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.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trader. But we’ve still got a couple days to get through, first. So let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Luxumbra: Infinity Collectors on Kickstarter, New Silvia Model Available From Brother Vinni, New DBA 3.0 East Frankish or Norman Army Pack Now Available From Baueda, Brigade Models Release Netherlands Aeronef, Gioconomicon Posts Photos From Nuremberg Toy Fair, February Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, PicoArmor’s War College is Open, KaYo Miniatures Clown Army Up On Kickstarter, MattimaoPaints Having A Sale On How To Paint Board Game Miniatures Book, Three new SCW 28mm flag sets From Minairons Miniatures, Company B Releases BA-10 Armored Car, Win this Painted Edo Scutter From Bombshell Miniatures, New Age of Sigmar Tokens and Templates Available from Advanced Deployment, Miss Cupidon Available From Predastore, and Oldhammer Goblins Up On Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

And we have the week continuing along. Seems this one’s going rather slowly, if you asked me. Earlier today, I looked at the clock and went, “How is it only just after 10am? I’ve been here in the office for the past 17 hours!” Note: I’d not actually been here 17 hours at that point. Just seemed like it. Perhaps snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories will help out.

Today on the platter we have: Krakon Games Running Frills & Fauna Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photos From Spiel 2016, On Target Green & Red Lasers For Line of Sight On Kickstarter, Mojo Tray System: Modular Transport On Kickstarter, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – First half of October 2016, New Condition Markers, Melee Widgets and Base Inserts from Advanced Deployment, The Roots of Magic: Students of Sorcery Kickstarter coming in November, Divine Art Playing Cards Relaunched on Kickstarter, and Devils Dungeon Kickstarter – Milestone Unlocked.

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Review Roundup

It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably get in some Ascension, Blokus, maybe Dogs of War. All good stuff. Also, we’ll probably talk about characters for a D&D game that’s starting to coalesce. But that’s as may be, in the meantime, I need to type up your Review Roundup for the day.

Today we have: Arcadia Quest, The Pioneers Program, Dungeon Saga, The Hunt for the Ring, Tripods & Triplanes, Brides & Bribes, Terraforming Mars, Guild Ball, Cry Havoc, Flip City and Flip City: Reuse, Steam Time, M.U.L.E., Brick Party, and Snowdonia.

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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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TGN Sunday Edition: Sunday Snippets

Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it’s a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I’d love to see some new scenarios and more aspects added to it. Perhaps tie-ins with other chapters as well. I’d love to see a “Dark Angels vs. Dark Angels” expansion, for example. We’ll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.

Anyway, on to today. It’s time for a quick bite to eat on some bite-sized stories for you.

Today’s servings include: West Wind Productions Bringing Legions of Rome to Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events, and New WWII Minis Released By Askari Miniatures.

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Friday Snippets

And we’ve arrived. Friday. Such a great feeling. The weekend is just ahead with all the possibilities that it brings. I hope you’ve got some gaming lined up for yours. It is the perfect time for such things, after all.

Friday also brings us a new batch of bite-sized stories.

This group includes: Brigade Models – new 15mm SF Utility Vehicles, Khurasan releases 15mm Stryker, Raid & Trade: War on the Streets Coming to Kickstarter, Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #51: Mutated Animal/Plant Genotypes, Fat Goblin Games to release new Shadows over Vathak Corebooks, Orctober Speshuls From Kromlech, 2015 Update for “Spiel in Essen” App by, Ancient Samnites Previewed at Victrix, Contemptor Pattern Volkite Culverin Available to order from Forge World, and Spawn of Sharktipede Up on Kickstarter.

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Gioconomicon posts photos from Nuremberg International Toy Fair

Gioconomicon made their way to the Nuremberg International Toy Fair (yeah, I’m a bit jealous). They made sure to take a lot of photos while there. Well, they’ve sorted through them and posted them up on their website. So you can see what was going on at the show and feel, at least a little bit, like you were there.


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Mid-Week Snippets

It’s Wednesday already? This week’s going by like last week did. It’ll be Saturday before you know it (and time to play some D&D for me, anyway).

So here’s another group of shorter stories we found over the past few days we wanted to pass along.

After the break, we’ve got announcements about several Kickstarters launching next week (Titan-Forge, Wizard Dodgeball, Ghost Train Games, and Schrodinger’s Cats), some new renders from the ATER Kickstarter, Gioconomicon’s Giocomics now available in English, a new WIP from Escenografia Epsilon, a new release from Brother Vinni, a New Military History: Medieval Wargame How To Play posted, some new WIPs from Abyss, Archimina launched their Kickstarter campaign, and finally, some new concept art from John Kovalic for a secret project he’s working on.

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Gioconomicon posts photos from Lucca Comics & Games Festival

Gioconomicon is armed (with a camera) while at Lucca Comics & Games Festival and wanted to show off what they’ve been seeing there.


From them to you:

as you know we are in Lucca for a live coverage service from Lucca Comics & Games Festival.
And, also this year we are publishing the photographs of the new games, guests, events and of course cosplayers in our photo gallery.
Among the new games there are also world premieres such as “The Witcher Boardgame”.

Lucca Games 2014 Live Coverage on Gioconomicon

Gioconomicon will have live, streaming footage from Lucca Games 2014 starting next week.


From the announcement:

Lucca Comics & Games, the International Festival of Comics, Animation, Illustration, and Games, organised by Lucca Comics & Games Srl, together with the City of Lucca, is about to begin.

Since last year 217 thousands of tickets have been sold, the Festival is by now one of the main events of intelligent entertainment in Europe.
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Gioconomicon posts photos from Essen

Gioconomicon had a great time at Essen last weekend and has posted up photos they took at the event.

Magic the Board Game


From them to you:

The staff of Gioconomicon was at Essen fair, and while we were playing the new games, we took so many photos that we can share with you in our gallery.

In addition to the boardgames there are also photos from miniature games like Golem Arcana, Wings of Glory or Magic: The Gathering – Strategy Boardgame.

I hope you will find them interesting.

Gioconomicon releases Essen buyer’s app

Gioconomicon created a free app to help you track your purchases while at Spiel.
Wish I was going.



From the announcement: has released the update for the FREE Android application that helps you keep track of your purchases at the next spiel fair in Essen!

“Take with you the interactive list of the new games presented at the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL 2014. For each game you’ll find information on its publisher’s booth.”

This App’s goal is to help you find the games you want to buy at the Essen Spiel 2014. It will also allow you to share info on the games you seek or buy with other users, and to compare these statistics with Boardgamegeek’s wished or owned. is an italian webmagazine focused on games, and it’s staff will of course attend Essen!

Gioconomicon goes to Nuremberg

Gioconomicon went to the Toy Fair there in Nuremberg and took some photos of the goings-on for those of us that aren’t international jet-setters and couldn’t make it.


From the gallery:

we are in Nuremberg for the 65° Spielvarenmesse (Toy Fair) and we started our photo gallery directly from the fair.

There are also photos of most anticipated games with many miniatures like Battle of Five Arms, Zombie 15, Armada Invincibile, Lords of Xidit…

Games Workshop Games Day Italy photo gallery from took a bunch of photos while at Games Day Italy and figured you all would like to see them.


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as every year, we have published a photographs gallery from GW Games Day in Italy.

There are the golden demon minis and also new models and blisters from Forge World and GW Design Studio.

Gioconomicon interviews game designer Eric Lang

Gioconomicon recently sat down with game designer Eric Lang to discuss his past as well as his future game projects.
The English version’s down at the bottom of the page, just so you know.

From the interview:

we published an interview with Eric M. Lang (also in english language) about his next big project with Cool mini or not and other projects

And don’t forget! If you want to meet and interview Eric, yourself, you can do so at the CoolMiniOrNot Expo!

Gioconomicon posts photos from Nuremberg Toy Fair

Gioconomicon recently went to the Nuremburg Toy Fair. They took a lot of photos and have posted them up online. Go check out the event.
Note: The site’s in Italian.

From the update:

Gioconomicon was in Nuremberg for the usual reportage, and we published our photo gallery from International Nürnberg Toy Fair 2013.
There are also photos of miniature products like Sails of Glory, Wings of Glory, X-Wing, Dino Race, The Battle of five Armies and many others.

Sails of Glory Interview has posted their interview with Andrea Angiolino and Andrew Mainini about Sails of Glory.

From their website:

For so it was spoken, especially since everyone is wondering how a game system as lucky as that of Wings of War (now Wings of Glory ) still had not been pursued in different ambience. To impress, arrive Sails of Glory , in a romantic and elegant (the naval battles of the Napoleonic era) as much as that of the knights of the First World War biplanes. In this new adventure fun, Andrea Angiolino there has launched a new co-author, Andrew Mainini and Gioconomicon, with a scoop on a global scale (!) has bought up an interview with a preview of both!

English Interview here! post GenCon 2011 photos

Italian gaming site have posted a gallery of photos from GenCon 2011.

From their announcement:

There are more than 600 photos. Also photos from Reaper, CMON, Privateer Press, Soda Pop and Wizkids.
And photos about new games from Fantasy Flight (announced and showed) and from the FFG In-flight report, and many others…