Ares Games Announces New Edition of City of Chaos

There’s a lot of board games out there than many of us haven’t tried, simply because they were here and gone before many of us got involved in the gaming hobby. Many of those are beloved titles that were very innovative for their time. One such is City of Chaos. Well, you don’t have to worry about finding a copy in resell shops, as Ares Games is going to be coming out with a new edition. Though there’s still a bit of a wait, as it’ll be coming in the second half of next year.
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Ares Games Creating Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Game

Ares Games is adding another great sci-fi series to the tabletops. It’s Battlestar Galactica, and it’ll be joining Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. So strap into your starfighter and remember to only shoot the Cylons.
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TGN Review: Divinity Derby by Ares Games

Zeus has called together various gods and they’re having themselves a party. The ambrosia starts kicking in, and soon, they’re arguing over what mythical creatures would win in a flying race. Well, being divine in nature, the gods are able to figure this out directly by setting up a track and calling these creatures to fly for their amusement. Of course, no race is quite exciting enough without a little betting going on. That’s the story behind Divinity Derby, a new racing board game from Ares Games. They’ve sent me a copy to check out and let you know about how it works.

So get your $2 bet ready, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s Divinity Derby.
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Review Roundup

Saturday. How wonderful a day. I hope you’re taking advantage of it. I ran a bunch of errands this morning. Now I’m working on painting, of all things. I can’t tell you the last time I painted minis. It’s been quite a while.

But while I wait for this color to dry, lets get you the reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week, we have articles on: Alphas Volume #1, Lucky’s Misadventures, Act of Treason, Wildcatters, Konja, Hero Realms: Ruin of Thandar, Hunt for the Ring, Decrypto, Minute Realms, Civilization: New Dawn, and Star Trek Adventures.

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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay!
I’m sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here’s your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: Guild Ball Blacksmith’s Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

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Friday Snippets

It’s the last day before the weekend. And I know a lot of you out there will be having themselves a long weekend, too. Many of you will be spending the time hanging out with friends and loved ones, more-than-likely having many tasty things to eat. Well, before we get there, let’s fill you up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Blood Red Skies Previews New Render, War of the Ring Now Available in Russian, and New Dark Elf Punisher Mini Available From Brother Vinni.

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Ares Games Launches Tripods & Triplanes Kickstarter

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 Tripods and Triplanes, a new standalone game in the Wings of Glory world. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Tripods & Triplanes to launch on Kickstarter on November 28th

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 embroiled in WWI.
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Ares Games Taking Pre-orders for Limited Edition of Warriors of Middle-Earth

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.
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Ares Games and PHALANX Games Announce Distribution Partnership

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 Phalanx’s board games (in English) all over the world (except Europe).
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Ares Games Posts Gen Con Releases

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 have in their partnership with Galakta, including the critically acclaimed This War of Mine.
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Review Roundup

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 Expansion, Crabs!, Yamatai, Solarius Mission, Skyward, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Exit: The Game, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, Brutal Kingdom, Burning Rome, and Lords of Waterdeep.

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Ares Games Launches Master of the Galaxy Kickstarter

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 with a single planet and a couple resources, and turn that into an interplanetary empire that’s bigger than any other.
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Ares Games Previews Master of the Galaxy

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 know what you’re getting into when their campaign starts in a couple weeks.
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New WWI Wings of Glory Releases Available From Ares Games

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 some of those fantastic early fighters to your tabletop with the latest WWI Wings of Glory releases from Ares Games. They’re available now.
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Midweek Snippets

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-the-scenes for other stuff around here. Just a busy week. I know I could use some extra energy. And I think a bunch of bite-size gaming stories can do that very thing.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan starts 15mm Late 14th Century Range, Acheson adds 28mm Gorillas, Love Formula Coming To Kickstarter This Month, Game Master Digital GM Tools Up On Kickstarter, New Quickshade Washes Available To Order From The Army Painter, Killbox Games New Releases and Kickstarter News, Khurasan releases new 15mm undead/evil wizard sets, English Version of Master of the Galaxy Coming to Kickstarter, The Component Collector Up On Kickstarter, and New Dvergr Commandos Available From Kromlech.

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Ares Games to launch Sword & Sorcery at Origins 2017

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’ll be available later this year.
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Ares Games Releases Battle of Britain Starter Set For Wings of Glory

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 could have a whole mess of Messerschmitts). The box has pretty much everything you need to get playing right away.
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Review Roundup

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. Love going back to Chicago (my homeland). But that’s a bit away. In the meantime, let’s get you the reviews you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Inis, Dungeons of Infinity, War of the Ring: Anniversary Edition, Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal, Fidelitas, JrassAttack, Wok on Fire, Avalance at Yeti Mountain, Citadels, Council of Blackthorn, Escape from Colditz, Stratos, Adrenaline, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Flag Dash, Snowblind: Race for the Pole, The Money Pit of Oak Island, and Dice Stars.

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Ares Games Launches Divinity Derby Kickstarter

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.
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Midweek Snippets

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 some last details on the new place (like… internet) and get all the furniture and such in place. But in the meantime, let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ares Games Announces Divinity Derby Kickstarter, New 6mm American Civil War Paper Armies From Grand Manoeuvre, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Squarriors: The Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Dwarven Gold Fever, and Badass Riders Coming To Kickstarter.

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New Releases From Ares Games Available At Spiel Essen

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 and they’ll have some games that will be available for the first time at the show. So hopefully you’ve got your tickets to the show, or know someone that can ninja-shop for you.
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Ares Games Taking Pre-Orders For War of the Ring Second Edition Rules, Guide, and Gameboard

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 game board? Well, you can order them now for a limited time.
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Review Roundup

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 the regular Saturday routine and get you some reviews.

Today we have: Kill the King, Captain Sonar, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Dragon & Flagon, No Honor Among Thieves, Via Nebula, Behind the Throne, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Heroes of Normandie iOS, Lost Woods, Battle Gnomes, and Ice Cool.

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Ares Games Posts Gen Con Pre-Releases

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 to stop by, since they have several new games they’ll be releasing at the show.
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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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Ares Games Posts Warriors of Middle-Earth Preview

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, their next expansion for the War of the Ring (second edition) board game. Ares has posted up a preview of the first of these factions that will be included in the game, as well as some of the Event cards.
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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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Ares Games Posts Behind The Throne Rulebook

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 “trick you” by making you think a game is one thing when it’s really another. Well, Ares Games certainly doesn’t want to trick you about Behind the Throne. They’ve posted up the rules for you to download.
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Ares Games Launches Dungeon Time Kickstarter

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-hour. It takes only 5 minutes. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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Midweek Snippets

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 game. But I don’t care. I’m a rebel.

Anyway, before then, we need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

So today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Wander Contest Happening Now, Ares Games Posts Dungeon Time Kickstarter Preview Video, Khurasan releases 15mm Merkava Mark 4, New interactve website for Castles & Crusades, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Final week for Barbaric Splendor Kickstarter One: Personalities.

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Midweek Snippets

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. He’ll love it, I’m sure.
Anyway, whether you’re at the show, or just trying to make it through the rest of the week, you should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories, and that’s just what we’ve got for you right now.

Today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Posts New 360 Preview Videos, Three New Ancients Miniatures Sets Available From Victrix, Tesla Deathray Survivors Anonymous Includes Two Gaming Songs on Latest EP, Ares Games to launch Dungeon Time Kickstarter, Irregulars RPG looking for playtesters, Arabian Officer On Flying Carpet Mini Available From Brother Vinni, and Kromlech Releases New Mechanical Saw Arms.

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Ares Games Posts Origins Previews/New Releases

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.
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Ares Partners With IGames to Publish Behind the Throne

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, here’s another as Ares Games and IGames are getting together to bring Behind the Throne to several new languages.
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