Tag Archives: Card game

Wizkids announced the new Pirates of the Spanish Main game!

   Last week WizKids announced the relaunch of the Pirates of the Spanish Main property. Pirates of the Spanish Main – Shuffling the Deck card game draw inspiration and spirit from the old game, but otherwise unrelated and incompatible with the previous game.    Shuffling the Deck will be a stand-alone card game, designed by Bryan Kinsella (Star… Read More »

Review: The Lord of the Rings LCG – Khazad-Dúm Expansion

On last week Fantasy Flight Games released the first big-box expansion to the Lord of the Rings LCG, Khazad-Dúm. With this new expansion you may lead your heroes into the depths of Moria in a search after Balin and his dwarwen colony.   The Lords of the Rings LCG: Khazad-Dúm expansion, released last week has lots to offer… Read More »

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 »

Poo

A sense of humor can be a warning flag in games – scatological humor doubly so. Too often, game designers think just because they have a sense of humor about the theme they can be frivolous about the game design. So it was with trepidation that I approached Poo: The Card Game . The colon is important; after all, you wouldn’t want to mistake the game …

Back to the Future: The Card Game

Back to the Future: The Card Game is a new release from Looney Labs. Back to the Future features a rule set based on Looney Labs’ best-selling card game, Chrononauts , and a theme licensed from the classic movie series. In the game, players take on the role of descendents of characters from the movies. Each player is looking to lock their…

The Brink of War

The Brink of War is the third expansion for the popular strategy card game Race for the Galaxy (RftG for short). It includes more than forty new cards – including four new start worlds – to add to the deck; a handful of new goals for the rules introduced in The Gathering Storm and a range of new chits for the solo variant as well as …

The Portable Galactic Empire

In The Portable Galactic Empire , players create an empire under their rule by placing solar system and planet cards in their play area and parlaying the resources they provide into new technologies (read: weapons) for use against their enemies. Sets of similar technologies give a bonus in combat, and a bigger fleet is a decided advantage. Craft are easily lost in a fight, but the highest total perseveres …

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a card game attributed to Michael Tummelhoffer, a pseudonym for German board game publisher Hans im Glück’s lead developer Bernd Brunhofer. Set during Peter the Great’s effort in the 17th and 18th centuries to modernize Russia, Saint Petersburg is about the construction of the titular city — meant to be the future capital of Russia – from nothing. The players are movers…

Shenanigans on the 8th Sea

There are two signs of a golden age: quality and quantity – and as I’ve said before , we most definitely are living in a golden age of board games. A few great games does not a golden age make: you need a tsunami of great games, which in turn demands a tsunami of games in general, good and bad. In…

Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor’s Gambit

Ever wanted to combine poker and Dungeons & Dragons? Do you wish for a D&D card game? Then you only need to wait till April 20.: “This fun card game updates the popular Three-Dragon Ante card game, adding new cards and new ways to foil your opponents! Designed for 2–6 players, Three-Dragon Ante: Emperor’s Gambit showcases dragons and… Read More »

War for Edadh

War for Edadh is a card game for two players – with variants for solitaire and group play – that depicts skirmishes and battles from a guerrilla conflict on the eponymous fantasy world of Edadh. Each player has one or more units, made up of several troop and leadership cards, and they each try to leverage their units’ strengths while out-thinking…