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“Extradition doesn’t mean anything unless you can catch him.” Fighting A Very Personal War on Drugs. CMON Games ‘Narcos’ Board Game Review.

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Narcos: The Board Game. Publisher: CMON Limited.  Designers: Fel Barros, Renato Silva Sasdelli. Price $54.99   Passed inspection: High quality components. Well laid out rules. Captures the feel of the Narcos television show and the events that inspired it. Requires cooperative actions and deductive skills.    Failed basic: Place name...

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” Forbidden Games’ Victory and Glory Napoleon Board Game Review

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Victory and Glory Napoleon Board Game Review.  Publisher: Forbidden Games   Game Designer: Glenn Drover  Price  $79.00 Passed Inspection: Stunningly beautiful board and components, elegantly designed game, easy to learn, tough to master, solo rules included, fast playing, great fun for the whole family Failed Basic: very large footprint, needs a...

A ‘Flickering, Forlorn Hope’ of victory in War Drum Games ‘Race for Manila’. Board Game Review.

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

‘Race for Manila: The Philippines Campaign.1941-42. Publisher: War Drum Games (Imported into the US by Quaterdeck International). Game Designer: Yasushi Nakagura (English Translation by Jack W Greene, Lawrence Ho and Lorricount Hall) Price $17.00     Passed inspection: Great choice for an introductory war game. Well executed map that...

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...