Ares Games

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 28th, 2017
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During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn’t the enemy’s shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there’s a new force to deal with. That’s the story behind Tr...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 16th, 2017
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Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embro...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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For those that are fans of Warriors of Middle-Earth, this is probably a story you’ve been waiting for. Ares Games has started taking pre-orders for their very limited-edition run of the game. If you want to get your name on the list to get one, now’s your chance....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Ares Games has been wheelin’ and dealin’ lately. Their distribution partnership with Galakta apparently isn’t the only one they’ve been working on. They’ve also been in talks with Phalanx Games and have announced that they are going to be the master distributor for Phala...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Gen Con’s just a couple of weeks away. The show’s going to be the biggest it ever has been, and many new games will be making their way into people’s hands. Ares Games will be there and they’re bringing along a lot of new goodies with them. That includes the new releases they ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 22nd, 2017
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We’ve made it to Saturday! Woo! *runs around the place with my arms up in the air* Woo! *takes a moment from my running around to type up the review articles you so desperately desire* Today we have: Wibbell++, Play Tray UK, Pocket Mars, Master of the Galaxy, Unearth, Evolution: Climate Expansi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 18th, 2017
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The galaxy is vast. It’s full of wonders that no creature can entirely fathom. … Sounds like we need to go out there and claim it for ourselves! That’s what you’ll be doing in Master of the Galaxy, a new board game from Ares Games that’s up on Kickstarter now. Start out ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 5th, 2017
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Well, it’s not quite being Masters of the Universe, but being master of the galaxy is pretty good, too. Master of the Galaxy is a new board game coming from Ares Games, which they will soon have on Kickstarter. They’ve posted up a preview article, along with a preview video, so you can kn...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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You know, it really is amazing how fast airplane technology advanced during its early year. I mean, the Wright Brothers had barely gotten their flier off the ground, it seems, and then you’ve got aerial dogfights and bombers and all that sort of stuff going on. Truly amazing. And you can bring ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Big shows are a great place to release new games, as well as preview upcoming projects. Ares Games is taking those opportunities at Origins in a couple weeks. They’ll be having the official launch of Sword & Sorcery, as well as giving attendees a chance to play several new games that’...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 23rd, 2017
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Ares Games has announced that they will now be distributing Galakta’s games across the world (except for Europe… So most of the world, anyway). This includes titles such as Age of Thieves, Champions of the Arena, and the upcoming This War of Mine....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 31st, 2017
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Ares Games is jumping on the two-player box starter set bandwagon (a good one to be on, if you ask me) with their new Battle of Britain set for Wings of Glory. Take to the skies (figuratively, of course) in either a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt (and if you get a bunch of ’em, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 11th, 2017
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Hello, Saturday! It… was quite a week, I have to say. Very busy. With all the goings-on for GAMA, I almost forgot that PAX East was going on. Hope everyone is having a good time out there. I’m, obviously, not there. I will be at Adepticon in a couple weeks, though. That’ll be fun. L...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 1st, 2017
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Who’s faster? A dragon? A gryphon? A lamasu? A harpy? A pegasus? It’s the sort of question that’s been debated for thousands of years. Now, Ares Games is putting it to the test with Divinity Derby, their new racing board game that’s up now on Kickstarter....
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Feb 22nd, 2017
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We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week. This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up so...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 7th, 2016
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Only only ever really been to a handful of different shows. All of them only in the US as well. I’d love to make it to events like Salute, or Spiel Essen. Both seem like awesome shows, full of some cool, new things. Speaking of Essen and new things. Ares Games will be in attendance […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 3rd, 2016
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Earlier this year, Ares Games did their release for the War of the Ring 2nd Edition Anniversary Release. It came with a lot of really cool stuff, including over 200 pre-painted figures. It also had a pretty hefty price tag. So, what if you wanted the special rulebook, strategy guide, and oversized ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 10th, 2016
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And we’ve once more made it to the weekend successfully. The natural order has been maintained. I mean, just think if we woke up the day after Friday and it was, like, Wednesday or something. Man, that’d be a mess. But, as I said, that’s not happened. As such, we should get on with ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 23rd, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 14th, 2016
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There are hundreds of different factions that inhabit Middle Earth. Each one has a long and proud tradition, and each one is certainly capable of going to battle when their way of life is being threatened. Ares Games is bringing more of those factions to your tabletop in Warriors of Middle-earth, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 2nd, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 30th, 2016
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As I’ve said many times, I love when companies post the rules for their games online. That way, you get a chance to look them over and decide if the game’s for you. It makes you a more-informed consumer. It also shows respect to you, as the game company isn’t going to try and “...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 29th, 2016
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When it comes to games, I prefer a shorter game length to a longer one. While there’s nothing wrong with games that take 4+ hours to play, they’re not generally my cup-o-tea. Dungeon Time doesn’t take 4+ hours. It doesn’t even take 1 hour. It doesn’t even take a half-hou...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 22nd, 2016
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The week continues along. As it goes, so do we along with it. The weekend is coming up soon. It’ll hopefully be here before we know it. I’m going to an inaugural board game day at a library that a friend works at. Probably to play Guild Ball. I know that’s not technically a board [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2016
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So, while we’ve got Gen Con a a month and change away, we shouldn’t forget that Origins is this weekend. There’s certainly going to be plenty to do and see at that show. Ares Games certainly has a lot planned. And they’ve posted up a little guide to tell us what to expect....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 3rd, 2016
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Seems that a larger and larger percentage of news stories are in the form of “Company X and Company Y are bringing you a Language version of a game.” Always nice to see games spread from whatever language they were originally made in outward to the rest of the gaming world. Well, hereR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 27th, 2016
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We seem to be getting a lot of announcements lately about a company now producing an English version of some game. That’s not a gripe, mind you. It’s great to get games that otherwise wouldn’t be in English made available to people like me who only speak English (as much as I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 6th, 2015
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Ares Games has been rolling along quite nicely with their Sword & Sorcery Kickstarter campaign. In case you’d forgotten, that’s the game where you play as reawakened heroes from a bygone age, summoned back to the conscious world to fight a growing evil in the world. But you’re a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 30th, 2015
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Ares Games keeps chugging along with their Sword & Sorcery board game Kickstarter campaign. There was quite the surge right out of the gate. They’re now well over 400% funded and still have a lot of time to go. To help raise that funding total even further, there’s a bunch of add-ons...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 15th, 2015
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You just can’t seem to keep evil down. You think you’ve gotten it all taken care of and wrapped up. It might even take a couple centuries, but it seems like it’s always making a comeback. Such is the case in Ares Games’ latest project up on Kickstarter. In Sword & Sorcery...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 30th, 2015
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Essen is a great chance for companies to release new games to quite a large audience all at once (just like other big conventions like Salute and Gen Con). Ares Games is certainly taking that opportunity and running with it. They have quite a lot of games that they’ll be offering for the first ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 22nd, 2015
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Ares Games and Gremlin Project are teaming up to bring you a new sword and sorcery board game. In fact, they’re leaving nothing to chance and going straight-forward with the name and just calling it Sword & Sorcery. The campaign is set to launch on Kickstarter on October 15th....