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…

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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!








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