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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…

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 …

Arrgh! Thar Be Zombies!

Arrgh! Thar Be Zombies! is the latest addition to Eden Studio’s All Flesh Must Be Eaten line of zombie-licious fun, powered by their sleek Classic Unisystem mechanics. The A!TBZ! sourcebook provides a treasure trove of material for role playing your undead apocalypse on the high seas (circa the 14th through 17th centuries, in an age of discovery and adventure! Players…

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! …

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! This sourcebook PDF offers…

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…

CthulhuTech

CthulhuTech is the flagship game from Wildfire. Its setting blends several inspirations to create a truly remarkable game world, combining H.P. Lovecraft’s stories with Robotech , The Guyver , and Neon Genesis Evangelion . As of this review, CthulhuTech has been plagued by bad luck with publishers, but has now settled down with the recent third publisher, Sandstorm Studios. There are currently …

CthulhuTech

CthulhuTech is the flagship game from Wildfire. Its setting blends several inspirations to create a truly remarkable game world, combining H.P. Lovecraft’s stories with Robotech , The Guyver , and Neon Genesis Evangelion . As of this review, CthulhuTech has been plagued by bad luck with publishers, but has now settled down with the recent third publisher, Sandstorm Studios. There are currently five sourcebooks released for CthulhuTech…

Savage Worlds: Fantasy Companion

The Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion is a 158-page official supplement for the Savage Worlds: Explorer’s Edition rules. The new book repackages and updates the material from the old Fantasy Toolkit PDF into the Explorers Edition ’s digest book format, while simultaneously expanding it with new content. The book expands the core rules with fantasy-inspired races and edges, a rich selection of magic items, new and expanded…

The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862

There are few more respected military volumes in the gaming world than those by Osprey Publishing, and the company is now applying its deft literary hand to a series called Raid . Herein they dissect the great incursions of history, tales of the few versus the many. Today’s lesson is The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862 . During the American Civil War, Union agents stole …

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 …

DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook

DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook is the newest super-hero role-playing game made by Green Ronin. It is not only the first in a new line of games that uses the DC Comics setting and characters, but it also introduces us to the new third edition of GR’s beloved Mutants & Masterminds system. The DCA Hero’s Handbook is the first in a set of four books that use …

The Unknown Regions

The Unknown Regions is the final sourcebook for Wizards of the Coast ’s Star Wars : Saga Edition Role-Playing Game . The book serves as a placeholder for all the books left unpublished, and promises to carry players to the unexplored corners of the Star Wars galaxy. It does this by venturing into the Unknown Regions to explore what fans know – the Chiss…

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 …

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…

The Hellfrost Players Guide

The bards will sing your praises as you battle epic monsters straight out of Norse Myth in The Hellfrost Players Guide by Triple Ace Games. This is the first in a series of books detailing the frozen lands of Rassilon and all your players will need to begin their adventures in a “cool” fantasy world using the Savage Worlds system. The Hellfrost Players Guide is …

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…