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Jun 202016
 

At Origins 2016 I had a chance to catch up with my good friend Bryan Poe from Arcane Wonders.  We talked about Mage Wars Paladin and Siren.  Bryan may have leaked a few other things as well.

I do believe if you listen closely a couple of allusions can be heard.

May 242016
 

Watch as I take a look at the small expansion for Munchkin.  It isn’t limited or collectible every pack is the same.  This is totally Dragon themed.

It’s all about dragons it has to be fun!

Apr 112016
 

This is Not a Test is a post  apocalyptic miniatures game.  It is super fast and had a great Kickstarter.  I hope you enjoy this demo.

I just looked at the Kickstarter it funded by nearly 2,000 percent.  That’s amazing!

Nov 202015
 

BESTIARY 5 BRINGS HUNDREDS OF NEW MONSTERS TO THE PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME, IN STORES NOW
REDMOND, WA (November 18, 2015): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the release of Bestiary 5, the fifth hardcover volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

From the death-dealing grim reaper, menacing deep ones, and the ground-shaking wood colossus, to allies such as whimsical leshi, inscrutable esoteric dragons, and the powerful aerial servant, players will face-off against creatures that threaten body and soul. Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5 is the fifth hardcover volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder RPG, and includes:
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Nov 202015
 
DWKB50DWKB50 Kingdom of Britannia Windsor Mobile Fortification
Built to mimic a Norman castle, the Windsor is one of the more ambitious weapons of war ever created by the Kingdom of Britannia. Less of a robot and more of a mobile gun platform, it is truly devastating in battle as it walks to victory! This behemoth of war was created to inspire the soldiers of the KoB, representing one of the most iconic structures ever built on the fair isles – Windsor Castle. Festooned with volley guns and sporting devastating Cannons the Windsor will be the pride of any military force fielding it. Can be assembled on a scenic ground or water base.
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Oct 272015
 

Have you ever wanted to be a spymaster? Sending spys to other countries to collect intel, subvert enemy spies and probably die? Then you can send them to death rehab and do it all over again. That’s how it works right?

Secret Directive is a sort of “take-that” style deck building, economic, worker placement… thing for 2-4 players designed my Mike Lee and art by Daniel Giovannini. It wold be quite a task to wrestle all of those concepts into a workable and fun experience wouldn’t it? Well I guess we will find out. I will briefly describe the gist of the game, after which I will and tell you why I believe this game might or might not be worth your hard earned cash.

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Okay so get this: There are four ways to win here. Four different types of “Intelligence” cards will allow you to advance 4 different tracks. Economy, Science, Military and Culture. Each provides a suitable and respectable upgrade to your country. You will research these cards, add them to your deck and advance these tracks.

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Oct 052015
 

In This Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Dark Gothic Colonial Horror.  The stand alone expansion for the Dark Gothic deck building game from Flying Frog Productions.

Our friends at the Frog have added some interesting mechanics that I’m looking forward to.

Sep 222015
 

Looting Atlantis designed by Nick Sauer

Published by Shoot Again Games on Kickstarter

 

Imagine you are a citizen of Atlantis and the continent is sinking due to a violent eruption.  Knowing that the your home is lost other citizens begin to flee.  You and the other players around you however, realize that the other civilizations are primitive in comparison so you begin Looting Atlantis to secure your family’s future.

Looting Atlantis is a race to gather as much Atlantean equipment as possible.  The only problems are that the lava is destroying everything, and other citizens are trying to thwart you.  Looting Atlantis combines a race against the clock, with card counting, critical thinking and a drafting mechanic.

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Aug 312015
 

the gameThe Game 

$19.99

Nominated for the 2015 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year), The Game is a co-operative card game for 1-5 players.

 

In The Game, players will have to work together to play cards into one of four different piles, with the hopes of discarding all 98 cards to win. Each turn, a player must play at least two cards into one or more of the piles and then the player draws as many cards as they played. The next player then takes their turn and play continues until one of the players cannot play the requisite two cards (or one card if the draw pile has been depleted).

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Aug 092015
 

At Gen Con I had the chance to catch up with Scott Hill from Flying Frog Productions.  We chatted for about an hour so I broke it down into three parts.  This part we talk about the history of the frog, the philosophy of their business model and the story behind their name.

In Part 2 We focus on Shadows of Brimstone.

In Part three we talk about everything else the frog has to offer, Dark Gothic, their approach to game design – standards, and future releases.

I look forward to many great things from the “Frog”.