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Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian

As you know, “Conan the Barbarian” will be released in the US on August 19, 2011. It features Jason Momoa in the lead role, supported by Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols and Ron Perlman. Celebrating this, the creators of Munchkin announced a new expansion – 15 cards – in the theme of Conan. The backs of the… Read More »

Mi Gato se Incendia physical prototype arrives! Also, the first review!

I just got home and found a surprise package sitting in my drive way. Mi Gato se Incendia! has arrived!  The physical prototype, created by The Game Crafters is here, and it looks amazing!  I’ll be bringing this with me to Total Confusion XXV and Pax EAST to run a few games.  I cannot wait to try this game out with a harder, larger…

Castle Ravenloft

The Castle Ravenloft Board Game is a game from Wizards of the Coast that uses the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition rules in a board game format instead of a role-playing game. The rules have been slimmed down tremendously from the original form, and allow 1-5 players. That’s right, you can play solo. Castle Ravenloft is the first in a line of board…

Blokus to Go

Blokus to Go is the newest member of Mattel’s popular Blokus family of abstract tile-laying games. This time, it is a rerelease of Travel Blokus / Blokus Duo with new components that make play while traveling easier. As in the other Blokus games, the players are trying to get as many of their geometrical pieces down on the gridded gameboard as possible, …

Blokus to Go

Blokus to Go is the newest member of Mattel’s popular Blokus family of abstract tile-laying games. This time, it is a rerelease of Travel Blokus / Blokus Duo with new components that make play while traveling easier. As in the other Blokus games, the players are trying to get as many of their geometrical pieces down on the gridded gameboard as…

Forbidden Island

A couple weeks ago an unexpected package showed up at my front door. Inside was Matt Leacock ’s new cooperative board game, Forbidden Island . Published by Gamewright, Forbidden Island is family-oriented, with a recommended age range of ten and up and a playing time of 30 minutes. Players take on the role of treasure hunters looking to pull four relics off the island before it…

Chaos in the Old World

In the eighties and early nineties, Games Workshop was a major producer of board games. Behind the incredibly popular Talisman came titles like Chainsaw Warrior , Dungeonquest , Fury of Dracula and of course the legendary Space Hulk . Over time, GW seemed to abandon the world of board games and cardboard chits to focus solely on selling as much metal as possible, and the…

Fantasy Flight’s Talisman 4th Edition Massive Review – Base Game, Reaper, Frostmarch, Dungeon, and the Highland

What started in 1983 as an interesting idea in board games has become one of my all time favorite games to play in that or this century.  I love Talisman (well, all but the 3rd edition).   I’ve played the 1st edition once or twice, owned everything for the 2nd edition and logged hours upon hours of play, but passed on the 3rd edition to keep…

Middle-Earth Quest

Middle-Earth Quest is the latest in a long line of games that let fans participate in Tolkien-based adventures, though this is a little different. There’s still a Sauron player intent on conquering everything, but everyone else portrays second-string heroes, cinematic extras who fill in the setting’s historical blanks by forestalling the villain’s ascendancy until the events of …

Tara

Tara , developed by Murray Heasman and distributed by Tailten Games, is an abstract strategy game inspired by the Book of Kells . Players place red and blue “ring forts” onto the board, and link them together with bridges. By the end of any given game, the board looks more like a piece of Celtic knotwork art than a game. Tara is for two players, ages…