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Review Roundup

Hey everyone. Congratulations as you've made it to the weekend. Saturday is here and that means it's time to sit back and relax some. Hopefully you've got something gaming-related going on. I might be working (on a super-secret project that's set to revolutionize the gaming world!!! ... ;) ), but it's still at least gaming related. I also have a fresh 12-pack of Mt. Dew Pitch Black. So it's a good day. But anyway, let's get to those reviews I know you all love so much.

Today we have: Bite Nite, Papayoo, Dungeon Busters, Steampunk Rally, Castle Panic Engine of War Expansion, Colt Express (iOS), Gangs of Cammorragh, Star Wars: Destiny, New York Slice, Burano, Mysterium App, Seasons, and Tyrants of the Underdark.


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Gale Force Nine Previews 5th Doctor From Time of the Daleks

Everyone has an opinion about which Doctor incarnation was the best one on Doctor Who. Though they were all the same person (of sorts), each certainly did have their own personality and style. For Andrew over at Gale Force Nine, it was the Fifth Doctor that he liked the most. And that's the one we get a preview of here.

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Gale Force Nine Previews Recruiting Companions in Time of the Daleks

When one goes gallivanting all across time and space, it's a good idea to have someone go along with you. You know, someone to watch your back, talk to, and make sure your scarf is clean. That kind of stuff. In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, you can have companions as well. But how do you get them? That's what we get a look at here.

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Gale Force Nine Previews The Tenth Doctor In Time of the Daleks

The cultural impact of Doctor Who is undeniable. Especially if you're in the "nerd crowd," you see references and allusions to it all over. And it's not just the older Doctors who get referenced. The newer ones have their own followings, as people debate about which was the best. Well, the Tenth iteration certainly has a lot of fans, and you can play him in Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine. Take a look at what you can expect in this preview.

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Gale Force Nine Remembers Sean Sweigart

It is with a heavy heart that we must report on the passing of game designer Sean Sweigart. Sean had worked with Gale Force Nine on various projects including Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, Firefly: The Game, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Homeland, WWE Superstar Showdown, Family Guy: Stewie’s Sexy Party Game, and Star Trek: Ascendancy, among others. Sean passed over the holidays. There is a GoFundMe page set up for his daughter, Alyssa.

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Gale Force Nine Previews Traveling in Time of the Daleks

There are a lot of iconic items in Doctor Who. From giant scarves to the sonic screwdriver, but even those pale in comparison to the TARDIS. Yes, the police call box that's bigger on the inside and is actually capable of traveling all through space and time, taking the Doctor and his companions all around in order to keep the universe safe. Well, in Time of the Daleks, you'll be able to use your TARDIS, but you need to know how to work the controls, first.

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Gale Force Nine Previews Gameplay in Time of the Daleks

For the majority of us, movement is a 3D experience. You can go forward, backward, left, right, up, down, and any combination thereof. However, we're all pretty much locked into one direction when it comes to time. The Doctor, however, doesn't have such constraints. As such, movement in Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine, is a bit more than just going one way around a board.

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Gale Force Nine Previews The 12th Doctor For Time of the Daleks

Doctor Who... it's almost hard to put it into perspective. It's been around basically forever, has had billions of watchers over the course of that time, and is a worldwide phenomenon. Even if you're not a die-hard fan, you generally have a knowledge of it, just by how much it has permeated our "regular" culture. Well, trying to encompass all of that into a game isn't easy. In this preview of Time of the Daleks, game designer Andrew Haught from Gale Force Nine shows us how they looked to incorporate the 12th Doctor into the game.

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Gale Force Nine Previews Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Ok, so time isn't so easy. It's actually all wibbly-wobbly, if you believe the Doctor, anyway (and why wouldn't you?). Well, if you're able to travel in time you have probably already played Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks. For those of us stuck to the regular one-direction of time thing, you'll have to just make-do with this preview from Gale Force Nine.

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Review Roundup

Well, I did my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. It's... well, I'm having 2 Thanksgivings, so there's that. Turkeys, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuff to make glazed carrots, rolls (from scratch), and a couple pumpkin pies. Because, you know, if anything's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

But that's for Thursday and Friday. For right now, we've got reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Robots Love Ice Cream, Acquire, Bloodborne: The Card Game, The Arrival, Trick of the Rails, Great Western Trail, 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon, Inis, Fabled Fruit, Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, CO-OP: The Co-op Card Game, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Terraforming Mars, Hit Z Road, Hocus, Ta-Da!, Legends Untold, and Ominoes.


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Review Roundup

It's time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it's Saturday! Woo!
As you read this, I'm hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can't go to a friend's place empty-handed. Hopefully you're doing something similar, be it at a friend's place, your garage, or your LGS.
But anyway, I know you're really here for those reviews.

Today we have: Legends Untold, Mage Wars Academy: Warlock & Priestess Expansions Review, Aggressor: Recon, Shadows of Brimstone, Tambuzi, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Kill Doctor Lucky: Deluxe 19.5th Anniversary Edition, Tanks: Panther vs Sherman, Junk Art, Roll Player, and Potion Explosion.


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Gale Force Nine Posts New Tanks Previews

While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews all came from different countries with distinct philosophies towards war. In these articles from Gale Force Nine, we get a look at some of the different Doctrine cards, as well as a look at the special card in the Mechanics kit.

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Gale Force Nine Previews M10 (Lend-Lease) For Tanks

Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I'm not entirely sure how one would use a tank after it'd been used in a world war by your friend and then given back to you. But whatever. One of the pieces lent was the M-10, which will be making its way to tabletops in Tanks in November.

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Gale Force Nine Previews The Ferengi Alliance For Star Trek: Ascendancy

Money, money, money, money, moooooneeeeeeeey!
Mooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeey!
That's basically the Ferengi national anthem. For them, it's all about what they can make money off of and how can they get it as cheaply and easily as possible. And that's just what they'll do in order to expand their reach in Star Trek: Ascendancy when their expansion set comes out. It's that set which we get a look at today.

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