TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

I, as I mentioned in my post yesterday, am more-than-likely playing 2nd edition D&D when this will be posted to the site.
Some friends I know have a long-running campaign and the DM is writing me in as an occasionally-recurring NPC. Not sure what my character will be (at time of typing), but it should be a good time.

Anyway, that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time for some game reviews.

In this batch, we have reviews/previews of: Boss Monster 2, Dark City 30 Corner Apartment Building and Gargoyles, Golem Arcana, The Great War, Apotheca, Lord of the Rings board game, Hocus, Paradox, Kaleidoscope, Infinity, Penny Press, Argonauts, Argent: The Consortium, and Star Wars Armada.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Saturday night’s alright for gaming. Well, all of Saturday is alright for gaming, really. At the time this posts, there might or might not be a TPK happening. For my player’s sake, hopefully they’ll not just “charge at the enemy” as their go-to strategy. But… that’s PCs for you.

But that’s as may be. In the meantime, we’ve got a collection of review articles we’ve collected from the week.

This week’s batch of reviews/previews includes: Homeland: The Game, Monstrous, Welcome to the Dungeon, Dimension, Ether Wars, Immortal, Sultan’s Library, and Forbidden Stars.
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Weeeeekeeeend! Hopefully you’re having a good one, even if you’re not at Origins or Lock & Load or the Board Game Challenge… like how I’m not at any of those. But it’s ok! We can have a good time gaming, anyway.

As usual for our Saturdays here (except for that weird mix-up last week), we’ve got our Review Roundup.

In this installment we have reviews/previews of: Pathfinder Battles: Gargantuan Shemhazian Demon, Princes of the Apocalypse, Mage Wars Companion App, Transylvania: Curses and Traitors, Pew Pew, Patchwork, Lanterns, and Sultan’s Library.

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TGN Sunday Edition: Review Roundup

Hey everyone. Welcome to another Sunday Edition here on TGN.
Now, some of you might’ve noticed that we ran Sunday Snippets on Saturday and are doing the Review Roundup here on Sunday.
I’m… not entirely sure how that happened actually. I think all the necromantic energy from the Zombicide previews got to me and confused up my brain! All day yesterday felt like Sunday. It wasn’t until like 4-5pm that I was like, “Wait… it’s Saturday!” Anyway, we’ve got your reviews for you today.

This week we’ve got reviews/previews of: Pathfinder Battles: The Lost Coast Booster, Kromlech Orc Character Set, 12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy, K2, XenoShyft, Fief France 1429, Samurai Spirit, Deus, and Galactic Strike Force.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Welcome once again to another TGN Saturday Edition where we round up all the reviews we’ve found over the week and put them into our Review Roundup (and around and around… and it comes out here).

This week we’ve got reviews of: Builders of Blankenburg, Robotech RPG Tactics, Brew Crafters, Diner, Kahuna, Lanterns, and 7 Wonders: Babel.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Welcome, friends, to Saturday. Another week is over and it’s time to relax with some gaming. When this posts, I’ll be in the middle of a D&D session. The current DM and I are gonna tag out once more and I’m gonna take back over the campaign. Of course, that leaves my character I was playing. I’ve told the other DM I want him to go out in a blaze of glory. So we’ll see what happens.

Anyway, we’ve collected together a bunch of review articles we’ve come across and present them to you here now.

In this batch, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Wrath of Kings, AquaSphere, DC Comics Dice Masters, Dragon Punch, Cauldron, Battlebards, Elysium, Panamax,

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

I hope Saturday is treating you well and is currently, or soon will be, full of gaming goodness.
I’ve got a little hobby project I’m working on for an upcoming review article. Obviously, details on that will be made specific soon when the piece goes up on the site.

Anyway, it’s time again for another Review Roundup, where we take all the gaming and hobby reviews we found throughout the week and present them to you here.

In this batch, we’ve got reviews/previews of: Warlord Games’ Wrecked House terrain piece, Citadel Crusade Figure Case, Forbidden Desert, Commands & Colors: Napoleonics – The Spanish Army Expansion, Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit, Dreams of Dystopia, Gamboni, Barnyard Legions, Dogs of War, Cthulhu Wars, and DC Dice Masters.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to Saturday. You should reward yourself with some gaming with friends. You’ve earned it!

At the time this posts, I’ll be D&Ding it up with my gaming group. We managed to retrieve what is essentially “The Arc of the Bahamut” and are now trying to bring it back to its rightful owners (it’d been stolen by pirates, not the equivalent of Nazis). We were able to get it semi-easily because my Bard was able to get a local indigenous tribe to help us on the island we were on. High Charisma and Diplomacy for the win!

Anyway, we’ve got a couple reviews/previews for you this week.

In this group we’ve got: Hyperborea, Warmachine: High Command – Ultimate Weapons Expansion, Paperback, Pyramix, Just Desserts, and The Siblings Trouble.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

It’s Saturday! Hope you’re getting in some gaming. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently getting my arm repeatedly jabbed and ink permanently applied to it. It’s fun!… Really!…
Actually, it’s not so bad, honestly.
And I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to needles. So if I can do it, you can, too (if you want).

But anyway, as usual, we’ve got our regular feature of collecting all the review articles we found all week and have them here for you now.

Included this week are reviews/previews of: Eggs and Empires, Meteor, Summoners Wars Aliiances Master Set, Dreamforge Valkir Assault Troopers, D&D Miniatures Ancient Silver Dragon, New Mars Attacks Terrain Sprues, March of the Ants, Bill Shakespeare Is Dead, Lords and Ladies, Find my Monsters, and Ion.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Saturday night’s alright for fighting… your enemies on the tabletops around the world!
Hopefully you’re doing that, anyway.
I’ve got various whatnots I’m working on at home, one of which is spring cleaning. Joy of joys. But hey, it means next weekend I can have a game day here and not worry about people thinking that an actual bear lives in this place.

Anyway, until then, we’ve got our regular series of collecting up all the reviews we found over the past week and presenting them to you.

This week’s reviews/previews include: Cog ‘O’ Two Paint and Hobby Station, D&D Miniatures: Elemental Evil Booster, Fallen by Watchtower Games, Five Points: Gangs Of New York By Mayfair Games, Sandcastles Kickstarter, Lost Cities Card Game, Dungeon Dwellers, War of Kings, Super Fantasy Rumble, Black & White, Animal Upon Animal, Tide of Iron, Legion of Honor, and Star Wars Armada.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Welcome to another Saturday. I’m working on putting together a Kanjira mini from Reaper Minis, documenting it for an upcoming issue of Ravage magazine. Other than that, since I often mention my culinary hobby as well, there’s Italian Beef in the crock pot. It’s an old family recipe (I used to live in Chicago). It’s going to start smelling heavenly in here in a couple hours.

Anyway, we’ve grouped together review articles from throughout the week and offer them to you now.

This time we’ve got reviews/previews of: Monikers, Main Event, Patchistory, Play Board Games’ Top 10 Deckbuilding Games, and Onward to Venus.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Welcome to another Saturday. This week went by quick (at least for me). I hope you’ve been enjoying the Adepticon photos we’ve been posting. Be sure to check out the ones of the Desert Hydra. Makes me almost wish I played Skorne. I might get one of those just to paint up.

Anyway, as is custom here on TGN, we’ve collected the review articles from the week and have them here in one place for you here today.

In this batch we have previews/reviews of: Kromlechs’ Armoured Orc Assault and SMG Squads, Urban Commando and Battleground Gaming Mats, Deus Board Game, Dead Man’s Draw, The Institute of Magical Arts, Board Game Quest’s Top 10 Cooperative Games, Port Royal, Saboteur, Mysterium, Wizard’s Academy, and XCOM.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Saturday night’s alright for fightin’… orcs, and zombies, and evil robots, and elves, and any other sort of nasty you can think of.

Saturday’s also the day for rounding up all the reviews we found over the past week and presenting them to you.

In this batch, we have reviews of: Robinson Crusoe (the board game, not the book), Abyss (the board game, not the movie), Pretty Pretty Smash Up Expansion, Warmachine: High Command – Engines of Destruction Expansion, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, The Ion Age – Habitation Outpost, and the Best D&D 5e Actual Play Podcasts.

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TGN Review Roundup

Well, well, well. Here we are at another Saturday. I hope that those of you out in Boston for PAX East are having a good time, enjoying the cold and snow and all that. Here in Atlanta, it’s rainy and decently warm. Not the greatest weather to be outside, so that’s why everyone should be inside at a gaming table, enjoying this wonderful hobby world of ours.

Anyway, it’s also time for another Review Roundup.

This week’s installment includes reviews/previews of: Sally 4th 28mm Modular Castle Kits, D&D Miniatures: Tiamat and Bahamut Dragons, Clairvoyance, Harbour, Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansions 2 & 3, Super Motherload, Cyclades: Titans, RESISTOR_, Epic Resort, and Vault Wars.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y, Night!
Ok, so it’s not exactly “night” yet… unless you’re East of here. So those of you in Europe might consider it night.

I’m getting off track. Anyway, it’s Saturday and hopefully you’re getting your gaming groove on.

We’ve got a collection of the review articles we found during the week and present them to you now.

In this edition, we have reviews/previews of: Doomtown: Reloaded, Mysterium, Between Two Cities, Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide, Sanssouci, Mythtopia, The Tyrant and Dreadnought Army Cases from Tabletop Tyrant, Oh My Gods!, Iron Kingdoms: Unleashed Adventure Kit, and Specter Ops.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

We hope your week has gone by well. It’s been a busy one over here. Lots of news and lots of work on the next issue of Ravage US. However, we have had time to collect our regular group of reviews for you to look over.

This time we have reviews/previews of: D&D Miniatures: Tyranny of Dragons Booster, Keyflower: the Farmers Expansion, Sentinel Tactics, Hitman Holiday, Fleet Commander: Nimitz, The Robotic Age RPG, Mutiny, Grifter: A Game of Cons, and Bruges.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Another Saturday night (well, afternoon) and I ain’t got nobody (well, I’m hanging out with my gaming group). I got some money ’cause I just got paid (well, earlier in the week, yeah). Oh how I wish I had someone to talk to (well… again, with my gaming group, so I’m talking with them). I’m in an awful way (I’m starting to think this song wasn’t the best choice to use in this opening, since I’m doing just fine right now, but I’ve typed this much, I’m going to stick with it).

Time once more for a Review Roundup. Here’s the game/product reviews/previews/unboxings we found in the last week.

Items include: DreadBall Hobgoblin Unboxing, King of New York, the Melee expansion for Chaostle, Five Tribes, and Last Will and it’s Get Stacked expansion.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

It’s another Saturday. Hopefully you’ve got something fun going on.

Anyway, here’s the reviews we found during the week (it was apparently a big week for posting reviews. There’s quite a lot to go through).

We’ve got reviews/previews of: Chaos & Alchemy, Fields of Arle, High Command – Escalating Conflict, Sellswords, War Stories, Trains: Rising Sun, Kalypto, 7 sins, Hitman Holiday, Amber Route, Twisting Catacombs Dungeon Scenery, M4 Sherman from Warlord Games/Italeri, Trikerion: Legends of Illusion, Games Workshop’s Wood Elf Treeman, Sisters of the Thorn, Dark Eldar Voidraven Bomber, and the Zen Terrain Fast Food Stall.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

We’ve got another Saturday here on TGN and that means a collection of the review stories we found throughout the week. What are others saying about the games you’re interested in playing? Read on to find out.

This time we’ve got reviews (and a couple previews) for games/models like: Rivet Wars, Eight Minute Empire, Kromlech’s Orc Warchief, Witness, new Nachtjager releases for Flames of War, Scoville, Wizard Dodgeball, San Juan (the game, not the location. Though one is based on the other), Xia: Legends of a Drift System, Out of Dodge, Hoyuk, the 5th Edition Monster Manual, Amerigo, and King of New York.

That should keep you busy for a while.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Round-Up

As you read this, I’m out playing D&D with my friends. I’m taking my new bard out for a spin. Hopefully, “we’ll hide behind the pile of dead bards!” isn’t uttered halfway through the adventure… hopefully…

But anyway, on to the review round-up!

This installment has: a look at the Evolution board game, a review of the Heroes of Metro City deck-building game, a look back at D&D’s Oriental Adventures, a preview of Nearspace, a review of Cross Hares: Testing Ground, and a preview of The Kingswood.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Round-Up

It’s another Saturday and so that means it’s time for another Review Round-Up.

We’ve got reviews for Ares Games’ The Battle of Five Armies, Red7 from Asmadi Games, Psycho Therapist, Gothic Invasion, and Mafia Casino.
Along with those, there are a couple “favorites of 2014” and a Top 10 or two to check out.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

As usual here on our Saturdays now, we’ve got our Review Roundup.

We’ve got some Go for Broke, La Isla, and Board Game Quest takes a look at Gravwell, as well as (see what I did there?) gives us their top 10 board games of 2014.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

As usual, here’s the reviews we found during the week.
There’s quite a few of them. We’ve got a pair of reviews for Blurble, a look at Dice Crawl from SoulJar Games, an Imperial Assault unboxing, a look at Rivet Wars, a review of the Malifaux terrain by PlastCraft, and more! Check it out.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Time for another Review Roundup here on TGN. Here’s the review articles we found this week and thought you’d like to check out.
Here’s a list of the games/products on review this week.

-Heroes of Normandie: a video review
-Dungeons & Dragons 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide
-Sheriff of Nottingham Board Game
-The Agents card game
-Previews of the new Mantic Battlezones sprues

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TGN Saturday Edition: Reviews in the News

Even when I was younger and had a bit more disposable income than I do now, I always looked to reviews (mostly through my friends) to let me know if a game was worth picking up or not. Reviews are a vital resource so as to not end up with a new game/model that will just sit on your shelf, collecting dust, but instead see plenty of table time.

Here’s a list of reviews we found over this past week.

Read down to the bottom, if you wouldn’t mind, as I’ve got some questions for you and a contest as well.
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Hordes: High Command – Castle of the Keys Campaign Expansion Review posted on Play Board Games

High Command’s Castle of the Keys expansion gets itself reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Stats:
No. of players: 2-4
Amount of time to play: 60-90 min
Age requirements: 12+
Set-up time: 5-10 minutes

Castle of the Keys is the first campaign expansion for Hordes High Command. It adds the usual warriors, warbeasts and warlocks as well as new locations and Winds of War cards.

Kemet Board Game Review posted on Play Board Games

Kemet brings the magic and mysticism of ancient Egypt to your tabletop. But will it have you crying for your… mummy?
Ok, sorry about that one.
The game got reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Kemet is an Egyptian-themed, area control game with a lot of fighting. You must control certain areas of the board to score but winning battles also scores you VPs.

High Command: Faith & Fortune Review posted on Play Board Games

High Command has their Faith & Fortune expansion reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Warmachine: High Command – Faith & Fortune is a new core set for the High Command series. It adds four new factions, new Winds of War cards and new locations also.

Titanium Wars: Confrontation Expansion Review posted on Play Board Games

Titanium Wars, by Euphoria Games, gets its Confrontation expansion reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Confrontation is the first expansion for Titanium Wars. It adds new cards to outfit your fleet, new planets to fight over and new leaders. It also introduces 1-vs-1 and 2-vs-2 game variations.

Artificium Review posted on Play Board Games

Artificium managed their resources in order to get reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Artificium is a resource management and conversion card game. You gain points for turning resources into higher quality goods. But your opponents can take your resources and your cards so beware.

Pandemic Contagion Review posted by Play Board Games

Pandemic: Contagion hopes you washed your hands before setting down to play. Also, they get reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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Pandemic Contagion is a card game in which you play a disease. The more cities you infect the more points you get.

Level 7 Invasion Board Game Review by Play Board Games

Invasion is the latest in the Level 7 game line from Privateer Press. It gets reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the website:

No. of players: 3-5
Amount of time to play: 150-180 minLevel 7 Invasion
Age requirements: 13+
Set-up time: 10-15 min

Level 7 Invasion is a sci-fi themed, semi-cooperative board game. Each player takes on the role of a coalition and must work together to defend Earth from an alien invasion.

Timeline: American History and Americana Review

Timeline: American History and Americana get themselves reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.
Do you know who wrote The Federalist Papers?

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No. of players: 2-8
Amount of time to play: 15-20 min
Age requirements: 8+
Set-up time: minimal

Timeline: American History and Timeline: Americana add new themes for the Timeline series. Do you know your American History or Pop Culture? Test yourself and your friends with these games.

Thunder Alley Board Game Review posted on Play Board Games

Thunder Alley brings the roar of professional racing to your tabletop. Does it cross the finish line first or crash and burn? The experts at Play Board Games let you know.
Jesus built my car. It’s a love affair. Mainly Jesus, and my hotrod.

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Thunder Alley is a board game that simulates a NASCAR race. You have a team of cars and score VPs based on where each car finishes the race.