Hans Im Gluck Announces Expansions for Carcassonne and Bruges

10 02 2014

One of the many toy fairs in Germany is the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nürnberg, held in February. As you can imagine, there are many new games and expansions announced there–including new expansions for Stefan Feld’s Bruges, and the latest Carcassonne expansion.

Image from BGG user duchamp

Image from BGG user duchamp

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Suburbia—A Review

17 12 2013

suburbiacoverBy Firestone

Confession time: I’ve never been a big fan of Civ games. Not board games. Not video games. Not any games. They’re…boring. So Suburbia comes out, and lots of people call it a SimCity board game. This fills me with dread, and a desire to take a long nap… Could this be the first civ/city-building game I like? Or will I build a Landfill and then put this game into it? Let’s find out!

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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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Winter Is Coming… Winter Carcassonne, That Is

2 07 2013

carc winterAbout a year ago Z-Man Games ended up with the distribution rights to the Carcassonne franchise in the US. There’s been a few expansions to come out since then, including a set of 6 mini expansions that each include a tile to a 7th expansion.

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It’s Our 1-Year Blogiversary!

1 07 2013

HeartlandBy Firestone

Jeremiah and I met nearly two years ago. He was at my company to attend a mini conference with some youth ministry luminaries. I can’t even remember how it came up that we were gamers, but it did. Then, a few months later we met up again at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, where Jeremiah and his wife introduced me to Quarriors. Once they went home, his wife said, off-handedly, “You guys should write a blog together…”

We thought that was a great idea.
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Get Your Game On! June 21-2013

19 06 2013
Come play games with us at the Root!

Come play games with us at the Root!

This Friday, June 21st from 7-11 will be a night of tabletop gaming at the Root Cafe, hosted by me: Jeremiah Isley.

This will be our second monthly meeting and I’m working away in the background for a few special surprises, so stay tuned for more information there!

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Board Game Night—At the Root!

16 05 2013
Come play games with us at the Root!

Come play games with us at the Root!

We’re super excited to be able to announce that Jeremiah is hosting our first ever Board Game Night, at the Root Cafe in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (Click here for directions)

Join us Friday, May 17 from 7:00-11:00 PM. Jeremiah will be there with a nice collection of games, some old favorites, some new prototypes, and a few fun party games. There will be games for newbies curious about the games we play, as well as the seasoned gamers.

Here’s a few games that will be on hand:

Carcassonne—A fun tile-placement game; this is a staple for any gamer’s collection!

The Great Heartland Hauling Company—A fun quick-playing game of cards and cubes!

Kingdom Builder—Easy to learn, but ever-changing!

DC Comics Deck Building Game—Use your cards to gain other cards and defeat the super villains!

The Resistance—There are no words!

The Agents—A prototype card game.

Princes of the Dragon Throne—Another prototype game from our friends at Game Salute.

Looking forward to see you all there! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details!!

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