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Game Bandit—Colossus Edition 0

Compass Games is giving 40% off Price of Freedom, Yalu, Spanish Eagles, Bataan or Red Storm with preorders of the company’s upcoming releases: Steel Wolves, Storming the Reich, or Imperial Japanese Navy . To celebrate the newest Catan game, Settlers of America: Trails to Rails , Mayfair Games and Catan, Inc. are running a photo contest. Photos must be submitted through Facebook. The 50 most popular will earn…

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BattleLore Update 0

Ever since Fantasy Flight Games acquired the BattleLore line from Days of Wonder, we’ve been a little uncertain about the game’s future. The first few expansions— Heroes , Dragons , and Creatures —seemed to take the game in an RPG-like or adventure-game direction (admittedly, those were inherited from DoW). More recent expansions appear to be returning the game …

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Game Bandit—Kudos to GMT Edition 0

The sales… Amazon is offering a free Sorry Revenge game with the purchase of $25 in select Hasbro games , or a $10 discount with the purchase of $25 in Mattel preschool games . Use the promo code “EXCLUSIVE20″ to get 20% off at Hasbro’s online toy shop . Thought Hammer’s Spooky Specials for Halloween include sale prices on horror…

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Extreme Makeover: Gnome Games Edition 0

Gnome Games took advantage of an opportunity to take part in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (see their credits under furniture & accessories), and also got their friends at Mayfair Games, Sandstorm Games, Out of the Box Publishing, Alliance/Days of Wonder, Winning Moves Games, Fantasy Flight Games, ACD, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on board. Together, they tucked 180 games…

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Game Projects on Kickstarter 0

See last episode for details and for more projects. Project Description Company $ Needed $ Pledged Days left Reign of Ardwin RPG: Reign Tabletop fantasy setting PDF Greg Stolze 2500 725 22 Destiny of the Force Virtual Set Cards for the Star Wars mini game dropped by WotC SWM Gamers 1800 1250 62 Powerchords RPG sourcebook of magic, music, and urban fantasy Silver Satyr Studio 4200 4275 22 hrs Scoops Children’s card …

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Hexographer 0

Hexographer is software for creating game maps based on hexagons. With the default icons, it produces maps with an old-school feel—like the original Greyhawk maps—but it can also be used to make space maps, large-hex battle-maps, and a variety of other styles. Newly added features include railroad lines, additional terrain types (such as lava, ruined cities, and ice flows), modern …

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Game Bandit—Pirate Edition 0

The online Bakugan Dimensions game is running an open tournament where the top prize will be a Dragonoid Colossus Bakugan , as well as a Clear Chance Dragonoid in-game. Pelgrane Press PDFs at Paizo are 15% off. Osprey , publisher of military history books beloved by wargamers, is having a 50% off summer sale. For the next 5 weeks, Wendy’s is including a …

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Warhammer Fantasy and WWII 0

Games Workshop has released the boxed starter set for the latest edition of the Warhammer fantasy battles game . The Island of Blood includes High Elf and Skaven armies (74 figures total), a rule book, a getting-started booklet, dice, templates, and range rulers. In other GW news, Bwana Bill over at the Tabletop Wargames Blog reports that Games Workshop is planning a Warhammer Historical …

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Game Bandit—Mixed Bag Edition 0

First the sales… Geek Chic is running a virtual tent sale for orphaned orders, factory seconds, and show pieces. You can get their amazing furniture at significantly reduced prices. Unfortunately, the company is too busy to post the list of available pieces on the web site and I don’t have room for it here. If you’re interested, I…

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Operation Garbo p500 0

My newfound interest in Lock N Load Games continues, this time with Operation Garbo . Operation Garbo is an expansion to World at War, so you’ll need either World at War: Eisenbach Gap or World at War: Blood and Bridges to play it. The expansion incudes six scenarios and comes with 2 11″x17″ maps, 176 counters, the rules, and a “nifty” ziplock bag to store it all :)

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Snakes and Lattes, Board Game Cafe Canada-style 0

Snakes and Lattes is a new board game cafe in Toronto. Source has a shot of part of their 1500 board game collection, so we’re talking real games. ( source ) It’s tempting to think of it as Canada’s first board game cafe, but Vancouver has or had one called Wow Wow , though it doesn’t have a

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RIP Charles S. Roberts, Aileen Osofsky 0

Charles S. Roberts was arguably the founder of the modern war games, and indirectly the founder of role playing games and probably every other modern board game to some degree. His first games, Tactics and Tactics II, introduced the ubiquitous CRT, and his next game, Gettysburg, was probably the first simulation war game. He founded the company Avalon Hill to sell these …

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TactDecks, Card-based Skirmish War Game 0

TactDecks , self-published by Eric Etkin, is a skirmish based war game, using cards in place of miniatures. The cards come in collectible packs of known cards, so it is also a LCG. One pack is enough for a mini-version of a two-player game, but each player should preferably own their own pack. $22, plus $5 per booster.

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Axis & Allies Europe 1940 0

The newest game in the long line of Axis & Allies products is Axis & Allies Europe 1940 . The game includes new rules for neutral nations, naval and air bases, and convoy disruption. It can also be combined with Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 for a game of global conflict involving over 1,000 combat pieces and a board more than 5 feet long.

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Heroscape: Warriors of Eberron 0

The second wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out with four different non-random boosters: Golem and Wyrmlings , Veterans of the Last War , Ogre and Goblins , and Heroes of Khorvaire . Each package includes five figures and a treasure token.

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Ex illis and The Archangels 0

Ex illis from Bastion Studios offers fantasy miniatures war gaming with an online component. The software (which works on a PC, Mac, or iPhone/iPod) tracks each unit’s attributes, lets players know what tactical options are available on their turns, and executes the calculations necessary to resolve combat. It seems that Bastion’s approach was to develop a highly detailed and complex rules system, but couple…

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BGG Adds Podcast Directory 0

BoardGameGeek has, for the first time, acknowledged that other board game sites exist, by adding a beta podcast directory . Each podcast includes a description, link to the feed, and the ability to listen to each episode directly on BGG. Each episode also has its own BGG entry. In other news, BGG has dropped the Geekdo approach (BoardGameGeek is now the official name of …

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The Social Studies Teacher Who Designs Games 0

The Herald-Mail has a great writeup today about game designer John Poniske , a Social Studies teacher in Pennsylvania. You may recognize his name as we’ve covered some news about his game, King Philip’s War, before . Poniske feels historical wargames are a fantastic starting point for future research on a topic. “Finding out the minutiae of an event is a joy.” The article goes on to …

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Peter’s Twisted Black Humor Games 0

Peter Stenberg at Peter’s Comics makes a series of black humor games of questionable taste – the kind I am repelled by, but some of our twisted readers will get a kick out of them. The games include memory games (such as Dictators, as well as a competitor to Busen Memo), and a war game about nuking Norway called Nuke Norway Now .

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Catalyst’s Shadowrun, Battletech, and That Cool Game We Hope to See One Day 0

On display at Gen Con by Catalyst, the latest for Shadowrun were Spells and Chrome , an anthology of short fiction, and Sixth World Almanac . The latter book brings together for the first time in one place an overview of the Shadowrun setting, including a detailed timeline. For Battletech , Catalyst had the newest book of mechs, Tech Readout 3085 , associated record sheets, and the short fiction anthology…

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