Z-Man Games

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 22nd, 2017
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Z-Man Games has another updated version of a game they’re working on. This time around, it’s History of the World. So, in a way, they’re rewriting history… If you’ve ever wanted to be in charge of a civilization and see it through the dawn of time all the way to the 20th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 21st, 2017
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Having access to advise the king on matters is a good position to be in. You can make sure that the things you find most important get done. Well, King Tritus is looking to add a new person to his Royal Council. The thing is, you’re not the only one that could potentially fill that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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It’s the dawn of time… Eh, that’s too early. Someone wake me up at the noon of time… No, wait, I need to get up and make my bed… though I should probably build a hut and get a village going. But to have a village, I need resources. But there’s other villages out th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 16th, 2017
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Hey everyone. We’ve made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I’ve got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things… probably too much… *looks at my stomach* … definitely too much. But issues with my wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2017
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It’s not quite cold and flu season yet, but that just means it’s time to stock up on disease-fighting knowledge. It also means to get prepped for the upcoming 2018 Pandemic Survival Series. Yes, Pandemic is usually a cooperative affair, but in this format, you’re racing against anot...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2017
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Let’s see if the system decides to eat this one or not. Anyway, it’s Saturday, and that means I’m happy. I’ve been doing various domestic things this morning in order to be ready for when a friend comes over for some gaming (Guild Ball and Ascension are the most-likely games t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 7th, 2017
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Junggle is the new card game coming from Z-Man Games. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. It’s actually a set of five games coming from Z-Man Games all in one package. The set of cards with various animals on them can be used to play several different games. We’ve seen how two work....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 6th, 2017
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Floods. They’re a problem that’s been facing humanity essentially since the first group of huts were set too close to a rising stream. In The Netherlands, there’s a whole series of levees, reservoirs, and pumping stations that keeps the country dry. Well, when those start to fail, s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2017
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Well, it looks like the world is coming to an end again. (Damnit, Todd! I told you to go to the doctor when you got bitten!) The undead are swarming all over. Now people are having to escape this zombie menace. Thankfully, Raxxon Pharmaceuticals is helping with evacuation kits. It’s got what yo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 31st, 2017
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I’m a huge fan of puzzle games. Blokus, Set, and Apotheca are three my absolute most-favorite games out there, for example. So I’m looking forward to getting a chance to try NMBR 9, the new tile-stacking game from Z-Man Games. Players are looking to place their number-shaped tiles on the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 16th, 2017
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Guys! Guys! Gen Con is just a couple days away! I know, I spent all of yesterday and will be spending all of today getting ready for it. It’s going to be an awesome show. All the vendors here are excited to get things underway. There’s tons of new things to see and games to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 12th, 2017
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Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, &...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Dr. Reiner Knizia has made a couple games over the years. You know, just one or two… Well, one of his older games is getting a bit of a facelift and a new edition. Z-Man Games has announced that they’re going to be adding Through the Desert to their Euro Classics series....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Carcassonne has been entertaining gamers since its release in 2000. And it certainly has critical acclaim, having won the Spiel des Jahres in 2001. It’s also had quite a lot of expansions over the years. That can seem intimidating for a new player who might have an issue finding all of them. We...
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
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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 [&...