What You Missed…

24 05 2013

HanabiIt’s been another busy week here at TOG! Here’s a quick look at the week that was:

To start the week off we brought you some info on new expansions from games by Eagle/Gryphon and Cryptozoic.

Later in the week the Spiel des Jahres were announced.

Firestone warns us: Don’t believe the hype about Love Letter.

And AEG’s plans to keep the next Smash Up expansion under wraps were thwarted—but we didn’t spill the beans! We just reported on it, post-spillage.

We’d also like to give you a heads up about a few things we have in the works!

We’ve got a TON of interviews in the works, including Paul Peterson, who will discuss that new Cthulhu Smash Up expansion. We’ll also be chatting with Jamie Stegmaier, designer of Viticulture, about his latest Kickstarter campaign for Euphoria, and we’ll check in with David and Fred Mackenzie of Clever Mojo Games about the epic board game Princes of the Dragon Throne! (And that’s just for starters!)

Also be on the lookout for our newest delve into social media as we introduce out newest feature: The 6-Second Review via Vine! Don’t wanna miss this!

Thanks so much for reading, we’d love it if you subscribed for our email list, and liked us on FaceBook and followed us on Twitter, Instagam and now Vine!





What You Missed…

3 05 2013

MeThanks for joining us on another grand week here at Theology Of Games. Here’s what you might have missed.

After playing the DC Deck-Building game with Son The Elder, I wondered if anyone out there let their kids win. We got some great responses!

Then we brought you the news that the 4x game Eclipse is out on the iPad!

We interviewed Arctic Scavengers designer Kyle Gabhart.

The we had a Double Double-Take Review, of the cute games Pick-A-Pig and Pick-A-Dog.

And finally, Firestone took a look at the trick-taking game Little Devils.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more fun next week! (And we’ll have a big Kickstarter Weekly tomorrow. Don’t miss it!)





What You Missed…

26 04 2013

MontrealThanks for joining us this week at Theology Of Games. Here’s what you might have missed…

We had a chock-full Kickstarter Weekly post.

Then we got word that the worker-placement game Tzolk’in is getting an expansion.

Then Jeremiah took us on a trip to his adolescence, and the joys and pains of Doctor Who.

Then Firestone talked about his love of expansions, and whined about bad expansions.

Then we brought you a review of the game Coup, which is up on Kickstarter, cheap, and lots of fun!

And finally, we shared the latest episode of TableTop, where they play The Resistance.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next week!





What You Missed…

19 04 2013

What more could you ask for in a week of posts? Three reviews, an interview, and a ton of news! #boom

Specifically…

spacesheepcoverWe shared news of the interesting-looking Space Sheep, a real-time customizable cooperative game from Stronghold Games.

Then I talked about Grail games a little bit—and how I was recently able to snag one of the games at the top of my Grail list. Update: I talked about moving to the next game—Magic Labyrinth—and I found a copy of this out-of-print gem for $34 shipped. Awesome!

Then we talked about yet another expansion for the hit game Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak.

Review #1 was a Double-Take Review of Reverse Charades. Spoiler Alert: We loved it.

Then we broke some news about another Smash Up expansion, sweet tiles for The Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, and Mayfair’s Facebook contest—which we didn’t win… 😦

Then we interviewed Randy Hoyt and Tyler Segel from Foxtrot Games about their upcoming game Relic Expedition.

Review #2 was The Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom.

And finally, Jeremiah gave us his first impressions of the print-and-play copy of Relic Expedition. Once I get a chance to play it (I’ve been ridiculously busy!), we’ll have a proper back-and-forth on our thoughts.

Have an awesome weekend. We’ll see you next week!





Grail Games!

15 04 2013

BlackRoseI have a list of a few “grail games”—games I really want get, but that are hard-to-find or out-of-print. One of the games on that list is Mississippi Queen: The Black Rose. It’s an expansion for Mississippi Queen—itself a hard-to-find game—which is about racing paddle-boats down the legendary river. I’ve had the base game for years, but I often heard that it was MUCH better with the REALLY hard-to-find expansion. So I never ended up playing it. Well, a few weeks ago I was able to trade for the base game and the expansion. I can’t wait to try it out with the family.

Now I’m off in search of the next game on my list: The Magic Labyrinth…

What are some of your grail games?





What You Missed…

12 04 2013

Smallworld2News! Reviews! Poohs! We had a cram-packed week here on the blog.

First we brought you news that Z-Man Games is reprinting an old Alan Moon trick-taking game: Black Spy. And Z-Man also revealed that the anticipated game Terra Mystica will come out May 1.

We had two interviews: first was Jason Tagmire of Pixel Lincoln fame, sharing about upcoming projects. And then we interviewed Shane Steely and Jared Tinney, designers of Walk The Plank.

We also discussed some of the odd choices of the Origins Awards. And Tom Vasel gave us some behind-the-scenes info on the nomination process (in the comments).

We had a Double-Take Review of I’m The Boss: The Card Game—and we had wildly different experiences with it.

THEN, we talked about the newly announced deluxe expansion for Star Wars The Card Game—with wookies!

And finally (whew!) we talked about a bunch of new Kickstarter projects—including the new Gryphon Game Francis Drake.

Thanks for reading! We’ll have more for you next week; have a great weekend!





What You MIssed…

5 04 2013

The Hobbit - Over Hill & Under HillWe had a fun and busy week here at TOG.

First we had a little April Fool’s joke where I said I was giving up board games. (I even convinced one of my friends for the briefest of moments….)

Then we gave you a bunch of Tolkien board game news. Is there any franchise that has more games set in its universe?

The Kickstarter Weekly was a Werewolfish game involving foxes and chickens

Then we shared a Dr. Demento Kickstarter—for a documentary about the influential radio host.

Then we shared the unfortunate news about Zombies designer Todd Todd Breitenstein’s passing, and a fund-raiser for his family.

Then we got news of the GAMA Origins Award nominees—and we shared them with you.

Thanks for joining us; have an awesome weekend.





What You Missed… What’s Coming Up…

29 03 2013

HeartlandThis week has been a crazy/busy/fun/hectic week for us here at TOG (and that’s both on the site, and in our lives), and we’re not done yet!

First let’s take a quick look back at the week that was…

First, if the question is “ARE YOU ASKING FOR A CHALLENNNNNNGE??” Pixel Lincoln’s answer would be “Yes.”. As Jason Tagmire has issued a game design challenge!

We brought TWO, yes TWO, Double-Take Reviews! One for the upcoming Emperor’s New Clothes (which is still Kickstarting, until Monday. And the second for Jason Kotarski, and Dice Hate Me’s, The Great Heartland Hauling Co. We both had awesome things to say about each one; go read all the words!

Mayfair is making an even bigger name for Catan, and now it’s showing up in classrooms!

relic start

And Thursday we brought you TWO, yes TWO, Kickstarter Weekly Features.
Relic Expedition which looks AWESOME (look for an interview with the Foxtrot Games guys soon!).
And our good friends over at Game Salute are funding a cool accessory for your sci-fi themed games – Rocket Dice!

And we’ve asked folks to chime in on our Facebook page and tell us who your favorite A-Team member is!

Crown-of-ThornsToday on Good Friday, we take pause to remember the impact of the greatest act of love we have ever known.

As we push forward into the weekend, we will celebrate with friends and family, and maybe even play some games on International TableTop Day tomorrow! (Ok, Scott will for sure!)

Check back with us this weekend as we continue to celebrate!

Thanks so much for reading our posts we hope you find them 3 F’s – Fun, Factual, and inFormative!





What You Missed…

22 03 2013

planklogoA fun week here at TOG. Thanks for joining us; here’s what you might have missed.

AEG announced they’re bringing the surprise Essen hit Trains to the US.

We reviewed the classic card game filler Coloretto.

Then we had the opportunity to bother the gracious Eric Lang for another interview. Now with 100% more Monty Python!

And finally, we brought you Walk The Plank!, a new Kickstarter project from a couple of Firestone’s pals.

Next week, we’ll be reviewing The Great Heartland Hauling Co., and bringing you more news, reviews, interviews, and shampoos nevermind…we’re both bald. Thanks for reading!





What You Missed…

15 03 2013

STARTREK-NECA_USS_Enterprise1Thanks for joining us for another week here at Theology Of Games. Here’s what you might have missed…

You’ll soon be able to stage that Millenium Falcon/USS Enterprise battle you always (?) wanted to fight… Why? Because there’s a new minis game featuring Star Trek ships and Star Wars mechanics.

We gave you a Double-Take review of Kill The Overlord—a good large group game of stabbiness—a perfect game for your Ides Of March party!

Then we interviewed David Malki of Machine Of Death fame—or infame. (I don’t think that’s a word…)

Dungeon Roll is crushing its Kickstarter campaign like a big…heavy thing…that crushes stuff. I need more coffee.

I was just saying to my wife the other day—as I was simultaneously watching The Walking Dead and playing Left 4 Dead 2 on my Xbox—that there aren’t enough zombie things in the world right now. Thankfully, you can check out Zombie House Blitz on Kickstarter.

And finally, a game that takes the boringness of chess and adds not-boring stuff to it! Check out Loka: The World of Fantasy Chess on Kickstarter.

Hope you have an awesome weekend. We’ve got some fun game reviews coming up in the next couple of weeks—including The Great Heartland Hauling Company by our friend Jason Kotarski! Thanks for reading!








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