Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some Guild Ball, Bunny Kingdom, and Apotheca. Great way to spend a Friday. So, what am I up to Saturday? Well, I’m in the CMON Offices, helping pack orders for the holiday sale. Yeah, seems people loved those deep cuts. And since I feel partially responsible (as the one they tasked with actually changing the prices on all those things), I felt it only right to help pack everything up. But while I get orders together, I know you’re here for a heaping helping of reviews. Heaping helping because we didn’t have a Roundup last week, due to the holiday.

So, this week we’ve got: Near and Far, Queendomino, The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, Dog Might Games Traveler Dice Tower, Campy Creatures, Camel Up, A Game of Thrones Card Game, Colt Express, Truth Bombs, Ex Libris, Star Trek: 5-Year Mission, Slide Blast, Happy Salmon, DownForce, Smash Up iOS, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Ink Monsters, The Quest for El Dorado, Reef Route, Crabs, Werewords, Fog of Love, Museum Heist, Crosstalk, Potato Pirates, Tulip bubble, The Chameleon, Ulm, Asset Drop Subscription Box, Tortuga 1667, Dwar7s Fall, The Expanse, Tokyo Highway, and Ulock!

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Empires of the Void II Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Terrible war has been raging across the galaxy. Earth was one of the last casualties. Seeing that the species could not survive on the planet that sustained them for so long, a large population was sent off in a Worldship to the edges of the galaxy. Unfortunately, directly behind them were more worldships of their alien enemies. Upon reaching these outer fringes, all the groups look to build up their resources and mount an attack against their foes. That’s the story behind Empires of the Void II, a new stand-alone board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

In case you hadn’t noticed… It’s Saturday! Woo!
Considering time differences and all, I hope a lot of you had a good time at Salute today.
Did any of you pick up some awesome stuff while there?
I, obviously, couldn’t go (much as I wanted to). I did, however, pick up my limited-edition Flint figure for Guild Ball in their online store.

But that’ll get here when it gets here. As for now, it’s time for some reviews.

Today we have: Above and Below, Odin’s Ravens, Glass Road App, High Command Rapid Engagement, Aradia Miniatures’ Toad King, Android: Netrunner Card Game, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Expedition RPG, Kodama, VS 2PCG: The Defenders, And Then We Held Hands, Timeline Challenge, and Tumult Royale.

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Red Raven Games running Artifacts Inc Kickstarter

Red Raven Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Artifacts, Inc., their new card game.
They’re over their funding goal, so it’s trying to get through as many stretch goals as possible for the next 19 days.

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From the campaign:

New York, 1929: A frenzy of interest in antiquity is sweeping the nation! With museums hungry for mysterious and exotic artifacts — and you hungry for adventure — you start up your own archeology company. Untold wonders await within dangerous jungles, harsh deserts, and wind-swept mountains. Will you gain a reputation as the most intrepid and famous adventurer of all time?

Eight Minute Empire by Red Raven Games Reviewed by Club Fantasci

Club Fantasci takes a look at Red Raven Games’ Eight Minute Empire in this new review article.

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From the article:

The game concept is simple to teach and play, you draft the card you want, collecting a set of goods as you go while taking the action directed on the card. The actions allow you to add or move armies to control different regions, build cities and in a few instances, remove an opponent’s army. There is no combat in the game; you win the region by having more armies there than other players, think Risk without the dice rolling. The player who has the most victory points from regions owned, continents controlled and goods collected from these cards at the end of the game wins.

Red Raven Games running Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands Kickstarter

Red Raven Games is running a Kickstarter for Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands, a new expansion for their Eight-Minute Empire board game.
They’ve made their goal and a lot more, so check out the campaign’s extras.

Eight Minute Empire

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From the campaign:

Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands adds even more variety and depth to the game, including:

New “Lost” card faction with unique powers
New Leaders
Components for a 5th player
Double-sized island on a folded board
Player boards
Faster gameplay! Players now select cards simultaneously from separate hands, passed to the left each turn.

Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands is an expansion and requires Eight-Minute Empire: Legends to play. You can purchase Eight-Minute Empire: Legends at your friendly local game store or online retailer. The reprint just arrived at our warehouse and will soon be widely available.

The Ancient World coming to an end

Red Raven Games has less than 10 days left in their The Ancient World campaign over on Kickstarter. They’re around 2x funded, so your pledge goes just that much further.

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From the campaign:

In an ancient world forgotten by time, enormous titans terrorize the land. The five tribes have been fleeing from the titans for centuries, but things are about to change. Growing kingdoms pledge to end the reign of terror, determined to take on the titans and make the world a safer place for all. Each kingdom competes to attract the tribes, eager for the strength of the combined peoples, who are now leaving behind old traditions with the hope that the titans can be defeated once and for all.

Eight Minute Empire: Legends Review posted on Play Board Games

Red Raven Games knows Rome wasn’t built in a day… but possibly you could build it in 8 minutes. They get their Eight Minute Empire: Legends game reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the review:

Eight-Minute Empire: Legends is a reworked version of Eight-Minute Empire, released on Kickstarter last year. This version has a fantasy theme and some tweaks that make it a similar game with a few distinctions.