Unboxing Barbarians: The Invasion

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  Just over one year ago, I posted a preview for Tabula Games’ then upcoming Kickstarter, Barbarians: The Invasion. Barbarians funded in less than 10 hours and began shipping to backers last month. Last week, we got our hands on a fresh copy and it is impressive to say the least. Let’s take a look: The game box is made …

Into the Black: Boarding Party Kickstarter

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Back on August 20, 2017, I posted a preview of James Campbell’s Into the Black: Boarding Party. Unfortunately, last year’s Kickstarter attempt did not quite make it. However, I am happy to announce that after several years of development and 2 previous Kickstarter attempts, Into the Black: Boarding Party is back on Kickstarter. This latest attempt was fully funded on …

Mysthea Preview

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Fresh off the heels of Barbarians: The Invasion, Tabula Games is at it again with their upcoming Kickstarter for Mysthea-a hand management and area control eurogame. Mysthea launches on Kickstarter on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and promises to offer some vivid artwork from Travis Anderson and a handful of highly-detailed miniatures. In Mysthea, time-tested euro mechanics gets a modern twist …

Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition – Unboxing Contents Photo Gallery

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Last month, Fantasy Flight released the long-awaited Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition board game. Now that the 2017 holiday frenzy is slowing down, I found a moment to post some unboxing photos of the game’s contents. Let’s jump right in and take a look: Opening the large game box, the paper materials (game tokens, faction sheets, system tiles, rule books) sit …

Crazier Eights Avalon Card Game Review

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Last month, Crazier Eights: Avalon released. Designed by James Gray, Avalon is a stand-alone expansion to the original base game Crazier Eights (in case you missed it, check out our review of Crazier Eights: Camelot). Avalon is designed to provide enough cards for a two-player game or to allow additional players when shuffled into the original base deck. To play …

Board Game Bowls Review

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  Recently, the good folks at Board Game Bowls, sent over a 16-piece Master Bundle ($85.00) for us to take a look at. Board Game Bowls, home-based in Auckland, New Zealand, crafts beautiful sets of wooden tabletop bowls to help organize and contain various board game components like tokens, dice, and coins. Board Game Bowls launched on Kickstarter a little …

TileScape: Into the Wilds Preview

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Rocket Pig Games has launched their latest Kickstarter: Stout-Hearted Heroes DUNGEONEERS + TileScape: Into the Wilds. This project, launched on September 19th, promises a wide array of dungeon terrain tiles and over 200 unique fantasy-themed miniatures to go along. TileScape is expected to ship out May 2018, so unlike most tabletop Kickstarter projects, there is not a long wait between …

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Spiel Material Spotlight: A Prototypers Dream

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Spiel Material is a gaming supply company based in Germany. “Spiel” is German for “Game” (I had to look it up). If you are into game design and are looking for quality, cheap materials, this is a great source for meeples, dice, blank tiles and game boards, etc. Spiel Material even carries low-cost replacement tiles for Settlers (see examples below). …

Fantasy Flight Previews Tactical Action Mechanics of Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition

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Following the big announcement of the upcoming release of Twilight Imperium, Fantasy Flight has been posting preview pieces on their website. Recently, they made the rules available for download. With GenCon behind, and the 3rd quarter 2017 release approaching, it seems that we can expect more and more posts. Today, Fantasy Flight posted a preview exploring Twilight Imperium 4th Editions’ game …