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It's Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace
For me, it's the weekend before CMON Expo, so I'm super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done.

In the meantime, though, I'm taking a break from baking German Chocolate Cake Cookies to bring you your regularly-scheduled Review Roundup.

Today we have: Blood Rage, Gempacked Cards, Star Realms, Polyversal, Scathach Games M.T.S Shipping Containers, Tash-Kalar Everfrost Expansion, VS 2PCG Defenders Expansion, Twilight Struggle Digital, Onimata, Warfighter, Stronghold 2nd Ed., Adventure Land, Thunder & Lightning, Celestia, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Splendor iOS, Feed the Shoggoth, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Res Publica 2230AD.

Dan Verssen Games (DVG) is running a Kickstarter campaign for Valkyrie - The Next Step in Warfare, their new miniatures board game. Players control either the US or Russian forces against one-another on a hex-based board. Or you can play solo or as a team against the game's AI. Forces contain the expected tanks and support vehicles, but there's also the Valkyries, walking mechs that bring massive firepower to the battlefield.
The campaign is coming up to 1/3 funded and is set to run for another 28 days.

From the campaign:
Down in Flames: Aces High from DVG gets itself reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.



From the review:

Down in Flames: Aces High is a tactical card game representing a dogfight. You must outmaneuver and shoot down your opponent’s planes.

Phantom Leader, deluxe edition, from DVG, gets reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.



From the post:

Phantom Leader Deluxe is a solitaire air strategy game. You fly missions from Vietnam and must build your squadron and eliminate your targets.

DVG gets their Cards of Cthulhu game reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.



From the post:

The Cards of Cthulhu is a solo or cooperative card game of dice pooling and hand management. You must defeat the Cults before they summon their Elder Gods or lose.

DVG has a Kickstarter campaign up and running for The Cards of Cthulhu. They've already made about 3x their funding goal, so there's already extra goodies unlocked. With 9 days still left in the campaign, here's to hoping they unlock even more.

From the campaign:

A card game for 1-4 players that pits you against the forces of The Great Cthulhu and other Elder Gods.

The Cards of Cthulhu is a solitaire card game that pits you against the forces of The Great Cthulhu and other Elder Gods. You will battle Cultists, slay Minions, banish Horrors, seal the Gates, and protect our world from the enveloping insanity that threatens to consume us all!

The Cards of Cthulhu is a great game for any gamer ages 12 and older. It doesn't matter if you are a rookie investigator or a battle-hardened investigator that has devoted your life to fighting the Great Cthulhu. Each game ends with you saving the world, or dooming us all to eternal torment, in 30 to 45 minutes for solo games, and 60 to 90 minutes for multiplayer games.