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Tuesday...

It's... there. I mean, it's hard to hate it, as it's not really the start of the week. All of that loathing goes to Monday. But there's not much else going on with it. It's not the middle of the week, really. It's just... Tuesday. I know Arthur could never really get a handle on Thursdays, but I think Tuesdays are the ones I have the toughest time with. Better listen to some gaming podcasts.

Today on the dial we have: Game Classy Episode 173: We're Back; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 49 - Essen 2018 preview; Drive Thru FM Episode 20: Top 10 Anticipated Essen 2018 Games; Mantic Radio Episode 14; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 133: The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31; The Secret Cabal Episode 169: Eschaton, Folklore the Affliction and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 156: Igancy, Monolith Arena, Imperial Settlers Amazons; Singled Out Episode 76: Talking Season 4 Union with Jason Mountain; Geeks of the North Episode 50: Hobby rooms; and Guilds of the North Episode 12: Welcome to Season 4.


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Review Roundup

Saturday! Woo!

I know some of my friends are down at AWA downtown. I'm currently safely at home, grooving to some Sims 4 while I wait for this evening's D&D session. Gotta go take care of that Strahd murder house, y'all! But I know what you are here for are the reviews I know you so desperately desire. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Super Mario Bros. Party Card Game, Snow Time, D100 Dungeon, Tower of Madness, The Deck of Many Animated Spells, Kariba, Deities Domination, Seal Team Flix, Nanty Narking, Brass, Yellow & Yangtze, Menara, and Quests of Valeria.


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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday! Woo! Even more woo than Friday! Woo! All the woo!

So, being Saturday, it means it's time for a Review Roundup. So, without further ado, let's get to those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

Today we have: Machina Arcana, Dark Domains, Guild Master, Bad Maps, Root, Pyramid of Pengqueen, Simulation Theory, Maki Stack, Maiden's Quest, Hannibal & Hamilcar, Drop It, and Space Marine Adventures.


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Review Roundup

It's not just Saturday... It's long-weekend Saturday. Short of full-on "Vacation Saturday," this is the best kind of Saturday. Just time to do aaaaall the things. What, exactly?... I've not relaly figured that out yet. But I'm sure it'll end up being something... or it'll be nothing, and that's just fine, too. But, before I get to maybe doing something or nothing, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Machina Arcana 2nd Edition, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Carthago, Dungeon Draft, Ticket to Ride: First Journey, Agra, Ruthless, Blitz Bowl, Lost Cities: Rivals, Root, Clank! The Mummy's Curse, Thieves Den, and The Edge: Downfall.


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Podcast Radio

The first day of the week is over. And while there's still a long way to go, each day gets us a little closer. Step by step, we climb the mountain.

But when you're not listening to that, you can listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we've got: Game Classy Episode 169: Wrath of Gen Con 2018; Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 33; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 166: the best 4 days in gaming!; Drive Thru FM Episode 17: Gen Con 2018 ReportBlue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 128: GenCon 2018 & Petrichor; The Cardboard Herald Episode 92: In which Emma Larkins of #gamedesigndaily shares the hot new jam by Kitten Insect Clone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 83: Sailing the Seas of Cheese; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 18: Betrayal in the Party and Creating Ambiance in your Sessions; and Chance of Gaming Episode 113a GenCon.


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Review Roundup

Quite a lot of you are at Gen Con this weekend. But I know that you still want those reviews you so desperately desire. So let's not waste any words.

Today we have: MegaLand, Magic Maze, Vengeance, Mountains of Madness, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, Dark Souls, The Edge: Dawnfall, The Artemis Project, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, Neuroshima Hex, Senshi, Warhammer Champions, and Thunderstone Quest.


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! All the woo! Continuous woo!
And, as I'm sure many of you are well-aware, it's the last Saturday before Gen Con. So get in all the prep you can now before heading out for the show this week.
Me? I'm playing some D&D. But I've planned ahead and scheduled these reviews for you that I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: The Edge: Downfall, Rise of Tribes: Deluxe Edition, Expancity, War of the Cross, Moonshiners of the Apocalypse, But Wait There's Even More, Valhal, Dino Party, Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, TopSpin, Rival Realms, Carthago, Ninja Taisen, Battlegroup Torch, The Edge: Downfall, Everdell, Sunset Over Water, Dale of Merchants, and Pulsar 2849.


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Woo!
My favorite day of the week, as I can just sit back, relax, and do some gaming.
Nevermind that this week I'm vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning countertops in the den. That's important, too.
So, while I try and figure out just how much dust a single lamp can acquire, let's get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Atlantis: Island of the Gods, Build It with Bryan, Sea of Plunder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiny Epic Quest, Way of the Panda, Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Game Box, Anatomy Fluxx, Head of Mousehold, Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition, Who Should We Eat?, Among the Stars iOS, Thunderstone Quest, Ticket to Ride: New York, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, Junk Orbit, Nine Worlds, Nimble, For King & Parliament, and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.


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Review Roundup

It's very early on Saturday morning. Well, not as early as it was when I first got up (Now: 6am. Woke up: 3am). I'd love to know why, on weekdays, my brain is all, "man, I dun wanna get up!" while on the weekend it's like, "3am, homebear. Be awake now!" Maybe I'm just so excited about D&D today. I guess we can go with that. But while I get ready for all the things I'm gonna do today, I also need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, Bamboleo, Cry Havoc: Aftermath, Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing, Gaslands, Dinosaur Island, Dr. Beaker, and Crusader Kings.


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaay! It's the best day of the week (in my opinion). What cannot be accomplished with a day like today? Well, I know what can, going to do some gaming. I put together some Guild Ball minis for my friend last night. Today I'll go hang out and play some board games up at the library. But before I can head out there, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we've got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.


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Review Roundup

Welcome back again to Saturday. I hope you're enjoying it. I'm being a busy bear around the place, looking to finally tidy the den up after the long winter. Ok, so it's not really been winter for several weeks now, so color me a little lazy to actually get this project started. But before I start dusting, vacuuming, and whatnot, I need to schedule up this post to get you all the reviews I know you so desperate desire. So, for all those unfortunate enough to not be at Salute, let's see what we've got.

Today's articles include: Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, Time of Crisis, Exorcism at the House of Monkton Falls, Paperback: Unabridged Expansion, The Bark Side, Tak, BetaBotz: Byte of Passage, The City of Kings, and The Grimm Forest.


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Review Roundup

Hello, Saturday. How are you? I'm alright. Still a little sick. Bit of a lingering cough, but I'm working through it. So no gaming will be had by me today (I'm actually just contemplating a nap). But I hope that your Saturday is a bit more exciting than what I've got going on.
At the very least, though, before I take another shot of medicine and go lay down, I gotta make sure you get those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Museum Heist, Race for the Galaxy iOS Expansions, Battle for Rokugan, Yogi, The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Expansion, Bubblee Pop, XCOM: Evolution Expansion, Dicetopia, Hot Shots, NewSpeak, Dragonfire, Codenames: Duet, Outpost Siberia, and Mage Wars Academy Warlord and Forcemaster Expansions.


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay!
I'm sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here's your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we've got: Guild Ball Blacksmith's Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.


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Review Roundup

Ok, so I was being a little facetious, saying that we were expecting a Snowpocalypse here in Atlanta, with the little bit of snow that was coming down at the time... but... yeah... we had a bit of a Snowpocalypse. That was the view from my front door last night and it was still much the same this morning. Thankfully, since then, the sun's come out and much of it is melting. But still... yeah, quite a thing. Good day to stay in and do some gaming. But what games? Well, you can find out what games are like with the Review Roundup!

This week we have: Villages of Velaria, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - Box of Monsters Expansion, Axis & Allies: Anniversary Edition, Wizards Wanted, Braintopia, NMBR9, Ticket to Ride: Germany, Planetarium, Barbarians: The Invasion, Space Race, The Captain is Dead, and Heaven & Ale.


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Review Roundup

It's Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some Guild Ball, Bunny Kingdom, and Apotheca. Great way to spend a Friday. So, what am I up to Saturday? Well, I'm in the CMON Offices, helping pack orders for the holiday sale. Yeah, seems people loved those deep cuts. And since I feel partially responsible (as the one they tasked with actually changing the prices on all those things), I felt it only right to help pack everything up. But while I get orders together, I know you're here for a heaping helping of reviews. Heaping helping because we didn't have a Roundup last week, due to the holiday.

So, this week we've got: Near and Far, Queendomino, The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, Dog Might Games Traveler Dice Tower, Campy Creatures, Camel Up, A Game of Thrones Card Game, Colt Express, Truth Bombs, Ex Libris, Star Trek: 5-Year Mission, Slide Blast, Happy Salmon, DownForce, Smash Up iOS, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Ink Monsters, The Quest for El Dorado, Reef Route, Crabs, Werewords, Fog of Love, Museum Heist, Crosstalk, Potato Pirates, Tulip bubble, The Chameleon, Ulm, Asset Drop Subscription Box, Tortuga 1667, Dwar7s Fall, The Expanse, Tokyo Highway, and Ulock!


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Review Roundup

It's not just Saturday. It's a 3-day weekend Saturday! The best kind of Saturday! (well, except for 4-day weekend Saturdays, or week-off Saturdays, but let's not get pedantic here) I'm just kinda chillin' today. Why go and run yourself ragged? Instead, I'll just hang out and pass along some reviews for you to check out. Though I did almost relax my way through posting time. Whoops. ;)

Today we have: Escape Room: The Game, Schotten Totten, The Climbers, Techno Bowl, Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents, ROBiTs, Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, Cosmic Encounters: Cosmic Eons, Table Tantrums, Hipster Teenage Wasteland, Burn the Heretic, Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught, Wild Fun West, London, and NMBR9.


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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
*runs around with arms over my head*
Wooooooooooooooooo!
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.


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Review Roundup

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.


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Review Roundup

Man, it's hard to think that Gen Con was a week ago. At this point, the show was more than half-over. How time flies. Hopefully everyone was able to recuperate well. I seem to have missed out on getting Con Crud. So that's good. My feet were feeling just fine again by Tuesday. So that's good, too. And, just yesterday, I finally caught up on the massive back-log of e-mails I'd had. Of course, as I finished that back log, more had come in. But I'm getting to those as well.

Anyway, as it's Saturday, I've got your regular bit of reviews that I know you so desperate desire. I'm also looking forward to the coming weeks when I'm sure all the games people picked up at the show get reviewed.

This week we have: Barenpark, Whistle Stop, Flamme Rouge, 51st State: Scavengers Expansion, Herbaceous, CVlizations, and Cigar Box Battle Plush Gaming Mats.


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Review Roundup

I know. I know. I know. It's Tuesday, not Saturday. But I was a tad busy Saturday, if you didn't notice. ;)
So, after flying home yesterday, and then getting around 12 hours of sleep overnight, I'm looking to get back into the swing of things here. Most companies "shut down" during Gen Con, since they were all at the show, but there's still plenty to catch up with from over the weekend. That starts with the reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

Today we have: Isle of Skye, Zoo Ball, Hunt the Ravager, Evolution, Arena of the Gods, Biotix, Secrets of the Lost Station, Spoils of War, Open Combat Sword Masters, Gothic, The Golden Sails, The Lost Expedition, FourCuatro, Lazer Ryderz, Loot the Body,


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Review Roundup

Usually, I'm all like, "hey! It's Saturday! Go get your gaming on!" and, in a way, I'm still that. But I'm also, "It's the Saturday before Gen Con... ... ... I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!" A couple people have asked me, "are you ready for the show?" My answer is, "you're never 'ready' for Gen Con. You're where you are in your attempt to be ready, and then the show starts happening, whether you got all you needed done or not." But I am doing my best to have as much done as possible. That includes getting you your reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Nerdy Inventions, Incantris, Anachrony, Lucky Dogs, Wordsy, Deckscape: Test Time, A Dog's Life, Titan Tactics, Frantic, Have at Thee, Upon a Fable, Sopio, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Shadow War: Armageddon, Massive Darkness, Oh My Goods, Nimbee, Pandemic Legacy Season 1, and The Lost Expedition.


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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday! Woo!
I've... got nothing, really. I'm about to head over to a friend's place to game. So let's just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.

This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.


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Review Roundup

Saturday!
Saturday!
Saturday!
Umm... read that like Elton John.
Anyway, it's Saturday (if you hadn't noticed), so that means it's time to hang out and play some games. But it's also time for some reviews.

Today we have: Unearth, Zooscape, Moonquake Escape, Balloon Pop, Purrrlock Holmes, Neuroshima Hex: Death Breath, Deadline, The Butterfly Garden, Sagrada, Mow Money, Century: Spice Road, Slide Blast, Power Play, Monopoly Gamer, and Gang Rush: Breakout.


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Review Roundup

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 Expansion, Crabs!, Yamatai, Solarius Mission, Skyward, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Exit: The Game, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, Brutal Kingdom, Burning Rome, and Lords of Waterdeep.


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Review Roundup

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.


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