It’s the weekend! Wooooo! Partaaaaaaaaaay!
And by “Party,” I mean gaming!
Working on getting this Review Roundup and then gonna head out to the LGS to play some Guild Ball.
Today we’ve got: Tiny Epic Quest, Sagrada, Azul, InBetween, BONK, Stop Thief!, Agility, Cast the Ritual, Fog of Love, H.I.D.E., First Class: All Aboard the Orient Express, and Go Nuts for Donuts.
Woo! Saturday! Woo!
As you’re reading this, I’m over at the LGS, hanging out and just taking it easy. I’m hoping you’re doing much the same (or have done so and are just reading this later, as I am typing this earlier). Either way, I hope you’re able to make good use out of the day.
As for reviews. Of course we have those for you.
Today we have: Anachrony, Elo Darkness, Don’t Mess With Cthulhu, Dragoon, Test of Honour Samurai Warband, Wreck and Ruin, Lignum, Downforce, Go Nuts for Donuts, Age of Rivals iOS, 1846: Race for the Midwest, Train Heist, and Posthuman.
*runs around with arms over my head*
Alright, let’s do this thing!
Today we have: Tulip Bubble, Nuked, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Brutal Kingdom, Dwarven Smithy, Crows, Sticky Chameleons, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, Rumbleslam, Game Toppers, Quantum, and Samurai Gardener.
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 to be played). The other thing I need to get done this morning is type up this post. Yes, I’m typing this up early and scheduling it to post later. The Magic of the Internet, everyone! Anyway, let’s get to it.
Today we have: Stone Age, Wits and Wagers: Vegas, Space Editor, Kingsport Festival, Deadline, Herbaceous, and Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, Tiny Park, Suburbia: 5 Star Expansion, Windup War, Ethnos, Quartz, Medici, Frogriders, Mini Rails, and Drakkar.
Well, it would seem as though the system took a vacation over the long holiday weekend, as it ate the Review Roundup post. Such things happen occasionally. It’s alright… I’ll just make a new one this morning for you.
Today we have: Dragons Hoard, Andoria Battlefields, Masters of Elements, Rhino Hero Super Battle, Dragon Tower, Wyrmwood Gaming Dice Vault, Slide Blast, Vikings Gone Wild, Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, Vinhos: Deluxe Edition, Horizons, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, and Runewars.
At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to humans and some animals. The Orcs have also fallen victim to it. The implications for that are pretty gruesome for the few remaining survivors.
Eric Lang is known for his “dudes on a map” type of games. One of those that people are really excited to get is Rising Sun. There, players are in charge of their own clan in a fantasy version of Medieval Japan. Will your clan use honor and diplomacy to attain power? Or will it backstab anyone it can in search of their ultimate goal? You decide.
The Bloodborne card game takes players into a dark and scary world where death more-than-likely awaits you just around the corner with big, pointy teeth! You thought it was tough enough, but it’s about to get harder in The Hunter’s Nightmare expansion. We got a look at this upcoming set at a Media Event hosted by CMON.
SolarFlare Games is looking to create a new miniatures skirmish game. It’s called Dawn of the Archmage. Players take the roll of said Archmages and will compete against one-another to show the dominance of their particular school of magic as well as their command of various fierce beasts. The game will be headed to Kickstarter on the 1st of next month. SolarFlare has posted up a Kickstarter preview for you to check out.
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: Exit the Game, Ascended Kings, Stroop, Component Collector & Dice Tray, DeepWars, Beasts of Balance, Jaipur iOS, Clank! Sunken Treasures Expansion, Isle of Monsters, Qwinto, Downforce, Century: Spice Road, Fistful of Lead – Reloaded, Watson & Holmes, and Zooloretto.
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 game works so you can only get the ones you want. So let’s save you some money.
Today we have: True Crime Legends, Dream Home, Medici, Dragon Punch, 4 Gods, Garbage Day, A Feast for Odin, Amun-Re, Jorvik, and Santorini.
Well, I did my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. It’s… well, I’m having 2 Thanksgivings, so there’s that. Turkeys, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuff to make glazed carrots, rolls (from scratch), and a couple pumpkin pies. Because, you know, if anything’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
But that’s for Thursday and Friday. For right now, we’ve got reviews. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Robots Love Ice Cream, Acquire, Bloodborne: The Card Game, The Arrival, Trick of the Rails, Great Western Trail, 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon, Inis, Fabled Fruit, Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, CO-OP: The Co-op Card Game, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Terraforming Mars, Hit Z Road, Hocus, Ta-Da!, Legends Untold, and Ominoes.
Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coated peanut butter balls, and gumbo. Should be a good time. I’m sure a lot of you have somewhat similar plans.
As for the moment, though, before I dive into a bit of last-minute cleaning and then work on cooking, let’s get you those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.
This week we have: Bankers and Robbers, Dungeon Saga, Harry Potter Deck-Building Game, Conquest Games’ Medieval Archers, Mysterium, Aeon’s End, Love Letter: Premium Edition, Mortem Et Gloriam, The Networks, Eclipse: Shadow of the Rift, Tumult Royale, Necronomicards, Cthulhu Crusades, and Loony Quest.
Well, my previous plans for the day sort of fell through. No worries, though. The day will not be ruined.
I might just see if my N64, that I brought back from my parent’s place last time I visited, still works or not.
If so, hello Ocarina of Time!
But in the meantime, let’s get you some reviews, shall we?
Today we have: Tides of Madness, Smiths of Winterforge, 3 Wishes, Garden Adventures, Top That, Happy Salmon, Kenjin, The Oracle of Delphi, Retreat to Darkmoor, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Escape From Colditz, and Onitama.
*puts on Elton John garb*
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright!
Ok, so it’s not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway, I know what you want. You want some reviews. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Package, Zombicide Black Plague, GAMEMAT EU’s Battle Mats, Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine – The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue, D-Day at Omaha Beach, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Beer Empire, The Undercity, Haspelknecht, Pursuit of Happiness, Dracula’s Feast, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small iOS, Agricola: Family Edition, Dwarf War, and Get Rich Quick.
It’s also October.
I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go.
Anyway, you want ’em, so here’s your reviews for the week.
Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Eclipse, Arcadia Quest, Tutti Frutti, True Messiah, Eclipse, Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, Dodge Dice, Grifters, Codenames: Pictures, and Agamemnon.
Mantic Games has been doing rather well with their Kickstarter campaign for Star Saga. As I type this, they’re less than $2k from reaching $200k, which will be 2x what their original goal for the campaign was. As such, they’ve made it through several stretch goals (4 to be specific, soon to be 5). They’ve shown a bit for quite a few more, but right here is the first place we get a look at another one: Arkoline.
It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably get in some Ascension, Blokus, maybe Dogs of War. All good stuff. Also, we’ll probably talk about characters for a D&D game that’s starting to coalesce. But that’s as may be, in the meantime, I need to type up your Review Roundup for the day.
Today we have: Arcadia Quest, The Pioneers Program, Dungeon Saga, The Hunt for the Ring, Tripods & Triplanes, Brides & Bribes, Terraforming Mars, Guild Ball, Cry Havoc, Flip City and Flip City: Reuse, Steam Time, M.U.L.E., Brick Party, and Snowdonia.
*runs around with my arms over my head*
Ok, enough of that. Let’s get down to business. You want to see review articles and I’m here to supply them (it is one of the most-popular posts of the week, after all).
Today we have: Sky Dynasty, Inis, Flash Point: Dangerous Waters, My Village, Death Pit Duels, Mombasa, Hold Your Breath, Tiny Epic Western, Colony, Z War One Damnation, Nightlancer, and Scythe.
And we’ve once more made it to the weekend successfully. The natural order has been maintained. I mean, just think if we woke up the day after Friday and it was, like, Wednesday or something. Man, that’d be a mess. But, as I said, that’s not happened. As such, we should get on with the regular Saturday routine and get you some reviews.
Today we have: Kill the King, Captain Sonar, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Dragon & Flagon, No Honor Among Thieves, Via Nebula, Behind the Throne, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Heroes of Normandie iOS, Lost Woods, Battle Gnomes, and Ice Cool.
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 through those photos, instead choosing to just chill at the bear cave here, sip on some Dew, and do some gaming of the electronic variety (hey, I’m allowed!).
I’m also getting your Review Roundup ready. Obviously, when you read this, it will be done. But at the exact moment I’m typing this, it’s still a work in progress.
… wait… ok, yeah, now it’s done.
Anyway, today we have articles on: Rockopolis, Star Trek Panic, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Stick to Colours, Carrotia, Karuba, Prospectus, Tiki Island, Winner’s Circle, Flick ‘Em Up, and Grifters.
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 several reviewers were getting copies of the new CMON games, at least.
Also: We’re looking into what’s up with the TGN Blogs page. We’ll let you know when we find out anything.
Anyway, as for today, we’ve got: Battle of the Bands, Get Adler, Super Hack Override, Beneath Nexus, Legends of Andor New Heroes Expansion, Warmachine Cephalyx Mind Slaver & Drudges, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Tyrants of the Underdark, Animals On Board, Farmageddon: Farm Fresh Edition, and Stellar Conflict.
Hey everyone. Gen Con has closed up shop for another year. The going consensus seems to be that it was a great show, but also an exceedingly fast one. I can certainly relate. It seems just this morning (which was actually Thursday morning), I was joking, “So, it’s Sunday tear-down, right?” and here it is, even after tear-down. However, before I post up the day’s few galleries and get some rest before a long drive tomorrow, I need to tell you about my demo this morning of the Dark Souls board game over at the Steamforged Games booth.
The final game we took a look at was also a cool bluffing/blind bidding game. It’s by some of the same designers that made Sheriff of Nottingham. So if you liked how those mechanics worked, you’ll probably like how this one works, too. It’s called Kronia and it’s all about getting the right gifts to the right Greek gods.
Of all the games we saw at the CMON Media Event yesterday here at Gen Con, the only one we got to play a full game of was Raise Your Goblets, and we’re all happy we did. This is a great and fun bluffing and deception game where the object is to simply live through a toast during a royal banquet. That’s not nearly as easy as it sounds.
Welcome back to the previews of games shown off at a special media event by CMON here at Gen Con. I’m rested and refreshed and ready to tell you about another new game that will soon be gracing your gaming table. And not to spoil it too soon, but I loved this one, and I think you will, too. It’s a game called Ethnos.
Here at Gen Con, CMON has made a couple announcements about new games they’re working on. The one that I’ve heard creating the most buzz is Rising Sun. For those that like Blood Rage, you’re going to want to pay attention, as the “gang’s back together” that worked on that game: Eric Lang design, Adrian Smith artwork, and Mike McVey doing the minis. A few media people were given a closer look at what the game will be like.
Today at the CMON booth here at Gen Con, the folks were kind enough to invite a group of media people to get a sneak-preview of several games that will be coming out in the next 6-12 months from them. It was a great experience to get a closer look at what will be the “new hotness” in gaming soon. First up, Eric Lang, himself, gave us a preview of The Godfather board game he’s been working on.
The “busy day” at Gen Con is in full swing. I’m running around like crazy trying to get photos of things. What you’re reading now is past me telling you about current me. But past me knows that current you also wants to read about some game reviews. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Scythe, Medici, Evolution: Climate, Kraftwagen, Bear Valley, Oh My Goods, Here, Kitty, Kitty, The Grizzled, Bureaunauts, Cigar Box Battle Mats, Viticulture, Euphoria, Old School Tactical, Star Bastards, and Ember.
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 is imposing, but with steady work, I’ll chew through it all.
*looks at list* Hmm, “Type up Review Roundup.”
Today we have: Sugi, Stak Bots, Food Fighters, Infinity Combined Army Onyx Force, Galaxy Defenders: Operation Strikeback Expansion, SET, Dragonwood, Millennium Blades, Beyond Baker Street, Dark Dealings, America, Fate of the Elder Gods, Burano, Happy Party, and My Village.
Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. Mine’s not the greatest, as I’m driving back from visiting my parents. Not that visiting my parents is bad. But the 8.5 hour drive back home is. Buh. No fun at all. But at least once I’m back home I’ll be able to get back into the groove of some gaming.
In the meantime, let’s get you some gaming reviews.
Today we have: VS 2PCG A-Force Expansion, Conflict of Heroes Guadalcanal, Shattered Void, Wake Up Cthulhu, Oh My Gods, Scape, Legendary Dice Throwers, Blood & Fortune, Histrio, Mistborn: House War, Celestia, and Morocco.
Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus!
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you.
So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Tyrants of the Underdark, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916, Wombat Rescue, Nefarious, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time, Dungeon Time, Bear Valley, and Millennium Blades.
Good times, Saturday. As you read this, I’m hanging out at a Gundam Model Build day at a shop on the South Side of town. After that will hopefully be some Guild Ball. I’ve already had my tacos lingua.
But as you’re here for a review roundup, let’s get you a review roundup.
Today we have: Stak Bots Red Expansion, Apotheca, Summit, Meteor, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Steam Time, Trick of the Rails, and Birds of a Feather.
We’re closing in on the release of MkIII for Hordes and Warmachine. Everyone is wondering what’s happening to their armies. We’ve gotten sneak-peeks of a lot of things, including Mercenaries. But what about on the Hordes side of things with Minions? Well, we’re getting a look at a couple of those now.
Well, we’ve already have our Wyrd preview. So that means we’ve just go our Terrain Corner to go as far as “it’s Monday, we gotta have it” posts. So… that’s what we’ve got now for you. Let’s get those gaming tables looking as good as possible.
So today we have: Deadzone: Infestation Preview posted, Brigade Models -New 15mm Building and Weapons, and Industrial Ruins: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat.