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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Stonemaier Games Announces Rise of Fenris Expansion For Scythe

They say that all good things must come to an end. Well, at least it’s good to know when you can prepare for that ending. Stonemaier Games has announced the final expansion set that’s going to be coming for Scythe. It’s called Rise of Fenris, and it will conclude the epic tale of a World War that turned out much differently from the one that’s taught in our history classes.
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Review Roundup

Hellooooo Saturday!
And what do we do on Saturdays? (We wear pink!) That’s Wednesdays. No, on Saturdays we look at some reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: That’s a Question, Seikatsu, Through the Ages App, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Storm Hollow, Whistle Stop, Rhino Hero: Super Battle, SpyNet, King Frog, Paramedics: Clear, Trickster: Champions of Time, and Zero Down.

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Stonemaier Games’ Charterstone Charity Bundle Auction Happening Now

Gaming is great.
Helping others is great.
Gaming while helping others is the greatest.
That being said, Stonemaier Games is once again participating in a charity auction. In this instance, you can get an early-release version of Charterstone (including signed versions), as well as other cool goodies. But you’d better hurry, since the auction only runs until Sunday.
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Review Roundup

Saturday night’s alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming.
Saturday morning’s alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I’m also getting you these reviews. Let’s hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

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Review Roundup

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.

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Stonemaier Games Announces Between Two Cities: Capitals Expansion

Building a city isn’t easy. I mean, look at Atlanta. They had that thing burned basically to the ground and could start over and they certainly didn’t do it right. But anyway, you want your city to be better than Atlanta. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Between Two Cities: Capitals. This expansion adds in new elements like landscapes, districts, and civic buildings to the game. It will be available in July.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
*runs around with my arms over my head*
Ok, enough of that. Let’s get down to business. You want to see review articles and I’m here to supply them (it is one of the most-popular posts of the week, after all).

Today we have: Sky Dynasty, Inis, Flash Point: Dangerous Waters, My Village, Death Pit Duels, Mombasa, Hold Your Breath, Tiny Epic Western, Colony, Z War One Damnation, Nightlancer, and Scythe.

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Review Roundup

The “busy day” at Gen Con is in full swing. I’m running around like crazy trying to get photos of things. What you’re reading now is past me telling you about current me. But past me knows that current you also wants to read about some game reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Scythe, Medici, Evolution: Climate, Kraftwagen, Bear Valley, Oh My Goods, Here, Kitty, Kitty, The Grizzled, Bureaunauts, Cigar Box Battle Mats, Viticulture, Euphoria, Old School Tactical, Star Bastards, and Ember.

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Review Roundup

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.

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Stonemaier Games Taking Pre-Orders For Tuscany Essentials Edition

While I am a teetotaler, I can certainly appreciate how others might enjoy a fine glass of really good wine. Granted, the fact that I don’t drink certainly doesn’t keep me enjoying games like Viticulture. I just won’t be doing it while also sipping on some wine (as I’ve seen many people do). Well, for those of you that enjoy the game, you can now get in a pre-order for the Tuscany Essentials edition of the Tuscany expansion for the game.
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Friday Snippets

We’ve made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! … It’s a belt sander. But that’s beside the point. We’ve been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On this platter we have: New Double Grip Force Guns From Puppets War, Steamforged Games Posts Guild Ball Season 2 Errata Preview Video, New English Guides for Pablo El Marques Static Grass, The Army Painter and CoolMiniOrNot in cooperation with Studio McVey are proud to announce The Others exclusive paint set, Stonemaier Games Token Trilogy & Metal Coins Pre-Order is Live, Bone Origins – Polyhedral Dice Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 6mm Exterminators, Soulspryte Studios announces launch of Bloodstone Frontier Kickstarter, and Portrait of a Young Tiefling – 1/10th Scale Resin Bust Available From Dark Sword Miniatures.

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Moor Visitors Expansion Available To Pre-Order For Viticulture

The folks over at Stonemaier Games are now taking pre-orders for a new expansion for Viticulture. Well, they’re not taking the pre-orders themselves. The pre-order period is this week, but they want you to pre-order from various other shops in order to get a special price.
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own projects you’re working on, be they gaming-related, culinary-related, or just whatever else you feel like doing.

What I feel like doing at the moment, though, is taking a small break from making small breaks (these are the jokes, people!) and share with you the reviews I’ve come across in the past week.

Today’s articles feature: Black Hat, Ships, Above and Below, Traders of Osaka, The Bloody Inn, Hangtown, Rum & Bones, The World of Smog, Avarium Academy, The Builders: Antiquity, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bang! The Dice Game, Mysterium, Fury of Dracula, Pandemic Legacy, Between Two Cities, El Grandulon for Freebooters Fate, Opel Blitz by Rubicon Models, Star Wars Armada Wave 2, DreadBall Xtreme, and Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Set.

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Viticulture/Tuscany Collector’s Edition Charity Auction Happening Now

Stonemaier Games is looking to turn their success into a helping hand for those that are less-fortunate. As such, they’re having a charity auction over on BoardGameGeek for 10 copies of their Viticulture/Tuscany Collector’s Edition game. 10 different charities will be getting the proceeds of the auction.
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Final Week For Scythe Up On Kickstarter

Well, as all things do on Kickstarter, they have to come to an end at some point. For Scythe, the new alternate-history board game from Stonemaier Games, that end point is a week away. “How’s that campaign been doing since it started?” you might ask. Well, they’ve broken $1mil.
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Stonemaier Games Launches Scythe board game Kickstarter

Long-time readers of TGN know that I love mechs. I also love history. So what happens when you throw the two of them together? Well, you get something like Scythe, the new board game by Stonemaier Games that’s up on Kickstarter now. It looks like I’m not the only one who goes for such things, either, since Kickstarter just launched today and it’s already at … oh… over 1000% funded. That’s not a typo.
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Friday Snippets

Friday! Woo! *tosses papers in the air*
*remembers that there’s still a good half of the day left*
*scrambles to try and put all those thrown papers back in order*
*has his boss lean in and say, “Polar Bear! Do you have those TPS reports all set and ready for the presentation? It’s time!”*
“Uh, yes, boss! Just a second!”

Ok, that little creative writing exercise aside, let’s get on with the bite-size stories from the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Free Stowage with all tanks From Warlord Games, New Morbid Egzekutor Amarath from Hitech Miniatures, Ramshackle Games Water Seller Competition, Space Duck Games Announces El Presidente Kickstarter, Kromlech New Release – Stygian Legionary Backpacks, Stonemaier Games announces Kickstarter project for Scythe board game, Cyclops-Class Assault Armor now available at ClearHorizon Miniatures, Playmore Games’Race to the North Pole begins October 2015, Rocky Mountain Gaming vacation announces Special Guest, Steve Barber Models Posts “About Us” Video, New Female Orc From Brother Vinni, and New Renders For Wild West Exodus From Outlaw Miniatures.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future.
I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is).

So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days.

Included are: A bunch of more The Fiver installments from The Meeple Mechanic, New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes, Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system, 2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming, Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi preview, MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal, The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released, Wings of Glory Miniature Game – Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th, New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio, New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store, Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line, New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes, and Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque.

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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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Between Two Cities board game up on Kickstarter

Stonemaier Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Between Two Cities, their new board game. They’re closing in on 5x funded with still 17 days to go, if you want to join in on the fun. Made by the same people that brought you Viticulture, players draft tiles and try and build the better city. They cooperate with their neighbor to do so, but they’re also competing against them.

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Viticulture: Tuscany Expansion Preview

Board Game Quest takes a look at the Tuscany expansion for Viticulture that’s up on Kickstarter now.

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Last year we spent some time with the worker placement game Viticulture, the first offering from publisher Stonemaier Games. This ended up being a surprise hit for us and has made it to our gaming table many times since then.

Well today the brains behind Viticulture are back and this time they are adding new game play elements with their Tuscany expansion. Now in funding on Kickstarter, Tuscany seeks to both improve Viticulture’s game play and give players more options for running their pre-modern vineyard. Is Tuscany a worthy addition to Viticulture? Read on to find out!