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 …

Ninja Division and Games Workshop Collaboration

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Ninja Division and Games Workshop co-announced today a collaborative effort on an upcoming game: DOOMSEEKER.™ According to Ninja Division, they have “signed a license with Games Workshop to create a card game under the Warhammer Fantasy property for the tabletop games market.” Here’s what we know: “Doomseeker is a tabletop card game, created by David Freeman and John Cadice, where …

Preview – Blind Wizard Brawl

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Publisher: Wrench Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: £9 (approx. $11.50 USD) Players: 2-4+ Play Time: 10-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Requires Free App Rules available online: Yes BGG: Blind Wizard Brawl Today, Blind Wizard Brawl by Wrench Games was successfully funded on Kickstarter. This mini deck-building card game features an app-based platform combined tabletop card mechanics. The minimum pledge is £9, or, …

Preview – Into the Black

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Designer: James Campbell Publisher: I Will Never Grow Up Gaming Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $69 Canadian Dollars (approx. $50 USD) Players: 1-4 Play Time: 60-120 minutes Ages: 14+ Rules available online: Yes BGG: Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy is a semi-cooperative dungeon crawler for 1-4 players set in the …

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition – Rules Release and Gen Con Demo

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  Today, Fantasy Flight had this to say about Twilight Imperium 4th Edition: “This Thursday, attendees of Gen Con 50 will have the opportunity to demo Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition, the next evolution of the classic game of galactic conquest. For those not attending or looking for an all-encompassing view, the Learn to Play guide and Rules Reference are now available! …

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn

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Fantasy Flight has announced Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn. Coming in Q4 of 2017. Designed by James Kniffen, Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn is a turn-based strategy board game for two to four players. Players compete on a hex-based map to grow their nations and rise to power. Each nation must balance military might, technological advancement, and economic prowess to …