Editorial

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 1st, 2015
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We’re halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven’t started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I’m sure cookouts will abound. And if you’re at one, why not bring along a game or two to ...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 24th, 2015
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In a world where potion making is a cutthroat business, a secret society of Apothecaries exists, lording their skills above all others. The group is known as Apotheca, and you’ve been invited to join. But first, you must compete against other potentials in a black market competition to prove yourself...
By Enrico Nardini
In 40K
Jan 29th, 2015
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Associate Editor Enrico Nardini pulls out a pernicious problem present in Games Workshop’s latest press announcement. See what has him piqued! There are times when I feel like Games Workshop is in a position where they can do no right. 2014 did show improvement in some areas. Did you ever think you w...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 22nd, 2015
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We’ve got another set of those shorter news stories for you. It’s time for another Snippets posts. In this installment, we’ve got: A new Sulphur scenario from Terragnosis, New Round-lip Shaleground Bases from Tabletop-Art, New 32mm Bases from Dragon Forge Design, David Lowry from Cl...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 10th, 2015
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It’s another Saturday and so that means it’s time for another Review Round-Up. We’ve got reviews for Ares Games’ The Battle of Five Armies, Red7 from Asmadi Games, Psycho Therapist, Gothic Invasion, and Mafia Casino. Along with those, there are a couple “favorites of 201...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Jan 9th, 2015
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PHD Games writer Chris Strecker wrote up a little editorial on why running a demo for a game might not be a good idea. Though having read the article, titling it “When Not to Run a Demo” would be a bit more appropriate, as the “why” is pretty much, “you don’t have ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 23rd, 2014
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We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you. There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaugh...
By Enrico Nardini
In Editorial
Nov 27th, 2014
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Coming down off that turkey high and getting ready for the madness of holiday shopping? TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his thoughts on supporting your FLGS this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The web may rule all in terms of the dissemination of information. I love that the content I write ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 24th, 2014
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Nerds on Earth lets us know what they feel were the 5 best board games of 2014. Source From the post: Board games have had one heck of a renascence in recent years. The hobby game market (which includes board games, card games, and RPGs) has grown, 20%, 15%, and 20%, over the last 3 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Nov 23rd, 2014
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The League of Extraordinary Gamers takes a look at the increase of 10mm and 15mm games on the market and being played on the gaming tables of the world’s LGSs in this editorial. Source From the post: So, if you’ve been looking around, you’ve noticed that there’s a large moveme...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 23rd, 2014
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Voices of Mars gives you their thoughts on the top 5 board games to check out this holiday season. Source From the article: It’s that time of the year again where you don’t know what to get for your friends and loved ones. Let me help you out with some gift ideas that wont break […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 21st, 2014
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Board Game Quest helps you out deciding what to get the gamer in your life with their Board Game Gift Guide. Source From the post: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s what the song says. That’s right, the holidays are right around the corner and you are probably wondering [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Nov 20th, 2014
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The Holiday Season is almost upon us and Play Board Games is here to help. They’ve got their 2014 Holiday Gift Guide up. Source From the post: Are you looking for some ideas of what to buy the board gamer in your life? Then look no further....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 17th, 2014
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The League of Extraordinary Gamers gives us their thoughts on Kickstarter and if it’s a good or bad thing for the gaming industry. I have my own feelings about what Kickstarter has done for the gaming community. What do the rest of you think? I’d really like to see a discussion about this...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2014
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Breacher18 has posted up a video showing off what they think are the Killer Kickstarters for this month. Source...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2014
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Geek Dad posted up their list of the top 13 tabletop games for Halloween. Source From the post: Halloween approaches, and what better way to celebrate than by breaking out a few spooky board games? Last year we shared a list of 13 games for Halloween, and this year we’ve got 13 more, selected by [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Oct 15th, 2014
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Club Fantasci’s David Lowry talks about how gaming companies should approach game review sites about doing articles about their products. Note: All opinions in the article are those of Club Fantasci. TGN has their own guidelines for reviews. Source From the post: David Lowry discusses how to ap...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Oct 14th, 2014
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Club Fantasci spent the weekend with the fellas from LnL Publishing and they wanted to let you know how it was. Source From the post: Last weekend I was visiting LnL Publishing (formerly Locked n’ Loaded Publishing) out in Pueblo, Co for a three-day game tour and conference. LnL Publishing is primari...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Oct 10th, 2014
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Nerds on Earth posted up a list of 7 great blogs for those of you that are newbs to the world of RPGs. I know most readers of TGN aren’t RGP newbs, but you probably have friends or family that might be. So you can direct them this way to help them out. Source From […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 10th, 2014
3 Comments
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Board Game Quest has posted up their Top 10 Deck-Building Games. Honestly, I think it’s crazy that Ascension’s not on there and that Dominion is #1. What do you guys think? Source From the post: In 2008, game designer Donald X. Vaccarino released a card game called Dominion upon the world...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Oct 10th, 2014
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Club Fantasci’s David Lowry gives you his thoughts on how to sell your game better. His first part talks about your Press Release. Source From the post: I can’t tell you how many press releases I get from board game publishers (read brand new board game publishers) announcing their game on Kick...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 9th, 2014
8 Comments
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Board Game Geek has done some research and looked into what game designers have the most games out there that people actually own. How do you feel about the list? Any major surprises? Source From the post: This is a list of the top 20 game designers in terms of how many of their games […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 25th, 2014
3 Comments
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Games Workshop’s next big release comes in the form of the pain-obsessed Dark Eldar. These sadistic cousins of the Eldar are one of the darkest parts of the grim dark future. TGN’s Enrico Nardini takes a look at what’s been shown so far and gives us his thoughts on the subject, alon...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 25th, 2014
5 Comments
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John Kovalic lets us peek onto the drawing board for a look at the process behind the making of the art for Munchkin Treasure Hunt. Source From the post: Last year, I was given the list of new projects I’d be illustrating for Steve Jackson Games. That’s when I noticed something unusual. Note: when I ...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Sep 23rd, 2014
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Kotaku gives us their reasons for why it’s the perfect time to play Dungeons & Dragons. Honestly, I’ve felt it’s been a pretty good time to play D&D for the past… oh… 20 years or so, but that’s me. Source From the article: You might know that the long-awa...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 20th, 2014
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Kickstarter has updated their Terms of Service. What does this mean for you? TGN’s Enrico Nardini lets us know what’s going on with the changes and what this means for you. Enrico: The landscape of the entire tabletop game industry was irrevocably changed when Kickstarter hit the scene. I...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 18th, 2014
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Vice posted an editorial talking about how gaming has “taken over” Kickstarter and asks if this is a good or bad thing for the world of tabletop gaming. Source From the post: Climb the ladder. Slide down the chute. Score on the triple-word tile. Don’t pass go. You remember all those cardb...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Sep 17th, 2014
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The Esoteric Order of Gamers took a trip to Battlefront’s offices, all infiltration-style, and gives us a report on what they found. Source From the post: Infiltrating the Battlefront Miniatures office, Universal Head sends back this report about the company behind Flames of War, Dust, and Gale...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 16th, 2014
36 Comments
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TGN’s family is expanding. We’ve brought on Enrico Nardini, from Play Unplugged, to join us here with editorials and game reviews. Here’s his first article. It deals with the new Space Hulk release from Games Workshop. So take a look, enjoy the read, and take it away, Enrico!...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Sep 15th, 2014
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Nerds on Earth gives us a walkthrough of the new D&D Adventures League, the organized play event from Wizards of the Coast. Source From the post: I went to my very first Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League event and I was as nervous as a junior high boy going to his first dance. Luckily my [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 14th, 2014
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Play Board Games posted up their Top 10 Board Game Expansions. Agree? Disagree? Tell me what you think. Source From the post: Here is my Top Ten list (updated for 2014) of the best Board Game Expansions....
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Sep 12th, 2014
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The Painting Frog continues their survey of all the Nottingham gaming companies with a trip to Warlord Games. Source From the post: As I have mentioned in the first article in this series I’ve taken advantage of a trip to England in January 2014 to visit a few wargame companies based in the city of [...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Sep 1st, 2014
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The Esoteric Order of Gamers takes a look back on the history of Warhammer Fantasy RP in this retrospective article. Source From the post: As Fantasy Flight Games closes the book on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition, the EOG takes a brief look back at the history of ‘WFRP’ and provides you with ...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 29th, 2014
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Wargames Soldiers and Strategy posted up the 3rd part of their Great Wargaming Survey results. Source From the post: We’ve got some more results of the Great Wargaming Survey. This time we take a look what gets to the table, what periods and genres are popular (and which ones aren’t), wha...
By Polar_Bear
In Editorial
Aug 22nd, 2014
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Board Game Quest gives us their thoughts from last weekend in their GenCon Recap. Source From the post: Gen Con 2014 has come to a close and it definitely lived up to its nickname of “The Best 4 Days of Gaming.” We had an incredible time of meeting new people, demoing games and pretty much […]...