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Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you're celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you're celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it's all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you're wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we've got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World's Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures' Confederate Infantry.

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It's Saturday, the day that's full of possibilities (Ok, so every day is full of possibilities, but it just feels moreso on Saturday to me). With any luck, your day is full of gaming.

But at the moment, I know you're all interested in what sort of reviews we've got for you. Well, I won't make you wait any longer (Saturday won't go on forever, after all).

Today we have: Dice of Crowns, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask, The Undercity: Black River Irregulars Expansion, Legendary: Deadpool Expansion, Firefly: Crime and Punishment Expansion, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Tokaido App, Gloomhaven, Potion Explosion App, Planetarium, V-Commandos, Maximum Apocalypse, Jump Drive, The Colonists, and Stinker.

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Well, it seemingly took an eternity, but it is now Saturday.
And, as I expected, from the time I clocked out until even now seems to have gone by very quickly. So, by the time I finish this, I guess it'll be time for Monday's Terrain corner...

But that's as may be.

Today we have: Cauldron Master, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past Board Game Review, April O'Neil Hero Pack For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Dice City, Picassimo, The Who Were 8, Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Dragoon, Dubai: Rebuild the Ruins, Mage Wars: Paladin vs. Siren, Firefly: Crime and Punishment, and Frostgrave Expansions.

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I hope you're enjoying your Saturday. I'm working on articles for the site. There's 3 review articles in the works as you read this. Not 100% certain on order they'll be posted yet (that sort of stuff changes all the time, if you can believe it), or exact dates, but expect them soon. But while those you're going to have to wait a little bit longer, the wait is over for a bunch of other reviews, as it's time for our Review Roundup.

This time around we have: Kromlech General Otto and Orc Freak, Boss Monster 2, Tash-Kalar Nethervoid Expansion, Tumult Royale, Project Dreamscape, Dwarves Inc, The Best Treehouse Ever, Firefly: Kalidasa Expansion, CV, Star Wars: Rebellion, and Patchwork.

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Saturday.
Just let that sink in.
Saturday.
So wonderful.

Anyway, being Saturday, we've got our Review Roundup.

Today we've got articles on: Frontier Stations, Breaker Blocks, City Hall, Above and Below, WWE Superstar Showdown, Raid & Trade, Firefly Kalidasa Expansion, Betrayal at Calth, and a Flammpanzerwagen for Bolt Action.

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Gale Force 9 now has their Kalidasa expansion available in general release for the Firefly board game. Some of you at Gen Con picked up an advance copy, but the rest of the populace now is able to get it. This expansion finishes out the map of the 'Verse by adding a new section to the game board (though it's certainly not the end of expansion packs planned for the game).
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it's only got about 15min. left and then I'm going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they'd picked up the day before or tried overnight.

I, of course, once more made my rounds of the place and got some galleries of photos over on the TGN Facebook page.
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We're less than a week to the big show. That's Gen Con... so as to make sure I'm not confusing anyone there.
Of the many vendors that will be there, that includes Gale Force Nine. And they have quite a lot planned for the event. There's some new models. There's some new expansions to games. And there's some brand new games. It's a little something for everyone.
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Gale Force 9 has announced two new expansion packs for their Firefly board game. The Serenity was never the only Firefly ship out there amongst the stars. It was a very popular starship design and as such, there are many variants that a captain could adapt to their purposes. The Esmeralda and Jetwash expansions each bring a new Firefly-style ship to the game. Depending on your play style, either the Esmeralda or Jetwash ships might better suit your smuggling... err... fair trading needs. You can check out both box contents below the cut.

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As usual, here's the reviews we found during the week.
There's quite a few of them. We've got a pair of reviews for Blurble, a look at Dice Crawl from SoulJar Games, an Imperial Assault unboxing, a look at Rivet Wars, a review of the Malifaux terrain by PlastCraft, and more! Check it out.

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Toy Vault has a shiny, new Firefly board game they're working on. Unlike the Gale Force 9 game that takes you out into the universe of Firefly, the Toy Vault game looks like it will feature more of the individual characters of the (sadly) short-lived sci-fi series. The scenarios in the box set will be taken directly from 3 of the episodes. Expect the game on store shelves in March of next year.

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Firefly's Pirates and Bounty Hunters expansion, from Gale Force 9, gets reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the post:

Pirates and Bounty Hunters introduces PvP interactions to Firefly the game. Now you can steal from others and collect bounties on wanted crew.


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Gale Force Nine has announced a new expansion for their popular Firefly board game. This one's Blue Sun.

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From the announcement:

Gale Force Nine has released the first details about their forthcoming expansion, Firefly: The Game – Blue Sun. The expansion takes the game into new territory. A new board section pushes the ‘Verse outwards, adding new systems to explore and exploit. Navigate this frontier space with an all new Nav Deck. A new Supply Planet offers new Gear to purchase and new Crew to hire. Two new Job Contacts offer new opportunities and unique game-changing challenges while the game’s other Contacts have new Jobs to claim a piece of the Rim for themselves. Two new Leaders present new strategies for players to execute as they focus on three new Story Cards. Further customize your adventure with new Set Up cards, which change the starting conditions of the game. Two additional Reaver Cutters and new rules for these dangerous savages put the ‘Verse on high alert. Reaver activity is on the rise and your Crew is on the menu!


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The Esoteric Order of Gamers takes a look at the new Firefly board game from Gale Force 9 and gives you their thoughts on the subject.



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From the review:

Come and listen to a story about a man named Joss
A poor screenwriter, networks hardly gave a toss,
Then one day he came up with space and West,
And all but the suits thought it was just the best.

Geeks that is, Browncoats, rabid fans.

Well the next thing you know ol’ Joss is a star,
Avengers is a hit (though S.H.I.E.L.D. is F.U.B.A.R.),
But the fans won’t forget their very favourite name
So Gale Force Nine came along and made a game.

Firefly: The Game, that is. Plastic bits, cardboard.


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Gale Force 9 takes to the black and gets their Firefly game reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.



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From the review:

Firefly is a pick-up and deliver board game set in the same universe as the popular TV show. Many fans want to know if this is a good game or just another great license gone bad.


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Gale Force 9 announced a new Pirates & Bounty Hunters set for their Firefly board game.



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From the preview:

Pirates & Bounty Hunters, a Game Expansion for Firefly: The Game, introduces a heavy dose of player-versus-player interaction to the ‘Verse. Raid rivals’ ships with piracy jobs. Hunt down wanted fugitives and collect bounties. Ready your crew for showdowns with brand new supply cards! Explore the ’Verse with two new ships. Aggressive new leaders specialize in anti-social strategies while Lawmen reward those bringing justice to the ’Verse.

More info coming soon!


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Gale Force 9 is showing off some of the components inside their upcoming Firefly board game expansion called "Breakin' Atmo."



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From the announcement:

Firefly: The Game - Breakin’ Atmo brings more excitement to the ‘Verse with loads of challenging new Jobs, shiny new Gear, and helpful Crew. A shrewd captain can set up a sweet payday with a bit of careful planning working new Jobs with skill-based payouts. New Crew offer more choices for the hard-to-get Tech and Negotiation skills as well as the all-important Keywords. Breakin’ Atmo Gear introduces some intriguing new game abilities and potential combos. You may even care to try your luck at gambling with a hand of Tall Cards.

So get your ships planetside. There’s work to be done and money to be won!


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Gale Force 9 is giving away a free Wash's Lucky Dinosaurs card over on their website.
Curse your sudden, but inevitable, betrayal!



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From the fine print:

Wash's dinosaurs are a fixture of Serenity's bridge. Keeping him company as he navigates the 'Verse, the dinos are always lurking in the background, visible in the frame from time to time. In Firefly: The Game, we've included a cardboard dinosaur token to indicate whose turn it is. While the cardboard token is cool, we know gamers everywhere will want to spice up their game by using their own shiny dinosaur toys!

Post a picture showing off what you are using as a custom dinosaur token for Firefly: The Game and receive a "Wash's Lucky Dinosaurs" promo card absolutely free! Shiny! Be creative! Document a sudden but inevitable betrayal, or show us your crew playing Firefly: The Game with your lucky dinosaur. Just make sure you read the guidelines below, and share your lucky dinosaur with the world!


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Gale Force 9 has launched their website specifically for the Firefly board game they've been working on.
Dear diary, today I was pompous and my sister was crazy.



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From the launch:

The website for Firefly: The Game is now live! Grab the full rulebook, FAQ, and an additional introductory story card.


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Geek-o-rama takes a look at the new Firefly board game from Gale Force 9 and gives you their thoughts on the subject.
I'm hoping to get a look at the game sometime soon, too.



From the review:

Find a crew, get a job, and keep flyin'. It ain't much, but it's somethin'.

So, the other day, a buddy of mine invited me over to crack open and try out his copy of the new boardgame from Gale Force 9, "Firefly." Let me set this up a bit so you understand exactly where I'm coming from.


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Gale Force 9 will be unveiling the Firefly board game at GenCon this weekend.
I'm gonna be trying it.



From the announcement:

This year Gale Force Nine will be unveiling Firefly: The Game, one of the most anticipated releases at Gen Con. Scheduled games and demos will be running throughout the weekend and if you like what you see you can be one of the first people in the US to get your hands on a copy of the game. Every box sold at the show will also include a resin Alliance Cruiser. This high-quality game piece is exclusive to our Gen Con customers.

Download the Firefly: The Game rulebook and prepare for Gen Con
To help players get their Firefly class ship up and running even faster at Gen Con we have a copy of the new Firefly: The Game rules here for download so you can plot your course through the 'Verse in advance.


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Gale Force 9 has announced that they're going to be coming out with a new Firefly board game.
Insert favorite Firefly quote in the comments.



From the announcement:

Firefly, the popular television series created by Joss Whedon, comes to life in a new boardgame from Gale Force Nine and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. Compelling characters, great storytelling and an evocative universe has made Firefly a fan-favorite for the past ten years. Now fans of the television show and board games can chart their own course with Firefly: The Game, arriving on store shelves Fall 2013.

In Firefly: The Game, players captain their own Firefly-class transport ship, traveling the ‘Verse with a handpicked crew of fighters, mechanics and other travelers. As a captain desperate for work, players are compelled to take on any job -- so long as it pays. Double-dealing employers, heavy-handed Alliance patrols and marauding Reavers are all in a day’s work for a ship’s captain at the edge of the ‘Verse. Firefly: The Game is a high-end thematic tabletop boardgame from Gale Force Nine (GF9). It will be the first in a series of tabletop hobby boardgames and miniatures games from GF9 set in the Firefly Universe.

“Building on the success of Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, we're thrilled to be making a game that evokes the heart and themes of Firefly - the best ‘gorram’ show in the 'Verse.” said John Kovaleski, CEO of Gale Force Nine, “With challenging game play, fantastic production values and compelling narratives, you and your fellow captains will want to head out into the big black again and again".

“We’re pleased to be working with Gale Force Nine to bring a new board game to the devoted fans of Firefly. Firefly: The Game is innovative and remains true to the spirit of the popular series” stated Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.


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