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Board to Death reviews World of Tanks Deckbuilder

Board to Death takes a look at the deckbuilding game inspired by the popular online game, World of Tanks, in this video review.

World of Tanks

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The deck-building card game World of Tanks: Rush is based on the World of Tanks online game, uses the same terminology as that game, and has been illustrated by the same artists.

In World of Tanks: Rush you are given the role of a tank squad commander, and you lead your tanks into battle, defend your bases, call for reinforcements, and receive medals. The main idea of the game, which uses simple deck-building principles, is to strategically select cards from the hundreds available to form a strong squad. The goal of the game is to earn more medals than everybody else, and you can earn a medal three ways:

One medal for destroying an enemy vehicle.
Three medals for destroying an enemy base.
Five medals for the end-of-game achievement.



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Board to Death posts Attack the Darkness Board Game Video Review

Board to Death posted up a new video review. This time it's Attack the Darkness.
Where at the Cheetos!?

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Attack the Darkness is a table-top role-playing game, a deck-building game, and a card-drafting game all rolled into one, with the focus being on fast-paced game play in a humor-infused dark fantasy setting.

Using miniatures in classic table-top style, players choose from one of seven unique classes and construct a custom deck that represents their character in the game. Together they face off against the fearsome dungeon deck. Players take each action on the game board, be it fighting with sword and shield, exploring with nimble footsteps, or casting fearsome magic – whatever they want to do, each action is dictated by the cards that make up their character with no dice, reference tables, or additional rulebooks required.



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Board to Death Reviews Rivet Wars

Board to Death takes a look at Rivet Wars in this video review.

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Rivet Wars is a miniatures boardgame that springs forth from the warped imagination of Ted Terranova – set on a world that never quite left World War I but with crazy technology like walking tanks, diesel powered armor, unicycled vehicles and armor plated cavalry!

Don’t let the cute visuals fool you, it’s a world full of angst, war-torn camaraderie and dark humor.

Rivet Wars is at its heart a strategy game, with both players deploying units each round to counter the threats set forth by their opponent and stay one tactical step ahead.



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Board to Death posts Greed game review

Board to Death has a new review article up. This time it's Greed.
Is Greed good? Gotta read to find out.

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In the card game Greed, crime lords (the players) try to earn more money than anyone else through clever use of their cards.

At the start of the game, each player receives a random hand of twelve cards from a deck of 80. Players draft one card, pass the remaining cards left, draft a second card, pass again, draft a third card, pass again, then the game changes; players simultaneously choose and reveal a card, carrying out its effects, then they draft another card, pass the remaining cards, play again, and so on until ten “playing” rounds have passed, at which point the game ends and players tally their holdings.



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Board to Death posts Scrapyard Empire preview

Board to Death posted a quick video preview of Scrapyard Empire.



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In Scrapyard Empire, the wealthy and eccentric inventor, Sir Winston Derbyshire dies, with no heir to inherit his vast estate, including its expansive scrapyard. In his will, he announces a competition for the inheritance that anyone may enter. The rules are simple: build two of his amazing inventions using parts found in the scrapyard. The first person to build them wins the entire estate, as well as the prestige that is earned in winning the contest.



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Keyflower Video Review posted

Board to Death has a new video review up. This time it's Keyflower.

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Keyflower is a game for two to six players played over four rounds. Each round represents a season: spring, summer, autumn, and finally winter. Each player starts the game with a “home” tile and an initial team of eight workers, each of which is colored red, yellow, or blue. Workers of matching colors are used by the players to bid for tiles to add to their villages. Matching workers may alternatively be used to generate resources, skills and additional workers, not only from the player’s own tiles, but also from the tiles in the other players’ villages and from the new tiles being auctioned.



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Cards of Cthulhu video review posted

Board to Death posted up a new video review. This time it's for Cards of Cthulhu.

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This 1-4 player card/dice game involves combating various monsters from the Cthulhu universe separated into Minor, Major and Unspeakable Horror cards across 4 different Cult boards. Along the way, your character can bring followers with special abilities into play that may or or may not have a cost. Additionally, you can buy special items that help you defeat the monsters. Certain cards have special abilities such as The Gate Card that makes you draw an additional cult card or The Cursed Scroll which forces you to pay XP or draw three more cult cards.



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Concept Board Game Video Review

Board to Death gives you the concept behind Concepts and then conceptualizes their thoughts on the subject.



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In Concept, your goal is to guess words through the association of icons. A team of two players – neighbors at the table – choose a word or phrase that the other players need to guess. Acting together, this team places pieces judiciously on the available icons on the game board.

To get others to guess “milk”, for example, the team might place the question mark icon (which signifies the main concept) on the liquid icon, then cubes of this color on the icons for “food/drink” and “white”. For a more complicated concept, such as “Leonardo DiCaprio”, the team can use the main concept and its matching cubes to clue players into the hidden phrase being an actor or director, while then using sub-concept icons and their matching cubes to gives clues to particular movies in which DiCaprio starred, such as Titanic or Inception.

The first player to discover the word or phrase receives 2 victory points, the team receives points as well, and the player who ends up with the most points wins.



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Can you defeat the Boss Monster?

Board to Death takes a look at Boss Monster and its expansion in this review.



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Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster is a “dungeon-building” card game that pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon.

The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated. But a player can also lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.



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Take a look at Titans Tactics

Board to Death posted up a review of the Titans Tactics board game.
Go see what they thought of things.



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Titans Tactics is a fast-paced 2 player skirmish board game designed to deliver deep strategy in 30 minutes or less. Lead Factions of Dragons, Angels, Pirates, Monsters, or Undead Soldiers into battle against your opponent in a race to become the most powerful Titan.

Factions contain six Champions, each with unique skills and abilities. Every game Players choose three of the six to fight in the arena. Champions can take and deal damage but cannot be killed, and zero sum scoring determines the winner. Clever and tactical use of their Champions will allow a player to claim victory.



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Grab a brew and get on the boat

Board to Death takes a look at the Lake Billy party card game and gives you their thoughts on the situation.



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There’s a huge floatin’ shin-dig happenin’ across the water. She’s gonna be elbow to elbow over there so we need to round up a bunch o’ boats, fill ‘em with boozed-up locals, and get their asses over there before dock space is gone!

Lakebilly is a rude and crude party’n game that is easy to learn, very social, and hilarious.



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Board to Death unites all the heroes

Board to Death takes a look the DC Deck-building game expansion, Heroes Unite, in this review.



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In the DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite, each player takes on the role of a Super Hero such as Shazam!, Hawkman, Red Tornado, Nightwing, Black Canary, Batgirl, or Booster Gold. Your Super Hero has an ability that will guide your strategy throughout the game. Each player starts with his own basic ten-card deck and draws a hand of five cards each turn. Power is the currency you will use to buy new, stronger cards to add to your deck. There are five different types of cards that can be acquired: Villains, Heroes, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations. Unlock special abilities, like Force Field or the Helmet of Fate, and unleash devastating card combos against your opponents! Craft your hero deck into a well-oiled machine to take on the most vile villains in the DC Universe in your quest for Victory (Points)!

Mix the cards from Heroes Unite with the core DC Comics Deck-Building Game



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Board to Death reviews Spartacus expansion

Board to Death takes a look at The Serpents and the Wolf expansion for the Spartacus board game from Gale Force 9.
I'M SPARTACUS!



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Spartacus: The Serpents and the Wolf expands Gale Force Nine’s Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery with two new Houses, and adds new cunning Schemes, deadly Gladiators, and the vicious spectacle of team combat in the arena during the Primus!



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Board to Death reviews Balance of Power

Board to Death takes a look at Balance of Power from Catalyst Game Labs and gives you their thoughts on the subject.



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It is 1815 and the world has been turned upside down. Napoleon Bonaparte has finally been defeated after nearly conquering all of Europe through years of devastating warfare. Now the Great Powers must deal with the chaos left behind. As each nation eagerly tries to grow, a careful balance of governmental, military and economic interests must be maintained.

In Balance of Power, players carefully create and move Kings, Generals and Bankers as they capture territories and expand their empires. A player’s skill and strategy are all that stand between him and ultimate victory!



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