Tag Archives: war games

Memoir 44 Online Beta gaining momentum

Days of Wonder has expanded its online game presence by launching a beta version of their award winning WWII board game, Memoir ’44. Currently the beta is open to the public and can be accessed on Days of Wonder’s website at the Memoir ’44 download page . The online version of the game is nearly identical to the table top version with a few minor differences to…

Memoir 44 Online Beta gaining momentum

Days of Wonder has expanded its online game presence by launching a beta version of their award winning WWII board game, Memoir ’44. Currently the beta is open to the public and can be accessed on Days of Wonder’s website at the Memoir ’44 download page . The online version of the game is nearly identical to the table top…

Game Bandit—Toy Edition

Send Hasbro your receipt for the purchase of $20 or more in Hasbro toys or games and they’ll send you a toy of your choosing worth $10. HasbroToyShop.com is also running a significant sale on Cuponk , CirKis , Candy Land , and Sorry . All Triple Ace Games’ products are 20% off at DriveThruRPG through January 9th. Dungeon Trader has a 45% off clearance sale on Warmachine and Hordes . Lock &#…

$1,000 Game Design Prize

Daniel Solis, someone we’ve mentioned here before for his story-telling game, Happy Birthday Robot , can’t seem to get game design off his mind. In his own words: I love designing all sorts of games, from storytelling games to abstract strategy board games to physical playground games. I do it because I like the process of getting inspired, experimenting, testing and revising. I like…

Campaigns in Russia

Campaigns in Russia is a package of three new Eastern Front hex-and-counter war games from publisher Victory Point Games and veteran designer Frank Chadwick. Based on the system in Battle for Moscow , which Frank originally published with Game Designers Workshop, this set includes The Arduous Beginning , Objective: Kiev , and Target: Leningrad .

Submarine Warfare

Compass Games has begun shipping three new products, Storming the Reich, Imperial Japanese Navy, and Steel Wolves. Storming the Reich is a hex-and-counter war game about the Allied campaign to liberate Western Europe. The latter two, though, are games of submarine warfare, about which Compass proved itself so well with the solitaire game, Silent War . Imperial Japanese Navy is an expansion to that first game, …

Ex illis Adds Economics System

Bastion has launched a new economics system for the Ex illis miniatures combat game . Players will track their loot online in the Baggage Train, where chests may contain coin or other items, such as weapons. Chests are accumulated by activating new units, unlocking badges, and purchasing goods. The system incorporates seven different quality levels for weapons, as well as a range of …

Gary Gygax’s Game Collection Up for Auction

Gail Gygax, Gary’s widow, and The Collector’s Trove are auctioning off Gary Gygax’s personal game collection . Bids for the first batch of 204 items close Wednesday afternoon (ET). The selection includes games he authored, games he played, and still shrink-wrapped comp copies of various games provided to him as TSR’s founder. Just a few of the highlights: Chainmail: Rules for Medieval Miniatures…

Bastion Terrain Mats

Bastion is now offering the terrain boards from it Ex-illis miniatures game as a separate product. The box includes 20 9″ x 9″ tiles and is priced at $100. With the included connectors, the tiles can be assembled in to quite a large board suitable for a variety of miniatures games.

Game Industry Catalogs

The Greater Games Industry Catalog is a quarterly directory of the hobby game industry, covering mostly US and mostly publishers and distributors. It contains contact and inventory information for around 7-800 companies and 45,000 products (by order number and MSRP). In addition, it contains a small amount of information on non-US companies as well as several articles on the industry in each issue. They have sent me complimentary copies of the…

More Commands & Colors

Fantastic! Two more games using the Commands & Colors system from designer Richard Borg. Between Memoir ’44 , Commands & Colors: Ancients , and BattleLore I only have about 20 C&C games and expansions so far. Seriously, it’s a great tactical combat system and I’ve really been looking forward to these two. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics is being published by GMT Games and includes French, British, and Portuguese…

Game Bandit—Like to Give Edition

For every 10 people who like Out of the Box on Facebook by December 15th, the company will donate one game to Toys for Tots . Mongoose Traveller ebooks are on sale at DriveThruRPG. So are those of Lamentations of the Flame Princess . For the month of December, RPGShop will include a mixed bag of multicolor meeples with every order of $50 or more. Wizards of the Coast is…

Game Bandit—Wargame and App Edition

Collins Epic Wargames offers an End of 2010 Sale through December 31st. Free shipping on everything from Dan Verssen Games through December 6th. If you preorder Guns of August from Worthington Games, they’ll send you Red Baron for free. Exalted products are on sale at DriveThruRPG. For a limited time during the holiday season, purchase a board game from Funagain Games and they’ll give you a copy …

Game Bandit—Special Black Friday Edition

Amazon’s Black Friday Deal Week includes 20% off the purchase of two or more Name Your Link

Game Bandit—Local Edition

For every purchase of $25 or more at either of Myriad Games retail locations (Salem & Manchester, New Hampshire) November 26th-December 24th, customers will be entered in to the Great Games Giveaway drawing for $1,000 in free games. Every donation of $25 to Toys for Tots earns two entries. Gamewright is holding a warehouse sale December 8 & 9 in Newton, Massachusetts with prices up …

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Tomorrow is National Gaming Day at Your Library

Over 1,800 libraries participating. See here for details . Better go now, while libraries are still legal.

November Conventions and Happenings

A few events in November. I’d do this more often if I had a few more editors (hint, hint). Oct 31 – Nov 1 Lucca Comics and Games Lucca, Italy, 4 – 7 KC Game Fair , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 ShaunCon , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 NeonCon , Las Vegas, NV 4 – 7 IndieCon , Dorset, UK 5 – 7 PentaCon , Fort Wayne, IN 5 – 7 Anime Nebraska , Omaha, NE 5 – 7 Carnage , Fairlee, VT 5 – 7 Mechanicon , West…

Ex illis Emissarius

A very impressive new figure for the Ex illis online/miniature game: