Railways Express—A Double-Take Review (Plus a Video Review)

17 09 2013

RailwaysCoverWhen a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. ~Corrie Ten Boom

Today we’re taking a look at the new game from Eagle Games, Railways Express, which is a stripped-down version of the Railways of the World series. So what do we think? Let’s find out…

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You Got Kemet in My Cyclades!

16 09 2013

C3KCoverBy Firestone

A weuro is a wargame (usually a lighter one) that has definite Euro mechanisms in it. Wallenstein was one of the first of these—or at least the first to become popular. Other notable examples include Friedrich and A Game of Thrones.

I usually don’t play these sort of games, because I’m generally not aggressive enough to do well at them. But I’ve played two weuros from Matagot in the last 6 months that have completely captured me, and made me a convert: Cyclades and Kemet. Read the rest of this entry »





TOG Joins the Extra-Life Gaming Marathon!

13 09 2013

Every once in a while an opportunity comes along to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, and to reach out and help those who are in desperate need. And sometimes that opportunity takes the form of something we also love to do.

So we’re very pleased to announce that Theology of Games has joined the Extra-Life gaming marathon that will take place on November 2nd!

What is this? A gaming marathon? How does that help others? We’re glad you asked… Read on!

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Kickstarter Weekly—Sept. 12, 2013

12 09 2013

codincaThis is me blogging from my sickbed today. I called off from my day job, but Firestone said I had to still write the Kickstarter Weekly piece so he could go to the Tosche station and pick up some power converters… Ok, that may be a complete exaggeration.

Anyway, I may be laid up for the day, but the Kickstarter machine is still churning along, so let’s just in and see what’s happening.

Featured Campaign –

Codinca – Game Salute

In this game for 2-4 players, you’ll use the 4 elements – Earth, Fire, Air and Water to block and create patterns. It looks like one of those easy to learn, hard to master abstracts that is accessible to all ages! They’re offering a spiffy deluxe version with carved stones for tiles, and a velvet bag for carrying them. But there’s only 5 left, so jump on it if you want in!

A pledge of $39 will get you a copy of the game, and a pledge of $99 will get you the sweet deluxe version. You can check it all out, right here!

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An Interview With Warfields Designer Chris Green

11 09 2013

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Chris Green from Menaveth Games. He’s got a Kickstarter campaign running for his new design, WarFields.

Chris, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself.

ChrisGreenThanks Scott for giving me this opportunity to talk about myself and WarFields.

I’ve been playing games for as long as I can remember. Some of the first games I played were on the Apple II. As I grew up, there was always a game console in the house. I must have logged hundreds of hours for each game we owned.

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Carcassonne Around the World!

10 09 2013

SudseeImpossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

Some may say that it’s impossible to catch up with the popularity of the likes of Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, but Carcassonne is doing its best to pump out fresh versions, expansions, and editions of the game until the market is oversaturated. Hans im Gluck, publisher of Carcassonne, announced the franchise’s next step toward that end.

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Hanabi Gets the Deluxe Treatment

9 09 2013

hanabicoverby Firestone

Even though it’s only September, Hanabi is on my short-list for Game of the Year. So what could make this Spiel Des Jahres winner even better? A DELUXE EDITION.

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