Z-Man Games

By Polar_Bear
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Nov 17th, 2017
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The enemy is here. The rampaging hordes of monsters have been ransacking the countryside, but now they’ve made it to the walls of the castle. Comparatively, they outnumber you about a billion to one. But all is not lost… hopefully. By banding together, the remaining survivors look to turn...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 16th, 2017
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Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you’ve got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands is below sea level. And they’ve got a pretty good system going for them. But what if those systems start to fail? It’ll take a lot mo...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 11th, 2017
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It’s feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor’s note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend’s Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 10th, 2017
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Games will occasionally get a revamping with a new edition. Such is happening with Kingsburg. But when that happens, what goes through the mind of the designer? How do they know what they should keep and what they should change? What is the thought process behind it all? In this preview from Z-Man Ga...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2017
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So, it’s come to this… We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 4th, 2017
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 1st, 2017
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The voyages of Marco Polo are legendary. There’s many conflicting tales of what he did, where he went, and what he brought back, simply because it was seen as such a big deal. It’s so mythical that there’s games based on him, such as The Voyages of Marco Polo. That one, in particula...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2017
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Z-Man Games is updating the classic Dr. Reneir Knizia game, Through the Desert. The game’s getting a bit of a facelift, but also a bit of a rules combing. So, many of you have played the older version, and I’m sure you’re wondering what’s changing. Z-Man is helping out with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 28th, 2017
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It’s the weekend! Wooooo! Partaaaaaaaaaay! And by “Party,” I mean gaming! Working on getting this Review Roundup and then gonna head out to the LGS to play some Guild Ball. Today we’ve got: Tiny Epic Quest, Sagrada, Azul, InBetween, BONK, Stop Thief!, Agility, Cast the Ritual,...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 27th, 2017
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Carcassonne is one of those ubiquitous games that pretty much everyone has played at some point. Many of you have a copy on your gaming shelf right now. But do you have all the expansions? Or maybe you don’t have a copy, but want one, and the idea of those expansions is a bit daunting […...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2017
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Cold and Flu season is coming up. But on the gaming table, it’s already here. Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is now available. And with how people reacted to Season 1, I can only imagine what sort of reaction this new set will garner. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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Vikings are pretty much one of the world’s best-known souvenir-hunters. They’d head out, find a nice spot, then grab a couple trinkets to remember the trip by (if you consider “everything of value that wasn’t bolted down, and even then, that’s not a guarantee” to b...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 18th, 2017
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Tea. It’s possibly the most popular drink in the world (even though I don’t really like it. But who cares about what I like in beverages?). It’s especially popular in East Frisia, a small, German Village on the North Sea. And it’s a major new good you’ll be able to get i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 13th, 2017
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The king is dead. The hunt is on for the next person that will be seated on the throne. The nobles vying for the spot can’t just run in and sit down. They’ll need the people’s support. There’s more than one way to get the people’s favor. And looking at such options is wh...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 13th, 2017
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Z-Man Games has a pair of new releases available for you today. In one, you’re leading a team of spies versus opposing spy teams, looking to complete your objectives while preventing your opponents from finishing theirs. In the other, you’ve actually got a collection of five games in one,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 7th, 2017
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It’s not just Saturday. It’s a 3-day weekend Saturday! The best kind of Saturday! (well, except for 4-day weekend Saturdays, or week-off Saturdays, but let’s not get pedantic here) I’m just kinda chillin’ today. Why go and run yourself ragged? Instead, I’ll just ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 29th, 2017
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The thing that sets Legacy-style games apart from others is that the game will literally change each time you play. What you do in one session will have an effect on the next. Card packs will be opened. Other cards will be removed. The game board will be altered. People went crazy over this aspect [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 22nd, 2017
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Z-Man Games has another updated version of a game they’re working on. This time around, it’s History of the World. So, in a way, they’re rewriting history… If you’ve ever wanted to be in charge of a civilization and see it through the dawn of time all the way to the 20th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 21st, 2017
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Having access to advise the king on matters is a good position to be in. You can make sure that the things you find most important get done. Well, King Tritus is looking to add a new person to his Royal Council. The thing is, you’re not the only one that could potentially fill that […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 20th, 2017
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It’s the dawn of time… Eh, that’s too early. Someone wake me up at the noon of time… No, wait, I need to get up and make my bed… though I should probably build a hut and get a village going. But to have a village, I need resources. But there’s other villages out th...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 16th, 2017
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Hey everyone. We’ve made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I’ve got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things… probably too much… *looks at my stomach* … definitely too much. But issues with my wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 15th, 2017
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It’s not quite cold and flu season yet, but that just means it’s time to stock up on disease-fighting knowledge. It also means to get prepped for the upcoming 2018 Pandemic Survival Series. Yes, Pandemic is usually a cooperative affair, but in this format, you’re racing against anot...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2017
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Let’s see if the system decides to eat this one or not. Anyway, it’s Saturday, and that means I’m happy. I’ve been doing various domestic things this morning in order to be ready for when a friend comes over for some gaming (Guild Ball and Ascension are the most-likely games t...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Sep 7th, 2017
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Junggle is the new card game coming from Z-Man Games. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. It’s actually a set of five games coming from Z-Man Games all in one package. The set of cards with various animals on them can be used to play several different games. We’ve seen how two work....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 6th, 2017
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Floods. They’re a problem that’s been facing humanity essentially since the first group of huts were set too close to a rising stream. In The Netherlands, there’s a whole series of levees, reservoirs, and pumping stations that keeps the country dry. Well, when those start to fail, s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 1st, 2017
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Well, it looks like the world is coming to an end again. (Damnit, Todd! I told you to go to the doctor when you got bitten!) The undead are swarming all over. Now people are having to escape this zombie menace. Thankfully, Raxxon Pharmaceuticals is helping with evacuation kits. It’s got what yo...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 31st, 2017
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I’m a huge fan of puzzle games. Blokus, Set, and Apotheca are three my absolute most-favorite games out there, for example. So I’m looking forward to getting a chance to try NMBR 9, the new tile-stacking game from Z-Man Games. Players are looking to place their number-shaped tiles on the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 18th, 2017
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It’s early dawn here at Gen Con Day 2. I… wish I could tell you what happened to Day 1. I swear it was just here a minute ago. At least, that’s how it feels. I can tell you that the hall is busy. But what would you expect from a show that’s sold out? […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 16th, 2017
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Guys! Guys! Gen Con is just a couple days away! I know, I spent all of yesterday and will be spending all of today getting ready for it. It’s going to be an awesome show. All the vendors here are excited to get things underway. There’s tons of new things to see and games to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 12th, 2017
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Usually, I’m all like, “hey! It’s Saturday! Go get your gaming on!” and, in a way, I’m still that. But I’m also, “It’s the Saturday before Gen Con… … … I Have So Many Things I Still Need To Do!!!” A couple people have asked me, &...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Dr. Reiner Knizia has made a couple games over the years. You know, just one or two… Well, one of his older games is getting a bit of a facelift and a new edition. Z-Man Games has announced that they’re going to be adding Through the Desert to their Euro Classics series....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2017
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Carcassonne has been entertaining gamers since its release in 2000. And it certainly has critical acclaim, having won the Spiel des Jahres in 2001. It’s also had quite a lot of expansions over the years. That can seem intimidating for a new player who might have an issue finding all of them. We...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 10th, 2017
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I remember going to the circus once when I was a little kid. I’m pretty sure it was at the Rosemont Horizon back in Chicago. But I was pretty young. All I really remember about it is that it was loud. Well, you can bring the noise and excitement of the circus to your games […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 5th, 2017
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It’s the Middle Ages. But it’s cool, because you’re in charge, as the King or Queen of a region. But you don’t want to just have your kingdom sitting mostly empty. You want grand buildings and fields and such filling it up. You want to show off the majesty of it all. That̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 3rd, 2017
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For centuries, fortified cities were the best way to protect your population from attack. In Valletta, players will be looking to protect the residents of Malta from an attack by the Ottomans. They’ll do this by building up the fortifications around the city. In this preview, Z-Man Games gives ...