Days of Wonder

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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My nephew loves trains. He’s like 4 or so and just loves the things. One of his favorite things to play on his tablet is this train simulator thing. On my next visit to see him, I might see about trying to get him to play Ticket to Ride: First Journey. It’s now available digitally, [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2017
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It’s a small world after all. You’re welcome. Well, as I wait here for the people coming to hunt me down for doing that, I guess I should tell you about Sky Islands, the new expansion pack announced for Small World. The tiny world hasn’t ever really paid much attention to what goes ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 23rd, 2017
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All aboard! Days of Wonder continues their Ticket to Ride series with a new line going in. This one will take you to France and the Old West (though not at the same time). Ticket to Ride: France includes a double-sided map, with one letting players build routes all across France during the Industrial...
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 15th, 2017
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Well, it’s Saturday. My day was looking like it might be a bit dull, but then a friend was like, “Hey, let’s have everyone come over and game.” and I was like, “done and done. I just need to type up a post first.” So, that’s the sacrifice I’m making for...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 3rd, 2017
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Blame Canada (Day), but it seems that the post got eaten by the system. It happens occasionally, but it’s alright. We can rebuild it. We can make it stronger, faster, better… Or mostly the same but with this new intro. Anyway, this week we have: Werewords, Caverna: Cave vs Cave, Not Alone...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 26th, 2017
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Summertime. Summertime. Sum-sum-summertime. It’s summer (well, in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). That means trips to the beach or park or wherever you’re going with family and friends. And on those trips, it’s fun to play games. Though, due to packing constraints, you can’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 11th, 2017
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I know. I know. This was supposed to go up yesterday. Well, WordPress has been flaky lately and it missed its posting window. Hence why it’s going up now with a reworded opening talking about it not being posted on Saturday instead of saying, “I’m going to the LGS and gonna pick me ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 6th, 2017
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Congratulations, Vikings! The raid was a success! We pillaged. We plundered. We burned. And we hauled away quite an impressive bit of loot! But, now that we’re back home in our longhouse, it’s time to split up the wealth. But who will get what shiny bits? That has yet to be determined. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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Another bit of news about where you’ll be able to get your favorite games (like CMON did recently). This time, it’s Asmodee North America (which deals with Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Asmodee, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat, and Catan Studio) who is going exclusive through Alliance distributi...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 8th, 2017
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Days of Wonder has announced Whims of the Sultan, a new expansion for Five Tribes. This set will add Cities Tiles. They are new locations created by the Sultan. But controlling them isn’t going to be easy. The Sultan has odd tastes and will often make demands that must be met. Will you be able ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 22nd, 2017
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Hey everyone. I’m sure a lot of you are reading this after getting back from Salute. If that’s the case… *envy-waves in your direction* I wish I’d been there. Maybe someday. But for those of us in the States, Australia, and elsewhere that can only live vicariously through your...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2017
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All aboard! The train’s going to be leaving the station soon. Anyone wanting to go to Munich better get on board now. Days of Wonder has announced that a new Ticket to Ride game is going to be coming out. As you can tell from the pretzels, beer, and bratwurst, this time we’re headed to [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 1st, 2017
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Without getting too political here, the government is supposed to improve the lives of its citizens. As the mayor in Quadropolis, it’s your job to make the populace happy. Well, that job will get switched up a bit with Quadropolis: Public Services, a new expansion just announced by Days of Wond...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 26th, 2017
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Those of you gamers out there with young kids might wonder what sort of game is best to get them into the hobby, as well as when you might start doing so. There’s more and more good kid-friendly board games out there. Soon, there’ll be another, based on one of the most popular game series...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 18th, 2017
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Capital cities are very important to a country. Sure, cities are important, in general, in terms of trade and crafts and such, but capital cities are where your government will be and that means it’s where you’ll be having meetings with foreign dignitaries. Having a capital city that̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 24th, 2016
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It’s Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, so there’s a good chance you’re hanging out with friends and family. Hopefully that includes playing games of some sort. But how do you know which game might be the best? Good thing there’s reviews out there. And that’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 19th, 2016
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Well, I did my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. It’s… well, I’m having 2 Thanksgivings, so there’s that. Turkeys, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuff to make glazed carrots, rolls (from scratch), and a couple pumpkin pies. Because, you know, if anything’s worth doing...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 21st, 2016
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A lot of games are available as a limited release at conventions. Gen Con is certainly one place where a company will ship in a couple hundred copies to sell there during the show. So a few people get to go home with it, but a lot of others just have to wait. Well, if […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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When most people think about WWII, they think about D-Day and the re-taking of Europe from the Germans. Perhaps you think about the South Pacific and the US Navy Island-Hopping their way towards Japan. Maybe your mind turns to North Africa and Rommel’s armored platoons. Most of the time people ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 31st, 2016
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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Just watch out for those pirates. Yeah, I should probably have warned you about the pirates. That’s just what you’ll have to worry about in Small World: River World, a new expansion for the game that’s going to be available at Spiel Es...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2016
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I’ve mentioned before that it’s fun to take board games along with you on vacation, and having digital versions of said games can make it all a lot easier. Well, now Days of Wonder is making that ease even easier, by making it much, much cheaper. They’re having a summer sale for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Aaaall Abooooooard! This train’s about ready to leave the station. But what if you want to get from London to, say, New York? Hard to take a train. And there’s not really regular air travel yet (in the world of Ticket to Ride, anyway). You’re gonna have to take a boat. And that̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 28th, 2016
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wooooooooooooo! When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat. But that’s me. For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you. Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2016
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Through your hard work, you’ve made Naqala a thriving place in the desert. But with wealth and power comes rivals and people would would love nothing more than to take what you’ve got for themselves. Enter the Thieves of Naqala, a new expansion for Five Tribes coming this summer from Days...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 27th, 2016
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Everybody wants to rule the world. Or so Tears for Fears told us. Obviously, none of us actually do rule the world (that’d be the lizard people who get to do that). Though with some hard work and dedication, we might be able to be the mayor of a city. That’d be pretty cool. Or, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 26th, 2016
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I have to say, there are some games that I’ve only ever played digitally. One such case is Ticket to Ride. It’s been a bit, but we used to play a game during lunch on a coworker’s tablet. Considering all the cards, the board, and all the pieces for the game, playing the digital vers...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 9th, 2016
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It’s another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup. Hopefully you’re having a good one. I’m working on putting together some Guild Ball minis. Anyway, let’s get right into the reviews. Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing’s Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 19th, 2016
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Yeehaw! Get on there, little dogie! Hup! Hup! Hey there, pardners, it’s time once more for a Review Roundup. So let’s get this rodeo on the road! Today we have: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Mage Knight, Lil’ Cthulhu, Fleet Wharfside, Patchwork App, Techno Bowl, RubiconR...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2016
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Everybody wants to rule the world. Or so Tears For Fears told us. I don’t know if I want to rule the world, but being in charge of a major metropolitan area might not be so bad. Though I’m not exactly sure I’ll get elected to public office, I have to live such dreams vicariously [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 29th, 2015
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So, this past week, instead of heading to St. Louis to visit my family, I was rained in, and instead spent several days at home, alone in my apartment. I can’t really say it was the best way to spend the holiday, but I did get some solo gaming time in. Too bad these Solo […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 14th, 2015
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All aboard! Time to jump on the Soul Train! Or at least, just the regular commuter train. Though I don’t know if I’d suggest playing Ticket to Ride on a regular commuter train. It’s got a lot of cards and little pieces that could get lost. But if you were taking, say, a cross-countr...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 24th, 2015
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The train’s going to be leaving the station soon. You’ll want to make sure you’re on it. Where’s it going? Well, that’s for your route cards to decide. Days of Wonder has started taking pre-orders for their new Ticket To Ride: United Kingdom expansion pack. The set’...