Review Roundup

It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Atlanta. The sun’s shining. It’s warm outside.
… Sounds like a perfect time to go to the LGS and stay inside, playing games all day! 😀
And to those dealing with ice up in the midwest, best to stay inside and play some games all day.
Long story short, it’s a good day to play some games. But what games? Well, you could check out these reviews and pick from there.

Today we have: Ulm, Orcs Must Die, Titan Race, Tavern’s Tales, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, Doom, Flash Point: Extreme Danger, Praetor, The Daedalus Sentence, Twilight Struggle- Digital Version, Imhotep, Forged in Steel, Mi Tierra, Saloon Tycoon, Legendary Inventors, Flammer Rouge, Watch Your Mouth, Draconis Invasion, Ice Cool, Celestia, The Foreign King, Sub Terra, Wasteland Justice, Takenoko, and Drinking Quest Journey Into Draught.

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Fantasy Flight Posts Interview With id Software’s Sean Bean

I remember playing the original Doom video game at my neighbor’s house. My friend had the game and we played all the time. You really could die pretty easily in it, and we very often did. That was good, of course, since it meant you weren’t far from having your own turn playing. And who knows better about dying often than Sean Bean? He’s been killed on-screen more than just about anyone… *gets a note* Wait… wrong Sean Bean. Ah well. This Sean Bean still knows about on-screen deaths, as he is with id Software, who created Doom. Fantasy Flight Games has a talk with him about that as well as the Doom board game.
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Review Roundup

The holiday season is well and truly upon us. It’s the last weekend before Christmas and all through the house, my D&D group had to cancel because everyone had last-minute stuff come up due to the holiday and the end of the year :/ … But waddyagonnado? Me? I’m gonna probably bake some cookies and just chill, watching some Christmas movies, including MST3K’s Manos, the Hand of Fate. Why is that a Christmas movie? Because it’s in the same 2-disk box with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. But that’s me.

As for the exact moment, it’s time to get you a bunch of reviews.

Today we have: Mythos Tales, BattleGoats, Murder at Blood Mansion, Timeline: British History, The Refuge, Ice Cool, You Gotta Be Kitten Me, Colony, CVlizations, Star Wars: Destiny, Pocket Madness, The King’s Armory, La Granja: No Siesta, Escape Room: the Game, Ponzi Scheme, Doom: The Board Game, Deathwatch: Overkill, and Blood Bowl (2016 Edition).

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Doom: The Board Game Now Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Aw Hell…
Literally. The denizens of Hell have managed to break through into our dimension due to some careless scientists on Mars. If the security forces don’t act fast and try and stop more portals from opening up, the whole universe could be flooded with foul and horrific beasts. It’s going to take a lot of toughness… and a lot of ammo, if they’re going to make the world safe again. Pretty much all of us know the story behind Doom. Well, now you can bring that FPS game to your tabletop, as the Doom board game is now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Missions From Doom: the Board Game

If you want to fight back the denizens of Hell and secure safety for not only Mars, but everyone in the entire universe, you’re gonna need a plan. Granted, a group of generals back at base writing down a list of objectives, and a small squad of marines going out and battling against demons in order to actually accomplish those objectives are two drastically different things. It’s those missions that we get a look at in this preview of the upcoming Doom board game from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Gameplay From Doom Board Game

The forces of Hell are pouring into our world via portals that were opened in a space station on Mars. A stalwart group of Space Marines are the only defense this dimension has to stem the tide. Will you take up the role of one of those defenders? Or will you look to cause Hell on Earth… err… Mars? That’s your choice in the upcoming Doom board game from Fantasy Flight Games. In this preview, we get a look at how the gameplay works.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Invaders For Doom Board Game

On Mars, a portal to Hell has been opened. Through it pour horrible monstrosities looking to conquer this new dimension. Stalwart Space Marines are doing their best to hold back the tide, but it’s not going to be easy. All manner of terrible beasts are pouring out. And you get to be in control of them as the Invaders player in the upcoming Doom board game from Fantasy Flight Games. That’s what we get a look at today.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts New Doom Board Game Preview

One of the other big announcements from Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con this past year was that they’re coming out with a new Doom board game. In it, a squad of 1-4 space marines will be taking on hordes of demons out in the depths of space. I know I played the hell out of the video game back in the 90s. Now that nostalgia will be coming to tabletops worldwide. In this preview, we get a look at what options the Marine players will have available to them.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Doom: The Board Game

Man, I remember when the Doom video game came out. I didn’t have it, but my neighbor did. So I’d go over there and we’d play for hours, running up and down those pixelated corridors (that still looked exceedingly awesome at the time) and blasting cyberdemons with our gatling guns and shotguns and BFGs. Soon, all of that will be able to be played on your tabletops (though much less pixelated than that original game), as Fantasy Flight Games has announced Doom: The Board Game.
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