Videogames

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 25th, 2017
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The real and the digital are blending more and more everyday. I mean. I’m real, but I work in digital all day. My office is as much this webspace as much as it’s the chair and flat surface my computer’s sitting on. That blending is spreading to our hobbies as well. Sure, we’ve...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 6th, 2017
5 Comments
1239 Views
Auroch Digital has released the digital version of the Ogre tabletop miniatures game over on Steam. … I should get a Steam account at some point… maybe… Anyway, for those of you that actually have such an account, you can bring this classic game to your computer screens, sending you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 2nd, 2017
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My nephew loves trains. He’s like 4 or so and just loves the things. One of his favorite things to play on his tablet is this train simulator thing. On my next visit to see him, I might see about trying to get him to play Ticket to Ride: First Journey. It’s now available digitally, [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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Playing games is fun. Even watching people play games can be fun. But what’s better than that? Playing or watching games for charity. And what’s possibly even better than that? Getting free stuff for watching games for charity. That’s what you’ll be able to do tomorrow, as Nom...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 30th, 2017
1 Comment
1262 Views
One of my first games I got into was Steve Jackson’s Ogre. Heck, Ogre_Mk5 was a screen name I used for quite a long while. Well, there’s an Ogre/G.E.V. video game in the works that accurately recreates not just that video-box game, but all of the Ogre minis world on the tabletop. TheyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 14th, 2016
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Today’s a day to celebrate. Why? It’s my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 21st, 2016
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1826 Views
This week seems just interminable. There’s still half of today to go. I’m hoping to make it through, though. Got some plans to hang out with a good friend this evening and have some pizza (homemade, as in the crust and the sauce started as things like bread flour, Roma tomatoes, onion, an...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 13th, 2016
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I got the original set for Smash Up pretty soon after it came out. A friend had picked it up and we played at my LGS one evening. It was a hoot. Quick and easy to learn, with tons of replayability right out of the main box due to how you mix up two of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2016
1 Comment
2006 Views
I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2016
1 Comment
2555 Views
Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con. Anyway, today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 29th, 2016
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There are lots of things that can keep a gaming group from actually getting a session in. For the longest time, “distance” was a big one. Well, with virtual tabletops becoming a much more regular thing, that’s not a factor. One of the most well-known virtual tabletops is Roll20. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 29th, 2016
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It’s Friday. So tomorrow’s the weekend. It’s also the last weekend before Gen Con. I know some people that’ll be headed towards Indy as early as Monday morning. That means there’s lots to get done this weekend to prepare for the show. And if there’s lots to get don...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 16th, 2016
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1879 Views
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this? … except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em. I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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A bit of editorializing: I loved Smash Up when I played it after it first came out. We got it at my local shop near St. Louis and played many games. It was a good time had by all. But after a couple of the expansions came out, it was a little hard to keep […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
0 Comments
2592 Views
The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 24th, 2016
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When you go out on vacation this summer, you might want to bring along some games to play. Picking up digital versions of your favorite board games remedy the need to lug around big game boxes, and eliminate the worry of losing pieces while you’re away. The folks at Nomad Games certainly can fe...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 20th, 2016
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Some board games can seem a bit intimidating in terms of “moving parts” for it. And while they might really be all that complicated, having a digital version that does some of the bookkeeping for you is pretty handy. Such is the case with the digital version of Talisman. There’s als...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 8th, 2016
1 Comment
1583 Views
During vacations, you might want to bring your board games with you. However, it’s not quite so easy to bring all your favorite games with you in the car or on the plane. But, you can bring your tablet computers. Well, now you can bring Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy with you, as there’...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
May 25th, 2016
7 Comments
2777 Views
Ok, so I know the vast majority of you are probably playing Overwatch right now. That’s cool. That’s cool. I don’t blame you. But for those that prefer something a bit more fantasy as opposed to sci-fi, Total War: Warhammer is now available....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 11th, 2016
0 Comments
1975 Views
Nomad Games actually has a double-whammy of releases available for those of you that like the digital version of Talisman. They have the new Horus Heresy expansion available. There’s also the Nether Realm expansion that’s now available on iOS as well....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2016
0 Comments
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Digital versions of board games let us play our favorite titles just about anywhere. For those that have the digital version of Talisman, there’s a new expansion pack available to help change up your game and offer new challenges for your heroes. It’s the Nether Realm set and it’s a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 26th, 2016
0 Comments
1283 Views
I have to say, there are some games that I’ve only ever played digitally. One such case is Ticket to Ride. It’s been a bit, but we used to play a game during lunch on a coworker’s tablet. Considering all the cards, the board, and all the pieces for the game, playing the digital vers...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 22nd, 2016
4 Comments
4587 Views
There are various video games out there that draw their influence from various tabletop properties. But most of them don’t actually play like a tabletop game. So what if you’re out, away from your minis, but you want to play a minis game? Most of the time you’d be just out of luck. ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 11th, 2016
0 Comments
2464 Views
Battlefleet Gothic takes the ground-based battles we know oh so well from the 41st millennium and expands them up into the stars. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty rare thing to find on gaming tables these days. However, fans of the game will soon have a new way to play, and bringing in new players ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
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So, here at Adepticon, obviously there’s a whole ton of gaming going on (no, duh). But what if you and your buddies get together and suddenly you’re really jonesing for a particular game but… damnit! Nobody thought to bring it! That’s where the world of the digital board game ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 24th, 2016
0 Comments
1338 Views
Lanters, by Renegade Game Studios, is certainly a crowd favorite. It’s winning, or placing, in just about every gaming awards event there is. And soon it’ll be coming to the digital world, as Renegade is teaming up with Dire Wolf Digital to bring you an electronic version....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 22nd, 2016
0 Comments
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It’s pretty hard to forget the phenomena that was/is Exploding Kittens. The game took over Kickstarter for quite some time and has quite a following. Well, now you don’t even need those pesky cards anymore in order to play if you don’t want to. They have now made an Exploding Kitten...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 14th, 2016
1 Comment
3953 Views
Well, we’ve had one “popular board game turned into video game” update for today. Why not another? In this case, it’s that Space Hulk: Ascension will soon be making its way to your PS4s (though, currently, I only have a PS2. … Don’t Mock Me!). This is because HR Ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 14th, 2016
0 Comments
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For those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s cold and flu season. Already, several co-workers have come down with various illnesses that’ve kept them home. Personally, I’ve got an immune system tempered in the fires of “former janitorial supervisor at a major hospital...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 4th, 2016
2 Comments
2902 Views
One thing with board games going to a digital medium is that new versions of the game can come out that have new skins and new mechanics and such relatively easily. Such is the case with Nomad Games’ upcoming version of Talisman, which will take place in the grim darkness of a future of only [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 15th, 2015
0 Comments
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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Generally considered good words to live by for most things (example, if you fail to eat 20lbs of pudding, I don’t know if I’d really recommend trying it again), Idle Ideas Inc. has restarted their Kickstarter campaign for Sandstorm, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 12th, 2015
0 Comments
3251 Views
Hello there, Saturday! Nice to see you could stop by. Do come in, have a seat, and make yourself at home. I hope your Saturday is going nicely. I’ve got baking to do. Cookies, brownies, and maybe some other stuff. We’ll see. But that’s me. As for you, it’s time to get you some...
By Polar_Bear
In Magic: The Gathering
Dec 10th, 2015
0 Comments
2321 Views
Sometimes you want to get your gaming on, but you’re stuck without your gaming buddies around. Well, thankfully, various gaming properties from popular tabletop games also have mobile games you can play as well. Such is the case today with Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest, which is now...