Review Roundup

In which I totally mess up the date for when this was supposed to post and then go back and fix it. 😛
Look, these things happen sometime!
Anyway, here’s the regular grouping of review articles I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, Rush in the Forest: Three Little Pigs, Torres, Exoudus Fleet, Steepseers, Super Hack Override, This War of Mine, Assembly, Noria, Get Off My Land, and Monster Card BLVD.

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Review Roundup

Weeeekeeeeeeeend! Woo!
Time to get out there and get some gaming in. What kind of gaming? Doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re out there having fun. But if you’re really stuck for a game idea, perhaps these reviews can help.

Today we’ve got: Darwin’s Choice, Star Wars: Rebellion, Majesty: For the Realm, Time Barons, Herbalism, Feudum, Cabooses in the Corner, Seikatsu, and Guards of Atlantis.

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IDW Launches Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Kickstarter

Food fight!
Tacos and burgers and ice cream is flying all over the cafeteria in Nickelodeon Splat Attack!, the new game from IDW that’s over on Kickstarter now. Players gather teams of four characters and look to score Cool Points. But watch out for that flying bowl of soup or you’ll lose all the points you were acquiring.
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IDW Games Previews Invader Zim Food For Nickelodeon Splat Attack

It’s not a food fight if there’s not something to throw. Then it’s just a fight, and that’s not nearly the same sort of thing. In Nickelodeon Splat Attack, the cafeteria has broken out into the mother of all food fights, and everything’s going everywhere. In this preview, we get a look at the otherworldly food from Invader Zim. It’s… actually pretty tasty-looking.
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IDW Announces Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege

I, like a lot of people out there, loved the Batman animated series. Great characters. Great story. Great animation. Great voiceover work. Soon, IDW will be bringing that world to our tabletops with the Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege board game.
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IDW Previews Rugrats Characters for Nickelodeon Splat Attack

Now here’s one show that I do remember watching back in the day. Rugrats follows the lives of a group of babies as they go about their lives. Well, apparently they’ve wandered into the cafeteria and are partaking in the mother of all food fights. Check out these new characters coming to IDW’s Nickelodeon Splat Attack.
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IDW Games Previews Hey Arnold Characters From Nickelodeon Splat Attack

Like Invader Zim, Hey Arnold was a show that I just missed watching, as it came on right after I stopped watching Nickelodeon. However, also like Zim, I know that it’s a rather beloved show by many with a following still to this day. So I know many of you will be excited to know that characters from the show will be included in IDW’s Nickelodeon Splat Attack game coming to Kickstarter in a couple weeks.
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IDW Previews Invader Zim Characters For Nickelodeon Splat Attack

Confession: I’ve never seen Invader Zim. I certainly know of it, but I’ve never watched an episode, myself. I’ve heard it’s good, though, and certainly many of my friends list it as one of their favorites. I do love the character design, so even though I don’t have the nostalgia for the show as some do, I do love the look of these minis that IDW Games is previewing for Nickelodeon Splat Attack.
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Outpost: Amazon Now Available From IDW Games

Welcome to Outpost 2! Being accepted to work at this research facility here deep in the Amazon is an honor. Now… let’s get the hell out of here!! The natives have left. The night surveillance equipment is going crazy, and while science is certainly important, continuing breathing is more important. We’ve gotta make our way to the rescue ship. Hopefully we’ll all make it there. That’s the story behind Outpost: Amazon, the new survival card game from IDW Games. You can pick up your copy now.
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IDW Announces Nickelodeon Splat Attack Kickstarter Launch Date

Even as they gear up for the Galaxy Hunters campaign which gets underway next week, IDW Games is already looking to what they’ll be launching next. Now, this hits me right in my nostalgia center, because I used to watch Nickelodeon all the time (and I mean back when You Can’t Do That On Television was on). So, seeing that they’re coming out with Nickelodeon Splat Attack, and the Kickstarter is starting May 9th, I’ll be checking it out more.
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Atari’s Missile Command Now Available From IDW

You know all those post-apocalyptic games out there? This is where they begin. The nuclear missiles are raining in, and you’ve got to defend against them while sending out your own to destroy your enemies. Trust in your allies (or don’t), and make sure your civilization survives more or less intact. That’s what you’ll be doing in Atari’s Missile Command, now available from IDW.
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The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory – Everything Is Connected Available Now

I know that it’s isn’t exactly what they were going for when they created this game, but all I can think of when I read that title is this. But really, it’s more about finding the truth that’s out there. Grab your trench coat and flashlight, it’s time to find how everything is wrapped up together in The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory – Everything is Connected, the new game from IDW Games. You can pick up your copies now.
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Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Now Available

Cell is supposedly the perfect fighting machine. The Dragon Ball crew, on the other hand, disagree, and they’ve come to the Cell Games to prove it (and to keep Cell from blowing up the Earth, too. There is that part to consider). In Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, players will take on the role of character such as Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, and others from the DBZ universe, and must do their best to make sure Cell’s plans don’t come to fruition.
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IDW Games Moves Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter To April 11th

Originally, I was planning on typing up “IDW Games Launches Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter” as a news story. However, that will not be the case. Instead, I’m updating you to let you know that you will have to wait a little longer for your giant-robot-fighting action. The campaign will now launch on April 11th.
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IDW Games Announces Death Note: Confrontation

Just imagine what it would be like if you had the power of life and death over anyone. Just with a stroke of a pen, you could cause someone’s demise. What would you do with it? Well, if you’re Light, you’d try and rid the world of evil. But that’s easier said than done, and you’re still a murderer. You’ll have to stay a step ahead of legendary detective L. That’s what you’ll be doing in Death Note: Confrontation, a new card game coming from IDW Games and VIZ Media.
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Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Up On Kickstarter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I’m sure that many of you, reading that line, three times in a row, read it in a very specific way in your mind.
Anyway, IDW and Steve Jackson Games have teamed up to bring you a new iteration of the Munchkin card game. In this one, they bring in those heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, “Whoah! It’s already 7pm!! How’d that happen!?!” Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head… Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn’t get your reviews yesterday. So I’m making up for it by posting them early today. Don’t worry, this won’t become a regular thing.

Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.

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IDW Games and Taberna Jogos Announces Galaxy Hunters

Giant robot alert!
We have giant robot alert!
Try and keep calm!
IDW Games has announced they’re teaming up with Taberna Jogo to bring us Galaxy Hunters. The game is a worker-placement style game (which I love) with giant robots (which I also love). So you know I’ll be paying attention to where this one’s headed.
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IDW Games To Release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin

Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it’s all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas between the words).
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Review Roundup

Helloooooooo, Saturday. You know you’re my favorite. I hope the other days of the week get jealous, but you’re just so great. Time to put on some appropriate music and relax… and probably play some games, too. I plan on doing that as well. But, before I go do that, I gotta make sure the people get the gaming reviews I know they so desperately desire.

This week, we have: Go Nuts for Donuts, Loot N Shoot, London, Centipede, Stellium, DropMix, Cursed Court, Einstein, Peptide, Empires: Age of Discovery, Test of Honour Ronin, Photosynthesis, and Fast Forward series (Fear, Fortress, Flee).

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Masque of the Red Death Late Pledges Now Open

Tiiiiiiiiiime is on my side, yes it is!
Tiiiiiiiiiime is on my side, yes it is!
Yes, even though the clock’s struck midnight and half the party’s dead, you’re still alive and can continue to party on. And even if you missed out on the Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter, you can still join in now that late pledges are being taken and the pledge manager is now open.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday!
And I’m finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that’s exactly the opposite of how you’re doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let’s get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we’ve got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

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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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IDW Games Announces The X-Files: Everything is Connected

I think it’s safe to say that many of you reading this now also watched the X-Files back in the 90s, and quite possibly saw the newest season (while I’ve seen older episodes, I have to admit I’ve not seen the new ones). It was always great talking about the events in that show, since there was always something crazy going on, be it the overarching story, or just the monster-of-the-week. Well, IDW Games is turning that into a game with Everything is Connected, a new storytelling game where you must convince the other players of your conspiracy theories.
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IDW Games Launches Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter

You’re at a fancy party. The Shostakovich is playing. You’re having a wonderful time, enjoying the food and dancing. But something seems… off. With every chime of the clock, everyone looks around nervously, unsure of what will happen. As the clock strikes midnight, the spectre of the Red Death arrives to kill. Will you make it out alive? That’s what you’ll have to try and do in IDW’s Masque of the Red Death game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
*goes to listen to more of that Shostakovich*
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IDW Games Posts Legend of Korra Updates, Announces Expansion

IDW Games had a bit of time off for the holiday and new year, but they’re once more working on all things Legend of Korra. They’ve got things just about finished up and are going to be targeting shipping to begin next month. So you can be excited about the game and what’s to come, they’ve posted up the rulebook for the game on their website. They’ve also got the rulebook for their upcoming expansion, Amon’s Invasion, along with some preview shots of what you can expect in that set.
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IDW Posts New Masque of the Red Death Preview

And this time, it’s not about being killed with literature, but just being killed in literature. IDW Games is going to start off the new year with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for Masque of the Red Death. So, besides perhaps going back and reading the Poe story that is the basis for the game, what else can you do to make sure you’re prepared? Well, you can check out this new preview they posted, which will also lead you to the rulebook.
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IDW Games Posts Outpost: Amazon Preview

The largest river system in the world, surrounded by dense jungle, the Amazon is one of the richest habitats anywhere. There’s countless species of plants an animals yet to be discovered. But that’s where you come in. You’re on an expedition to try and catalog some of those strange and exotic life forms.
… hey… why are the natives running in terror from the river? … Oh, it’s probably nothing…
That’s the set-up for Outpost: Amazon, a new card game coming from IDW Games. They’ve posted up a preview for you to check it out.
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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected Now Available From IDW Games

It would seem as though IDW is trying to give Cryptozoic a run for their money in the realm of “long game title.” In this case, IDW has now released Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected, their new social storytelling game where players take on the role of detectives trying to plead their case in front of a jury of their peers. Will you be the one who solves the case?
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IDW Games Posts Insider Look at Rayguns and Rocketships

Roooooooooooooooookeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ship!
Roooooooooooooooookeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ship!
You don’t know me. But I don’t know you, either.
But what you can know about is an insider’s look at Rayguns and Rocketships. The Kickstarter backers have their copy. The game’s available, but if you’ve been wanting to know more about it before you pack your bags and are ready to go, you might just want to check out this article, posted by IDW Games.
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Jungle Joust Now Available From IDW Games

I mean, sure, jousts are pretty cool as they are now. But if one were to look out into the animal kingdom and pick any animal that might be better-suited to jousting than the horse, it’d have to be the rhinoceros. It’s got its own jousting lance right on the front of its face! Well, in Jungle Joust, those rhinos get their chance in the arena. Saddle up, grab your lance, and aim yourself right at your opponent. The game is available now from IDW Games.
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IDW Games Announces Masque of the Red Death Game

Edgar Allen Poe is one of the world’s great authors. Inventor of the detective novel, he’s more well-known for his study of the macabre. One of his famous stories is Masque of the Red Death. Next year, players will be able to put themselves into the dark narrative, as IDW will be having a Kickstarter for a game based on it. Players will be trying to curry favor with the prince while making sure they don’t end up dead at midnight. Will you be able to survive?
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IDW Posts Missile Command Preview

It’s always cool when a pre-production copy of a game makes it to the office. Sure, it’s not the entirely final version of the game, but there’s still plenty going on that you can get a good feeling of what you can expect in the retail copy. IDW Games got themselves one of their pre-production copies of Missile Command in and wanted to show it off for you.
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IDW Games Posts Designer Spotlight With Richard Launius About Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes is a fairly iconic movie. Even if you’ve not seen it, yourself, I can all-but guarantee you’ve seen countless things that were spin-offs or parodies of it. You’ve heard Charlton Heston talking about stinking paws and where they should or should not be, and maniacs blowing things up. Soon, you’ll be bringing the classic to your tabletop, courtesy of IDW Games and designer Richard Launius. In this preview article, Richard talks about some of the design process behind the game.
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IDW Games Announces Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Dice Game

One of the most ubiquitous anime series out there is Dragon Ball. Particularly, Dragon Ball Z. IDW Games has announced that they have reached a partnership with Toei Animation to create a line of Dragon Ball Z board games. The first of these is Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, a dice game which pits the Z-Fighters against one of the series greatest antagonists, Cell.
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