Gale Force 9

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 Events
Apr 20th, 2017
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I have never been to a convention where I wasn’t working for some gaming company. Back in the day, it was Privateer Press, doing things like running Tour of Duty for 40 hours, or Iron Arena (where, among other shifts, I once did a 24 hour shift). Then, of course, once I took over this […...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 4th, 2017
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Well, it seemingly took an eternity, but it is now Saturday. And, as I expected, from the time I clocked out until even now seems to have gone by very quickly. So, by the time I finish this, I guess it’ll be time for Monday’s Terrain corner… But that’s as may be. Today we have...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 28th, 2017
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Exterminate! Exterminate! The Daleks have been the nemesis of the Doctor for seemingly forever. Will he ever be able to finally stop those nefarious constructs and their plans to conquer? That’s just what you’ll be trying to do in Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine. We’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2017
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We’ve seen a lot of different previews about how the different Doctors work in Time of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who board game coming from Gale Force Nine. But what about the Doctor’s greatest nemesis, the Daleks (whose own greatest enemy is a flight of stairs)? How do the Daleks work a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 23rd, 2017
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Tom Baker was my favorite Doctor. That’s just how it is. When I was first introduced to Doctor Who, it was via the physics club at Truman State. I know. “How nerdy can you get?” A bunch of physics students sitting around watching Doctor Who. But it was good times. Of course, the 4th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 17th, 2017
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Sometimes, you need to get some help from someone else. But, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. Thankfully for the Doctor, he can do both at the same time. In Time of the Daleks, some tasks are just too daunting to do on your own. Thankfully, there’s other Doctors who [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 15th, 2017
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Bow ties. Only certain people can really rock the look. Orville Reddenbacker. Alton Brown. Bill Nye. Matt Smith certainly did as well in his portrayal of the 11th iteration of The Doctor. Soon he’ll be headed to your tabletops in Time of the Daleks, and Gale Force Nine gives us a look at what y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 10th, 2017
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It’s time to once more look into the future (of sorts) by seeing what waits in store for us in the Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks board game that’s coming out from Gale Force Nine. This time around, we get a look at some of the tokens you will come across in the game, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2017
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Gale Force Nine likes to put in special surprises with their first print-run of games. You could get special cards or scenarios. For Time of the Daleks, they’re adding in a fan-favorite from the Doctor Who series, K-9. Get a look at what that’ll en-tail (see what I did there?) in this pre...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 30th, 2017
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As the various incarnation of the Doctors look to defeat the robotic Daleks in Time of the Daleks, they will be headed all across time and space, going on adventures, recruiting companions, and meeting different alien species (hostile and helpful alike). With all the timey-wimey stuff going on, you&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 28th, 2017
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Hey everyone. Congratulations as you’ve made it to the weekend. Saturday is here and that means it’s time to sit back and relax some. Hopefully you’ve got something gaming-related going on. I might be working (on a super-secret project that’s set to revolutionize the gaming wo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 24th, 2017
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Everyone has an opinion about which Doctor incarnation was the best one on Doctor Who. Though they were all the same person (of sorts), each certainly did have their own personality and style. For Andrew over at Gale Force Nine, it was the Fifth Doctor that he liked the most. And that’s the one...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 18th, 2017
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When one goes gallivanting all across time and space, it’s a good idea to have someone go along with you. You know, someone to watch your back, talk to, and make sure your scarf is clean. That kind of stuff. In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, you can have companions as well. But how […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2017
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The cultural impact of Doctor Who is undeniable. Especially if you’re in the “nerd crowd,” you see references and allusions to it all over. And it’s not just the older Doctors who get referenced. The newer ones have their own followings, as people debate about which was the be...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 5th, 2017
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It is with a heavy heart that we must report on the passing of game designer Sean Sweigart. Sean had worked with Gale Force Nine on various projects including Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, Firefly: The Game, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Homeland, WWE Superstar Showdown, Family Guy: ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 3rd, 2017
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There are a lot of iconic items in Doctor Who. From giant scarves to the sonic screwdriver, but even those pale in comparison to the TARDIS. Yes, the police call box that’s bigger on the inside and is actually capable of traveling all through space and time, taking the Doctor and his companions...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 28th, 2016
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For the majority of us, movement is a 3D experience. You can go forward, backward, left, right, up, down, and any combination thereof. However, we’re all pretty much locked into one direction when it comes to time. The Doctor, however, doesn’t have such constraints. As such, movement in D...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 27th, 2016
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Doctor Who… it’s almost hard to put it into perspective. It’s been around basically forever, has had billions of watchers over the course of that time, and is a worldwide phenomenon. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan, you generally have a knowledge of it, just by how much it h...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 14th, 2016
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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Ok, so time isn’t so easy. It’s actually all wibbly-wobbly, if you believe the Doctor, anyway (and why wouldn’t you?). Well, if you’re able to travel in time you have probably already played Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks. F...
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 Historical
Nov 15th, 2016
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Germany’s tanks during WWII were the epitome of technology at the time. They had some of the biggest guns and thickest armor ever used in battle (outside of the navy). You can bring that punch and toughness to the tabletop in Tanks from Gale Force Nine. Here, we get a look at the Tiger I....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 28th, 2016
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While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 24th, 2016
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Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I’m not entirely sure how one would use a tank...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2016
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Money, money, money, money, moooooneeeeeeeey! Mooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeey! That’s basically the Ferengi national anthem. For them, it’s all about what they can make money off of and how can they get it as cheaply and easily as possible. And that’s just what they’ll do in order t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 21st, 2016
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The countries engaged in WWII didn’t just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you’d still have a different way that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 19th, 2016
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The weekend is over. It’s back to the office. But, hopefully, you got some gaming in over the past couple days. Me? I played some Guild Ball (Masons beat the Morticians) and then some Dogs of War (my favorite game that CMON makes). I also got to watch a game of On Her Majesty’s Service. [...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 19th, 2016
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Giggity. Family Guy has been a cultural phenomenon since its original launch. How many quotes do you know from the show? I’m guessing a lot, and probably more than you even realize. Soon, Gale Force Nine will be bringing the irreverent and slightly raunchy humor to your living rooms via Stewie&...
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 Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 5th, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has a preview up of a new model they’ve been working on that’s part of their Dungeons & Dragons line. Just as the cool mornings here are a preview of the cold to come, so is this preview of a Frost Giant a look at the icy death that is sure to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has posted up a new Tanks preview. This time around it’s the British Achilles tank. If you want something with a nice bit of punching power, you might want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 25th, 2016
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Tanks. You’re welcome. Yeah, I probably used that joke before. Whatever. Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, lets you jump straight to where most of us want to go and puts your tanks versus your opponent’s. Well, they’ve got some new figures coming out in October. One of them is the Jackso...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 30th, 2016
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I said the other day that this weekend is going to be crazy with everyone getting any sort of last-minute things ready for the show. That includes letting people know what sort of things will be waiting for them when they get to a particular booth. Also, that includes me taking a Saturday to share [&...