Review Roundup

Congratulations! You’ve made it to Saturday! *throws a little party*
Mine’s been busy so far. We’re just a couple weeks out from Gen Con, and that means about a million little things to get done (along with a couple big things) before heading to the show. My “To Do” list is imposing, but with steady work, I’ll chew through it all.
*looks at list* Hmm, “Type up Review Roundup.”
Alrighty…

Today we have: Sugi, Stak Bots, Food Fighters, Infinity Combined Army Onyx Force, Galaxy Defenders: Operation Strikeback Expansion, SET, Dragonwood, Millennium Blades, Beyond Baker Street, Dark Dealings, America, Fate of the Elder Gods, Burano, Happy Party, and My Village.

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Review Roundup

Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay!
Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus!

But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you.

So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Tyrants of the Underdark, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916, Wombat Rescue, Nefarious, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time, Dungeon Time, Bear Valley, and Millennium Blades.

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What a Marvel it is: An Unboxing and Review of Munchkin Marvel

I don’t particularly have anything against DC Comics, but I’ve always just enjoyed Marvel more. That’s extended from the comics I read in the 90s through the products I see coming out that have the Marvel license. And with the recent upswing in Marvel movies (well, comic book movies in general, to be fair), there’s been a lot more things coming out that mix my love of tabletop gaming with my love of Marvel. And so here, today, we have the Marvel set for Munchkin.

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The fine folks at USAOpoly sent me a copy (and some extras, which we’ll get to) to check out and let you know about.

So grab your vibranium shield and web spinners, it’s time for a combined TGN Unboxing and Review. This time around it’s Munchkin Marvel by Steve Jackson Games and USAOpoloy.
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I Think the Compass is Broke: An Unboxing of Lost Patrol

A friend of mine used to be in the Marines. He served overseas for a couple years. While there, they’d still go on regular training missions. One of them involved having to get from one place to another out in the desert. Well, unfortunately, the guy holding the compass was doing so right next to his weapon. Those that know how compasses work, they can be thrown off by a large piece of metal near them. You know… like a rifle… So the group got rather lost. Thankfully they all made it back safe, eventually. In Lost Patrol from Games Workshop, the Space Marine Scouts that have been sent out to find a downed Drop Pod have also gotten lost. Will they make it back alive?

The chaps over at GW were kind enough to send me a copy to check out and let you know about.

So remember that North is thataways and get ready for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Lost Patrol from Games Workshop.
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Checking Out the Camp Brochure: An Unboxing of Ninja Camp

From a camp where I run away from zombies to a camp where I learn to be a ninja. Probably could’ve used the skills from the latter in the former, but waddyagonnado? Anyway, I had participated in the Kickstarter campaign for Ninja Camp from Action Phase Games. I’d played a demo of it at last year’s CMON Expo (and wrote up a review that you can read here) and liked it enough that I wanted in on it as soon as possible.

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Well, the Kickstarter campaign long since ended and backers are starting to get their sets. I got mine and figured I’d give you a look inside.

So grab your merit badges, it’s time for another TGN Unboxing. This time it’s Ninja Camp by Action Phase Games.
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What’s in the boooooooooox!? An Unboxing of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth Set

Games Workshop is going back to the future. Well, the past of the future, that is. I mean, it’s still the future from now but it’s back in time from where they are usually when in the futu… You know, I’ll start again.

The Horus Heresy has long been a popular part of the Warhammer 40k lore. What happened to the Imperium of Man to split it apart so drastically? Where did all those Chaos Space Marine chapters come from? The story of Horus’ betrayal against the Emperor is a story of Biblical proportions (and parallels). And both Games Workshop and Forge World of long been coming out with models that have armor and other equipment from that period of the game’s history. Well, Games Workshop is coming out with a new stand-alone game based in the Horus Heresy period. Betrayal at Calth takes players to the time right when it was brother versus brother in close-proximity fighting with one-another as the Chaos factions split off.

GW sent me a copy to check out. A full review will be coming soon, but as of now, let’s take a look at what comes in the box. It’s time for another TGN Unboxing (it’s been a while). This time it’s The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth.
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TGN Unboxing: Spartan Games’ Halo Fleet Battles Starter Set

Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have a look-see.
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TGN Unboxing: Terminator Genisys: The War Against The Machines Box Set (Updated)

No fate…
Unless you roll it, anyway. Hey everyone. Here at the TGN office, we got ourselves a copy of the new Terminator: Genisys game created by River Horse and distributed by Warlord Games. We put together a little video showing off what you get in the War Against the Machines starter set. Check it out below the cut.
There’s also a contest where you can win your own copy of the game (still sealed up and everything).
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Found On TGN Desk: POOP In A Bag

It’s another day at the TGN office. Another day where I get to my desk and a bag of POOP is on it. You may say, “But Jared, I never have those type of days. That’s not normal.” Not to worry, it wasn’t a real bag of poop this time. Well, the bag was real, but the POOP was not, well, poop. It was POOP: The Card Game from Feels Right Design. Their current Kickstarter is offering to send you or your friends/enemies POOP In A Bag! The original game had a successful Kickstarter back in February of 2014, but the new Kickstarter campaign introduces the bag delivery concept and a couple new versions of the game. What is the normal game you ask? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

TGN Unboxing: Star Wars Armada Starter Set from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) takes gamers to a galaxy far, far away with their new Star Wars: Armada starter set. The highly-anticipated fleet combat game is making its way into people’s hands. We here at TGN got one and wanted to give you a few articles about it (since it’s a game I’ve been anxious to get for a while now). First we’ve got an unboxing. We’ll have a review article forthcoming as well. We just need to get in a few more games first.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y, Night!
Ok, so it’s not exactly “night” yet… unless you’re East of here. So those of you in Europe might consider it night.

I’m getting off track. Anyway, it’s Saturday and hopefully you’re getting your gaming groove on.

We’ve got a collection of the review articles we found during the week and present them to you now.

In this edition, we have reviews/previews of: Doomtown: Reloaded, Mysterium, Between Two Cities, Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide, Sanssouci, Mythtopia, The Tyrant and Dreadnought Army Cases from Tabletop Tyrant, Oh My Gods!, Iron Kingdoms: Unleashed Adventure Kit, and Specter Ops.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Another Saturday night (well, afternoon) and I ain’t got nobody (well, I’m hanging out with my gaming group). I got some money ’cause I just got paid (well, earlier in the week, yeah). Oh how I wish I had someone to talk to (well… again, with my gaming group, so I’m talking with them). I’m in an awful way (I’m starting to think this song wasn’t the best choice to use in this opening, since I’m doing just fine right now, but I’ve typed this much, I’m going to stick with it).

Time once more for a Review Roundup. Here’s the game/product reviews/previews/unboxings we found in the last week.

Items include: DreadBall Hobgoblin Unboxing, King of New York, the Melee expansion for Chaostle, Five Tribes, and Last Will and it’s Get Stacked expansion.

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Wild West Exodus 2 Player Starter Set Unboxing

Geek of Spades has a new video up. This one is an unboxing of the Wild West Exodus 2-player Starter set from Outlaw Miniatures.

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Ben gets into the old west sci-fi fun that is Wild West Exodus with the Outlaws vs. Lawmen 2 Player Starter Set.

Unboxing Malifaux – Nightmare Whisky Golem

GMorts Chaotica gives us a look inside the Nightmare Whiskey Golem for Malifaux in this new article.

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Looking for a handy way to transport your whisky?
The Gremlins have a solution…

The Nightmare Whisky Golem box contains enough parts for one miniature…namely the Nightmare Whisky Golem. It also contains a stat card for him though there are no upgrade cards.

Geek of Spades Relic Knights Shattered Sword Starter Set Unboxing

Geek of Spades has another Relic Knights unboxing video up. This time it’s Shattered Sword.

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Ben unboxes some more Relic Knights goodness with the Shattered Sword(which would make a terrible weapon, by the way) starter set!

Geek of Spades Posts Relic Knights Cerci Speed Circuit Starter Unboxing

Geek of Spades takes a look at the Cerci Speed Circuit starter box in this new unboxing video.

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Ben digs into some Relic Knights as he un-boxes the faction starter for the Cerci Speed Circuit! And he does it without any bad Fast and Furious jokes!

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Chaos in Cochise County Kickstarter Miniatures Preview

Play Unplugged takes a look inside CIA Game’s Chaos in Cochise County in this preview of the models from the game.

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Howdy Pardners! Play Unplugged received a box of preview figures for Chaos in Cochise County from Chaos In Action Games (now on Kickstarter). Enrico travels to the weird west to give you a look at their growing line of figures.

Box Breaking 117 Sentinel Tactics from Greater Than Games

Through Gamer Goggles gives us a look inside the Sentinel Tactics box in this new video.

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Sentinel Tactics is the smashing Board game in a the super hero universe created by Greater Than Games. Watch as Matt shares the contents of this box.

Gamers on Games – Episode 183 : Robotech RPG Tactics Unboxing

Gamers on Games gives us a look inside the Robotech RPG Tactics box with these unboxing videos.

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Eric the Battletech Engineer managed to score a boxed set at Gen Con 2014! Enjoy the first half of the unboxing! Be sure to check it out and subscribe!

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Cerci Speed Circuit Faction Starter

Play Unplugged takes a look inside the Cerci Speed Circuit Faction Starter box in this unboxing video.

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Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini returns from Gen Con Indy 2014 with a deluge of miniature gaming goodness! In this episode, he takes a look at the Cerci Speed Circuit Faction Starter for the anime inspired skirmish miniature game, Relic Knights.

TGN Unboxing: Pride miniature from The Others

The Others is a new sci-fi/horror board game from Guillotine Games and Studio McVey. In this video, I unbox Pride, one of the monsters in the game. There’ll be a limited number of these available at GenCon at the CoolMiniOrNot booth. Mike McVey will be there, too, to talk about the game.

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Hand-delivered to me, I take a look at the Pride model for the upcoming The Others board game.
This is a production-run version of the model, so what you see here is what you’ll get when you buy one for the game.

CoolMiniOrNot posts Arcadia Quest Unboxing

CoolMiniOrNot gives us a look inside their chibi fantasy board game, Arcadia Quest, in this unboxing video.

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Spencer with CoolMiniOrNot shows off the three Arcadia Quest boxes. First is the guildmaster box that all Kickstart backers will receive. Next is the Arcadia Quest core box, and finally the Beyond the Grave expansion.

Chaosbunker Reviews Painting Buddhas Vol. 1.1 “Target Identified”

Chaosbunker gives you a look inside the new Target Identified painting box from Painting Buddha in this unboxing/review article.

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Painting Buddha starts up the next Volumes of their painting tutorials and for me it is about time, to show you the first Volume, “Target Identified”.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Starter Set

Play Unplugged gives us a look inside the new starter set for D&D 5th edition.

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It’s finally here! Fans of Dungeons & Dragons have been waiting for what seems like ages for the first official release for 5th Edition, also known as D&D Next. Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini delves into Wizards of the Coast’s first new D&D product, The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Mage Wars: Forged in Fire

Play Unplugged takes a look at the latest Mage Wars expansion in this unboxing article.

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Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini dives into another Mage Wars spell tome in an attempt to divine its arcane secrets. In this video, he unboxes the latest Mage Wars expansion: Forged in Fire.

Lost Hemisphere unboxes the Satyr Heavy Warbeast Kit

Lost Hemisphere took a look at the new Satyr heavy warbeast kit from Privateer Press and gives you their thoughts with this unboxing article.

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Lost Hemisphere cracks open the Satyr Heavy Warbeast Kit from Privateer Press, releasing this month.
Gnarlhorn, Shadowhorn or Riphorn – What’s your personal favourite flavour of combat goat?

Man Battlestations posts Dystopian Wars 2.0 Unboxing and Impressions

Man Battlestations has posted up an unboxing and partial review article on the new Dystopian Wars 2.0 box set.

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Ruckdog over at Man Battlestations has finally gotten his hands on the new Dystopian Wars rulebook and box set. How does the new edition stack up to the old one? Head on over to Man Battlestations and see!

New Mantic Dwarf Army Set Unboxed

Mantic gives us a look inside their Dwarf Army Set for Kings of War in this unboxing article.

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There are 10 days until the new Kings of War releases hit shelves – and the Mantic Dwarfs are getting a refreshed army set as part of the new wave!

The Dwarf Army Set is now available to pre-order alongside the new Bulwarkers, Brock Riders, Herneas the Hunter and more.

You can download the Dwarf Army List for free from the website for most of the rules. Rules for Sveri Egilax and the Dwarf Bombard can be found in Hellfire and Stone.

Lost Hemisphere keeps the zombies out

Lost Hemisphere unboxes the latest Bodgers game from Privateer Press with a look at Zombies Keep out.

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Privateer Press is known for its award-winning tabletop miniatures games and roleplaying supplements, but sometimes we’re feeling a little whimsical. For those times, for when we want to goof around with our pals or be a little silly with our young ones, Privateer maintains the Bodgers. Infernal Contraption, Heap, Scrappers and Bodgermania have made us familiar with the scrappy little team of Gobber McGuyvers and their wacky inventive nature. Do they maintain the flavor when they’ve got a horde of shambling zombies coming at them? Time to find out, with ZOMBIES KEEP OUT!

Ronnie unboxes Battlezones Urban Quadrant

Mantic Games has posted a video of Ronnie unboxing the Urban Quadrant Battlezones terrain set.

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Obviously getting a taste for video, Ronnie follows up Monday’s Battlezones launch with an unboxing of the now highly limited Urban Quadrant set.

The Urban Quadrant has been very popular. We’re launching it early in April as a pre-release special and we’ve gone through our stock far more quickly than expected. This means that we’ve had to limit the number on the website – if you want to avoid disappointment and get your set early, we recommend you pre-order.

Box Breaking 90 Bestiary Pawns 3

Gamer Goggles takes a look at Paizo’s Bestiary Pawns 3 set for Pathfinder in this video.

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In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the pawns that are in the Pathfinder Bestiary Pawns box 3. It features monsters from the Bestiary 3. Enjoy as we share our first look at this product with you.