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By Polar_Bear
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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
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Aug 18th, 2017
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The Bloodborne card game takes players into a dark and scary world where death more-than-likely awaits you just around the corner with big, pointy teeth! You thought it was tough enough, but it’s about to get harder in The Hunter’s Nightmare expansion. We got a look at this upcoming set a...
By Polar_Bear
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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
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Aug 16th, 2017
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Most of us have known someone who just had too many cats. I had a neighbor when I lived out on Kansas that was a true “reclusive crazy cat lady.” Well, those cats started out as kittens. And maybe the lady was just looking to create a cat army. That’s what you’ll be doing in [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced that they have acquired the license to make tabletop games based on the Master of Orion computer game universe. Their first game as part of that series will be a deck-building game called Master of Orion: Conquest. But that is only the beginning of what they have plan...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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One of the companies that ends up with a lot of really cool licenses for games is IDW. They’ve got several rather popular IPs that they’re working on games for and they’ll have them here at Gen Con this week for you to check out. There’s sci-fi. There’s fantasy. There...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 15th, 2017
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Mere days away, attendees here at Gen Con will be able to get their hands on the new version of Legend of the Five Rings from Fantasy Flight Games. But there’s still previews to be had. In this case, it’s the Scorpion Clan. Makes me want to watch Five Deadly Venoms....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 12th, 2017
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Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, &...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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As I mentioned in the Terrain Corner for today, Gen Con’s just a week away. There’s going to be hundreds of vendors there. One of them is Passport Game Studios. They’ve posted up a look at what they’ll be doing at the show, so you can know to stop by and check them out....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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If you’ve got a kingdom, you want it to be a strong kingdom. However, there’s several different ways to measure whether your kingdom is strong or not. Do you have a massive army? Do you take to the caverns below mountains to stay safe? Will you dwell in the deep forests? That’s the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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Just a week from now, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Legend of the Five Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games. Well, those of you that are going to be at Gen Con, anyway. Don’t worry, though. The rest of us will be able to get it shortly thereafter. In this […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2017
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Sort of a double-whammy of an update from Steamforged Games in this one. First, they’re going to reopen their Backerkit for the board game. So if you’re interested in picking up some more extras for it, including a couple new ones that they’ve got, this is your chance to do so at th...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Look, just because something is in a scrap yard doesn’t mean it’s useless. You can find all sorts of great stuff there. Just take, for example, parts for CivShips. Those pieces are expensive, but you can find them all over in the scrapyard. In the end, you could have a first-class CivShip...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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AEG has a couple new products coming out in August. They’re both part of their Big in Japan line. One is Unicornus Knights, a game where players must work together to help the princess of their country to overcome an invading army. The other is Custom Heroes, where players are trying to empty t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 9th, 2017
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Is anyone else announcing as many game releases as WizKids is right now? It feels like almost every day I’m seeing a new announcement from them. That’s not any sort of condemnation of it, mind you. Just more of a, “whoah, they’re coming out with more? Alrighty!” Anyway, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week. Yeah, I know, right?! Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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I wish I knew, like… every language. Just think of all the cool games that would open up! For example, I don’t know Polish. As such, I can’t currently play Zaklinacze. However, my uni-linqual self will soon be able to give it a shot, as it’s being translated to English as Ench...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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Getting stranded on an island out in the middle of the ocean is pretty terrible. Thankfully, there’s a small amount of resources to be found. There’s only one issue. There’s not quite a lot of food. Hey… did you ever realize that you kind of look like a ham sandwich? WizKids h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2017
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As we get closer to the show, we get more companies posting up what sort of awesome goodies they’ll have at the show. In this case, it’s Gale Force Nine. They’re certainly not going to the show empty-handed. They’re bringing new items for pretty much every one of their lines. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2017
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One thing about Gen Con is that many companies will have the newest of their releases available for the first time at the show. Want to get a game before it’s made it to your LGS? Gen Con’s a good place to pick it up. Cryptozoic will certainly have some pre-releases at the show. Like [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 7th, 2017
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“Just wind ’em up and let ’em go!” That’s, in a way, what you’ll be doing in Windup War, a new game from Bellwether Games. In it, players will create forces of three units and plan out their moves in advance using different cards. The actions are revealed simultane...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 5th, 2017
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Woo! Saturday! Woo! I’ve… got nothing, really. I’m about to head over to a friend’s place to game. So let’s just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall. This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel L...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 4th, 2017
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Japanime Games has announced that Tanto Cuore, their deck-building game of budding relationships, is getting a new expansion. Winter Romance looks to add whole new dynamics to the game, including butlers. They also have new interactive game mechanics they’re bringing in. And, as you’d exp...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 4th, 2017
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We’ve been getting a steady supply of previews of the new version of Legend of the Five Rings that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with at Gen Con. But what about just getting the whole rulebook? And what about finding out what other sorts of goodies they will have at the show? Well, both [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
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The aliens are invading. They’ve already raised the dead and brought out the werewolves to help. But that’s apparently not enough. So they’re sending in the giant robots. To counter them, the people of Earth are sending in the Cyborgs. But will it be enough? Will the invasion be rep...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Indie Boards and Cards is full steam ahead with their games Heroes Wanted and Flash Point. Each one is getting a new expansion, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them funded. Yes, two separate Kickstarters at the same time. Both are doing well, having made it over their funding goals....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 2nd, 2017
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Cities of Splendor brings multiple expansions to your Splendor games. Considering the game is all about jewels and such, it’d be a mistake to leave out the far East and all the various wonders that lie there. Well, that’s just what the Far East expansion looks to rectify. It adds in three...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 1st, 2017
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Many games out there rely on a bit of luck to determine the winner. Maybe you need to roll that one die just right, or you hope your next card draw is the one you want. In Rise of the Exiled, it all comes down to skill. Using the special clear plastic weapon cards, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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I’ve been seeing lately where one expansion for a game isn’t just one expansion, but a whole bunch of them in one whole package. That’s the case with the Star Realms Frontiers Kicksterter. It’s a new standalone (but fully compatible) set for Star Realms that’s actually 9...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Awful Fantasy Games has announced their next foray into the Awful Fantasy world. They had a successful campaign with their Kickstarter. This time around, it’s Awful Fantasy Adventures, a quick-playing cooperative card game. They will look to fund the base game as well as three Adventures as par...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 29th, 2017
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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Umm… read that like Elton John. Anyway, it’s Saturday (if you hadn’t noticed), so that means it’s time to hang out and play some games. But it’s also time for some reviews. Today we have: Unearth, Zooscape, Moonquake Escape, Balloon Pop, Pur...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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Like a phoenix, Legend of the Five Rings will be experiencing a rebirth in just a couple weeks at Gen Con. Though, y’know, since it’s a big gaming convention, hopefully fire won’t be involved (anyone remember that fire scare from all those years ago? That was like my 2nd show). But ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2017
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I deal with deadlines every day. Hell, I sort of have one every hour from 9am to 6pm, M-F. I make it, most of the time. Though, thankfully, none of my deadlines deal with murder and intrigue in 1930s New York. For that, I would have to go play Deadline, the new investigation card game […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 26th, 2017
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The mixing of digital and physical is growing stronger every day, in every aspect of life. Heck, when I tell people where I work, I say, “I work online.” That blending goes to our gaming as well, as more games are adding in apps to not only help them run, but are an integral part [&hellip...