Z-Man Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 10th, 2017
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I remember going to the circus once when I was a little kid. I’m pretty sure it was at the Rosemont Horizon back in Chicago. But I was pretty young. All I really remember about it is that it was loud. Well, you can bring the noise and excitement of the circus to your games […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 5th, 2017
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It’s the Middle Ages. But it’s cool, because you’re in charge, as the King or Queen of a region. But you don’t want to just have your kingdom sitting mostly empty. You want grand buildings and fields and such filling it up. You want to show off the majesty of it all. That̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 3rd, 2017
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For centuries, fortified cities were the best way to protect your population from attack. In Valletta, players will be looking to protect the residents of Malta from an attack by the Ottomans. They’ll do this by building up the fortifications around the city. In this preview, Z-Man Games gives ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2017
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It starts with a cough or a runny nose. Soon, people’s organs are melting. Ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it’s still sort of what’s going on in Pandemic. People fawned all over Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. But where there’s a 1, there’s a 2. As such, Z-Man Games...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 21st, 2017
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For as long as anyone can remember, the walls of Bastion have held fast. Enemy armies have broken upon it like waves on a cliff. But it’s not just orcs and goblins marching up to the sturdy defenses. This time, things might just go differently, unless the various heroes of the city can come to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 15th, 2017
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In this day and age, you’ve gotta be economical about your gaming purchases. And if you’re like me, you don’t have space to hold dozens of game boxes. Also, you want to be able to have games that cater to a lot of different size groups. What’s nice, then, is one small box (or ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 6th, 2017
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No game is entirely perfect. There’s usually something that could be altered or updated or changed. That’s why there’s new editions. In this case, Z-Man Games’ Akrotiri is getting itself a new version. The game’s original designers have heard your comments and implemente...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2017
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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 Troubl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jun 1st, 2017
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Another bit of news about where you’ll be able to get your favorite games (like CMON did recently). This time, it’s Asmodee North America (which deals with Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Asmodee, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat, and Catan Studio) who is going exclusive through Alliance distributi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 19th, 2017
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Man, what a weird week. Sunday was the last day of Expo. Monday was spent partially at the repair shop for my car, and then finding out my bathtub was leaking. The rest of the week has been working from home, waiting for repairmen, dealing with paint and fiberglass fumes, and now I’m taking som...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 17th, 2017
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I love a good puzzle game. Blokus is one of my top 3 favorite games. But it’s looking like Z-Man games is looking to add another to my list. In NMBR9, you are given a set of numbered tiles. Each round, a card is flipped from the deck and you must place the matching tile […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 17th, 2017
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A friend of mine lately had their cat escape out the door when they weren’t looking. They searched all over, and I’m happy to say that their feline friend has made it home again safe and sound. Using that real-world experience, they would be pretty good at Smile, a new card game coming fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 26th, 2017
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I live in Atlanta. Driving around the city, I certainly go, “… I could’ve laid out the city better than this! You can’t get anywhere!” I’m sure many of you have done much the same. Well, Valletta gives you the opportunity to build your own city. It’s 1566 and...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 10th, 2017
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All aboard! Z-Man Games is bringing First Class over from Europe. The game involves players looking to create a train that rivals in majesty even the vaunted Orient Express. By adding cars as they go along, they’ll look to be the train to be on if you want to be seen....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 7th, 2017
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I remember, when I was a pretty young kid, going to the circus. It was while my family was living in Chicago. I forget, exactly, where it was being held, but I remember my dad having gotten box seats for it from his work. Granted, I was, like, 4-5 at the time, so I don’t […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
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They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. But when it comes to archeological expeditions, having all those other digs so close to yours, looking to take the glory for any discoveries that might totally rewrite the history books isn’t exactly that great. The city of Akrotiri ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 25th, 2017
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Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It’s Saturday! So, let’s not wait around. Let’s get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I’m thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix’s algorithms in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 26th, 2016
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It’s officially the holiday shopping season. Gamers all over the world will be getting and giving gifts. But what games should you buy? You don’t want to chance your money on something you won’t end up playing. As such, Reviews are a great way to save money, letting you know how a g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 10th, 2016
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Asmodee encompasses quite a lot of other gaming companies under its umbrella. One of those includes Z-Man Games, a more recent acquisition. As such, there’s been a small lull in reporting of when things will be released and restocked as the transition has taken place. Well, now we get a bit of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2016
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Having just gotten over being sick the early part of this week, posting a story about a new Pandemic game coming out just seems to book-end the event just fine. Well, this fall, Z-Man Games is coming out with Pandemic Iberia. It’s going to be just a one-print-run game, so if you want to save [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2016
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I do so enjoy games with quirky themes and interesting stories behind them. Z-Man games is sure delivering with Nautilion. I mean, how often do you get “treacherous Darkhouses” who are looking to take over the “oneiric ocean” and has sent out its “Phantom Submarine”...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 3rd, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. Can you feel it? That’s the feeling of the weekend. Isn’t it just grand? My Facebook feed’s full of pictures of people at all sorts of conventions and events. Me? I’m taking a “weekend off,” such as it were. I’m happy to live vicariously ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 20th, 2016
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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 g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 13th, 2016
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Hey there everyone, We’ve made it to Saturday, so that once again means it’s time for a Review Roundup. A bit lighter this week than usual. I’m sure that’s due to Gen Con last weekend. I expect, though, that the next couple weeks will be pretty full of new reviews. I know seve...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 23rd, 2016
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Congratulations! You’ve made it to Saturday! *throws a little party* Mine’s been busy so far. We’re just a couple weeks out from Gen Con, and that means about a million little things to get done (along with a couple big things) before heading to the show. My “To Do” list...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 22nd, 2016
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Asmodee is looking to become an even larger board game entity by acquiring F2Z Entertainment. You might not hear about F2Z, directly, a lot, but you know of their brands: Plaid Hat Games, Z-Man Games, and Filosofia. The deal is looking to be closed in the next several months. Doing so will bring game...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 13th, 2016
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While most of us here in the US focus on Gen Con, the Speil in Essen, Germany, gets a lot of the focus for you gamers over in Europe. Many companies make their way to the show, as do many guests. For those companies to show off their products to all those guests, they often […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 11th, 2016
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Z-Man Games has announced a new game that’s part of the Merchants & Marauders universe. The game is called Broadsides. It’s not an expansion, but a new stand-alone game of hand management and worker placement where players are looking to be the one still sailing when all the cannon s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2016
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*jumps in the pool and closes eyes* Marco! … Marco! … Marco! Aww, doesn’t anyone else want to play? You’re all off playing The Voyages of Marco Polo from Z-Man games? I guess that’s fair. Well, you might want to know, then, about the sale that Z-Man is having on a mini-e...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 21st, 2016
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It’s another Saturday. Through an odd turn of events, I’m in the office. So Monday and Tuesday I was home because I was sick. Now it’s Saturday and I’m in the office because my internet is broken at home (overnight storm fried my modem). But all is well. Things are getting don...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 19th, 2016
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Pretzel Games had quite a hit on their hands when they released Flick ’em Up. Whether you decided to join up with the Sheriff or the Cooper Clan, a good time was sure to be had by all. Well, the folks at Z-Man games saw Flick ’em Up and thought, “this is great! Everyone should [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 14th, 2016
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Aaaaaah… Saturday. What a glorious day. What cannot be achieved on such a day as Saturday? Well, I know I can be working on various articles for the site. Hopefully you’re getting in some gaming, like I am, too. At the moment, though, we’ve got ourselves the Review Roundup. In today...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 4th, 2016
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Everyone loves a good deal. And just about as many people love getting extra promo cards for their games. Well, Z-Man games is bundling the two together to give you a special deal on Sylvion promo cards just for signing up for their newsletter....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2016
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We’re into the 5th month of the year already. More than 1/3 of the way through 2016. Gen Con will be here before we know it. And as such, it’s time for companies to start posting up what sort of releases will be available for the show. Z-Man Games is jumping right in with a […]...