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Over the Top and Into the Fire. GMT Games ‘Gallipoli 1915: Churchill’s Greatest Gamble Board Game Review.

Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

  Gallipoli 1915: Churchill’s Greatest Gamble. Publisher: GMT Games.  Designer: Geoffrey Phipps. Price $105.00   Passed inspection: A triumph of quantitative design. Very detailed simulation of the early days of the Gallipoli campaign. Game mechanics feed the narrative depicting the nature of the conflict. Failed basic: The game design...

Best Games of 2018! Holiday Buyers’ Guide

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Gaming Holiday Buyers’ Guide 2018 2018 has been an amazing year for gaming!  In 2017, we said that “maybe” we were in a second Golden Age of Gaming.  Well after 2018, if anyone doubts that we are in a second Golden Age of Games then they haven’t been paying...

Smoke that Toaster! – Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Board Game Review

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Starter Set.  Publisher: Ages Games  Designer: Andrea Angiolino  and Andrea Mainini Price  $59.90   Passed Inspection: Beautiful components and miniatures, innovative movement system simulates zero G space combat, exciting game play, multiple difficulty levels, tons of value for the money   Failed Basic: Kinetic movement...

“My center is giving way, my right is retreating, situation excellent, I am attacking.” The First Battle of the Marne 1914 AD Game Review

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

The First Battle of the Marne 1914 AD Game Review.  Publisher: Turning Point Simulations Designer: Jon Compton Price  $32.95 (ziplock) or $37.95 (boxed)   Passed Inspection: mounted board, good solo play, multiple scenarios, small footprint, can be played in one afternoon, educational, living rules updated on company’s website  ...

Defending the Father Land. Night Fighter Ace Board Game Review

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Night Fighter Ace   Board Game Review.  Publisher Compass Games  Designer: Gregory M. Smith and Joe Gandara   Price $99.00   Passed Inspection:   Stunning artwork, high quality components, extremely immersive role playing aspects, compelling narrative develops for each mission, excellent rule book   Failed Basic: index is not complete, the Event...

Sword and Sorcery New Expansion News from Ares Games Now on Kickstarter!

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Boardgames

Sword & Sorcery Ancient Chronicles: final hours on Kickstarter November 20th, 2018 – The crowdfunding campaign to fund Ancient Chronicles, the new stand-alone core set and campaign  for the acclaimed co-op fantasy dungeon Sword & Sorcery, entered in its final 48 hours on Kickstarter with over $520,000 pledged (about 350% funded), more than...

Battling Shot for Shot to turn the tide of the war at Pavlov’s House. Dan Verssen Games ‘Pavlov’s House’ Board Game Review.

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Pavlov’s House: The Battle of Stalingrad. Publisher: Dan Verssen Games Designer: David Thompson Price $ 59.99   Passed inspection: Clean presentation of the rules and components. Nice graphic depiction of how one building is the critical focus of the entire battle. Concise examples of play included for each section...