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Calliope Games Running The Mansky Caper Kickstarter

No honor among thieves. When a mob boss goes on vacation, it's a free-for-all as rival mobs descend upon their house in order to grab whatever's not bolted down... and maybe a few things that are. But Al Mansky isn't a fool. He knew that others would be looking to grab his loot, and so he's laid booby traps all over the house. That priceless statue might look better in your dining room, but you might be blown to pieces trying to take it. Only the luckiest and most savvy thief will make it out alive with the good stuff. That's the story behind The Mansky Caper, the Kickstarter for which is being run by Calliope Games right now.

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Capital City Now Available From Calliope Games

Capital City ("we're safe and sound!"... No, that's Capital Cities. Different thing) is a new board game available now from Calliope Games. In it, players will be looking to create the best boom town out in the West. Each round, new settlers will be coming on the train from the East. By having the best resources and attracting the best people to your town, you can be the next metropolis in the territory. Do you have what it takes?

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Review Roundup

And once more, we have made it to Saturday.
Isn't that just grand? I certainly think it is. Hope you've got yourself some gaming lined up, because... I mean, that's the way things should be, amirite?
Anyway, let's get to those reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Manaforge, Magmeda Monsters, Menu Masters, Coal Baron, Model Box – The Monthly Subscription Box for the Miniature Hobbyist, City of Kings, Saboteur, Morocco, They Who Were 8, and 7 Wonders: Duel Pantheon Expansion.


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Calliope Games Launches Dicey Peaks Kickstarter

Why do you climb the mountain? Because it's there.
Just, y'know, what out for yetis as you're climbing. You don't think there's yetis? Should I remind you that the mountain you're about to climb is called Yeti Mountain? There's yetis, alright! And you should watch out for them (as well as other dangers of climbing a mountain) as you and your other mountaineers race to the top.
That's the story behind Dicey Peaks, a new board game from Calliope Games that's up now on Kickstarter.

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Calliope Games Announces Gen Con Plans

Calliope Games had one heck of a Kickstarter not too long ago with their Titan Series. It was a success. Those games are now starting to be ready to make it to your tabletops. Running with the Bulls was created by Paul Peterson. Calliope is going to be showing it off at their booth this year.

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Review Roundup

It's another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup.
Hopefully you're having a good one. I'm working on putting together some Guild Ball minis.

Anyway, let's get right into the reviews.

Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing's Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze Barons, Kakerlaken Poker Royal, Tsuro digital app, Pingo Pingo, Raptor, Hue, Battlecruisers, Celesta, Colt Express: Horses and Stagecoach Expansion, Super11, Quadropolis, Ominoes, Curse of Strahd, and Imperial Settlers: Why Can't We Be Friends Expansion.


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Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza Coming in April

All of us here love gaming (or, I assume we do. But considering the nature of the site, I think it's a safe assumption). So what could be better than just gaming? Gaming for a good cause, of course! And just such an opportunity is coming up next month. FTW Events and Calliope Games are teaming up for the inaugural Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza. It's an evening full of gaming and helping out The Imagine Guild at Children's Hospital.

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Calliope Games Appreciate The Dragon Sale

Have you shown appreciation for your dragon lately? Think of all the things that dragons do for you in your everyday life. And yet, for the most part, they go totally unappreciated for it all. Well, this coming Saturday is Appreciate a Dragon Day (so I'm told), and so you should be sure to appreciate your dragon. Calliope Games is also having a sale in honor of the date.

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Calliope Games Announces New Edition of 12 Days

Well, Halloween is over. Time for Christmas.
Well, ok, so there's Thanksgiving in there (personally my favorite holiday, but sadly often overlooked), but my Kroger has had the first few Christmas items up for a couple weeks for now. Well, if we're gonna get into the swing of things, we might as well start brushing up on our Christmas trivia. Do you know all 12 days in the 12 Days of Christmas? It's ok if you don't (I can't think of them all off the top of my head, but then again, I've got Led Zeppelin playing right now and it's a bit of a distraction... not that I mind). Calliope Games, though, is here to help.

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Photos Coming out of Gen Con

Wow! Gen Con got off to quite a start this morning! Seemed no sooner than I was awake than I was down at the hall looking over some things when Boom! The doors were opened! It was quite a mad rush in the hall. I don't know actual numbers, but several people I talked with and I all agreed that this year seems even busier than last (and that was a record-setting year for attendance).

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Final Days for Titan Series From Calliope Games on Kickstarter

Calliope Games is well-known for their gateway games. They want to get as many people involved in gaming as possible. They want to make games that anyone can pick up and play, even if those people don't feel like they're "gaming people." The Titan Series of games is all about creating a whole slew of new gateway games to store shelves. The games are created by some of the most famous game designers in all of gaming-hood. The Kickstarter campaign has been up and running for a while, but nothing lasts forever and it's soon to come to a close. They've made their funding goal and then some, so it's trying to break through as many stretch goals and create as many extra games as possible in the next couple days.

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Announcing the Titans Game Design Seminar

Calliope games keeps chugging along on their Titan Series Kickstarter. They're getting closer and closer to reaching their base funding goal. To help things along, they've announced the Titans Game Designer Seminar. Do you have an idea for a game? That's a silly question, of course. I've never met a gamer who didn't have at least one, if not several dozen ideas for a game. Anyway, now backers of the Titan Series at the Titan and Mt. Olympus levels will be able to participate in game-design sessions held by some of the top names in game design today.

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Mid-Week Snippets

You've made it successfully halfway through the work week. Congratulations! The weekend will be here before you know it. Hopefully you'll have some sort of chance to get a game in before then, but if not, your wait's almost over, anyway.

So, as we tend to do, we've collected some of the bite-sized stories together and present them to you now.

This installment contains: More The Fiver interviews from The Meeple Mechanic, Crates, Barrels, and Wine Casks 28mm Available from Castle Kits, New Miniature Building Authority items are now for sale, BluBot Masking Stencils Kickstarter Running Now, First "Queen Of The Dragons" WIP by Kabuki Models, Tabletop-Art Undead Ground Round Lip Bases Preview, Machi Koro Championships Announced, Fantasy8s Oddities Now Available from Aegis Studios, Free Terra-Blocks available at Salute, MidKnight Heroes reveals Yegdra art, Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook Now Avaiable in Digital, Dungeons & Dickery Webseries up on Indiegogo, Siren Miniatures published new concept arts - its ladies time, Micro Art Studios New releases - Update Token Set and more single Tokens, New 16mm Base released at 15mm.co.uk, and Merdian Miniatures previews Terramortis.


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Titan Series Announces Titan Artists Joining Team

Calliope Games isn't just collecting together some of the greatest game designers for their Titan Series. They've got some of the greatest gaming artists joining the club as well. The games will now feature special, Kickstarter-exclusive cover art. Echo Chernik (Shadowrun), Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons), Andrew Hepworth (Exalted, Love Letter), and John Kovalic (Munchkin) have joined on to make these covers and other artwork for the games into truly something epic. The campaign is 2/3 to their funding goal and still has 40 days to go. Remember, backers will be getting these games for roughly 50% of MSRP, and you can get just the games you want from the campaign.

From the announcement:
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