Everyone loves saving money. You can get more stuff that way. Well, Osprey Publishing is adding to their Summer Sale by bringing in Scrappers, their post-apocalyptic skirmish miniatures game. Earth was ruined around 150 years ago (Thanks, Todd! Sheesh!), and those that have survived are fighting with each other over the meager resources and bits of scrap that remain (oh, now I get the name…). You can pick up your copy at a special price now.
Osprey Games is one of the hundreds of vendors that’ll be here in Indy this week for Gen Con. They’re going to have some new pre-releases available at their booth, as well as a chance to meet some of the game designers. Check it out.
Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, “are you ready for the show?” My answer is, “you’re never ‘ready’ for Gen Con. You’re where you are in your attempt to be ready, and then the show starts happening, whether you got all you needed done or not.” But I am doing my best to have as much done as possible. That includes getting you your reviews I know you all so desperately desire.
This week we have: Nerdy Inventions, Incantris, Anachrony, Lucky Dogs, Wordsy, Deckscape: Test Time, A Dog’s Life, Titan Tactics, Frantic, Have at Thee, Upon a Fable, Sopio, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Shadow War: Armageddon, Massive Darkness, Oh My Goods, Nimbee, Pandemic Legacy Season 1, and The Lost Expedition.
Woo! Saturday! Woo!
I’ve… got nothing, really. I’m about to head over to a friend’s place to game. So let’s just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.
This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.
The description of this game starts with, “It is 1875, and Count Dracula is President of the United States of America.” So it’s got that going for it. It’s like the exact opposite of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Well, I don’t know if I can say much more than that, really. Dracula’s America is available via Nickstarter (Osprey’s own Kickstarter-like pre-order campaign) now.
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 we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.
But it’s not just any Saturday.
It’s the Saturday of a 3-day weekend.
Hopefully, you’re out, enjoying yourselves somewhere. Be it gaming, out at the lake, a camping weekend, or whatever. But if you’re stopping by here, I know it’s because you still crave those gaming reviews. So let’s get to them.
Today we have: Knot Dice Deluxe, Arcadia Quest: Pets, Hoyuk, Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, Realm Master, Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives, Anansi and the Book of Stories, 3 to 4 Headed Monster, Histrio, Draconis Invasion, Green Deal, Difference, Terra Mystica iOS, Scum of the Earth, and The Campaign for Kharkov: October 1941.
So, you’ve seen all these cool, new games and such that are coming out and you’re thinking, “I want to be a part of that! … Also, I need money!” Well, you could theoretically get two birds with one stone by joining up with Osprey Publishing, who is currently hiring. They’re currently looking for a Marketing Designer, a Games Assistant, a Games Marketing Executive, and a Production Assistant.
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.
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: Cauldron Master, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past Board Game Review, April O’Neil Hero Pack For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Dice City, Picassimo, The Who Were 8, Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Dragoon, Dubai: Rebuild the Ruins, Mage Wars: Paladin vs. Siren, Firefly: Crime and Punishment, and Frostgrave Expansions.
Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It’s Saturday!
So, let’s not wait around. Let’s get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I’m thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix’s algorithms in what “more like this” really means…
Today we have: The Pirate Republic, Kingdomino, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game – Shadows of the Past, Adrenaline, Ave Roma, Hero Realms, Food Truck Champion, Sorcerers’ Skirmish, Carcassonne: Amazonas, Oceanos, The Flow of History, Citadels, Broken Legions, Haspelknecht, and GKR: Heavy Hitters.
Osprey Game’s Of Gods and Mortals lets you play out mythical battles between various deities and their human followers. The first supplement for it, Celts, is now available from Ganesha Games, giving you yet more gods, monsters, and mortals with which to wage your wars.
It’s Saturday. That means it’s the weekend. That means I’m happy. Went grocery shopping this morning to get ingredients to make turkey soup as well as this year’s fruitcake. Still need to get one last thing (that has its own theme song for the activity of getting it). That’ll start getting ready today, while the final assembly will be tomorrow. What to do in the meantime? Maybe put together some Kingdom Death and play some Guild Ball. Also, give you the reviews you so desperately desire.
Today we have: Terraforming Mars, Adrenaline, Rubicon Models Panzer III, Star Wars Dobble (AKA – Spot It), Lord of the Rings The Card Game, Captain Sonar, Planet Rush, Fight for Olympus, Rollet, and A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King.
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving (for those that celebrate) and a good Thursday and Friday (for those that don’t). I’ve had a great couple of days, taking time to have both Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder. Also got in some good gaming. Ascension, Raise Your Goblets, Guild Ball. Good times. More Guild Ball today and maybe building a Gundam kit. But, obviously, even if I take a couple days off, the news doesn’t stop. There’s a lot more holiday sales going on. Here’s another group that’s going on this weekend.
Well, my previous plans for the day sort of fell through. No worries, though. The day will not be ruined.
I might just see if my N64, that I brought back from my parent’s place last time I visited, still works or not.
If so, hello Ocarina of Time!
But in the meantime, let’s get you some reviews, shall we?
Today we have: Tides of Madness, Smiths of Winterforge, 3 Wishes, Garden Adventures, Top That, Happy Salmon, Kenjin, The Oracle of Delphi, Retreat to Darkmoor, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Escape From Colditz, and Onitama.
It’s also October.
I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go.
Anyway, you want ’em, so here’s your reviews for the week.
Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Eclipse, Arcadia Quest, Tutti Frutti, True Messiah, Eclipse, Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, Dodge Dice, Grifters, Codenames: Pictures, and Agamemnon.
The Year of New Editions is really hitting the “wayback machine” this time around. Osprey Publishing and Warlord Games are coming out with a new edition of Escape From Colditz, the classic British board game that was created in part by actual Colditz-escapee, Major Pat Reid. Pre-orders are open now over in Warlord Games’ webshop.
It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show.
Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy.
But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s time to bring you the reviews that you so desperately desire.
This week we have: Book of Nox Deluxe, Fishy Tactics, Agamemnon, Infinity Morat Rodoks, Tyrants of the Underdark, Scythe, Dungeon Busters, Dead of Winter: The Long Night, Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquistion Game, Vampire Hunters, Via Nebula, Antarctica, Titan Race, Agricola: Revised Edition, and Vikings on Board.
Saturday! Glorious Saturday!
As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board game, but it’s still alright.
Anyway, while I’m doing that, I’ve also got some review articles for you.
Today I have: Stolen Treasures, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space: Ultimate Edition, Statecraft, Shinobi, Terminator Genisys Heavy Weapon Endoskeletons, Ice Cool, The CopyCat, Stak Bots Red, 51st State, Tyrants of the Underdark, StoryLine: Fairy Tales, Dr. Eureka, and Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh.
As we move into the heat/cold of the next couple months (depending on your hemisphere), it’s good to have a book to either snuggle up with and read next to the fire, or to look over while escaping from the oppressive temperatures outside. Osprey Publishing is helping out with that, having a sale going on now over in their webshop.
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day like today?
*hears someone shout out “You can’t build Rome in a day!”* … Ok, besides that. *hears people shout out hundreds of other things* Ok, fine! But besides the roads, education, the aqueduct, and stability, what have the Romans ever given us?
… I feel I’ve gotten off-track. Here’s today’s Review Roundup.
This time around we have: V-Wars, Imhotep, Celestia, Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space, Ghost Stories, Adventure Time Card Wars: Fionna vs Cake, Tanks – Panther vs Sherman Starter Set, T.I.M.E. Stories (spoiler-free and spoiler reviews), Light of Dragons, Roots of Mali, and Mage Wars Arena Battlegrounds Domination.
When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.
But that’s me.
For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you.
Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.
Just because I’m here at Adepticon doesn’t mean I’m not going to give you the Review Roundup that I know you all so desperately desire. We’ve got a bunch to get through, so let’s get to it.
This time around we have articles on: Food Fighters, Sol: Last Days of a Star, Monarch, Zombie Tower 3D, Sector Prime, Cosmic Run, Good Cop Bad Cop Undercover, Stockpile, Aether Captains, Let Them Eat Shrimp, Rolling America, Poison Bottles, Expedition, Raid and Trade, Dead Men Tell No Tales, Mexica, Fantasy Football, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, King’s Forge, and Steam Time.
It has once again come to Saturday.
I love it when that happens.
Good thing it happens fairly regularly.
So let’s not worry about ceremony too much. Let’s get on with the reviews.
Today we have: Roll for the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalker – Battle for Zendikar Expansion, The Siblings Trouble, the Patchwork App, Circus Flohcati, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Star Wars: Rebellion, Odin’s Ravens, My Happy Farm, The Golden Ages: Cults & Culture, The Last Spike, and Piratoons.
Do you want to work in the gaming industry?
I have to tell you, it’s not easy. Yes, it’s really cool to get to “play games while at work” but it is still work. If you think I come to a Willy Wonka factory every day, you’d be sorely mistaken. But, still, I wouldn’t trade this job for anything. If you feel you’d like to do something like it, and you’re able to work in Britain, you just might want to check out Osprey Publishing, as they’re hiring a Games Assistant.
Osprey might soon be coming out with their new sci-fi minis game, but they’ve already come out with hundreds of other military history and adventure books. They have quite a library that you can search through to find a book on just about any military subject you can think of. And until the end of the month, you can get them all for 25% off.
Osprey Publishing has announced a new company-level sci-fi miniatures game that they’ve been working on and will be releasing soon. Horizon Wars is a new 6mm game that will bring together ground forces, aircraft, and titans all on a single battlefield. Think Epic 40k, but not actually Epic 40k.
Hello there, Saturday! Nice to see you could stop by. Do come in, have a seat, and make yourself at home.
I hope your Saturday is going nicely. I’ve got baking to do. Cookies, brownies, and maybe some other stuff. We’ll see.
But that’s me. As for you, it’s time to get you some review articles to chew on.
Today’s articles feature: Fischkrieg Space Mat Starfield, the Pandemic App, They Come Unseen, Age of Tyrants, Thunderbirds, Jaipur, Hengist, Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Pharaoh’s Gulo Gulo, Expedition: Famous Explorers, Dragon Farkle, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Codenames, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, Subterfuge (iOS version), Rome: Rise to Power, Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game, and Automobiles.
Well, as I sit here, assembling The Horus Heresy set, working on articles related to it for next week and beyond, I think about other games and other review articles.
Oh hey, here’s a whole bunch of them in one, convenient spot for you. It’s today’s Review Roundup.
In this installment we have articles on: Age of Tyrants, Mansions of Madness, More Cash ‘n More Guns,DC Dice Masters: War of Light, The King is Dead, Fury of Dracula, Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition, Two Rooms and a Boom, Aura, T.I.M.E. Stories, WWE Superstar Showdown, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – Wrath of the Righteous.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Whether you’re going out to a party or staying in, celebrate the holiday with some spooky-themed gaming. At least, that’d be my suggestion.
But how do you know what will and won’t be a good game? You read a review, of course! And we’ve got a whole new batch for you here today.
They include: Blood Rage, The King is Dead, D&D Miniatures White Dracolich Miniature,Battle Foam P.A.C.K 432 Molle Army Bag, Apocalypse Chaos, Conflict of Heroes – Awakening the Bear Second Edition, Brother Vinni Minis, The Grizzled, Pandemic Legacy, Bright Future, Nautilus Industry, Warband Board Game, Stealing Mona Lisa, The Batman Miniatures Game, Isle of Trains, and Sneaky Cards.
The King is Dead! Long Live the New King! … Wait… who is the new king?
Nobody’s quite figured that one out yet. That’s where you come in with Osprey Publishing’s new (and first) board game, The King is Dead. It’s up to the players to show that they’re the ones that should be in charge. Also, there’s Saxons that are invading. You should probably do something about that as well.
What in the name of all that is good and sweet in Odin’s beard!?!
Looks like Osprey Games is going to be bringing back the classic game Odin’s Ravens to print. The game has gone through some tough times recently and Osprey hopes to get it back on track.
The King is dead! Long live the king!
Wait, who is the new king? … Umm… that’s not been figured out yet. It’s also the main goal in The King is Dead, the new board game by Osprey Publishing. It is, in fact, their first ever board game. Yes, the company known for all sorts of military history books is now entering the board game arena. If you want to be one of the first to try it out and get a copy for yourself, you will be able to do so at Gen Con in just over a month.
Osprey Publishing and Northstar Military Figures are teaming up to take you to the frozen land of Nador… I mean Frostgrave, with a new fantasy skirmish wargame. In Frostgrave, players are playing as wizards who form up bands of followers who then roam the streets, looking for various lost, and powerful, magic items. Each wizard comes from one of the various wizard schools and can learn up to 80 different spells.
Osprey Publishing is running a sale this month on all their Campaign books. You can get 20% off your order of either the physical version, or the eBook version from their webshop. This is in addition to any discount you get if you’re a silver or gold member.
Along with that, they have their June books up for pre-order, including books on the SR71 Blackbird, Waterloo, Confederate and Union cavalry, and Spetsnaz soldiers.
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