Fluxx is now available for your iOS device!

13 12 2012

Fluxx on iOSWell the wait is over! Looney Labs has announced that starting today you can play Fluxx on your iOS device! It’s up on the app store and will cost you $2.99 for the app.

I just downloaded the app and will post my thoughts on it soon! In the meantime you can read our review of the original card game – Right here.

You can sign up for more info direct from Looney Labs – Right here.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Modular Settlers of Catan Board—Kickstarter Weekly

13 12 2012

tileHere’s a way cool project for all of the Settlers Of Catan fans out there: Modular hex-pieces that hold the Catan tiles. Each hex is made of plastic and holds the land tile inside. Each edge of the frame also has a small magnet, so when you start forming the board, the magnets hold it to the neighboring tile perfectly. Once they’re “stuck,” the whole board can move around as one piece—no more fidgeting, fidgeting, fidgeting to keep the tiles in place throughout the game.

SettlersYou can keep the tiles in the frames, and they’ll fit in the box once you’re done. This is such a simple and wonderful and useful idea. I hope they do this for other hex-based games, such as Twilight Imperium III!





2012 Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers!

11 12 2012

Today we’re completing our gift guide with a list of things to get that gamer who has EVERYTHING! These little trinkets are fun, add something to your favorite game, or just add a little geeky Christmas cheer!

Catan Ornament 2012Catan Ornament – For the serious Catan fan, this cut-brass beauty will help you celebrate the season while settling on the newfound island of Catan. The third in the Catan Resource series, this year’s ornament features wool.

Cost: $48.00

Available from: Mayfair Games

Pirates of the Spanish Main card game – Wizkids Games’ latest reboot of their former titles, turns their classic consrtuctable strategy game, into a single-deck card game, perfect for the nostalgic Pirates player, with lots of art that has been re-purposed for the game.

Cost: $10.60

Available from: Amazon, or your local game store

Ages: 8 & up

When Zombies AttackWhen Zombies Attack – Because Attack Dice (makers of When Zombies Attack), isn’t Steve Jackson Games, this fun little dice roller has been somewhat overlooked. Unlike Jackson’s “Zombie Dice”—which is basically a re-themed version of Farkle—When Zombies Attack is a competitive dice game that has players trying to eliminate not ALL of the zombies, just ones attacking them! Totally worth picking up and stuffing someone’s stocking with this one!

Cost: $14.99 (And they’re running a special Christmas deal 2 for $25.00!)

Available: Right here!

Ages: 8 & up

Alvin and DexterAlvin and Dexter: A Ticket to Ride Monster Expansion – By far one of the coolest mini expansions for a game to come along in a while! This was released last year and is becoming harder to find! They’re out there, so grab a set for your gamer and become the hero of the day! It’s like a Godzilla effect for Ticket to Ride! ‘Nuff said!

Cost: $15.00

Available from: Amazon, and your local game store.

LOTR SleevesLord of the Rings card sleeves – Fantasy Flight released a series of card sleeves featuring art from LOTR: the card game, every gamer wants to sleeve their cards, but most of the time they buy the cheap clear sleeves because that leaves more money for more games. So a couple packs a snazzy LOTR sleeves is sure to make the yuletide gay! (Note- there are Star Wars sleeves available now too!)

Cost: $5.00

Available from: Amazon, and your local game store

IronDieIronDie – I saw these at Origins this year and HAD to buy one. Simply because they are so cool! There is a game that is played with them if you choose to buy the whole set, but if you play any game that requires a 6-sided die, pick up a couple of these to replace them! There are now also polyhedral designs for that role player on your list!

Cost: $5.00 (6-Sided) $25.00 (Polyhedral, 7 die set)

Available from: Amazon, and your local game store.

Thanks so much for reading and being a part of Theology of Games; we hope this guide has been helpful to you during this wonderful season!

As always stay tuned for more great features from the gaming world!

Merry Christmas, everyone!





Star Wars The Card Game Videos Are Up!

10 12 2012

box-SWLCG-leftAs if we weren’t already excited about Star Wars The Card Game, Fantasy Flight just posted five tutorial videos that give you a good idea how the game will play—and make you drool in excitement.

Looks pretty fun! Hopefully at least one of us will get this for Christmas, and we’ll give you a report ASAP.

You can check out our interview with designer Eric Lang right here, or go watch the tutorial videos right here!

Thanks for reading!





What You Missed…

7 12 2012

It’s been a busy week for us… Unfortunately, not because of the blog, but because of life. So it’s been an unusual week, but here is what we have been up to this week! Enjoy!

Star Wars X-WingThere is a lot of news flying around this time of year and here are some of the new announcements we brought you –
Fantasy Flight Announces the Kessel Run for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures.

Looney Labs announced the near completion of the Fluxx iOS app.

And AEG announced the first expansion for Smash Up!

Firestone also posted a review to “Get Bit!”

And we’ve added  yet another installment of the 2012 Christmas Holiday Gift Guide!

Thanks so much for reading, and have great weekend!





2012 Holiday Board Game Gift Guide—Gamers’ Games

7 12 2012

Here it is folks, the list you’ve been waiting for. You have a total gamer geek at work, and you pulled that person’s name in the office secret Santa gift exchange! Now what? Never fear…below you’ll find a list of games we ourselves are clamoring over and would love to see under the tree! We give you: the Gamers’ Games gift guide!

Star Wars the Card GameStar Wars The Card Game—Fantasy Flight has been working on getting this game out for years now, and they say it will be in stores for Christmas! We’re very excited about this, their newest addition to the Living Card Game line up. And so will most any gamer out there! We interviewed Eric Lang the designer of the game last month; check it out here!

Cost: TBA (Estimated around $39.99)

Available from: Amazon and your local game store (Coming soon!)

Ages: 10 & up

Lord of the Rings the Card GameLord of the Rings: The Card Game—Yes, yes, we know… Two “living card games” in the same guide?! But really, if you’re a fan of co-op games, this is probably one of the most elegant, and strategic of them all. It scales incredibly well—from 1-4 players—and is one of our favorite games here at TOG.
If the gamer in your life is already into LOTR:TCG check out the new saga expansions The Hobbit: Under Hill and Over Hill, The Hobbit: On the Doorstep, and The Heirs of Numenor.

Cost: $39.99 (Base Set) $29.99 (Saga Expansions)

Available from: Amazon and your friendly local game store

Ages: 10 & up

DominionDominion—The card game that turned card games on their collective ears. Dominion is the premier deck-building franchise; it’s incredibly rare for a game to create a genre, and then remain (arguably) the best game in that genre. Chances are if you’ve played a card game that was released in the last four years it was influenced in some way by Dominion. There are multiple expansions for Dominion that continue to strengthen this modern classic. If your gamer has Dominion already, check out the Prosperity expansion, and the newest Dark Ages!

Cost: $39.99 (Base set) $29.99 (Expansions)

Available from: Amazon and your local game store

Ages: 13 & up

Mage KnightMage Knight—This game is for serious gamers only! Deep, complex, and rich game mechanics, and multiple campaigns to play. It’s like role-playing in a growing board game. (Some campaigns are estimated to take up to 8 hours or more to complete!) If your gamer is a fan of games set in the fantasy realm, and highly involved game play, this is the game for them! Check out our review of the game right here!

Cost: $69.99

Available from: Amazon and local game stores

Ages: 14 & up

Star Wars X-WingStar Wars: X-Wing Miniatures—Easy rules. Amazing miniatures. Fun gameplay. This game is going to end up costing me sooooo much money, but playing this with my kids will lessen that sting considerably. There are official scenarios, fan-made scenarios, or you can just have a wipe-out-the-other-guys dogfight. If you have a Star Wars fan on your list, this one should be on your short list. If you want more info, you can read our in-depth review.

Cost: $39.99

Available from: Amazon, department stores and your local game store

Ages: 14 & up

Mice & MysticsMice & Mystics—This game is basically a dungeon crawler, but instead of a typical fantasy theme, here you’re playing as a group of mice trying to get to the bottom of a deadly conspiracy. Each scenario is a “chapter” in the story, with objectives, special powers, and dangerous enemies, such as rats, giant centipedes, huge spiders, and a cat!

Cost: $74.99

Available from: Amazon
and your local game store

Ages: 7 & up

Gauntlet of FoolsGauntlet Of Fools—Even hardcore gamers sometimes need to play a quick game to start or end the evening—or to play while waiting for other people to finish another game. Gauntlet of Fools is the perfect game for that. You’re heading into a dungeon with your chosen hero. Everyone is going to die, but if you can die with the most money, you’ll win. Lots of fun. You can read our full review of the game here.

Cost: $19.99

Available from: Amazon and your local game store

Ages: 8 & up





Awesome Level 9000: The First Expansion for Smash Up!

6 12 2012

SU2-BoxAlderac Enterainment group has just announced through social media that they’re releasing their first expansion to Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000. Looks like players will have 4 more factions to choose from in this shuffle builder.

The new factions will be Killer Plants, Ghosts, Steampunks and the Bear Cavalry. Aside from the 80 faction cards, there will be 8 new bases, and a rule book in the expansion, although from first glance it doesn’t look like there will be much more added to the game rules themselves, just more combos, and maybe the ability to add another player?

You can see AEG’s official info about the release right here, and you can read our review of the base set of the game right here.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!








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