A Preview of Tuscany, the Viticulture Expansion

8 04 2014

TuscanyBy Firestone

A few weeks ago Jamey Stegmaier sent me a preview copy of Tuscany, the Viticulture expansion, and I was able to get in a few games with it. So is this expansion worth your money, or is it just sour grapes?

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Awesome Level 9000—A Double-Take Review (Plus a Video!)

26 07 2013

SU2-BoxWelcome to Theology Of Games’ very first Double-Take Video Review! We’re still going to do the written review, but we’re experimenting with some video reviews and previews. Yes, we know this video is raw—and we made lots of mistakes and have lots of things to learn. But we’re going to get better!

So check after the jump for the written and video review…

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More Smash Up, X-Wing Tiles, and Free Stuff from Mayfair!

17 04 2013

smashcoverAlderac has officially unofficially announced today that there will be yet another expansion for the hit Paul Peterson title Smash Up, releasing in August. It will feature 4 new factions taking on the same format as Awesome Level 9000. With a few twists. From Alderac’s Facebook page: There have already been a lot of questions about more Smash Up, so we’ll let you know there is another set of 4 factions coming in August! For the first time, this set has an overall theme running through the factions. Each is distinct, with its own focus mechanically and visually, but there is a common thread that runs through all of them. Speculate away!

We interviewed designer Paul Peterson a few months ago, you can check out our interview and see if he left any clues for us on this third expansion…


Fantasy Flight has announced that they are releasing a Tile/Battlefield kit for their X-Wing Miniatures game. The set comes with 12 tiles each measuring a square foot, and featuring iconic locations in the Star Wars Universe. They look slick, and appear to offer a great, and FLAT, surface to hold your battles on! Check out the photo we’ve included. And you can see the official info on Fantasy Flight’s site here.

catan protoAnd finally the deadline is quickly approaching to enter Mayfair’s giveaway for a prototype copy of the new Catan expansion Explorers & Pirates! Go follow this link to enter; it’s easy!

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The Millennium Falcon is Coming!

7 01 2013

box-SWX06-rightLast week Fantasy Flight Games gave the world a pretty good look at the latest expansion for their Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game. The long-awaited Millennium Falcon ship is on its way. And I just have to say: Wow, it looks cool!

The Falcon will have a few extra modifications (true to the ship’s history in the films), as well as 3 different pilot options: Han, Chewie, and the often under-appreciated Nien Nunb.

You can check out the full preview on Fantasy Flights Web site right here.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you tomorrow!

Fantasy Flight Announces the First Force Pack for Star Wars: The Card Game!

13 11 2012

It’s official, we’re excited. And as if the eminent release of Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars: The Card Game wasn’t enough, they’ve already announced the first Force Pack for the game.

The game’s first expansion cycle with be the Hoth Cycle, with the first Force Pack being  “The Desolation of Hoth.” It’s a little surprising they’re jumping ahead in the saga to an Empire theme; I’m chalking it up to Fantasy Flight wanting to start out strong. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they have the schedule lined up to continue through and drop them right in line with the upcoming release Episode VII. (There’s four words I thought I’d never type!)

Over on the official Fantasy Flight page they are giving some great detail and overview of the pack. You can check it out here!

It’s an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and a gamer; look out as worlds are about to collide, again!

Thanks for reading!

The Wait is Over…Almost. Race for the Galaxy Expands!

12 11 2012

The super-long-awaited fourth expansion for Race for the Galaxy is nearly here! Rio Grande has announced a December 2012 release for Alien Artifacts. The expansion will change the trajectory of the game and will not be compatible with the three previous expansions of the title.Rio Grande has also scheduled Roll for the Galaxy—the obligatory dice version of the successful title, that’s been rumored for years.
You can check out the official Rio Grande page for Alien Artifacts right here.
Thanks for reading!

Lord of the Rings—The Battle of Lake Town!

18 10 2012

Fantasy Flight also announced this week that The Battle of Lake Town adventure pack for their living card game The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, is now available as a print-on-demand title. The Battle of Lake Town was Fantasy Flight’s Gencon exclusive this year, and promises to be an exciting addition to the LOTR adventure. Players will have to work together to save Lake Town from the Hobbit’s main baddie, Smaug himself! If it’s anything like last year’s Gencon exclusive, it will be a brutal slugfest, with lots of action and not much questing! (My kind of adventure!)

You can order a print-on-demand copy of The Battle of Lake Town RIGHT HERE! And you can read Fantasy Flight’s full description of the adventure RIGHT HERE! As always, thanks for reading!

When We Last Left Our Heroes…

5 10 2012

Well it certainly has been a busy week for us here at TOG! We’ve had lots of exciting news, an interview, and we’ve got a TON of stuff in the works behind the scenes!

We started the week off with a few deep thoughts about the LARP community.

Stay on Target… Or at least go to Target to grab some new titles or a few clearance gems!

We also learned a little more about the wine making community in an interview with Viticulture designer Jamie Stegmiaer.

Thursday we kicked off a new weekly feature: Kickstarter Weekly with news about the Purge: Sins of Science Kickstarter campaign.

And we brought you a heads up of the Halloween Freighters add-on for Ticket to Ride.

We are always so glad to have your support, and thank you as always for joining us for another week here at TOG! The next few weeks will be chock full of game reviews, a TON of interviews, Kickstarter info, and of course up-to-the-minute news from around the gaming community!

Power Up! King of Tokyo Expands!

27 09 2012

The hit dice roller King of Tokyo, created by Magic the Gathering designer Richard Garfield is slated for an expansion titled Power Up! There aren’t a lot of details about the expansion except the contents. It looks like they are adding another monster Pandakai, and over 50 evolution cards to give your monsters more options to power up and become King of Tokyo!

See our review of King of Tokyo by Firestone – Right here!

Dominion gets a 7th expansion…

7 08 2012

Rio Grande has released info about a 7th addition to the Dominion franchise: Dark Ages. The expansion will include 500 cards, including 35 new Kingdom cards and a few replacements for estates and such. They’re touting a couple new baddies to give to your opponents and a few cards that are only acquired by specific other cards. You can see the official Rio Grande description here. And for some nifty card previews from the game designer himself, click here.

It looks like Rio Grande and designer Donald X. Vaccarino are doing their best to keep the Dominion franchise alive and relevant—and quite honestly, that’s okay with us.

Are you looking forward to another installment of Dominion? What are your favorite expansions? Leave it here! And thanks for reading!

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