Review Roundup

Hooray for Saturday!
What can’t be accomplished on a day like today?
Well, I can accomplish some RPG-ing. You can even watch if you want.
But what I know you’re actually here for: Reviews! So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Outpost: Amazon, Gloomhaven, Clank! The Mummy’s Curse, Covalence, Ganz Schon Clever, Helionox, The Mind, Wreck Raiders, Getaway Driver, and Boss Monster: Rise of The Minibosses.

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Midweek Snippets

The week continues to roll along. I hope yours has been productive. I feel like mine has been. Lots done, but still lots to do. If I’m going to plow through it all, I need to keep my energy up. Best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Soviet Goblin Tank Crew From Kromlech, Brigade Models – New 15mm Polish Half-tracks Released, and Renegade Game Studio Announces Kids on Bikes Dice Sets.

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Renegade Games Taking Pre-orders For Fireworks

Most cats I know really aren’t fans of fireworks. However, some have taken a shining to them. So much so that they’ve started creating their own fireworks displays (they’re very industrious cats). They’re looking to start out small with their displays, but as they learn, they hope to get more and more elaborate with their shows. That’s the story behind Fireworks, a new game coming this September from Renegade Game Studio.
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Midweek Snippets

Well, this week is just rolling along. We’re already halfway through. If we want to keep up this energy, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Cthulhu Soundscapes Up On Kickstarter, Renegade Game Studio Releases Overlight Dice, and EZPainter renews popular WW2 miniatures deal indefinitely.

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Renegade Game Studio Announces Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!

A couple weeks ago at the Game Day up at the Library near here, I got to watch a game of Clank! In! Space!. I actually really liked the game. It’s a deck builder. It’s a board game. It’s a deck builder AND a board game! I have been thinking of getting a copy for myself. Now, I see that Renegade Game Studio is coming out with an expansion, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!. Now I’m definitely interested.
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Altiplano Now Available From Renegade Game Studio

In South America, there’s a high plain known as the Altiplano (which I just realized means just “high plain”…). It’s not the easiest life, but it certainly is one that is sustainable. Fishing, farming, and ranching alpacas are all viable jobs. Balancing between all of them is up to you in Altiplano, the new game from Renegade Game Studio that’s available now.
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Renegade Game Studio Announces Wendake Board Game

The Americas had been populated quite heavily for centuries before Europeans set foot on its shores. And as those Europeans moved inland, they found more and more tribes, each with their own ways of life. In Wendake, players take on the role of chief of a tribe living near the Great Lakes. Over the course of seven rounds, they must lead their people to greatness. The game is coming in August from Renegade Game Studio.
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Renegade Game Studios Announces New Edition of Arboretum

Despite being a tried and true flatlander (being from the midwest as I am), I do love trees and forests. They’re just so big and majestic. So, having a game where you’re looking to cultivate your trees is certainly appealing. And Arboretum is one that has gotten plenty of praise since it initially came out. But that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be improved, so thought Renegade Game Studios. They’re coming out with a new edition that’s got new artwork and updated symbols to help make sure everyone can play, including the color-blind.
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Review Roundup

International Tabletop Day. It’s like our true gaming holiday. I’ll be spending it playing D&D with friends (even doing a live stream and then uploading the video later, because that seems like a good idea at the time). I hope you also have something planned out for your day. I know I plan on getting you some game reviews.

This week we have: Pocket Ops, Envyra, Mysthea, Iquazu, Time Barons, Byzanz, Wonderland: Vast: Fearsome Foes Expansion, Pulsar 2849, and Zoo Ball.

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Overlight Coming To Kickstarter April 24th

Renegade Game Studio has announced that they will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for Overlight on April 24th. This is a game that’s been a long time coming, with a lot of anticipation building around it. Just two weeks and we’ll know much more, with all sorts of insights from the game’s designers.
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Renegade Game Studio Taking Pre-Orders For Junk Orbit

Humans are pretty bad about leaving a trail wherever we go. Even well-meaning people leave stuff behind. And that penchant for being a bit messy can follow us even out into space. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s where you find yourself in Junk Orbit. Your job is to collect this junk for disposal. Pre-orders for the game are being taken now from Renegade Games.
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Review Roundup

Here we are back on Saturday. Hard to believe it’s as late as it is already. Day just seems to be flying by. If there’s any day of the week that I usually hope “drags on,” it’s Saturday. But not so today. I’ve been up since 3:15am (that’s just what time my brain decided to be awake this morning), and can’t believe how late it already is. But, one of the last things I really need to get done is get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week, we have: HEXploreit: The Forest of Adrimon, The First Steps of Calais, Vinyl, Mobster Metropolis, Rise of Moloch, Lotus iOS, Manhattan, Empires, Stuffed Fables, Hellapagos, Bunny Kingdom, The Fox in the Forest, and Burning Suns.

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Renegade Game Studios To Create Power Rangers Board Games

I really just missed being interested in Power Rangers. I remember watching the very first episode and feeling like I was about a year too old for it. However, as would be expected, some of my friends that were just a little younger than me thought it was the greatest thing ever. I’m sure Mike and Dan will be excited to know that Saban and Renegade Game Studios are teaming up to bring you a new line of tabletop games. Details are still thin about what those games will be, but stay tuned.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday and I’m painting minis.
… I’m not good at painting minis…
But, y’know, it’s just about getting the colored goop on the figure. I’m not going to be winning any Golden Demons or Crystal Brushes, but hey… they’ll be painted.

But while the last color dries, I’m gonna post your reviews for you.

Today we have: War of Supremacy, Laruna: Age of Kingdoms, Harvest Dice, Ex Libris, Legacy of Dragonholt, Boom Blast Stix, A Column of Fire, Cytosis, Dream Catchers, Arkon, Fabled Fruit, Queendomino, and Clans of Caledonia.

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Castell Now Available From Renegade Game Studios

We’ve all seen human pyramids being made by cheerleaders at some sporting event. It can be quite a sight to see. But they really don’t hold a candle to the tradition in Catalonia of Castell, where teams will create towers made of people that reach into the sky. If you’re like me and don’t really want to climb a human tower and risk falling, you can still enjoy the tradition on your tabletop with Castell, available now from Renegade Game Studios.
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Exclusive International Tabletop Day Items Available to Pre-Order

There are a lot of holidays throughout the year (heck, as I mentioned earlier, it’s one here today in the US). But there’s only one holiday that’s specifically all about gaming. And it’s not just one country’s holiday. It’s everyone’s! It’s International Tabletop Day. And it’s been growing with every year. This year, you can even get some exclusive items. Just ask your FLGS to put their name on the list to get the box of goodies.
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Renegade Game Studio Announces Clank! The Mummy’s Curse

The Pyramids of the ancients. Grand funerary vaults to powerful kings of the past.
… or, to a grave-robber, a giant “LEWT HERE!!!” sign. 😛
Renegade Game Studio has announced Clank! The Mummy’s Curse, a new expansion to the popular game series. Make your way through the twisting halls and passageways, looking to get all the treasure you can while making sure to stay quiet, lest the deadly Croxobek hears you.
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Renegade Game Studio and Hunter’s Books Team Up For New Releases

It’s good when people work together. In the gaming industry, that usually means getting games out to a bigger audience than originally thought possible. In this instance, it’s Renegade Game Studio and Hunter’s Books that are partnering up. With this alliance, games like Kids on Bikes, Outbreak Undead, and The ABCs of RPGs will be making their way to you.
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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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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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