Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. And not just any type of Saturday, but Saturday of a 3-day weekend. I can’t think of a much better sort of Saturday… Well, maybe Saturday of Gen Con. But that’s a pretty damn busy Saturday. But for “above average” Saturdays, I’d say that 3-day weekend Saturday is a pretty good Saturday. Do you think I’ve typed the word “Saturday” enough by now? Well, I don’t know what you’ve got going on today, but I’m going to be delivering games to a friend, and then possibly having minis delivered to me. Because it’s an awesome Saturday. I’m also here to show off some reviews for you.

This week we have: Nemesis, Everdell, Fox in the Forest, Hamsterrolle, Codenames: Disney, Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Project, 878: Vikings, Kepler-3042, Okey Dokey, Santorini, Finished!, Ex Libris, and Hunger: The Show.

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Renegade Game Studios Previews Dokmus

For many of us, when we get a new game, we’ll play it once or twice and go, “You know, this is a great game, but I could see how it could be helped with an expansion.” It’s just sort of second nature. I know I’ve done it before. Be like, “This game’s great, but if it had (item) and (item), I think it’d be fantastic.” But you often never know when an expansion for a game will be coming out (if ever). Well, Renegade Game Studios is making us rest easy with Dokmus. Not only is it coming out later this month, but the expansion, Return to Erefel, is coming with it. Check ’em both out.
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Topiary Coming Next Week

It’s cold out. Really cold out. And the Eastern US is bracing for a major storm, after which, some seriously cold air will come flooding in. But let’s not think about that. Let’s think about a well-tended garden and some topiary bushes, instead. That sounds much better. Well, in one week, you’ll get some help with that with Topiary, a new game coming from Renegade Game Studio.
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Renegade Games To Publish English Version of Altiplano

The high desert isn’t the easiest place to live. The arid region in the Andes mountains offers few resources to those that want to call it home. But people do, indeed, call it home. But they have to make sure they have what they need to survive. Collecting the right goods at the right times is key. And that’s what you’ll be trying to do in Altilplano, a new board game that Renegade Games will be bringing to a North American audience.
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Legends of Sleepy Hollow Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Raise your hand if you’ve seen that old Sleepy Hollow cartoon about a million times and it freaked you out as a kid? *raises hand*
Yeah, just as I thought. And this is certainly the time of year for it, being October and all. Well, how many of you would also like to know what happened after the incident at the covered bridge? I know I would. Thankfully, Renegade Game Studios is here to help. They’re letting us know in Legends of Sleepy Hollow, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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Renegade Games Announces Special Signing Event For Scott Pilgrim Card Game

We all have our favorite celebrities. For gamers and other nerdy types, that tends to go into areas such as artists and game designers (beyond just tv/movie stars and recording artists that many people have). Well, if you’re a fan of the Scott Pilgrim comic series as well as excited to get Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game coming from Renegade Game Studios, and if you’re going to be in LA this Tuesday, you can stop by and get your game and get it signed, too.
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Renegade Game Studios Announces Overlight Game World

We’ve all seen countless fantasy settings. Most of them are rather Tolkien-esque in their approach. Well, Renegade Game Studios is looking to do something a little different. They’ve announced Overlight, a new universe that will be the bases for various new games. The first will be an RPG set in this all-new setting.
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Renegade Game Studio Announces Clank! In! Space! Card Game

Many big announcements were made over the past week at Gen Con. One of them was Renegade Game Studios announcing that they’re coming out with a new card game called Clank! In! Space! Yes, exclamation points entirely necessary. Much like the fantasy version of the game, Clank! In! Space! sees the players as thieves, looking to steal some loot. This time, it’s from evil Lord Eradikus. Be quiet or get caught by the guards.
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Renegade Game Studio to Release Kepler-3042

Occasionally, a game company will take over the release of a game from another company, usually to bring it to a wider audience, occasionally in a new language or two. Well, Renegade Game Studio is doing just such a thing, as they will be releasing Kepler-3042 at Essen Spiel, taking over for Placentia Games and Post Scriptum. The game is also getting an art facelift.
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Review Roundup

Well, it’s Saturday. My day was looking like it might be a bit dull, but then a friend was like, “Hey, let’s have everyone come over and game.” and I was like, “done and done. I just need to type up a post first.” So, that’s the sacrifice I’m making for you all. I could be on my way to gaming, but I know how much you need to get your review articles. Such is my dedication to this site and its readers. 😛 😉
The Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., and Roy Acuff are helping, too.

Today we have: Dairyman, Bottlecap Vikings, Cult Following, Game of Trains, Yamatai, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Balloon Pop, Unearth, Shahrazad, Rhein: River Trader, Dresden Files, Riff Raff, BarenPark, Jaipur, and Sentient.

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Review Roundup

Mmm, Saturday. Drink it in! … *sip* … tastes like Sobe Citrus Energy… Oh, hey, look! An open Sobe Citrus Energy! Ain’t that a kick in the head? *sip*
But my drinking habits aside, I know you’re here for your weekly dose of reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Exit the Game, Ascended Kings, Stroop, Component Collector & Dice Tray, DeepWars, Beasts of Balance, Jaipur iOS, Clank! Sunken Treasures Expansion, Isle of Monsters, Qwinto, Downforce, Century: Spice Road, Fistful of Lead – Reloaded, Watson & Holmes, and Zooloretto.

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Renegade Game Studio Announces Planet Defenders

It seems that even in the far future, there’s issues with proper disposal of our unused items. As humanity has expanded throughout the galaxy, our old, discarded robots are starting to pile up in the spaceways. That’s causing issues and something needs to be done about it. That’s where the Planet Defenders come in. That’s the story behind Planet Defenders, a game that Renegade Game Studio will be bringing to an English-speaking audience later this year.
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Review Roundup

Well, now that you’ve gone and gotten your name on the list to get your copy of the new edition of 40k, let’s get down to business with the regular affairs for Saturdays. That is, the Review Roundup.

Today we have: Carcosa, Pandemic, 12 Realms, 12 Realms: Ghost Town, Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China, Imperial Settlers: Aztecs Expansion, Space Invaders: Dice, Coal Baron: The Great Card Game, Saga of the Northmen, Wettlauf nach El Dorado, Get Rich Quick, Critters Below, and Honshu.

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Review Roundup

Hey everyone. I’m sure a lot of you are reading this after getting back from Salute. If that’s the case… *envy-waves in your direction* I wish I’d been there. Maybe someday. But for those of us in the States, Australia, and elsewhere that can only live vicariously through your photos and videos, we wish we were there. In the meantime, let’s get some reviews.

This week we have: Lotus, The Exiled: Siege, Ancient Terrible Things, Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails, and Hanamikoji, Yamatai.

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Renegade Game Studios Announces Sentient Card Game

That’s not to say that the game is self-aware. Sentient is just the name of the game. A board game that knows its own existence sounds like some summer blockbuster movie. But no, this is “just” a game. In it, you’ll be trying to program sentient robots to work out in the world. It’s a lot easier said than done.
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Renegade Game Studios Announces Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game

When reading over the description for this game, all I could think of was the old Toys R Us jingle, “I don’t wanna grow up. I’m a Toys R Us kid…”
And now I’ve probably gotten that stuck in a lot of your heads, too. No, I’m not ashamed.
Anyway, Renegade Game Studios has announced that they’re going to be coming out with a new deck-builder card game based on Scott Pilgrim. It’s called Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game.
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Renegade Game Studios Announces FlipShips

Alert! Alert! An alien mothership has appeared above the planet! Enemy fighters are being launched. Our own defenses, caught off-guard, are responding as best we can. It’s going to be a rough fight, but we’ve got to repel the invaders and make the world safe again. That’s the story behind FlipShips, a new dexterity-based game coming from Renegade Game Studios.
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Renegade Game Studio Announces Fox in the Forest

What does the fox say?
Well, judging by YouTube videos of foxes, they make little squeaking sounds, mostly. However, in fairy tales, they tend to say a lot more. Fairy tales are full of strange things happening all the time, and that’s what they bring to Fox in the Forest, a new trick-taking card game coming from Renegade Game Studio.
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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls along (and I’ve got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I’m working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I’m going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just what we’ve got here.

On the platter today we have: Free Hearts February From Advanced Deployment, Luxury Hand Crafted Playing Card Holders On Kickstarter, SpecForce Rangers: Outlanders Phase 4 Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Knuckleduster’s Latest Wild West Release Now Available, The Third Law Coming to Kickstarter This Spring, PenguinComics.com Releases Four Horror/Fantasy Fonts for RPG Developers, Renegade Companion App now includes Clank, New Miniatures Released by RBJ Game Company, Battlefront Features Team Yankee East German Gaming Aids, and Sally 4th Releases Sloppy Jalopy 28mm Chieftain kit.

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Renegade Game Studio Announces Two New Games

The folks over at Renegade Game Studio have been rather busy. They’ve got a pair of new board games that they’d like to announce, which will be available for your tabletops soon. They’re… sort of two ends of the spectrum, really. Sci-fi action… and cute fuzzy puppies.
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Review Roundup

Another Saturday, another Review Roundup.
It’s a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin’ for a cool, December day.
So, let’s just head over to today’s articles.

We’ve got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Review, Dominion: Empires, Dicey Goblins, Theomachy, Microfilms, Clank!, and The Amberden Affair.

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Review Roundup

Hey there, everyone. We’ve once more made it to The Weekend. Isn’t it just grand? As you’re reading this, I’m hanging out at my friend’s Library, playing some games. It’s a good time had by all.

But that’s me. As for you, you’re here to check out some game reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Ice Cool, Game of Trains, Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine – The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue Six, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Gloobz, Sushi Go Party!, 13 Days, Junk Art, Lotus, Beyond Baker Street, Rise of Man: Stone Age, and Quarto.

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Clank Deck-Building Game To Be Available At Gen Con

Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital are teaming up to bring you a new deck-building game at Gen Con (well, they’re bringing it to you after Gen Con as well, but it’ll be debuted at Gen Con). The game is called Clank and it’s all about trying to get a nice nap in… kind of.
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Review Roundup

Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay!
Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus!

But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you.

So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Tyrants of the Underdark, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916, Wombat Rescue, Nefarious, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time, Dungeon Time, Bear Valley, and Millennium Blades.

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Review Roundup

Good times, Saturday. As you read this, I’m hanging out at a Gundam Model Build day at a shop on the South Side of town. After that will hopefully be some Guild Ball. I’ve already had my tacos lingua.

But as you’re here for a review roundup, let’s get you a review roundup.

Today we have: Stak Bots Red Expansion, Apotheca, Summit, Meteor, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Steam Time, Trick of the Rails, and Birds of a Feather.

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Review Roundup

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.

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Digital Version of Lanterns Coming Soon

Lanters, by Renegade Game Studios, is certainly a crowd favorite. It’s winning, or placing, in just about every gaming awards event there is. And soon it’ll be coming to the digital world, as Renegade is teaming up with Dire Wolf Digital to bring you an electronic version.
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Saturday Review Roundup

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.

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Renegade Game Studios Brings Brick Party To English Audience

Add another to the “games being brought to an English demographic” pile. This is one you’ll want to keep your shoes on for, lest you step on one of the pieces in bare feet. Renegade Game Studios has teamed up with Post Scriptum to bring you Brick Party.
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Renegade Game Studios Enters into Co-Publishing Partnership with Knapsack Games

Renegade Game Studios and Knapsack Games are joining together. Renegade will now co-publish the games created by Knapsack Games. Currently, there’s one, with a second coming out soon. The first is Knee Jerk: The Party Game and the other is Apotheca.
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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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Mensa Select Game Winners Announced

Mind Games, part of the American Mensa society, has released their list of the winners of their coveted Mensa Select Game award. Only those that pass rigorous testing can use this much-sought-after stamp of approval for their products. There are over 50 games that try for the award, but only 5 can be given it each year. This year’s winners are Castles of Mad King Ludwig by Bezier Games, Dragonwood by Gamewright, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival by Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games, Letter Tycoon byAd Magic/Breaking Games, and Trekking the National Parks by Bink Ink. Congratulations to the winners!

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Renegade Game Studios Acquires Rights to Publish Critically Acclaimed Game Snow Tails

Renegade Game Studio has announced that they’ll be making a game based on Snow Tails. Get your favorite sled dogs harnessed up and hit the trail. The board is highly modular, so no two races are ever the same. The dogs are trained to go top speed all the time, but will you be able to handle that? The game is set for release later this year, but if you’re at GAMA now, you can go check it out.

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Renegade Game Studios announces Double Feature

Renegade Game Studios has announced Double Feature, their new movie game, illustrated by John Kovalic.

Double Feature

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From the announcement:

Players earn points by being the first to name a movie that links elements from two DOUBLE FEATURE cards. The first player to earn enough points wins DOUBLE FEATURE!

“It’s a totally new kind of movie game,” said Kovalic. “You don’t need to know movie trivia – all you need to know are the movies you’ve seen. While movie buffs will love it, casual movie viewers can compete alongside them.”
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