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Review Roundup

The year is coming to an end. 2017 has been full of twists and turns. 2018 is looking like it will certainly be an interesting one. Certainly one of potential change. To all of you, I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
I also wish you would read all of these review articles.
Actually, you don't really have to read all of them, but they're here if you want to check 'em out. ;)

This week we have: Dragon Pets, Too Many Bones, Circle the Wagons, Shipwrights of the North Sea, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, Pile-Up Rush, and Summit.

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Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin Expansion Up On Kickstarter

I wanna rock! ... is a great statement for when you're at a concert (possibly for Twisted Sister, but any good rock/metal band will work). It's not so great when you're on a viking longship and you're out exploring/pillaging. Rocks of Ruin is a new expansion for Explorers of the North Sea from Garphill Games. It adds in salvaging from shipwrecks to how players can score points, as well as building and raiding Fortresses.

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Bethel Woods Cooperative Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Most orphanages are depicted as cold, desolate places run by horrible people who don't care about the kids there. The Bethel Woods orphanage, sitting in the woodlands of the Alpine Slopes, was different. There, the kids were engaged in research into time, space, gravity, and light. That is, it was like that. Then, an ominous force invaded the world, scattered the machines that were being worked on, and made the woods much more dense. However, a small group of people have made it their mission to recover the technology and make it back to Bethel Woods in order to complete the research. It's the only thing that will save the Earth, after all. That's the story behind Bethel Woods, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Explorers of the North Sea Up On Kickstarter

Hey everyone! Who wants to go pillage a coastal settlement!? *watches everyone start to cheer* Well then, let's go! garphill games has set sail their Explorers of the North Sea Kickstarter campaign. Now's your chance to be the head of a viking clan and go raid and plunder.

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Cibola and Woodlands 2nd Editions Up On Kickstarter

garphill games is going after two birds with one stone in their latest Kickstarter project. They're looking to update two of their games to a new edition and figured putting them together in one campaign would be the best way to get it done. As such, they're pairing up Cibola and Woodlands.

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Sunday Snippets

Those lazy, hazy, crazy Sundays of summer. We don't have many of them left. It's already noticeably cooler here in Atlanta. You don't go outside and instantly curse.

Anyway, we've got a selection of bite-sized stories for you.

In this batch of Snippets we have: Purgatory Miniatures Previews First Model, Some Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Back in Business Warmodelling now is Battlemodels, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm July Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Lords of the World Fantasy Miniatures Previewed.

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Flee The Scene Museum Heist Board Game Up On Kickstarter

If the Indiana Jones trilogy (no, that's not a typo :P) taught us anything, it's that bullwhips, leather jackets, and fedoras are pretty cool. Ok, but if there's two things the series taught us is that people will play top dollar for artifacts. Flee the Scene lets you play as a thief who is stealing pieces from museums all around the Mediterranean. Can you grab the best loot and sell it off for top dollar?

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Final hours for Raiders of the North Sea on Kickstarter

Garphill Games are in their final hours over on Kickstarter for their new Raiders of the North Sea board game. They've certainly done well, making over 5x their goal so far. In the game, players are vikings who must go do what vikings do: pillage, plunder, and raid! Select your crew and choose your destination for glory. The game mechanics are a new spin on "worker placement"-style ones, where you place a worker, then pick up a worker.
There's just over a day or so to go until the time runs out, and still more stuff to unlock.

From the campaign:
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garphill games running Shipwrights of the North Sea Kickstarter campaign

garphill games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Shipwrights of the North Sea board game. They're more than 3x funded with still a little over 2 weeks to go. Go take a look.


From the campaign:

Shipwrights of the North Sea is set in the early years of the Viking Age, circa 1000 AD. As Viking shipwrights, players compete to build the greatest fleet on the North Sea. Players must collect oak, wool and iron, as well as getting other craftsmen on board to help. Gold is a precious commodity, and must be spent wisely. As you would expect, the island is filled with an array of characters, bad and worse. Better hope they're on your side!

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