It… was quite a week, I have to say. Very busy. With all the goings-on for GAMA, I almost forgot that PAX East was going on. Hope everyone is having a good time out there. I’m, obviously, not there. I will be at Adepticon in a couple weeks, though. That’ll be fun. Love going back to Chicago (my homeland). But that’s a bit away. In the meantime, let’s get you the reviews you so desperately desire.
Today we have: Inis, Dungeons of Infinity, War of the Ring: Anniversary Edition, Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal, Fidelitas, JrassAttack, Wok on Fire, Avalance at Yeti Mountain, Citadels, Council of Blackthorn, Escape from Colditz, Stratos, Adrenaline, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Flag Dash, Snowblind: Race for the Pole, The Money Pit of Oak Island, and Dice Stars.
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.
*runs around with my arms over my head*
Ok, enough of that. Let’s get down to business. You want to see review articles and I’m here to supply them (it is one of the most-popular posts of the week, after all).
Today we have: Sky Dynasty, Inis, Flash Point: Dangerous Waters, My Village, Death Pit Duels, Mombasa, Hold Your Breath, Tiny Epic Western, Colony, Z War One Damnation, Nightlancer, and Scythe.
Saturday. Ah, the joy of it. Just drink it in.
I’m taking a break from putting together some Guild Ball models in order to get you your weekly Review Roundup (you can expect the Guild Ball review in the near future from me). So let’s get you right to it.
This week we have: Plastic Soldier Company’s Panzer IV, Slaughterball, Feldmaster Magnetic Army Carry Case, Runebound Third Edition, Zombie Tower 3D, WWE Superstar Showdown, Kemet: Ta-Seti, Arboretum, Fool’s Gold, and Strife: Shadows and Steam.
It’s time once again for Saturday.
I think that’s really all that needs to be said about it.
This Roundup we have: Camel Cup, Dead of Winter, Tash-Kalar, Ryu, Through The Ages, Mombasa, Raptor, Fury of Dracula, Monster My Neighbor, Grand Austria Hotel, Neue Heimat, Pi mal Pflaumen, Modern Art: The Card Game, Fog of Love, and Pew Pew.
And we’ve successfully made it to Saturday. After the… incredible craziness that was this past week, I’m extremely thankful for just a low-key, simple Saturday. Once I’m done here I’ve got a Colossal to put together for a friend. Then I’m gonna just watch some movies. What movies? … I’ve not really decided yet. Perhaps Snatch, The Blues Brothers, something Monty Python, … obviously I haven’t really decided yet, but it’ll be good to just chill.
Before that, though, I need to get you some review articles. So let’s do that.
Today we have: Savage Forged Miniatures’ Stalker Zed, Crooked Dice Danger 5 7TV starter set, Legends of Andor, Escape Room in a Box, Food Chain Magnate, Blood Rage, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, A.D.A.P.T., Pittsburgh 68, Fuse, Karuba, Kemet, Star Wars Timeline, Terra Mystica, Elysium, and Splendor.
Welcome once again to Saturday. It’s been quite a morning over here. Rather busy for a Saturday. Biggest thing I’ve been working on is my decision to magnetize my Betrayal at Calth set (yes, this means it’s not 100% assembled yet. The games I’ve been playing of it have been using stand-in figs for much of it. It happens). The only problem comes from maneuvering small, fiddly pieces that, very literally, will move on their own. As such, I have glue all over my fingers. Thankfully, though, on at least one occasion, that’s helped me when my drill bit slipped and instead of giving me a scrape, it just gouged the glue that’d built up there. So, an asset hidden in a liability.
But that’s a story for when I post the review later today. At the moment, we’ve got other reviews/previews to deal with.
In this batch we have: Late French Napoleonic Infantry from Perry Miniatures and Warlord Games, Dark Moon, Clockwork Kingdom, Queen of the Hill, Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man, Conquest at Kismet, Barony, Star Wars Armada Wave 2 Ships, Tides of Time, Pentoggle, Mars Attacks Miniatures Game, Risk: Star Wars Edition, Space Cadets: Away Missions, Bomb Squad, Escape the Nightmare, and T.I.M.E Stories.
Matagot has a special for their expansion for Cyclades with Essen.
From their announcement:
Ten days before Essen, time is for goodies and attractive offers. To promote more Cyclades : Hades, Matagot has prepared a special package. For 35 euros, you’ll have the game (what a surprise!) with Hecate’s tile and six little bags to arrange your armies. This exclusivity has been prepared especially for Essen.
You can only have this package on reservation.
Les Editions du Matagot will soon be releasing their Takenoko boardgame.
From their announcement:
From now the release is official, Takenoko will come out for the Essen festival, the 20th of Cctober. This new game by Antoine Bauza and released in co-operation with Hazgaard will delight the whole family with its colored and charming graphic.
A long time ago, at the Japanese Imperial court, the Chinese Emperor offered a Giant Panda bear, symbol of peace to the Japanese Emperor. Since then, the Japanese Emperor entrust his court members (the players) with the difficult task to take care of the animal by setting up his bamboo garden.
From 2 to 4 players, the participants will have to cultivate the land plot, irrigate them and grow one of the three species of bamboo (green, yellow and pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener. The best player will be congratulated by the Japanese Emperor himself.
French developer Matagot have posted some information about the upcoming expansion for the Cyclades boardgame.
From their announcement:
Since Essen 2009, the Original Cyclades became famous in board games world, doned with with powerful Olympus gods, mighty creatures, audacious fleets and courageous soldiers. Cities of Sparta, Corinth, Thebes, Athena and Argos fought to gain supremacy on Cyclades’ islands, and today this confrontation starts again with this first extension of Cyclades. In this extension, you will rediscover Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc’s talent as well as Miguel Coimbra’s superb artwork.
This extension is composed of four modules which require the original game to play. Each module can be integrated one by one. For the most fun, all modules are combined and provide almost endless new strategies. 2 to 5 players will join and discover new Gods, Heroes and dark mythological creatures from Hades’ empire.