Review Roundup

Saturday!
Woo!
I don’t know about you, but for me, that first week of 2018 seemed to take an eternity! Not that it was bad, mind you. I even got to play a new game. But there were several days where I was just going, “wait, it’s not even noon yet?” But yeah, we’re now firmly into the first weekend of the year. Hopefully you’re able to get some gaming in. I will be. But even if you’re unable to get out, you can still check out some reviews.

This week we have: Heaven and Ale, Favelas, Fallout: The Board Game, Codenames: Disney, Witches of the Revolution, LIberatores, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, and Time’s Up!: Title Recall.

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WizKids Posts HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School Prevew

A new set is in the works for HeroClix. For this one, they head to one of the most iconic characters and the school they founded. Xavier’s School for the Gifted gives mutants a place to learn about their powers in a safe environment (well, safe when it’s not being attacked by supervillains, anyway). It’s also the home base for the X-Men. Get a look at some of the characters that’ll be coming in the set with this preview.
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WizKids Posts New Thor Dice Masters Preview

The Dice Masters train keeps rolling along. The game is going to be getting a new set soon based on one of the popular Marvel Avengers characters. It’s Thor, god of thunder (and rock and roooooooll!!). But he’s hardly the only character coming in the set. Who else can you expect to see? Well, check out the new preview that WizKids posted and see for yourself.
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WizKids Previews New Star Trek Attack Wing Starter Set

The 2-player starter is one of the best ways to get into a new game, if you ask me. With one purchase, you’ve got two starter forces so you and a friend can get playing as soon as possible. Well, in just a week or so, players will have access to a new Star Trek: Attack Wing starter set. It’s the classic match-up of Federation vs. Klingon in the depths of space.
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Favelas Tile-Laying Game Now Available from WizKids

The Favelas in Rio de Jeneiro could use a bit of sprucing up. However, like many things involving government committees, the city council keeps changing their minds about how, exactly, they want these neighborhoods to look. That’s what’s happening in Favelas, a new tile-laying game available now from WizKids. Players must work through the council’s desires while laying down their tiles in the hopes of satisfying their desires. In the end, one player will win the council’s favor and be declared the winner.
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D&D Icons of the Realms: Classic Creatures Now Available From WizKids

I love to use minis when doing my RPGs. It gives everyone a sense of where people are in the encounters, as well as can help make things feel a bit more “real.” What I hate is when I have to use the wrong mini for something because I don’t have the right one. Or you’ve got several that all look the same and you mix up which is which. Well, WizKids is here to help, as they’ve released their D&D Icons of the Realms: Classic Creatures set. This brings a bunch of baddies to your tabletops with new sculpts to help them stand out from previous iterations.
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Wave 1 Faction Packs Available For Star Trek Attack Wing

With all the individual releases out there, it can be hard for a new player for Star Trek: Attack Wing to figure out where to begin in terms of getting a faction. Or, perhaps a long-time player wants to try out something new. To help out with that, WizKids is coming out with Attack Wing Faction Packs. The first two are available now. So if you want a Romulan or Dominion fleet, here’s your chance to get one all in one go.
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Star Trek HeroClix Away Team: The Original Series Now Available

Usually, when you’re seeing Star Trek announcements form WizKids, it’s about Attack Wing. But, in this case, it’s HeroClix. Yes, the original crew has been miniaturized and is making their way onto your HeroClix boards. You can pick up Kirk, Spock, McCoy Uhura, and all the others now.
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Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace Now Available From WizKids

I’m guessing that Picnic Palace is where the people from Who Should We Eat? think they are… or maybe this game is what the players in that game are imagining, when they start chomping into each-other… There’s a thought for you…
Anyway, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace is a new card game that’s available now from WizKids.
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WizKids Announces Who Should We Eat Survival Game

Thanksgiving was just a week ago, and I know I’ve still got plenty of leftovers to go through. But when one is trapped on a desert island, there’s not a lot of sweet potato casserole and cornbread stuffing just laying around. You might find some coconuts, but resources are going to scarce and you might just have to Donner-party this thing up. That’s what’s going on in Who Should We Eat?, a new survival game coming from WizKids.
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Review Roundup

It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Man… my grocery list was 2x as long as usual. I got 2 turkeys, some sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, dressing, carrots, and ingredients to make 2 pumpkin pies. … I, uh… kinda take Thanksgiving seriously. My fridge is rather full. But before we get there, we’ve gotta get you those reviews I know you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Hotshots, Alien Artifacts, America, Noxford, Twilight Imperium, Rhein: River Trade, Queendomino, Exit the Game Wave 2, Folklore: The Affliction, and The Expanse.

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WizKids Announces Team Play Card Game

Some people work well in groups. Those types of people will probably do well in Team Play, a cooperative card game coming from WizKids (licensed from Schmidt Spiele). Players will be looking to complete objectives and score points faster than the other teams. However, you can’t just communicate directly with your opponent. You’ve gotta get creative with it. Those with ESP and mind-reading will probably do really well at the game.
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Time Barons Now Available From WizKids

Oh, to be able to control time. You’d be able to speed through the week and get to the weekend again. Or go back in time and relive really great moments. Hell, I’d go ahead and schedule up TGN posts for the next decade or two at one time. But if there were other people who could move around in time, they might see it as a chance to take over. The only way to stop them would be to take over, yourself. You’d want to find the best gear from throughout time and gain followers in each era. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Time Barons, a new game now available form WizKids.
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Tomb of Annihilation Set For Dice Masters Now Available

Seems we’ve got a couple Dungeons & Dragons releases today that aren’t actually Dungeons & Dragons releases. In this case, it’s the Tomb of Annihilation set for Dice Masters. Want to get your dice-rolling on without your full group there? Now you certainly can, as you take on undead horrors (or control them, if you so choose) with your fireball and sword.
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WizKids Announces Kung-Fu Zoo Dice Game

I wish I was a martial arts master. I just lack discipline… and drive… and pretty much any sort of physical ability at all… But still, how cool would it be to be able to do jumping back-kicks and stuff like that? Well, all the animals in the zoo have been training in their off-time and now that all the zookeepers have gone home, it’s time for a tourney. That’s what’s happening in Kung-Fu Zoo, a new dexterity-based dice game coming from WizKids.
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WizKids to Create Magic: the Gathering Board Game and Minis Line

WizKids has announced they have expanded their licensing partnership with Wizards of the Coast. As such, they will be creating a line of miniatures as well as a board game based on the popular Magic: The Gathering card game. The announcement says we’ll be getting this stuff in Fall of 2018. So there’s a bit of time before these hit retail shelves, unfortunately.
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WizKids Announces Dark.net Board Game

Information is worth a lot of money. I mean, just think about now where just about any website where you have to give personal information can sell that information to advertisers. Or there’s all the hacking attacks that grab people’s information. Knowledge, truly, is power, and power means money and reputation. That’s what you’ll be looking to get in Dark.net, a new board game coming from WizKids.
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Empires Now Available From WizKids

It’s the 18th century and the time of conquest is upon us. Countries like Spain, Russia, France, and Great Britain are sending out explorers to far-flung reaches, claiming land in their name. The race is on to grow the most grand empire in all the world. And that’s what you’ll be doing as the head of one of those countries in Empires, a new board game now available from WizKids.
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WizKids Posts new Star Trek Attack Wing Changes Article

The rules for Star Trek Attack Wing are getting some retrofits. The rules are getting a going-over and various things are changing about the game. But what, exactly, are those changes? Inquiring captains want to know! Well, WizKids is here to help. In this article, they go over what’s being altered for Capital Ships, Shuttlecraft, and Attack Squadrons.
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Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour Now Available From WizKids

Magic is a tricky thing (pun… somewhat intended). Using white magic can heal and restore you and the other members of your coven. However, to actually defeat the dread demons looking to steal away your soul, you must use black magic. Sure, it’ll destroy the demons, but it’ll also corrupt your soul. Finding a balance between the two is hard to find, but find it you must in Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, a new cooperative board game now available from WizKids.
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WizKids/Games Workshop Announces Partnership

It was a pretty big announcement when Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop parted ways. At the time, it seemed as though it was going to be Games Workshop that was going to be making all of their board games. But we’ve just gotten a new announcement from WizKids that they are now partnered with Games Workshop and will be making new board games and products based on GW’s properties.
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Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death Figures Now Available

When I’m playing an RPG, I like to have the right miniature on the board to represent what the PCs are fighting. And I know my PCs like to have a mini that as closely as possible represents their character. As such, it’s always good to have more options available. And that’s what we’re getting with Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death. It’s a new set of figures available from WizKids.
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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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Dungeon Hustle Now Available From WizKids

For a while there, it seemed like WizKids had a new game announcement every day. Well, now we’re getting the other half of that, as they’ve got them hitting store shelves. This time around it’s Dungeon Hustle. In the game, players will take on iconic dungeon-delving characters such as fighters, rogues, clerics, or mages and head into the dark and nasty tunnels in order to get treasure. But the monsters there, obviously, don’t want you to take their loot, so they’re ready to fight for it. Also, they’ve realized the dungeon’s not the nicest place, either, and are looking to escape. Players will have to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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The Expanse Board Game Now Available From WizKids

The Expanse show on Syfy is filled with action, adventure, and intrigue, spread all across the solar system. Now, you can bring that down to your tabletop and participate in it, yourself, with The Expanse Board Game from WizKids. Gain control of one of the four factions from the show and push your own agenda, shaping the planets to your will.
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Wartime Now Available From WizKids

Hey kids! What time is it?
“Wartime!”
Sorry, that’s just the first thing I think of when I see the name of this game. Wartime is the new strategic board game from WizKids where a unit can only be used when the timer associated with it runs out. Each one has a little sand timer that gets flipped when it moves, attacks, or does other actions. It’s a race against the clock to defeat your opponents. You can pick up your copies now.
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HeroClix: Undead Set Now Available

My current playlist I’m listening to (and have been for a couple weeks now) includes songs like Misfits – Halloween, Ministry – Everyday is Halloween, and The Cramps – Naked Girl Falling Down the Stairs (because if you’re gonna write a song, write a damn song!). As you can tell from at least 2 out of those 3, I’m a fan of this time of year. Some people think it’s too early for that stuff. But I certainly don’t. And I think WizKids would agree, since they’ve just released their HeroClix: Undead set.
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Attack Wing Prototype 02 Card Pack Preview Posted

For Star Trek Attack Wing, the cards are where it’s at. I know, the ships are flashy and actually do the moving around on the board, but it’s the cards that tell you what you get to do when that ship is in position. As such, WizKids is going to be coming out with card pack expansions that will increase the options for players and their fleets. In this preview, we get a look at the Prototype 02 Card Pack.
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WizKids Announces Lancelot Board Game

WizKids has yet another game they’re announcing. If anyone’s been coming out with lots of games lately, it’s been WizKids. This one takes you to mythical England and the Court of King Arthur. Players will be Knights of the Round Table and must travel the land, performing great deeds, including dealing with jousts, dragons, and grails, in order to prove that they are the greatest.
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WizKids Announces Favelas Board Game

The beautiful and iconic Favelas of Rio De Janeiro need your help. The Beautification Council needs you to make these neighborhoods more stunning. But the council members are fickle and prone to changing their mind about what they like. Currying their favor and making the right decisions is key to coming out on top. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Favelas, a new tile-laying game announced by WizKids.
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WizKids Announces The Return of Khan Expansion For Star Trek: Frontiers

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Sorry, whenever I see that name, that’s the first thing I think of. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Well, one of Star Trek’s greatest villains is making his presence known in Star Trek: Frontiers. WizKids has announced The Return of Khan (KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!) expansion. Will the crew of the Enterprise be able to stop Khan (KHAAAAAAAAN!!!) from acquiring the power source from a Borg Cube and use it to take over the galaxy?
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WizKids Posts The Mighty Thor HeroClix Set Previews

We’ve got a new HeroClix set coming out soon. This one focuses on the Norse god of Thunder, Thor, and the various allies and foes that surround him. WizKids has posted up a plethora of previews you can check out.
I feel like I should be posting this tomorrow, with it being Thor’s Day and all… Oh well.
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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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WizKids Announces Empires Board Game

It’s the 18th century and European countries are expanding all over the globe, taking over territories in order to amass great wealth from all the resources available abroad. The leaders of countries such as France, Russia, and Great Britain are vying with one-another for those colonies. That’s where you come in. As the leader of those countries, it’s up to you to make sure your citizens are happy and prosperous, using the goods gained from far-off lands. That’s the story behind Empires, a new board game coming from WizKids.
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