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Posted on Dec 19, 2008 in Boardgames

Wings of War Series – Boardgame Review

A review of all three games in the Wings of War series - Famous Aces, Watch Your Back, and Burning Drachens. These fast-playing, easy-to-learn games use cards, have board-game-like mechanics, and play like miniatures games.

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Posted on Dec 5, 2008 in Boardgames

The Battle of Monmouth – Boardgame Review

This review of The Battle of Monmouth from Clash of Arms Games finds it to be an advanced-level board wargame that plays like a good set of miniatures rules, and it says players who look for depth and historical accuracy won't find a better game.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008 in Boardgames

Winds of Plunder – Boardgame Review

A review of the pirate-themed Winds of Plunder Euro-style board game reports that it is entertaining and fast-moving, with little downtime for players, but that success comes from visiting ports rather than raiding treasure ships at sea.

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Posted on Oct 29, 2008 in Boardgames

The Drive on Metz – Boardgame Review

This review of The Drive On Metz wargame finds it excellent for introducing new players to the hobby, with high solitaire suitability. Designed by James F. Dunnigan as a primer on strategic wargames, it originally appeared in his Wargames Handbook.

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Posted on Sep 2, 2008 in Boardgames

Army of Ireland – Boardgame Review

Army of Ireland is a boardgame based on the 1866 invasion of Canada by Irish veterans of the American Civil War. Suitable for one to four players, it is a quick-playing simulation based on an often-overlooked historical action.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2008 in Boardgames

Pacific Typhoon – Card Game Review

Pacific Typhoon is a low-complexity, trick-taking card game based on battles of the Pacific Theater in World War II. Period photographs and historical information on the cards add historical value.

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Posted on Jul 21, 2008 in Boardgames

Blackbeard: The Golden Age of Piracy Boardgame

"Blackbeard: The Golden Age of Piracy" is a boardgame that puts players into the role of historical pirate captains competing for treasure and a coveted Letter of Marque. This is a GMT Games reissue of an earlier Avalon Hill game.

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Posted on Jul 1, 2008 in Boardgames

Silent War – Boardgame Review

This review of Silent War, a solitaire wargame from Compass Games that depicts U.S. submarine war against Imperial Japan in World War II, rates the game as an excellent though complex simulation.

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