Great Escape Games

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 21st, 2017
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Great Escape Games has started taking pre-orders for The Curse of Dead Man’s Hand, the next expansion for Dead Man’s Hand. The set includes four new gangs: The Baron, The Seven, the Mountain Men, and The Malevolent Seven. Sounds like a right nasty group of ruffians....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 16th, 2016
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Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this? … except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em. I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 1st, 2016
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Well… I mean… I am here in Chicago (ok, Schaumberg, but that’s like saying “I live in Norcross, not Atlanta”). Seems fitting to announce that Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for The Chicago Way, their new skirmish game based on the rough-and-tumble Chicago st...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 29th, 2016
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We’ve got a spaghetti western here on 36. I like spaghetti westerns. I like the way the boots are all reverbed out walking across the hardwood floor. In fact, everything’s got that big reverb sound. There’s also a new gang available to order for Dead Man’s Hand....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 14th, 2015
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As a historian, I love looking at historical game rules and seeing how each one tries to recapture the look and feel of whatever conflict they’re trying to represent. You’ve got the big phalanx formations of ancient times. The ordered firing lines of the American Revolution. And then you&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 6th, 2015
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For everyone that’s been worried about it: My fruitcake turned out perfectly. 😛 Since I know that all of you have been waiting with baited breath to find out about it. We’ll see how it goes over with everyone at the office tomorrow, where everyone will get a good bite of what, I hope, is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 30th, 2015
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Well, for those of us here in the US, it’s back to the “normal work week” for a few. Thanksgiving was great. I did make soup afterward. I’ve got quite a lot of it. Some will be frozen. Some will be given away. Much will be consumed over the next week. Should stave off any [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 30th, 2015
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The time for pre-orders has come and gone. You can now order the 2nd edition of Sword & Spear for yourself from Great Escape Games. The rules let you play large battles set in the Ancient and Medieval periods. There aren’t any minis specifically for the game, so you can use whatever figure...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 11th, 2015
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For those of you historical gamers out there, Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for their 2nd edition rules set for Sword & Spear. For those that don’t know, Sword & Spear is a rules set that lets you play out battles from the Ancient to Medieval time periods. There’s no...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Aug 30th, 2015
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It’s a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies. Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple of days. In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2015
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Welcome to Sunday. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I had my character die in my D&D game, but it was scripted that way, as I am taking back over DM duties for the campaign. It should be a good time. Anyway, it’s Sunday and we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories to pres...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 20th, 2015
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Great Escape Games has plans for this Saturday that coincide with a lot of other people’s plans for Saturday. They’ll be at Salute and would love to see you there. They’ve got various special deals going on. You can get free minis or terrain with select purchases. They have special ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 10th, 2015
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You’ve survived another week! You deserve something special. You know, you’ve worked hard. Take the next two days off, on me. (Note: offer only valid if you work Monday-Friday. I don’t need anyone messaging me saying I got them fired over the weekend. 😛 ) Hopefully you have some gam...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 23rd, 2015
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Great Escape Games has begun taking pre-orders for their new Dead Man’s Hand expansion, Down Under. The book takes you to the land where women glow and men plunder with 12 new scenes and 3 new gangs (though, unfortunately, none of them are “The Dundees” or “the Men at WorkR...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 13th, 2015
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Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to. And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 9th, 2014
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Great Escape Games has added Wild Bill to their Rogue’s Gallery for Dead Man’s Hand. Source From the announcement: Sculpted by Mark Evans, sample painted by Paul Cubbib, Wild Bill is available now. 28mm figure supplied unpainted with base, stats card and special playing card....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jun 8th, 2014
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Great Escape Games helps terrain-up your gaming table for Dead Man’s Hand, or any Western-themed game, with some new buildings and board walks. Source From the announcement: After a load of big, feature buildings 4Ground have released two small “under construction” buildings for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 6th, 2014
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Great Escape Games gives you more options for your WWII-themed terrain boards with the release of several new elements, from accents like tank traps, to a pegasus bridge. Source From the release: Loads of WWII goodies from 4Ground have been added to the Great Escape Games webshop. Fist up is hedgehog...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 15th, 2014
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Great Escape Games has a new 4Ground and Dead Man’s Hand stagecoach set available over in their webshop. Source From the release: Now in the store, the 4Ground Pre-Painted Stage Coach and the Dead Man’s Hand Stage Coach Set. 28mm scale. The set comes with the pre-painted stage coach, 4 ho...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 27th, 2014
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Great Escape Games is showing off some new units for Dead Man’s Hand. Source From the announcement: First pictures of all the 4 new gangs for Dead Man’s Hand! See the webstore for details and deals. 28mm....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 24th, 2014
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Great Escape Games is now taking orders for their The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand organized play kits. Source From the announcement: “Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Fortunes will be made. Men will be ruined.” Releasing April 12th, The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand is ava...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 21st, 2014
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Great Escape Games will be coming out with The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand, an organized play format for their game Dead Man’s Hand. Source From the announcement: The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand is the campaign source book for Dead Man’s Hand in which players take a gang of no good croo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 5th, 2013
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Great Escape Games is offering up a one-click collection of all things Dead Man’s Hand and giving a nice discount if purchased that way. Source From the post: For a limited time only, a bundle deal saving £100 for the following:...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 4th, 2013
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Great Escape Games will have a new gang and scenes in the upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated. Source From the post: The upcoming issue 315 of Wargames Illustrated features a brand new gang, three new scenes and a new set of gang specific cards which are exclusive to Wargames Illustrated and come ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 3rd, 2013
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Great Escape Games has new Casualties available for Great Escape Games. Source From the release: Great Escape Games has released four sets of dead wild west figures for the Dead Man’s Hand range of 28mm miniatures. Each set consists of 3 casualties cast in resin: Dead Outlaws Dead Lawmen Dead C...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 7th, 2013
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Great Escape Games has a new Undertaker’s Shop as well as some new furniture sets available over in their shop. I’d have to put a sign on mine that says “Rigor O’Mortis, the Smiling Undertaker.” Name that cartoon. Source From the announcement: Brand new for the Dead Man&...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 28th, 2013
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Great Escape Games will be at Crisis in Antwerp this weekend. Will you be able to stop by and say hello? I wish I was going. Source From the announcement: We will be at Crisis in Antwerp on November 2nd with the following: • Dead Man’s Hand rules, figures and pre-painted buildings • Rules of [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 17th, 2013
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Great Escape Games has released their Kingdom of Heaven sourcebook for Clash of Empires. Gamers who order early get a free Saladin miniature. Source From the release: Kingdom of Heaven is the third source book for Clash of Empires™, charting the era of the Crusades. The 136 page hardback book is spli...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 6th, 2013
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Great Escape Games helps enhance your gaming with four new terrain pieces for Dead Man’s Hand. Source From the release: Loads of new stuff in the store recently, with a new wave of 4Ground/Dead Man’s Hand buildings including these lovely part-constructed ones: Plenty of additional scenery...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 3rd, 2013
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Great Escape Games is now taking down names of those of you gamer that want their Kingdom of Heaven source book for the Clash of Empires system as soon as it’s available. Source From the announcement: Kingdom of Heaven is the third source book for Clash of Empires™, charting the era of the Crus...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 4th, 2013
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Great Escape Games has their new Armed Citizens available for Dead Man’s Hand. From the release: Out now from Great Escape Games for the Dean Man’s Hand range. Sculpted by Steve Saleh. Dead Man’s Hand can be a deadly place – some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 6th, 2013
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Great Escape Games has added to their Dead Man’s Hand line with the release of new Armed Citizens. From the release: Dead Man’s Hand can be a deadly place, some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out of the way, others pick up a gun and get involved. Whether helping out [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 4th, 2013
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Great Escape Games gives you some more Western-themed terrain options with their new Marshal’s and Sheriff’s Offices piece. From the release: The Marshal’s is one-storey and costs £24, the Sheriff’s is two-storey, includes boardwalk sections, and is £48. Both are 28mm scale. M...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 3rd, 2013
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Great Escape Games has a new gallows terrain piece available over in their webshop. Your little mans Tuco better hope you also have a little mans Blondie on-hand. From the release: Pre-painted, 28mm scale, includes rope, the trap doors even work! Only £13....
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Jun 18th, 2013
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Great Escape Games helps you make your bases stand out with the release of new basing packs in their webstore. From the announcement: We have nearly 130 different Mininatur basing packs in the webshop. New in are two-colour grass strips, more blossom strips, dead ivy, and more two-colour grass tufts....