TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 13th, 2015

Saturday night’s alright for gaming. Well, all of Saturday is alright for gaming, really. At the time this posts, there might or might not be a TPK happening. For my player’s sake, hopefully they’ll not just “charge at the enemy” as their go-to strategy. But… that’s PCs for you.

But that’s as may be. In the meantime, we’ve got a collection of review articles we’ve collected from the week.

This week’s batch of reviews/previews includes: Homeland: The Game, Monstrous, Welcome to the Dungeon, Dimension, Ether Wars, Immortal, Sultan’s Library, and Forbidden Stars.

Board Game Quest:

Homeland: the Game review


A couple of years ago a friend of mine introduced me to a TV show called Homeland. Let me tell you, that was a wild ride. I’ve never watched a more addictive show in all my life. We binge watched the first two seasons in about 5 days and still wanted more. If you’ve never seen it before, do so. It’s fantastic.

Today we are going to look at Homeland: The Game. Designers Sean Sweigart and Aaron Dill decide to take this show about hidden loyalties, terrorists, and political agendas and bring it to our tabletops. Published by Gale Force 9, who is no strangers to licensed games (Firefly, Spartacus), I really hope they can work their magic this time again. Homeland could either be another great licensed game from Gale Force 9 or a quick way to cash in on some very popular IP. Let’s find out which it is.

Homeland: The Game is a semi-cooperative, hidden loyalty game for 3-6 players that takes about 90 minutes to play. Homeland plays best with 4-5 players.


Monstrous Preview


Oh, those fickle faithless humans. Here you have given them life and breath, bread and hearth. How soon they forget and plod along in their miserable lives. Olympus can no longer suffer such insolence. Zeus demands that it’s time to show the salt of the earth just who to put their faith in once again. And what better way to vent your wrath than with legendary monsters!

Shut Up & Sit Down:
Welcome to the Dungeon Review

Oh snap! Welcome to the Dungeon is the best Japanese game since Love Letter, the best bluffing game since Skull, Iello’s new edition is gorgeous and it’s on shop shelves right now!

Nobody’s saying you have to buy this. We wouldn’t dream of it. Just don’t come tweetin’ to us when it’s sold out in a month’s time.

Play Board Games:

Dimension Review


Dimension is a puzzle game that requires quick thinking and can help you with your spatial relation skills.

Board to Death TV:

Ether Wars Preview

Ether Wars is a new concept of board game that seeks to capture the essence of mechanics of highly successful videogames like MOBAS or RTS, and mix them with more typical elements of modern board games.

Ether Wars is a strategy board game, based on extraction and resource management as well as in combat and enemies domination. A game with a high replayability and a large number strategic combinations, where your decisions will depend of each movement of your enemies and environmental events.

The Meeple Mechanic:

Immortal Review

Sultan’s Library Review


Forbidden Stars Review

I take Fantasy Flight’s hot new Forbidden Stars game for a spin. Forbidden Stars is a strategic board game set in the Warhammer 40K Universe. I also get to ask a few questions about the game.

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