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By Polar_Bear
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Jul 22nd, 2017
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We’ve made it to Saturday! Woo! *runs around the place with my arms up in the air* Woo! *takes a moment from my running around to type up the review articles you so desperately desire* Today we have: Wibbell++, Play Tray UK, Pocket Mars, Master of the Galaxy, Unearth, Evolution: Climate Expansi...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 20th, 2017
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Several prominent scientists and businessmen have warned us about the use of AI. Others are like, “what harm could it really do?” Well, if you have an AI that’s isolated from everyone else due to a seismic weapon that’s used in Europe, well, you could have that AI go haywire i...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 20th, 2017
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The king of Greycastle is dying. Unlike many kingdoms, the next person to take the throne is not chosen through heredity. Instead, the various guilds get together and determine who among them has led their guild to become the most prestigious. That guild’s leader will be the next to take the th...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 19th, 2017
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Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Ni-Nick-Nick-Nick. Nickelodeon! Yeah, there’s a good portion of you that read that in a certain tone with a certain tempo. I know you’re out there. Well, those of you that want some Nickelodeon games for your tabletop, you’ll be happy to know that they’...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 19th, 2017
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Cities of Splendor is four expansions for the popular game all in one box. They’ve already given us a look at the Trading Posts. This time around, we get a look at the cities. I mean, it is called Cities of Splendor, after all. It’d be a bit disappointing if it didn’t have cities in...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 18th, 2017
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Petersen Games’ Cthulhu Wars is one of the most popular Cthulhu-based games out there. Players take on the role of some being, looking to conquer the Earth for their own, nefarious purposes. Well, the game is looking to expand out with a new faction, the Ancients, as well as a new map to fight ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 18th, 2017
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It’s 1888, and the torso of a woman is found at a construction sight. Later, it’s matched to an arm that’d been found. Later on, a leg is found. Who could’ve done such a horrible thing? That’s what the players will have to figure out in Whitehall Mystery, a new standalon...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 18th, 2017
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The galaxy is vast. It’s full of wonders that no creature can entirely fathom. … Sounds like we need to go out there and claim it for ourselves! That’s what you’ll be doing in Master of the Galaxy, a new board game from Ares Games that’s up on Kickstarter now. Start out ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 17th, 2017
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It looked as though all was lost. The defenders were being pushed back to the very limit. But with a change in strategy, they’ve reversed their course, and now the citadel seems as secure as it ever was. Such is the case with Defense of the Citadel. The original Kickstarter campaign wasn’...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 17th, 2017
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It’s great to see a Kickstarter game make it to general release. That’s what we’ve got here, as Train Heist, which was originally run on Kickstarter from Tower Guard Games, will be seeing a wide release to gaming outlets via their teaming up with Cryptozoic. In the game, the players...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 17th, 2017
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The best soldiers that either the Imperials or the Rebels can train still need good leaders to fully realize their potential. And the entire military strategy can’t be just left to chance. Someone needs to be in charge of it. The Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion will bring ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 15th, 2017
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Well, it’s Saturday. My day was looking like it might be a bit dull, but then a friend was like, “Hey, let’s have everyone come over and game.” and I was like, “done and done. I just need to type up a post first.” So, that’s the sacrifice I’m making for...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 14th, 2017
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River Horse is going big with this one. They have started taking pre-orders for their upcoming Deluxe Game Pieces for the Labyrinth board game. And by big, I mean big. These figures are many times over the size of the original figures for the game. Heck, they’re more like statuettes at this poi...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 13th, 2017
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I wanna rock! … is a great statement for when you’re at a concert (possibly for Twisted Sister, but any good rock/metal band will work). It’s not so great when you’re on a viking longship and you’re out exploring/pillaging. Rocks of Ruin is a new expansion for Explorers ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 12th, 2017
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The Cities of Splendor expansion for Splendor is actually four expansion sets all in one box. From what I’ve seen, players are excited to be able to add to one of their favorite games. In this preview, Asmodee gives us a look at the Trading Posts that will be in there. Players will add the [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 11th, 2017
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I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Attack on Titan anime. But, with so many things, I’ve just not gotten around to watching it. I might just do so, though, as it seems to be a favorite of many of my friends. Also, it might help me with strategy in Attack on Titan: […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 11th, 2017
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You know, sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you want. Things go wrong. Maybe you’re thrown overboard while on a boat and end up washed up (literally and figuratively) on a strange island. What’re you gonna do? Well, you’re gonna look to rebuild your life and make it bett...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 10th, 2017
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Humans have never entirely been able to get along. Since the dawn of mankind, cavemen and cavewomen have fought. One group wants to get to their sacred grove, while the others also want to be there. That lead to competition between the different groups. That’s just what you’ll get to play...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 10th, 2017
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Wars are not one or lost on just a single battle. Sure, there might be one, climactic event that ends things, but there’s a long chain of other battles, logistics, secret missions, intelligence, and other such along the way that got to that battle. In Star Wars: Rebellion, you have to complete ...
By Polar_Bear
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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 Board Games
Jul 8th, 2017
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Mmm, Saturday. Drink it in! … *sip* … tastes like Sobe Citrus Energy… Oh, hey, look! An open Sobe Citrus Energy! Ain’t that a kick in the head? *sip* But my drinking habits aside, I know you’re here for your weekly dose of reviews. So let’s get to it. Today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 7th, 2017
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It’s never good when a prisoner escapes prison. When that prisoner is an elder god who can destroy the world, it’s a bit extra-imperative to make sure they get back to where they belong. Such is the case with Cities in Ruin. Shudde M’ell is shaking his prison beneath the Heart of Af...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 7th, 2017
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While the Starks and Lannisters might get much of the attention, there are several other major houses in Westeros, all looking to gain a bit of power and maybe have someone on the Iron Throne. Speaking of, a couple of those houses are coming to The Iron Throne Board Game from Fantasy Flight Games, as...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 6th, 2017
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Gen Con is a great place to show off new games that your company is working on. You’ve got several thousand gamers all in one place, specifically on the lookout for the “newest and hottest.” So, it’s with that in mind, and because their Dark Souls events sold out, Steamforged ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 5th, 2017
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Well, it’s not quite being Masters of the Universe, but being master of the galaxy is pretty good, too. Master of the Galaxy is a new board game coming from Ares Games, which they will soon have on Kickstarter. They’ve posted up a preview article, along with a preview video, so you can kn...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 5th, 2017
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It’s a pretty old cliche. “I’ve got wood for sheep.” Settlers of Catan is a rather iconic game series. Well, a new chapter is being added to the long and storied history of the game, being joined with a fantasy series that also has a long and storied history. Fantasy Flight Ga...
By Polar_Bear
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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
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Jul 3rd, 2017
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Blame Canada (Day), but it seems that the post got eaten by the system. It happens occasionally, but it’s alright. We can rebuild it. We can make it stronger, faster, better… Or mostly the same but with this new intro. Anyway, this week we have: Werewords, Caverna: Cave vs Cave, Not Alone...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 30th, 2017
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The sea is a cruel mistress. Entirely unforgiving, if you’re stranded out there, the chances of survival are slim. But the spirit to continue on is strong. That’s just what the survivors of the Esperanza, a ship that went down with 163 people not getting out. Four did, and they’re h...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 29th, 2017
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Two weeks! Ok, it might actually be a little bit longer than that before the Total Recall board game hits Kickstarter, but the folks over at Overworld Games still figure you’d like to know about it. Is it really happening? Is it just a dream? What is real? What isn’t? That’s up to y...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 29th, 2017
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No matter how long a Kickstarter campaign is, there’s always the chance you just don’t have the funds available at the time. It’s happened to all of us. Well, if it happened to you during the Zombicide: Green Horde Kickstarter campaign, never fear! The Late Pledges have opened up an...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 29th, 2017
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I wish I had a chance to watch more Rick & Morty. I’ve seen several episodes, but need to get them on DVD or something. Though, even with my limited knowledge, I feel I’d still get a kick out of Rick & Morty: Anatomy Park, a new board game coming from Cryptozoic and Cartoon Netw...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 28th, 2017
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While I’m not one that partakes in the “herb,” several of my friends have been known to (since the legalization in many places, mind you. Don’t come down on me, fuzz!). I’m sure of you have been known to toke up from time to time. Well, Ludoca is creating a game for you....
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 28th, 2017
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You maniacs! You blew it up! Another classic line from the original Planet of the Apes movie. With the film’s 50th anniversary coming up, IDW Games has teamed up with 20th Century Fox and game designer Richard Launius (creator of Arkham Horror, among others) to bring you a series of board games...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 27th, 2017
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Even if the name Larry Harris doesn’t immediately seem recognizable to you, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of at least one of the games he’s made. It’s a little thing called Axis and Allies. Yeah, you’ve possibly seen someone playing that one before. 😉 Anyway, heR...