Year 2015

This Is Halloween. A Review of The Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin by USAopoly and Steve Jackson Games

For most of my friends, Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year. What can I say? I’ve got some weird/cool friends. Though certainly they are known to sometimes dress up just for funsies at any point during the year, Halloween really lets them pull out all the stops. As such, they’re pretty much all huge fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. So yeah, they were all pretty jealous when this one showed up on my desk.


So I know you’ve already got at least one song from the movie stuck in your head, but let’s see what is this with another TGN review. This time it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Happy Halloween, everyone!
Whether you're going out to a party or staying in, celebrate the holiday with some spooky-themed gaming. At least, that'd be my suggestion.

But how do you know what will and won't be a good game? You read a review, of course! And we've got a whole new batch for you here today.

They include: Blood Rage, The King is Dead, D&D Miniatures White Dracolich Miniature,Battle Foam P.A.C.K 432 Molle Army Bag, Apocalypse Chaos, Conflict of Heroes – Awakening the Bear Second Edition, Brother Vinni Minis, The Grizzled, Pandemic Legacy, Bright Future, Nautilus Industry, Warband Board Game, Stealing Mona Lisa, The Batman Miniatures Game, Isle of Trains, and Sneaky Cards.

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Knight Models Posts Latest Batman Miniatures Game Releases

Batman just seems custom-made for Halloween. Dark, brooding, and with enemies that certainly fit into various "Halloween tropes." Black cat, scary clown, scarecrow, ... ummm... penguins... Ok, so maybe not that last one, but there's no new Penguin releases this month. What they do have, however, more than makes up for it. You've seen the preview of the Batmobile. Well, now you can pick it up. Plus, there's a place to park it, and all the insane characters you catch during the course of the game.

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Warlord Games Taking Pre-orders For New American Revolution Miniatures Sets

Warlord Games might be breaking into the sci-fi miniatures business with Beyond the Gates of Antares and Terminator: Genisys, but they're still mostly known for their historical miniatures, and for good reason. They've got quite an extensive catalog of figures and they're constantly adding to it. For example, they've got a whole bunch of new sets for the American Revolution era that they're taking pre-orders for now.

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Add-Ons Added To Sword & Sorcery Campaign From Ares Games

Ares Games keeps chugging along with their Sword & Sorcery board game Kickstarter campaign. There was quite the surge right out of the gate. They're now well over 400% funded and still have a lot of time to go. To help raise that funding total even further, there's a bunch of add-ons that people can add to their pledge.

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Fury of Dracula Now Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Seems like this would be the perfect time of year to release a board game based on one of the classic monsters in all of literature. As such, Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that you can now pick up Fury of Dracula from either your LGS or from their very own webshop.

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Friday Snippets

We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice!
And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time.

Speaking of bite-size items such as those "fun" size candies (never did quite figure out what was so "fun" about them, but there we are, then), we have our usual platter of stories for you. These, however, know exactly why they're fun.

In this batch we have: Free 15mm personality figure: Gaius Marius in Baueda Indiegogo Campaign, Final Day for Anarchy Models HD Stencils Wave 2 Kickstarter, The Prang by Eli Arndt moving to The Ion Age soon, Arena Rex Faction Dice Now Available, New Modern Adventurers & Mercs From Warhansa, and Plaid Hat Games Posts Halloween Downloadable Content for Mice & Mystics.

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Hawk Wargames Launches Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Hawk Wargames takes to the air with their latest Kickstarter campaign. Well, more to the air than they already were with Dropzone Commander. How did those drop ships get to the planet they're commanding, anyway? That would be the spaceships of the various faction fleets. That's where Dropfleet Commander comes in. Take control of your own armada of ships, fighting off your enemy's fleet, in order to dominate the upper atmosphere.

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Sandstorm Virtual Tabletop Up On Kickstarter

It's a small world after all.
Sorry about that, but it's becoming more and more true with each passing day. For example, I was just talking with one friend in Wales and another in Australia at the same time. And here's the thing: that's not anywhere near such a big deal as it used to be. The fact that you read that and probably went, "yeah, so what? I do that all the time." just proves my point. And, us being gamers, if we know someone, we probably want to game with them. Well, Sandstorm is a new virtual tabletop that can help make that a reality. They're up on Kickstarter now.

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Zenit Miniatures October Releases Now Available

As the month draws to a close, we see that it's time once more for Zenit Miniatures to post up their new releases for both of their minis games, Kensei and Nemesis (which always makes me think of the line, "Do you know what nemesis means?" But that's me). There's several releases for each game, so let's go take a look.

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New Solar Auxilia Unit Available to Pre-Order from Forge World

I have to say, the look of various Games Workshop/Forge World models sometimes leaves me scratching my head. I tend to not really like it when things are overly-flashy or models are in really awkward poses. Neither of those are the case with the new Solar Auxilia Veletaris Storm Section unit that's up for pre-order now over on Forge World's page.

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Cryptozoic Announces Release Date For Ghostbusters Board Game

Well, ghosts and such seems like an incredibly appropriate topic for this time of year. Y'know, with the Halloween thing and all. In fact, now that I think about it, I might just watch Ghostbusters on Saturday (along with the Evil Dead movies, just because). And shortly thereafter, I'll be able to play Ghostbusters, as Cryptozoic has announced the release date for their Ghostbusters board game.

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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders for Beyond the Gates of Antares Rulebook

So you've seen all this stuff about Beyond the Gates of Antares. You've followed along with the twists and turns of its history. You maybe even downloaded the Beta rulebook. But you know some of the rules changed between that and this final version. So maybe you're a little leery of wanting to buy an entire battle box set only to find out that the rules aren't what you'd hoped they would be. Well, Warlord Games is now taking pre-orders for the Beyond the Gates of Antares rulebook.

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Sig: The City Between RPG Up On Kickstarter (But Not For Long)

I'll be honest, I'm not one for cities. Crowded thoroughfares and bustling nightlife really isn't for me. I'll gladly take the suburbs or even just small-town life out in the styx somewhere. But that doesn't mean that I don't want to visit cities from time to time. There's always plenty to see and do. I just wouldn't want to call one "home." Well, for as much as there is to see and do in someplace like New York or London or Hong Kong, there's even more to see in Sig: The City Between. And that's just the topic of a new sourcebook for the Spark RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

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