Days of Wonder Announces Ticket To Ride: New York

For many years, players have enjoyed Ticket to Ride. However, some feel that the game can take a bit too long. Collecting all those like-colored cards can take a while. Well, in a city like New York, there’s no time to sit around and be idle. You gotta go, go, go! So it makes sense that Ticket to Ride: New York, would streamline the game, making routes shorter, and thus shortening the overall game.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Holding Small World Giveaway

Who doesn’t like getting games for free? Nobody. Who doesn’t like winning contests? Nobody as well. Combine the two and you’ve got a contest where you can get free games. That’s what Days of Wonder has going on right now. They’re giving away Small World stuff in celebration of the release of their Power Packs.
Continue reading

Arcane Wonders Announces Senshi Board Game Coming This May

Arcane Wonders has announced a new strategy game that will be making its way to game shop shelves this May. It’s called Senshi. In it, players take on the role of warrior monks. Their master is ailing, and each student is trying to show that they have learned the master’s teachings the best, looking to find balance in their strength, agility, wisdom, and honor. Only one student will become the new master. Who will it be?
Continue reading

Thursday Terrain Corner

Ok, now I can finally talk about Thursday’s Terrain Corner, because it’s actually Thursday. While I still woke up thinking it was Friday, my mind’s recalibrated and it actually does feel like a Thursday (being in my Thursday shirt helps, though I was also in my Wednesday shirt yesterday and that still had me feeling off, so there’s that). Anyway, with a long weekend for many of us coming up, I hope you’ll have some time to game. And, when gaming, it’s good to have good looking gaming tables.

In the Terrain Corner today we have: New Kits Available To Pre-order From Plastcraft, New Battle Map Available For for Memoir ’44, MapForge Battle Map Creator Up On Indiegogo, and Dark Gotham Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Review Roundup

Ok, so I was being a little facetious, saying that we were expecting a Snowpocalypse here in Atlanta, with the little bit of snow that was coming down at the time… but… yeah… we had a bit of a Snowpocalypse. That was the view from my front door last night and it was still much the same this morning. Thankfully, since then, the sun’s come out and much of it is melting. But still… yeah, quite a thing. Good day to stay in and do some gaming. But what games? Well, you can find out what games are like with the Review Roundup!

This week we have: Villages of Velaria, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Box of Monsters Expansion, Axis & Allies: Anniversary Edition, Wizards Wanted, Braintopia, NMBR9, Ticket to Ride: Germany, Planetarium, Barbarians: The Invasion, Space Race, The Captain is Dead, and Heaven & Ale.

Continue reading

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom Now Available

While we might not think of them much anymore, for the longest time, trains were the main mode of long-distance transportation. And one country that was quick to adopt the locomotive and use it to expand all across its land was the United Kingdom. And that’s where the new Ticket to Ride expansion takes you. The set also brings you Technology cards, letting you create better locomotives. You can pick up your copy now.
Continue reading

Asmodee Launches Holiday Sale

So, it’s come to this…
We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and others. And, you know, I’m a big fan of getting holiday shopping done ahead of time, especially ordering online. You order. It shows up. You’re done. Simple.
Continue reading

Digital Version of Ticket To Ride: First Journey Now Available

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, and it seems like it’d be right up his alley.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Small World: Sky Islands

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 on above them. Sure, they check the weather, but only after a huge beanstalk sprouted did the various communities realize there’s new areas for expansion among the clouds.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Ticket To Ride: France and Old West

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 Revolution. Players will need to lay down tracks and decide what color those routes are before actually laying out their trains. The other side of the map is the Old West, where players will build routes from their home cities. But beware, build a route to a rival’s city and they’ll earn points, too.
Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Review Roundup

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 you all. I could be on my way to gaming, but I know how much you need to get your review articles. Such is my dedication to this site and its readers. 😛 😉
The Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., and Roy Acuff are helping, too.

Today we have: Dairyman, Bottlecap Vikings, Cult Following, Game of Trains, Yamatai, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Balloon Pop, Unearth, Shahrazad, Rhein: River Trader, Dresden Files, Riff Raff, BarenPark, Jaipur, and Sentient.

Continue reading

Review Roundup

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, Evolution: The Beginning, Black Hat, Big Bang 13.7, Kingdomino, Match Madness, Lady Richmond, Century: Spice Road, Homes: 2 Player Card Game, Coldwater Crown, Quadropolis, and This War Of Mine.

Continue reading

Asmodee Digital Summer Sale Happening Now

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 always bring those game boxes with you. That’s where digital editions of those games come in handy. They all fit right onto your tablet or smartphone. And to help fill up with all the games you can, Asmodee is running their summer digital sale now.
Continue reading

Review Roundup

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 we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.

Continue reading

Review Roundup

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 up a Minx for Guild Ball!”

But anyway, without any further delay, today we have: Great Western Trail, Click Click Boom, Radiant, Potion Explosion: The Fifth Element expansion, Rone: Races of New Earth, Legendary Showdown, Pocket Madness, Quadropolis, Rocky Road a la Mode, Race for the Galaxy iOS, Warhammer 40k: 8th Edition, Warhammer 40k: Dark Imperium, Port Royal, Flying Kiwis, and Magic Maze.

Continue reading

Arcane Wonders Taking Pre-orders For Spoils of War

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. That’s the story behind Spoils of War, a new board game coming from Arcane Wonders. Pre-orders are being taken now.
Continue reading

Asmodee North America Goes Exclusive Through Alliance Distribution

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 distribution.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Whims of the Sultan Expansion For Five Tribes

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 to meet his desires?
Continue reading

Review Roundup

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 photos and videos, we wish we were there. In the meantime, let’s get some reviews.

This week we have: Lotus, The Exiled: Siege, Ancient Terrible Things, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, and Hanamikoji, Yamatai.

Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride: Germany

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 Germany.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Quadropolis: Public Services

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 Wonder.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Ticket To Ride: First Journey

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 around. Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: First Journey.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Yamatai Board Game

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 that’s the most majestic, beautiful, and awe-inspiring is paramount. And lucky you, you’ve been tasked with creating a new capital city by the queen. Problem is, she’s tasked several people with the job. If you want to be the one with all the prestige, you’ll have to make sure your city reigns supreme. That’s the story behind Yamatai, a new game coming from Days of Wonder.
Continue reading

Review Roundup

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 just what we’re here with now.

Today we have: Power Grid, The Bermuda Crisis Discovery Dawning, Grand Prix, Colt Express App, Red7 App, Legendary Inventors, Congo, Master of Orion, Final touch, Great Western Trail, Captain Carcass, and The Networks.

Continue reading

Midweek Snippets

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 to get through. To help, we should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Nomad Games adds Wizards and Tricksters to Steam Early Access of Smash Up!, Introducing Boxwood Genius Dice, Digital Edition of Colt Express Now Available, New Releases Available to Order From Victoria Miniatures, WarSeer Forum Relaunches Tomorrow, New Chaos Templates From Pyrkol, Old World Leather Gaming Mats for RPG Metal Dice Rolling Up On Kickstarter, Fantasy Football teams available at Flatminis as 2D plastic miniatures, New Release: Kromlech Battle Rulers, New Statuesque Fine & Pulp Scale Female Heads – Bald on sale, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: Contractor On Kickstarter, Yet More Victoria Miniatures Releases, New Release: Kromlech Wound Markers, and Ouroboros Tales 54mm Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

Continue reading

Review Roundup

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, it’s worth doing right.

But that’s for Thursday and Friday. For right now, we’ve got reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Robots Love Ice Cream, Acquire, Bloodborne: The Card Game, The Arrival, Trick of the Rails, Great Western Trail, 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon, Inis, Fabled Fruit, Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, CO-OP: The Co-op Card Game, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Terraforming Mars, Hit Z Road, Hocus, Ta-Da!, Legends Untold, and Ominoes.

Continue reading

Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails Now Available

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 you’ve been waiting to get your own copy of Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, your wait is over.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol Expansion For Memoir ’44

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 don’t think about the battles between the Japanese and the Russians. But those certainly played their part in the overall conflict. And you’ll be able to recreate those using the Battles of Khalkhin-Gol expansion for Memoir ’44.
Continue reading

Small World: River World Coming to Essen

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 Essen.
Continue reading

Summer Sale Happening At Days of Wonder

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 digital versions of their games.
Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Ticket To Ride: Rails & Sails

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 that’s just what you get to do in Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, a new version of the game announced by Days of Wonder.
Continue reading

Review Roundup

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, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.

Continue reading

Days of Wonder Announces Thieves of Naqala Expansion For Five Tribes

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 of Wonder.
Continue reading