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Some may say that ignorance is bliss. Heck, the name of this expansion is that. But being ignorant of the pre-release sale for the new Ignorance is Bliss expansion for Euphoria from Stonemaier Games means you'll not get your game as soon as it's available and you'll spend more money on it. So, maybe in this case, ignorance isn't bliss.

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Stonemaier Games is now taking pre-orders for their upcoming card-driven engine-building game, Wingspan. Those that order during this week (up until the 8th) are guaranteed a set from their first print run, and at a special discounted price. So start off 2019 on a high note and spread your wings.

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Stonemaier Games has announced a new board game they're working on. It's called Wingspan and... that's really all we have for information at the moment. Oh, it includes pastel egg tokens... that really look like the Reese's Pieces Eggs that you can get around Easter (at least here in the States).

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It's not just Saturday... It's long-weekend Saturday. Short of full-on "Vacation Saturday," this is the best kind of Saturday. Just time to do aaaaall the things. What, exactly?... I've not relaly figured that out yet. But I'm sure it'll end up being something... or it'll be nothing, and that's just fine, too. But, before I get to maybe doing something or nothing, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Machina Arcana 2nd Edition, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Carthago, Dungeon Draft, Ticket to Ride: First Journey, Agra, Ruthless, Blitz Bowl, Lost Cities: Rivals, Root, Clank! The Mummy's Curse, Thieves Den, and The Edge: Downfall.

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Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is an interesting game in concept because it's competitive-cooperative. Players act as master builders, trying to create a grand castle. You will work with the players on either side of you to do so, creating a grand masterpiece as you play tiles, each representing a room of a castle. In the end, you will have built two castles. Your score is the lower score of the two castles, with the winner being the one with the highest score, overall.

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Woo! Saturday! Boxing Friday... kinda... Ok, that's maybe a bit of a stretch, but waddyagonnado? Seeing as it is Saturday, that means you want to see some reviews. Well, that's what I'm here to give you.

Today we have: Remnants, After the Virus, Missile Command, My Little Scythe, and Endogenesis (can you tell a lot of reviewers were out of town last week?).

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Many players out there have played and love Scythe. But let's face it, it's not really a game you can bring the little kids in on to play. Well, Stonemaier Games is looking to change that with My Little Scythe. It's a new board game where players use their little animal figures to travel around and go on adventures in Pomme. Pre-orders are going on now.
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It's Saturday and I'm painting minis.
... I'm not good at painting minis...
But, y'know, it's just about getting the colored goop on the figure. I'm not going to be winning any Golden Demons or Crystal Brushes, but hey... they'll be painted.

But while the last color dries, I'm gonna post your reviews for you.

Today we have: War of Supremacy, Laruna: Age of Kingdoms, Harvest Dice, Ex Libris, Legacy of Dragonholt, Boom Blast Stix, A Column of Fire, Cytosis, Dream Catchers, Arkon, Fabled Fruit, Queendomino, and Clans of Caledonia.

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They say that all good things must come to an end. Well, at least it's good to know when you can prepare for that ending. Stonemaier Games has announced the final expansion set that's going to be coming for Scythe. It's called Rise of Fenris, and it will conclude the epic tale of a World War that turned out much differently from the one that's taught in our history classes.
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Hellooooo Saturday!
And what do we do on Saturdays? (We wear pink!) That's Wednesdays. No, on Saturdays we look at some reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: That's a Question, Seikatsu, Through the Ages App, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Storm Hollow, Whistle Stop, Rhino Hero: Super Battle, SpyNet, King Frog, Paramedics: Clear, Trickster: Champions of Time, and Zero Down.

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Gaming is great.
Helping others is great.
Gaming while helping others is the greatest.
That being said, Stonemaier Games is once again participating in a charity auction. In this instance, you can get an early-release version of Charterstone (including signed versions), as well as other cool goodies. But you'd better hurry, since the auction only runs until Sunday.
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Saturday night's alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon's alright for gaming.
Saturday morning's alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I'm... not currently gaming. I'm baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I'm also getting you these reviews. Let's hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

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Woo! Saturday! Woo!
I've... got nothing, really. I'm about to head over to a friend's place to game. So let's just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.

This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.

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Building a city isn't easy. I mean, look at Atlanta. They had that thing burned basically to the ground and could start over and they certainly didn't do it right. But anyway, you want your city to be better than Atlanta. And that's just what you'll be doing in Between Two Cities: Capitals. This expansion adds in new elements like landscapes, districts, and civic buildings to the game. It will be available in July.
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
*runs around with my arms over my head*
Ok, enough of that. Let's get down to business. You want to see review articles and I'm here to supply them (it is one of the most-popular posts of the week, after all).

Today we have: Sky Dynasty, Inis, Flash Point: Dangerous Waters, My Village, Death Pit Duels, Mombasa, Hold Your Breath, Tiny Epic Western, Colony, Z War One Damnation, Nightlancer, and Scythe.

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The "busy day" at Gen Con is in full swing. I'm running around like crazy trying to get photos of things. What you're reading now is past me telling you about current me. But past me knows that current you also wants to read about some game reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Scythe, Medici, Evolution: Climate, Kraftwagen, Bear Valley, Oh My Goods, Here, Kitty, Kitty, The Grizzled, Bureaunauts, Cigar Box Battle Mats, Viticulture, Euphoria, Old School Tactical, Star Bastards, and Ember.

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It's the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we'll be shoulder-deep in the show.
Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy.
But, even with all the brouhaha, there's time to bring you the reviews that you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Book of Nox Deluxe, Fishy Tactics, Agamemnon, Infinity Morat Rodoks, Tyrants of the Underdark, Scythe, Dungeon Busters, Dead of Winter: The Long Night, Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquistion Game, Vampire Hunters, Via Nebula, Antarctica, Titan Race, Agricola: Revised Edition, and Vikings on Board.

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While I am a teetotaler, I can certainly appreciate how others might enjoy a fine glass of really good wine. Granted, the fact that I don't drink certainly doesn't keep me enjoying games like Viticulture. I just won't be doing it while also sipping on some wine (as I've seen many people do). Well, for those of you that enjoy the game, you can now get in a pre-order for the Tuscany Essentials edition of the Tuscany expansion for the game.
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We've made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! ... It's a belt sander. But that's beside the point. We've been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On this platter we have: New Double Grip Force Guns From Puppets War, Steamforged Games Posts Guild Ball Season 2 Errata Preview Video, New English Guides for Pablo El Marques Static Grass, The Army Painter and CoolMiniOrNot in cooperation with Studio McVey are proud to announce The Others exclusive paint set, Stonemaier Games Token Trilogy & Metal Coins Pre-Order is Live, Bone Origins - Polyhedral Dice Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 6mm Exterminators, Soulspryte Studios announces launch of Bloodstone Frontier Kickstarter, and Portrait of a Young Tiefling - 1/10th Scale Resin Bust Available From Dark Sword Miniatures.

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The folks over at Stonemaier Games are now taking pre-orders for a new expansion for Viticulture. Well, they're not taking the pre-orders themselves. The pre-order period is this week, but they want you to pre-order from various other shops in order to get a special price.
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Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you're having a good day. I'm cracking nuts... for that fruitcake I've been telling you all about all week. They don't use the phrase, "nutty as a fruitcake" for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own projects you're working on, be they gaming-related, culinary-related, or just whatever else you feel like doing.

What I feel like doing at the moment, though, is taking a small break from making small breaks (these are the jokes, people!) and share with you the reviews I've come across in the past week.

Today's articles feature: Black Hat, Ships, Above and Below, Traders of Osaka, The Bloody Inn, Hangtown, Rum & Bones, The World of Smog, Avarium Academy, The Builders: Antiquity, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bang! The Dice Game, Mysterium, Fury of Dracula, Pandemic Legacy, Between Two Cities, El Grandulon for Freebooters Fate, Opel Blitz by Rubicon Models, Star Wars Armada Wave 2, DreadBall Xtreme, and Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Set.

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Stonemaier Games is looking to turn their success into a helping hand for those that are less-fortunate. As such, they're having a charity auction over on BoardGameGeek for 10 copies of their Viticulture/Tuscany Collector's Edition game. 10 different charities will be getting the proceeds of the auction.
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Well, as all things do on Kickstarter, they have to come to an end at some point. For Scythe, the new alternate-history board game from Stonemaier Games, that end point is a week away. "How's that campaign been doing since it started?" you might ask. Well, they've broken $1mil.
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Long-time readers of TGN know that I love mechs. I also love history. So what happens when you throw the two of them together? Well, you get something like Scythe, the new board game by Stonemaier Games that's up on Kickstarter now. It looks like I'm not the only one who goes for such things, either, since Kickstarter just launched today and it's already at ... oh... over 1000% funded. That's not a typo.
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Friday! Woo! *tosses papers in the air*
*remembers that there's still a good half of the day left*
*scrambles to try and put all those thrown papers back in order*
*has his boss lean in and say, "Polar Bear! Do you have those TPS reports all set and ready for the presentation? It's time!"*
"Uh, yes, boss! Just a second!"

Ok, that little creative writing exercise aside, let's get on with the bite-size stories from the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Free Stowage with all tanks From Warlord Games, New Morbid Egzekutor Amarath from Hitech Miniatures, Ramshackle Games Water Seller Competition, Space Duck Games Announces El Presidente Kickstarter, Kromlech New Release - Stygian Legionary Backpacks, Stonemaier Games announces Kickstarter project for Scythe board game, Cyclops-Class Assault Armor now available at ClearHorizon Miniatures, Playmore Games'Race to the North Pole begins October 2015, Rocky Mountain Gaming vacation announces Special Guest, Steve Barber Models Posts "About Us" Video, New Female Orc From Brother Vinni, and New Renders For Wild West Exodus From Outlaw Miniatures.

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