s also a soundtrack and an app. As I said, it’s a bit of eve...