TGN Reviews

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 19th, 2017
5 Comments
1324 Views
Recently, Deep-Cut Studios started a new program where you can send in a photo and they’ll print a custom game mat for you. They sent out invitations for reviewers to get an early look at the service and give people their thoughts. I was one such reviewer selected, and since I’d been meaning to get [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 24th, 2017
5 Comments
2472 Views
I’m an unabashed fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I put it in the same league as something like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, where, sure, I may not be the real target audience, but I feel it’s a quality cartoon product that has enough references to keep me interested (they dress up as [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 19th, 2017
27 Comments
7513 Views
Many of my friends have young kids who are just getting to the age where they’ve started to show an interest in gaming. They see mom and dad playing their tabletop games and want to join in. Several of those kids are also huge fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Heck, my niece […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Aug 9th, 2016
3 Comments
5411 Views
Hey everyone, and welcome to sort of a mini-review of sorts. At Gen Con, Steamforged Games had a new player available for Guild Ball. Ok, so they had new mascots too, but they also had a new player. It’s Tater, the first of the Farmer’s Guild (play for full effect). Wanna see his stats? W...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 30th, 2016
0 Comments
1855 Views
Hello, everyone. My name’s Polar Bear and I’m an Ascension junkie. “Hi, Polar Bear.” I have every boxed expansion that’s come out for the game as well as most of the promo cards as well. So when I saw that Stone Blade Entertainment was coming out with a new set at Origins, but I wasn’t […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
May 25th, 2016
4 Comments
3262 Views
If you’re a regular reader of TGN, you’ve no-doubt seen how, in the past several months, I’ve become a member of the cult of Guild Ball. It has, very quickly, become one of my two favorite miniatures games that currently exist. I was giddy when the fellows over at Steamforged Games asked if I’d like ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 21st, 2016
6 Comments
6540 Views
Games Workshop has been rolling out the specialist games one after the other lately. Since the announcement that they were going to be expanding that range, we’ve had Betrayal at Calth, which was Marines vs. Marines. Then there was Deathwatch: Overkill, which gave us Marines vs. Tyranids. And now we ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 15th, 2016
4 Comments
5316 Views
I don’t particularly have anything against DC Comics, but I’ve always just enjoyed Marvel more. That’s extended from the comics I read in the 90s through the products I see coming out that have the Marvel license. And with the recent upswing in Marvel movies (well, comic book movies in general, to be...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
May 3rd, 2016
2 Comments
2257 Views
Lots of companies produce special products for conventions and other events they might attend. Salute, being one of the biggest gaming conventions around, certainly has companies bringing out some cool, unique items for the show. Thankfully, many companies also have those special products available o...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 1st, 2016
0 Comments
2311 Views
When hanging out at the LGS, whether it’s during a tourney or just going between games, we all have various ways of transporting our armies from one spot to another. Some people put their figs back into the foam trays or tackle box they came out of. Though that can be really time-consuming. Others wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 1st, 2016
0 Comments
3014 Views
Andy Chambers and Mark Gibbons. Those are two names that really don’t need an introduction for the people that tend to frequent this page. But just in case you didn’t know, Andy has been writing game rules for… oh… forever. And Mark has been doing artwork for those games just ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Mar 26th, 2016
2 Comments
9521 Views
It would seem that everything isn’t right on Ghosar Quintus. The locals have started to talk a bit funny, with sounds of strange aliens entering their speech. Oh, and there’s the Deathwatch Kill Team that’s gone missing. That’s probably a bad sign as well. We should probably send in another to check ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 19th, 2016
2 Comments
4641 Views
While I’m not a regular watcher of sports, I would still say that I’m a “sports fan.” My hockey-playing days are long, long behind me, but I still retain a love of sport and the competition of it all. So when I first saw artwork for Guild Ball start to pop up, I was interested […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Mar 18th, 2016
0 Comments
3616 Views
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of Firefly. *watches pretty much everyone’s hand go up* Yeah, me, too. I actually have been meaning to get those DVDs back out and re-watch the series. It’s a sci-fi western done right. Well, now the crazy antics of the Serenity and her crew meet up with the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 17th, 2016
0 Comments
2034 Views
Well, I’ve had a review of a Leviathan (and then the evil Leviathan), an APC, two different heavy troopers squads, but that still only came out to 13 total models. Time to bulk up my numbers a bit. So I’m going to more than double the number of figures I’ve got put together by assembling […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 7th, 2016
0 Comments
1881 Views
Well, we had a review of the “Battery” (meaning a grouping of artillery weapons), we should probably have a review of the Assault as well. It seems only fitting. As such, I’m here with another of the plastic kits from DreamForge. This time around it’s the Valkir Assault Troops. As before, DreamForge ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 2nd, 2016
2 Comments
2057 Views
I’ve always been a fan of “heavy weapons units.” The Lootas for my Orks would always have lascannons and plasmacannons and all that sort of stuff. Obviously, my Dark Angels would have Devastator squads all armed up with the big guns. Well, DreamForge has their own heavy weapons unit for the Valkir. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 28th, 2016
0 Comments
2171 Views
Hello Campers, and welcome to Camp Wenamigunnagohome. Last one to get to the highway is zombie food! Haha! I’m only kidding, of course! Everybody except the first person to get to the highway is zombie food! Hahaha! I’m only kidding there, of course, too! There’s a good chance all of us are going to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 19th, 2015
0 Comments
4666 Views
I think it was about five years ago or so that I was first introduced to deckbuilding games. It was on the Wednesday before Gen Con. I’d met up with some friends. We went back to their hotel room and they showed me a couple them, starting with Dominion. Deckbuilding games were still rather new [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 21st, 2015
1 Comment
3374 Views
One of my first review projects ever for TGN is still one of my favorites. DreamForge-Games had recently come out with their Leviathan Crusader and I got one for my very own to assemble. I eventually named him Friday in honor of the day I put him together. Later on he would get an arch-nemesis [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Nov 14th, 2015
6 Comments
11171 Views
Games Workshop has a brand new stand-alone board game available. It takes place during the tumultuous times of the Horus Heresy, when the various Space Marine chapters split apart, some of them staying with the Emperor, and others following Horus and converting to the powers of Chaos. The wars that w...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 31st, 2015
0 Comments
3033 Views
For most of my friends, Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year. What can I say? I’ve got some weird/cool friends. Though certainly they are known to sometimes dress up just for funsies at any point during the year, Halloween really lets them pull out all the stops. As such, they’re pretty mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2015
0 Comments
1623 Views
Friends! Gamers! Countrymen! Lend me your… uh… eyes. I have not come to bury anybody. And we’ll see if I praise anybody (spoilers, I will). SoulJar Games has been busy working on a new board game that captures all the intrigue and subterfuge of the ancient Roman Senate. What they’ve came up with is 1...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 5th, 2015
0 Comments
1998 Views
It’s October, so that means monsters of all types abound in popular culture. They can also abound on your tabletop, too. Fild is a new board game by Bisbog that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. Speaking of love, spoilers, I love the game, since the kind people there sent me ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 9th, 2015
0 Comments
2372 Views
When I was growing up, every year we’d plant a vegetable garden back behind the garage. There would be some herbs, tomatoes, carrots, and several other items. One of those other items was beets. So when they were ready, we would always have fresh beets as a side dish for dinner. I grew up loving [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 26th, 2015
7 Comments
5577 Views
Earlier this year, Exploding Kittens figuratively blew up Kickstarter. In 30 days, Elan Lee and his team raised almost $9 million thanks to the help of 219,382 backers. Some people here in the office were among that crowd. And a mere 6 months later, Exploding Kittens has made it to their desks. So, n...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 25th, 2015
0 Comments
2007 Views
War! Yeah! Huh! What is it good for? … killing some time when you’ve got a pack of cards and an opponent. Everyone knows the age-old game of “high card wins.” But what if you want something a bit less “just random-shuffling determined?” That’s what the guys over at Foursight Games thought. As such, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jul 21st, 2015
32 Comments
16313 Views
Well, kids, the time has come. It’s our review of Games Workshop’s Age of Sigmar. Let’s get right to it, shal we? The first miniatures game I played was Warhammer 40k. My LGS in St. Louis (The Fantasy Shop, St. Charles, for any of you that might know of it) had a demo of 2nd [&helli...
By Jared Miller
In Card Games
Jul 20th, 2015
0 Comments
2969 Views
Chicken is outlawed. Over 100 million people died after the Avian flu outbreak. At least that’s what the governments are saying caused it. In the wake of the disaster, the US’ Food and Drug Administration became one of the largest and most powerful policing agencies around. Tony Chu is an agent of th...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 23rd, 2015
0 Comments
4109 Views
Before Tabletop Gaming News, I managed a comics and tabletop games store for ten years. So I’m sure you’re not surprised when I tell you I’m a comic fan. And, obviously, I’m a fan of games as well. So when WizKids combined those two hobbies in X-Men: Mutant Revolution, I was more than willing to [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 12th, 2015
0 Comments
2180 Views
Reviewing things for TGN is fun and games. *waits for the laughter to die down* Today, Jared and I take a look at a new game from Iello called Welcome to the Dungeon. The game was adapted from Masato Uesugi’s Dungeon of Mandom. The Iello version adds in new heroes to the mix. What do […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 5th, 2015
0 Comments
2177 Views
People often ask me what my favorite part of working at TGN is. The answer is pretty easy. It’s getting to see new games as they’re in development and trying them out before just about anyone else. I’ve been doing this gig long enough now that games I tried out when they were early prototypes [&helli...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2015
2 Comments
17715 Views
Gathering some friends together for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) can be fun, but if your group is anything like mine, the position of Dungeon Master is not sought after. Everyone usually wants to play a carefully crafted character, which is understandable considering how much time can go into dev...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 27th, 2015
0 Comments
1902 Views
Welcome to another edition of Found on TGN Desk. This is our segment where we take a look at a game that’s happened to slide across our desk recently. Just so you know, this week’s installment isn’t kosher. That’s because this week’s game is Hogger Logger by Hogger Logger LLC. Let me just sausage you...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Apr 22nd, 2015
0 Comments
5925 Views
Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) takes gamers to a galaxy far, far away with their new Star Wars: Armada starter set. The highly-anticipated fleet combat game is making its way into people’s hands. We here at TGN got one and wanted to give you a few articles about it (since it’s a game I’ve been anxious [&...