Words With Uwe Eickert from Academy Games at Origins Game Fair

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Jun 232014

Uwe and I had the Chance to sit down and chat about the approach Academy Games has with games  in Education.   If you’ve never heard Uwe speak on anything this is your chance to be welcomed into a delightful conversation.



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Words With Julie Ahern from Greenbrier Games

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Jun 182014

gamer-goggles_logo_xlargeJulie and I had teh chance to sit down and chat a bit about everything that has been happening with Greenbrier Games since October 2012. It is an overwhelming interview that was a lot of fun. Julie and I discuss Zpocalypse, Ninja Dice, Heavy Steam and more.



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Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game this August from Mantic Games

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Jun 112014

mars attacksMars Attacks: The Miniatures Game

$79.99 SRP


Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game is the game of over-the-top violence played with highly detailed colored plastic figurines, where one player commands the Martian invaders and the other commands the brave human survivors and scattered US soldiers.


Follow our heroes during the battle of Greenville with fun playable scenarios, each with their own objectives: eliminate the enemy, capture the intelligence and escape the Martian invaders!


Mars Attacks is full of wacky events and cinematic action made possible by the simple set of game mechanics that are very easy to learn, and by the game’s Event Card deck.

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Compounded Game Review

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May 162014

CompoundedIn the resource management game Compounded players use elements one would find in an ordinary high school chemistry lab to create compounds to earn points. It sounds simple, but there are more mechanics involved that can change the game every time you play. One of these allows the players to barter among themselves. To further the degree of strategy involved there is a random factor to the game providing twists and turns in the critical thinking process of the players planning.

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Galactic Strike Force from Greater Than Games

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May 032014

Galactic Strike Force


Galactic Strike Force is a cooperative, tactical, deck-building game in which two to six players each take control of a ship and a crew in defense of the galaxy! Dangerous opposition forces threaten to overrun the entire galaxy, and the players must not only build up their ships, but also work together tactically to stop them!

However, this Strike Force is not made up of stalwart defenders, space cops or Volnethian Guardians. In Galactic Strike Force, you play as scoundrels,  members of the galactic underworld! Smugglers, space pirates, gun runners, bounty hunters, and information brokers make up the ranks of the Strike Force which has come together to defend the galaxy!

Each player begins the game with a Strike Force ship panel and a unique, eight-card deck which represents their ship and its crew. Arrayed against the Strike Force is one of five Opposition fleets, spread across a number of different sectors. Rather than players having individual turns, the game rounds proceed through five phases, in which the players act simultaneously.


Players use Travel Cards from sector to sector, Requisition Cards from various stations, and install their Tech Cards in hand to upgrade their ships. Then, the Strike Force may engage the Opposition in battle across every sector; however, while the Strike Force has been preparing their assault, the Opposition has grown ever more powerful. Finally, in the Aftermath, the Opposition forces gain resources when unopposed and add strength and numbers to their fleet. Ultimately, the Strike Force must work together to drive the Opposition from their systems and to final defeat.

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The Whole Hole Vol. 1 (Savage Worlds)

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Mar 132014

The Whole Hole Vol. 1 (Savage Worlds)

$29.95 SRP


The Whole Hole – A Gadabout’s Guide to Mutha Oith, Volume 1: Keister Island is the first in a series of guidebooks designed to immerse the reader within and among the places, peeps, beasts, and happenings of the various realms of Mutha Oith.


Join intrepid gadabout Toucanacondor Flaminguez as he tours Keister Island. You’ll explore dozens of locales, meet hundreds of peeps, examine new religions, gawp in awe at wondrous magics, and run in terror from a bunsload of horrifying monstrosities. Here you’ll investigate the Fundamental nature of all things, dabble in smellcasting at the Garden of Smellemental Glee, chug suds with Floom’s elite, and marvel at the bottomless Keister of Gawd. There’s new Holy Crap, new Edges and Hindrances, New PC species, new setting rules, and twenty pages of new monsters. Seriously, stop reading the description and just buy the goosin’ thing already.


The Savage Worlds rules system is required to play the game, but not necessarily to enjoy the book.


224 pages, Full Color

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Loonacy from Looney Labs

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Mar 132014




Loonacy is a rapid fire game where players race to be the first to empty their hand of 7 cards by matching one of two images with the images on the open piles in front of them. Speed of the hand and luck of the draw determine the winner in this frenzied free-for-all!


Plays great with 2 to 5 players and features images from all of your favorite Fluxx games.



100 cards featuring art from various Fluxx games!

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Figure Forge Scourge from the Dropzone Commander starter

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Feb 122014

IMG1_Box1_1024x1024In this Figure Forge Matt assembles one sprue of the Scourge faction from the Dropzone Commander 2 player starter.  Dropzone Commander is produced by Hawk Wargames.

You can learn more about Dropzone Commander at Hawk Wargames.

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Jan 222014

RotRLIn this episode Matt takes a look the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.  It has universally been nominated as 2013’s game of the year by more than one reviewer.  Take a look at the contents of this box.  Then join us for the written review soon.



Until next time, be safe.

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Star Wars X-Wing: Tantive IV From FFG in Febuary

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Jan 222014


Star Wars  X-Wing: Tantive IV


$89.95 SRP






The iconic Corellian CR90 comes to life in X-Wing with the Tantive IV Expansion Pack!




Featuring one huge, pre-painted CR90 miniature, its maneuver dial, plus all the cards and tokens that you need to field it, the Tantive IV Expansion Pack adds fantastic depth to the game’s Cinematic Play and its massive, new Epic Play format.




Moreover, rules for “energy” fuel your shields and weapons, and a new maneuver template ensure that the Tantive IV fights and flies in a manner as epic as the ship deserves!


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