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Dale Yu: Review of Amun-Re
The Opinionated Gamers » May 24, 2017
Amun-Re (2017) Designer: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Players: 3-5 Ages: 12+ Time: 90 minutes Times played: > ;30 overall, 3 with new version from Tasty Minstrel One of the things that I've noticed in today's gaming world is … Continue reading →

River Horse Posts Tails of Equestria Mini-Adventure
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
Tails of Equestria is a bit different than the other RPGs we usually feature here on TGN. As such, while most of us are pretty sure in adventure-writing for our games, it might take a bit of fiddling to figure out how to make one for Tails . River Horse is helping out by posting a mini-adventure, for free, on their site. We'll be ...

Midweek Snippets
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
The week of "getting back to usual" continues along. Of course, we'll get back off schedule a little, since it's a 3-day weekend here in the States. But still, good to be on schedule while you can. But, seeing as we're getting ready for a 3-day weekend, that means we should be fully-powered up on gaming stories. Today on the platter ...

'The Goon: The Roleplaying Game' Now Available From Pinnacle Entertainment
The Gaming Gang » May 24, 2017
Hot on the heels of April's successful Kickstarter run Pinnacle Entertainment has released The Goon: The Roleplaying Game in digital format.

CSW News Postings on Hold Due to Upcoming CSW Expo
ConsimWorld News » May 24, 2017

H.E.A.D. Hunters Tabletop Game Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
H.E.A.D. Hunters is a new type of miniatures game. In it, you're in control of your own warrior as you battle against your opponents. What sets H.E.A.D. Hunters apart is that everything you need to play is contained right in the head of your figure. Special ability cards, live tracker cards, movement rope, dice. It's all in there. ...

Loads of 'MST3K' Gear Available Now and Coming Soon
The Gaming Gang » May 24, 2017
If you're celebrating the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, as I obviously am, you might want to proudly fly your "MiSTie" flag with some of the cool gear now available through a variety of companies.

Cubicle 7 and Games Workshop Announce 4th Edition of 'Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'
The Gaming Gang » May 24, 2017
I must admit, while I don't necessarily agree with the Games Workshop business model, I can't argue GW doesn't have a couple of mighty cool game world settings.

Warlord Games Announces Upcoming Releases for Beyond the Gates of Antares
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
We recently saw some of the cool things that the Freeborn will be getting to go along with the upcoming expansion, The Chryseis Shard – Ascent of the Locus , for Beyond the Gates of Antares . But what about some of the other factions? Well, they've put up some previews for them, too. From the announcement: Do you want a look ...

Enlisting for the Cause: A Zephyr Giveaway
The Cardboard Republic » May 24, 2017
It seems quaint by today's standards that mankind can take to the air in flying machines of their own design, but for centuries the sheer thought of exploring the world from above was a fantasy, a whim, a fevered wish of elite and commoner alike. To soar as the birds do, to leave the earth […]

Plaid Hat Games Posts New Warring Colonies Preview
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
The end of civilization is bad enough. You've survived so far, but resources aren't going to last the winter if they're spread too thin. The various survivors are banding together and now attacking one-another in order to survive. That's what's happening in Warring Colonies , the upcoming expansion for Dead of Winter . Plaid Hat ...

Gray Skies and Great Deeds: A Zephyr Q&A
The Cardboard Republic » May 24, 2017
As part of our May Spotlight on Zephyr: Winds of Change, we strive to inform readers of little extra tidbits surrounding the game. Games are made by people, and one of those tidbits we enjoy is learning a little bit more about the people behind them. Some designers shy away from the public stage, while others […]

New Edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Coming From Cubicle 7
Purple Pawn » May 24, 2017
The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay license has landed with Cubicle 7 Entertainment . The company announced today plans for a new edition that "takes its direction from the first and second editions of the game." Other than that, the company only said the game would be released this year.

Knight Models Taking Pre-Orders for Next DC Releases
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
Knight Models has started taking orders for their next wave of releases for both the Batman Miniatures Game and the DC Universe Miniatures Game . They've got the World's Finest version of Superman coming. It's a good thing, too, since the other releases are the likes of General Zod, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday. Along with all that, ...

The State of Games, Ep. 130: The One About Mysterious Mysteries
Dice Hate Me » May 24, 2017
This week we all jump in the Mystery Machine and brave that old, abandoned amusement park – all for your listening pleasure! Yes, this time we're all about the mystery games, whether they be about gumshoes, serial killers, or just sending a love letter to your betrothed. Unfortunately, Darrell couldn't be along for this ride ...

How Could the Axis Have Won World War II
Pulsipher Game Design » May 24, 2017
(This is the answer to a Quora question.) The great wars of the 20th century were primarily economic. In World War II, the Axis powers had an advantage in military forces that they needed to use to overcome the economic advantage of the Allied powers, before the Allied advantage turned into a military advantage. Britain was far ...

Richard the Lionheart & Dojo Kun - Games We Played at CMON Expo 2017
Pair of Dice Paradise » May 24, 2017
Richard The Lionheart & Dojo Kun - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (1 of 3) Richard The Lionheart & Dojo Kun - Games we played at CMON Expo 2017 (1 of 3)

Green Deal Review
Board Game Quest » May 24, 2017
Apparently, the "Green Deal" is a real thing. When searching on the Internet for videos, readers should take notice of the many Green Deal videos posted by UK residents. Is there room for a game with the same name and something of the same subject matter? Karma Games and designer Juma Al-JouJou have presented just […]

CMON Restructures Distribution Channels and Announces Universal MAPP
Tabletop Gaming News » May 24, 2017
Lots of distribution news coming out lately. Must be the season for it. This time around, it's CMON updating who they will be using as distributors for their games, as well as announcing a universal MAPP policy for their games. From the announcement: Today, May 24, CMON, Inc. announced it has adopted a unilateral Minimum ...

News Snippets
Talking Game » May 24, 2017
One of the disadvantages of my weekly posting pattern is that I very rarely get to scoop folks - even when I have news early. And that's okay - I'm not doing this to make money or boost my personal fame. I'm a small corner of the internet that tries to have good information. Nothing here is something I knew in advance, but I think ...

Review: 3 to 4 Headed Monster
iSlaytheDragon » May 24, 2017
The monster awakes in the morning and wants to RAMPAGE! Or write poetry. Mostly RAMPAGE! Or go for a contemplative walk in the woods. Oh dear. What a conflicted beast. It may be true that two heads are better than one, but three or four? Well, that leads to all sorts of complications. How It Works 3 to 4 Headed Monster is a ...

Kulami Board Game Review
The Board Game Family » May 24, 2017
Kulami is a fun abstract strategy and family board game. Today we're taking a look at a 2-player abstract game that's been around for a number of years — Kulami by FoxMind . With a gazillion 2-player abstract board games available, it's great to continue to find ones that offer unique game play and strike our fancy. And Kulami ...

Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
Sometimes, games really take off when they're released and that can mean it's hard to get a copy for yourself. Such is the case with Aporta Game's Avenue . It came out at Essen last year and sold out quickly when the English-language version was released. Well, Aporta's teamed up with Indie Boards and Cards to not only bring you Avenue ...

SU&SD Take on the Board Game Geek Top 100: 80-61
Shut Up Sit Down » May 23, 2017
Paul: Our exhaustive look at the games jostling their way about BoardGameGeek's Top 100 continues! Today, we have everything from international illness to urban development to mischievous academics. Oh, and opinions. Always with the sassy opinions. ONWARD. #80: STAR REALMS Review here Matt: I sat down to try this one out with my ...

Corvus Belli Previews June Releases for Infinity
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
We're about a week from the start of a new month. Seems like a pretty good time to start prepping for what will be coming out in June. In this case, Corvus Belli is giving us a look at what you can expect for Infinity . Source

DC to Celebrate 25 Years of Harley Quinn This September
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
Talk about making a guy feel old. It's hard to believe this September it will have been twenty five years since the character of Harley Quinn made her initial appearance in Batman: The Animated Series.

Fully Baked Ideas Announce 'Adult Mad Libs: The Game'
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
Shield your children's eyes as Fully Baked Ideas have announced a sexy take on the venerable party word game Mad Libs.

Kennerspiel Des Jahres 2017
Meople's Magazine » May 23, 2017
As we mentioned yesterday, it's Spiel des Jahres season. We all know what that means, of course. The three Spiel des Jahres awards are still among the most prestigious in the world, and winning them is still a big deal. We already presented the nominees and jury's recommendation for the Spiel des Jahres award yesterday , today we'll ...

Sedis Game Tiles Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
Sedis is a set of hexagonal game tiles with various markings along the edges. They can be used to play a variety of games, so they're rather versatile. The tiles are up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Sedis is a set of tiles with a systematic configuration of pips and blanks along the outer edges of each of its 60 wooden tiles. ...

McFarlane Toys Reveals 'Labyrinth' and 'The Dark Crystal' Figures
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
McFarlane Toys has revealed plans for a trio of 7" figures beginning this Fall and they're a double dip of Jim Henson film goodness.

'Atlas: Enchanted Lands' Coming From Renegade Game Studios This Fall
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
Get ready to enter a world of fairies and magic this Fall with Atlas: Enchanted Lands from Renegade Game Studios.

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Aliana of Summersong for Runewars
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
While the rank-and-file troopers might get much of the job done, they wouldn't be nearly as effective without the strong leaders that spearhead the charges and direct the arrows. For the Latari Elves, the upcoming faction for Runewars , one of their leaders is Aliana of Summersong. Fantasy Flight has posted up a preview of what you ...

Deck-Builder 'Hand of Fate: Ordeals' Cracks 200% Kickstarter Funding
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
A new adventure deck-building game, from Rule & Make and Defiant Development, has raced out the gates for its Kickstarter funding run and passed the 200% mark in the first couple of days.

Podcast Roundup
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
While it's good to be back in the office and once more in my regular routine, after last week's ordeal with my apartment, I'm still looking forward to the weekend. For those of us here in the US, it's even (potentially) a long weekend, what with Monday being Memorial Day. So I'm ready for that to get here as soon as possible. To help ...

Farsight Sci-Fi Board Game Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
The world of business is pretty cutthroat. But in the far-off future, it's even rougher. Corporations go at one-another not just with ad campaigns and targeted marketing, but with mechs and bombs and machine guns. That's just what you'll be doing in Farsight , a new sci-fi tactical game that's up on Kickstarter now. From the ...

'Conan the Thief' Source Book Now Available From Modiphius
The Gaming Gang » May 23, 2017
The first RPG source book for Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of is now available from Modiphius Entertainment.

Hand of Fate: Ordeals Adventure Game Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
Hand of Fate *Torgo's Theme plays* … No, that's Manos … Anyway, Hand of Fate: Ordeals is an adventure deck-building game that's based on Defiant Development's video game series. It's up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Hand of Fate: Ordeals is an adventure card game for 1 to 4 players, playable in both fully ...

Colloquium on Games of Strategy: Chapter 5
Dr. Wictz Board Games » May 23, 2017
Click here to directly download the MP3 Click here to watch the unedited version on Youtube Welcome to the Colloquium on Games of Strategy. Games of Strategy is a textbook on game theory written by Dixit (not the game), Skeath, and Reiley that we are reading to help improve our analysis of board games and board game design. Paul Owen ...

New Edition of Warhammer: 40k Pre-Order and Release Date Announced
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
June 3rd. That's not that far away, really. A week and a half. That's when you'll be able to get your name on the list to get the newest edition of Warhammer: 40k from Games Workshop. Once your name's on that list, it'll be a 2-week wait until you get your game, as the official release date is June 17th. From Warhammer Community: ...

2017 Random Origins Preview, Part II
Boards and Bees » May 23, 2017
Here's my second in the series of random Origins previews. These are games selected randomly from the BGG Origins list , and we'll see what comes up. There are 130 titles at the time of this writing, so here we go! image by BGG user martellhun The Hunt for the Ring (Marco Maggi/Gabrielle Mari/Francesco Nepitello, Ares Games) is ...

Rory's Story Cubes Sold to Asmodee
Purple Pawn » May 23, 2017
Asmodee Group has acquired Rory's Story Cubes from The Creativity Hub. Already the distributor for Rory's Story Cubes in several countries, Asmodee with this deal ups its stake to "worldwide publishing and brand rights." Other existing distribution arrangements will remain in place through their current terms, such as with ...

A Song of Ice and Fire Tactical Miniatures Game - Panel Seminar at CMON Expo 2017
Pair of Dice Paradise » May 23, 2017
A Song Of Ice And Fire Tactical Miniatures Game - Panel Seminar at CMON Expo 2017 A Song Of Ice And Fire Tactical Miniatures Game - Panel Seminar at CMON Expo 2017

Ares Games and Galakta Announce New Distribution Partnership
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
Ares Games has announced that they will now be distributing Galakta's games across the world (except for Europe… So most of the world, anyway). This includes titles such as Age of Thieves, Champions of the Arena , and the upcoming This War of Mine . From the announcement: Ares Games and Polish company Galakta announce a ...

Draconis Invasion Review
Board Game Quest » May 23, 2017
Back in 2008 when Donald X. Vaccarino dropped his deck builder Dominion (review) on the gaming world, I wonder if he knew what he was starting. Dominion quickly took the gaming world by storm and has since inspired a plethora of other deck building games. Today, we are going to be taking a look at […]

Fantasy Flight Games Previews TIE Aggressor for X-Wing
Tabletop Gaming News » May 23, 2017
Another TIE variant is making its way to your tabletops in the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight. This time, it's the TIE Aggressor. This isn't the first time we've see a TIE with a turret on it, to be fair. But it will give you some more options for your squadrons. From the post: Now, the upcoming release of the TIE ...

Game Bandit
Purple Pawn » May 23, 2017
DMLeviathan is giving away two Dungeons & Dragons books , Tales From the Yawning Portal and Volo's Guide to Monsters . Follow and retweet to enter. Save 50% on a variety of games, including Skateboard Madness and Pentago Lite, direct from Mindtwister . For 30% off any Hexbug product direct from the company, use either coupon ...

Review: Anansi and the Box of Stories
iSlaytheDragon » May 23, 2017
African folklore is rich and vibrant, filled with all sorts of colorful character and perhaps none is more well known than Anansi the spider. As a cunning trickster, he is able to get the better of enemies by using is intellect and clever planning. His ability to turn the tables on those with more strength and power also served as ...

GameGuy Thinks » May 23, 2017
The nominees for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres were announced this week. They are Magic Maze, Kingdomino and Wettlauf nach El Dorado. At this point, I haven't played any of them, so I don't have an opinion. I'm still trying to play and review all of the previous winners. I played Torres almost three years ago, but the review was lost in ...

Kickstarter Skepticism: Why We're Not Eager to Play That Game You Backed…
The Opinionated Gamers » May 23, 2017
By: Chris Wray and Jeff Lingwall Game night begins, and everybody stands around waiting for somebody to nominate a game. These days, most large groups have at least one Kickstarter enthusiast, and he or she always seems to speak first. … Continue reading →

Mini Rails Mini Review – First Impressions
The Opinionated Gamers » May 23, 2017
Mini Rails Designer Mark Gerrits Artist Steve Tse Publisher Moaideas Game Design Players 3-5 Time 40 minutes Mini Rails is the latest game from designer Mark Gerrits who also did SteamRollers. Moaideas Game Design is the publisher. Mini Rails is … Continue reading →

The Opinionated Gamers Discuss the Spiel Des Jahres Award Nominees / Recommendations
The Opinionated Gamers » May 22, 2017
OK – so each year, we predict the award nominees, and some years we look pretty good… and some years (like this one), we look like a bunch of hacks. The reason? Well, none can really be given other than … Continue reading →

Karma Storytelling Game Up on Indiegogo
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
"What goes around, comes around." "You reap what you sow." "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." "Don't be an ass." "You brought this upon yourself." Basically, all of those say much the same thing. The way you act and treat others is going to come back to you. Karma , a storytelling game that's up on Indiegogo now, ...

SU&SD Take on the Board Game Geek Top 100: 101-81
Shut Up Sit Down » May 22, 2017
Paul: BoardGameGeek is a titan of the board game scene, one of the most comprehensive and consulted sites the hobby has, as well as a place to which we owe a huge debt of inspiration. It's also home to the absolute Board Game Geekiest among us, namely those with a monthly allowance for small zip-lock baggies. While we undoubtedly ...

Le Neckbeard Card Game Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
Being able to laugh at one's self is important. None of us are perfect, individually, or as a group. And so, taking a tongue-in-cheek jab at ourselves is sometimes warranted. That's just what Le Neckbeard, a new card game up on Kickstarter, does. From the campaign: We all have a little Neckbeard in us. If you are a chivalrous ...

Wyrd Games Posts Monday Preview From Divergent Paths
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
The folks over at Wyrd do their best to make our lives better. One way they do that is by giving us previews on Mondays. Because, let's face it, Mondays aren't generally considered that great. So any help they can get is good. So, let's check out some new artwork that's coming. From the website: Check out the new Monday Preview. If ...

Spiel Des Jahres 2017
Meople's Magazine » May 22, 2017
Is it really that time of the year again already? I could swear we just had an Essen fair, and suddenly the jury is announcing Spiel des Jahres nominees. Time does fly when you're having more new boardgame releases than anyone could ever play. But here it is, and so we're going to do what I guess most of you want: tell you about ...

Marvel Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
Marvel looks to keep cashing in on the movie with the launch of I Am Groot and more All-New Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy this week.

DC Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
A good selection beyond just the core trinity heroes this week as DC adds the latest Batgirl, Deathstroke, Hellblazer, and Mother Panic to the mix.

Zenescope Entertainment Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
Zenescope offers a trio of issues to tickle your fancy this week with the launch of GFT Wonderland: Birth of Madness, the finale of GFT Van Helsing vs The Mummy of Amun Ra, and more GFT Red Agent: The Human Order.

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Imperial Light Carrier for Star Wars: Armada
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
If there's one thing that the space battles in Star Wars taught us, it's never underestimate the power of a fighter squadron. X-Wings and a light cruiser take out the Death Stars. An A-Wing crashing takes out the Executor. Squadrons of fighters can really swing a battle in your favor. And getting those fighters to the front are ...

Valiant Entertainment Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
A double dip from Valiant this week with the launch of Rapture and more X-O Manowar hitting your FLCS.

Titan Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
Goodies on the Titan slate this week include the conclusion of World War X plus more Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem and Warhammer 40k.

Image Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
A good lineup from Image this week including the newest Beauty, Deadly Class, Magdalena, and Plastic.

Monday Terrain Corner
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
Well, I'm back in the office. The tub was fixed. The carpet's been cleaned. And while I certainly can do what I need from basically anywhere with an internet connection, it's good to get back to the regular routine. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. It's also my habit on Mondays to tell you about terrain articles I've come ...

New Halo and Dystopian Wars Releases Available to Order From Spartan Games
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
The folks at Spartan Games have a whole bunch of new releases available to pre-order for a trio of their games. Both Halo Wars: Fleet Battles and Ground Command are getting some new ships (a couple of them huge, relatively), and there's a new edition of Dystopian Wars you can pick up the rulebook for, plus the Republic of Egypt makes ...

IDW Publishing Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
IDW has lots to please readers this week including the launches of The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie and Saucer State as well as the Strawberry Shortcake Funko Universe.

Dynamite Entertainment Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
Pathfinder: Runescars launches as Dynamite also brings you more Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire and James Bond: Felix Leiter this week.

Dark Horse Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
Dark Horse premieres Mass Effect: Discovery this week as more Angel Season 11, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 11, and Dept. H head your way.

Dwarven Smithy Game Review
Father Geek » May 22, 2017
A typical "fantasy dwarf" is a master craftsman, a highly skilled miner, a legendary drinker, and a tough-as-nails fighter. In this game, players will test their crafting and mining skills against other dwarves to determine who is truly the master of the forge. Drinking and fighting will, of course, soon follow. Continue ...

Boom! Studios Comics for May 24th, 2017
The Gaming Gang » May 22, 2017
This week Boom! unveils Victor LaValle's Destroyer as Death Be Damned concludes and Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal and Lumberjanes carry on.

Ogre Football Team Available From Scibor
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
From one sports-themed game to another (we seem to be doing two-fers today). This time, it's from Baseball to Football. Scibor has a whole new Ogre football team available over in their webshop. You can pick them up individually or as a team set. From the release: Ogres and goblins , coach and rescue ambulance – new ...

Clutch Baseball Card Game Releasing This Month
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
Many of you are not just gaming fans, but you're also sports fans. I know the cliche is that us nerds don't know anything about sports, but that's really not the case. There are many sports games out there that have come and gone, some sadly so. Well, one's getting a rebirth in a new form. Clutch Baseball is coming out this month. ...

USAopoly, Thank You for Being a Friend
Pair of Dice Paradise » May 22, 2017
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Death Knights Expansion for Runewars
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
From one fantasy game to another. Fantasy Flight Games continues to expand their Runewars line for the two armies currently available. In this case, the undead are getting a mounted knights unit, the Death Knights. From the preview: Called the Dread Horsemen by some and Doomriders by others, the Death Knights are ever at the forefront ...

CMON Limited and Ankama Products End Distribution Deal
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
Sometimes we post stories about companies teaming up. This is the opposite. CMON Limited and Ankama Products are no longer going to be working together for game distribution. From the announcement: CMON Limited and Ankama Products announced their USA distribution partnership has come to an end. The final product to be released under ...

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/22
Board Game Quest » May 22, 2017
May cruises on and, at least for those of us living in the USA, we have Memorial Day Weekend coming up in a few days. That usually means time off work, BBQs, and a bit of relaxing. Of course, here in the Midwest it almost always rains on Memorial Day Weekend, so that also means […]

VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion Review
Play Board Games » May 22, 2017
Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 20-60 min Age requirements: 10+ Set-up time: minimal Legacy is the third expansion for the VS 2PCG series. It adds new characters, plot twists and main characters for every released faction. VS 2PCG Legacy Description: If you have played the VS 2PCG then read on. New comers might want ...

Games Workshop Taking Pre-Orders for Age of Sigmar: Skirmish
Tabletop Gaming News » May 22, 2017
You know, as I've gone on in my gaming career, I've more-and-more found myself drawn to skirmish games. Not that I think there's anything inherently bad or wrong with large-army games. They're just not really for me, anymore. So when I see that Games Workshop has started taking orders for a new skirmish form of Age of Sigmar, I ...

Congratulations to the Nominees for the 2017 Spiel Des Jahres
The Opinionated Gamers » May 22, 2017
Nominees for the "Spiel des Jahres 2017" Kingdomino von Bruno Cathala Magic Maze von Kasper Lapp Wettlauf nach El Dorado von Reiner Knizia Nominees for "Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017" Captain Silver von Wolfgang Dirscherl & Manfred Reindl Ice Cool von … Continue reading →

The Village Square: May 22, 2017
iSlaytheDragon » May 22, 2017
If you're going to Gamex 2017 this weekend, hit me up and let's play a game! Wayward Cardboard According to, Image Comics fantasy Wayward is being turned into a board game from IDW Games. "Wayward is set in modern Tokyo and focuses on teenagers imbued with supernatural powers to defend the world from Yokai, Japanese ...

Swag Bag Contents! - CMON Expo 2017
Pair of Dice Paradise » May 22, 2017
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Zombology AI Competition
Board Games - Creation And Play » May 22, 2017
There's been some interest in the AI competition, so I'm going ahead with it - thanks very much for your offers to help me test the balance of Zombology. Purpose I'm trying to test the balance of my card game Zombology after some rules changes in the second edition which I will be releasing later this year. To properly test the game ...

Geekway to the West 2017
The Opinionated Gamers » May 22, 2017
I look forward to Geekway to the West every year. Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians. This year's convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading →

Commander Spotlight: Sea Gate Wreckage
The Cardboard Republic » May 22, 2017
As has been stated numerous times before – and likely will be again – 100 cards is never nearly as much deck space as it first sounds. Just coming up with a singular deck idea usually provides well over the century mark of possible cards to include, giving you a plethora of mechanical and / […]

Game Day Highlights - Spurs, Mare Nostrum, Glory to Rome
Fortress Ameritrash » May 21, 2017
I hosted our game group's Saturday game day for the first time since the fire. Francie Pants finally kicked me in the tush and made it happen. This kick also forced us to deal with finally getting the big-ass table up to the game room. Fortunately Joey Joe Joe the drummer stopped by Wednesday as Engineer Al and I were puzzling over ...

Hell Comes to Frogtown
Fortress Ameritrash » May 21, 2017
They say that you can't judge a book by it's cover. Well, can you judge it based on it's name? If so I'm sure Hell Comes to Frogtown is something worthy of my time. If the insanely dumb title doesn't sucker you in, then allow me to explain why this is piece of cinematic trash is absolutely worth a watch. Thanks to the success of The ...

A Review of Shahrazad, a Tile-Laying Board Game
The Board Game Show » May 20, 2017
Shahrazad is the storyteller in One Thousand and One Nights (commonly referred to as " Arabian Nights "), the book which includes the tales of Aladdin and Ali Baba. You, on the other hand, will be playing the role of Shahrazad, who happens to be the inspiration for the new game of the same name published by Osprey Games . Your goal ...

Review Roundup
Tabletop Gaming News » May 20, 2017
Well, it's almost like the week is getting back on schedule, even though it's Saturday. I woke up. I got groceries. I'm now typing up the Review Roundup in my living room while listening to music and contemplating the rest of my day. Sort of nice to get things back to how they should be. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. ...

CMON Expo 2017 – Nerd E's Experience
The Opinionated Gamers » May 20, 2017
This past weekend, May 11th – May 14th, I attended CMON Expo 2017 in Atlanta. I attended as a member of the media and I have a lot of cool stuff to share. I had a great time. I had … Continue reading →

Boardgame Locations in Malaysia
Hiew's Boardgame Blog » May 20, 2017
I recently discovered this list of locations related to boardgames. This includes boardgame and hobby shops, boardgame cafes. This may be handy if you are in Malaysia.

Fund It Friday! May 19th
Across the Board Games » May 19, 2017
Happy Friday! What are you most excited for this weekend? Do you have any game plans? I'm looking forward to some nice weather, the sunshine, and building some new prototypes that have been in my head lately. Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have a great weekend! Here are my favorite tabletop gaming [&hellip

Review: Ethnos
Shut Up Sit Down » May 19, 2017
BOLD TRAVELLER! Dare you enter the land of Ethnos? There live creatures the likes of which you cannot imagine. Trolls! Orcs! And what's that, hiding over there in that bush? Why, it's a wizard, laying a wizard egg. It is spring here, after all. Alright, so the "land" of Ethnos is a bit rubbish. But this is a new game from Paolo Mori, ...

Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders for the Chryseis Shard – Ascent of the Locus for Beyond the Gates of Antares
Tabletop Gaming News » May 19, 2017
Warlord Games is moving along the story in Beyond the Gates of Antares with their next campaign book, The Chryseis Shard – Ascent of the Locus . Pre-orders for the book are being taken now. Warning, though, if you go and check out the page for it, you should be cautious of spoilers (if you're not caught up so far about how ...

Battle Masters Battle Report
The Esoteric Order of Gamers » May 19, 2017
The whole world is in chess. Any move can be the death of you. Peter and Will unleash their inner nine-year-olds to play Battle Masters ! S ometimes you get a bit tired of the endless pouring over rules summary sheets, the building of forces, the checking of point costs. Sometimes you just want to slap a couple of armies down and have ...

Alternative Armies Announces Furioso Tabletop Gaming Rules
Tabletop Gaming News » May 19, 2017
Alternative Armies has started taking pre-orders for Furioso , their upcoming set of Renaissance-era miniatures warfare. The game is designed to be used with multiple scales, from 6mm to 28mm. Pre-orders will save 20% off the price, as well as get a 10% coupon for Alternative Armies' 15mm Renaissance-era miniatures range. From ...

Carthage Deckbuilding Board Game Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 19, 2017
Are you not entertained! Well, if you're not, maybe you're playing the wrong game. Perhaps you should check out Carthage , the new deckbuilding-board game that's up on Kickstarter from SAS Creative. In it, you play as a gladiator, looking to gain the favor of the crowd as you defeat your opponents using different gear found ...

Cascade Supplement for the Veil Cyberpunk RPG Up on Kickstarter
Tabletop Gaming News » May 19, 2017
Things like Google Glass look to blur the line between the real and the digital world. While we're still a couple years from truly integrating the two seamlessly, in settings like The Veil , it's an everyday thing. And in the new supplement, Cascade , you can further bring the two together as part of your missions. The book is up ...

Wings of Glory's Battle of Britain Expansion Has Taken Flight
Armchair General » May 19, 2017
Wings of Glory World War 2 Battle of Britain Starter Set and Squadron Booster Packs Game Review. Publisher: Ares Games Designer: Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia Prices: Starter: $69.90 Booster: $14.90 Rick Martin Passed Inspection: Fantastically detailed fully painted …

Meople News: The Smiling Gladiator
Meople's Magazine » May 19, 2017
Minion Games Minion Games just can't get away from the power of the atom. After you used it to create energy for peaceful purposes in Manhattan Project: Energy Empire their next game is about the atom's destructive power again. Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight is a direct sequel to the original Manhattan Project . Then ...

Friday Snippets
Tabletop Gaming News » May 19, 2017
Man, what a weird week. Sunday was the last day of Expo. Monday was spent partially at the repair shop for my car, and then finding out my bathtub was leaking. The rest of the week has been working from home, waiting for repairmen, dealing with paint and fiberglass fumes, and now I'm taking some time between stories to do some ...