Mar 072017
 

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the two player starter for HALO Ground Command from Spartan Games.

I have played HALO Ground Command and I like it.   I find it to be a game that can easily be casual or competitive, and that’s a hard balance to find with miniatures.

Feb 112017
 

INDIANAPOLIS (January 20, 2017) Gen Con, the longest-running gaming convention in North America, has announced a renewal of their partnership with Sun King Brewing Company, continuing an uninterrupted relationship that began in 2012. As part of this partnership extension, Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, operate an outdoor 21-and-over beer garden during the convention, and provide entertainment on W. Georgia St in Indianapolis.

For Gen Con 50, taking place August 17-20, Sun King will brew a Belgian-Style Golden Ale, available in both cans and drafts at the convention as well as via bar, restaurant, and packaged liquor providers in the Indianapolis metro.

“While pondering Gen Con 50, thoughts of a Belgian Golden Ale came to mind,” said Dave Colt, Head Brewer/Co-Founder of Sun King Brewing. “A golden anniversary should be celebrated with a beer golden in color, with complex fruity esters and moderate spiciness, a first for Sun King Brewery to make in celebration of our partnership with Gen Con.”

Sun King Brewing has created official beers for five prior Gen Con events, including last year’s 20-Sided Rye.

Our partners at Sun King truly understand the Gen Con attendee,” said Scott Elliott, Vice President of Business Development at Gen Con. “A significant portion of last year’s 61,000 Gen Con attendees sampled the Sun King beer, and their feedback on its taste, branding, and packaging art was our best yet.”

“Gen Con is one of our favorite events of the year and over time, as our partnership has grown, so has the excitement and anticipation around the brewery!” said Clay Robinson, Co-Founder of Sun King Brewing. “We’ve got a lot of fun in store surrounding Gen Con 50 and are honored to be a part of the celebration.”

Badges for Gen Con 50 will go on-sale on January 29 at noon (Eastern) on gencon.com.

About Gen Con

Gen Con LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast, Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 50 (2017) will be sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo, Inc., and Rio Grande Games.

About Sun King Brewing Company

Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations statewide, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana – and the largest brewer in the state that distributes beer exclusively in Indiana.

Media Contact for Gen Con LLC

Dec 312016
 

d43ddae1-8598-4f6b-8e4f-97289198195eSPOILS OF WAR coming in April!

ARCANE WONDERS TO RELEASE SPOILS OF WAR

Sachse, TX (Nov. 15th, 2016) – Arcane Wonders® is proud to announce Spoils of War designed by Bryan Pope and Jason Medina. An exciting dice game of bidding, bluffing, and betting, Spoils of War provides non-stop gameplay that will test the wits of casual and strategic players alike!

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War! Piled high on a massive oak table are the best treasures taken during the raid; gleaming gems, shiny swords, fine armor, and magical artifacts! Once strong allies, the Vikings are taken by greed, and soon a heated debate ensues –who will get what spoils? Fists pound the table, insults are made, and tempers rise! Let the Spoils of War begin!
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Nov 172016
 

d0c45bb4-3ddc-4a25-a83d-4db8e3a3d04cSUPER SMASH BROS. 4 AND STREET FIGHTER V ANNOUNCED AS ESPORT TITLES FOR NOVEMBER BATTLE ON THE STRIP PRO-AM TOURNAMENT

Next Installment of Leading Las Vegas Based Tournament Features Fighting Games, Celebrity Guests, Cosplay, and $10,000 in Prizes and Giveaways

Dallas, Texas (November 9, 2016)Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) – the VC-backed esports innovation and media company – is proud to announce Super Smash Bros. 4 and Street Fighter V as the next competitive titles in their Pro-Am Battle on the Strip esports tournament series. Featuring different leading competitive titles each month, professional and amateur esports talent come together to compete online, with each month’s finals held at the prestigious SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

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Sep 202016
 

Onitama is a two player abstract game based on the complexity of a Martial Arts fight. With a random set up the players use their cards to move and outwit their opponent.  This wrestling match relies on the card players were dealt at the beginning of the game.

 

 

It is part of the Dice Tower Essentials line.

 

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Aug 172016
 

At Gen Con I caught up with Mikaela and Devon from End Transmission Games.  We discuss the Singularity System, Splinter (not the rat), and Dice Punk.

They also share some of their freelancing experience.  They must be doing something right to sponsor Gen Con!

Jul 312016
 

One of the great things about Gen Con is that so many new games make their debut, I suspect around one hundred every year. One of those games this year is Grimslingers from Greenbrier Games.  Stephen Gibson is both the artist and the creator.

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Jul 302016
 

13_Star_Trek_Rulebook_CoverWell it’s no surprise to me that Gale Force 9 landed this liscense.  I first caught wind of Ascendency when I stumbled across a A Beasts of War interview. Intrigued I watched it.  I learned so much I really cant wait.  This game is truly unique and it sounds like they captured the scalability of space.  Say what?! Aside from that there are some really cool features that, I feel, are going to truly reflect the politics or diplomacy Star Trek strives to display.

Ascendency will allow each player to play a race.  From what I understand yiou can only play the races that are not the iconic threats to the universe – like The Borg.  Each race willnset out from their home world and explore the galaxy.  Along the way they will encounter new civilizations, other races, and scientific phenomena.

Players can settle/conquer planets to gain what I will call for now resources in order to grow their fleet. I’m not sure how a winner is picked yet, but one other important factor is that you build the board.  A large board with a few players might mean there is several turns before player interaction. While a smaller board will be a quicker game.  What I thinkk makes the board so neat, is that it can easily be used to play with a multitiude of people at conventions.  Which again touches on the Star Trek theme, meeting new races which in this case it’s the players from different cultures.

Did I mention they have the rulebook available for FREE!

I also learned that the planets are color coded.  The colors will have different effects for different races.  The Beast of War interview said that Klingons might prefer red planets because of their war like nature. .

New_Space_Lane_and_SystemThe last cool thing about ascendency is that the nemesis races (The Borg and Cardassians) are going to be like a playable piece.  What, that is just wild.  My question is “Can all of you loose the game to The Borg?”

 

This game sounds totally stellar and it’s on my must do list.  If not by me then by a very close friend!

Please check out my Go Fund Me Gen Con and Back again.

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!