2013 Holiday Gift Guide—Family Games

9 12 2013

Family Games is kind of a hard category. I mean, if you’re playing a kids game, is that a family game, too? What about families with young kids, or older kids, or no kids? Basically, these are games that we play with our families, but that aren’t designed specifically as kids games. And our kids are between the ages of 5 and 9, so the games will skew that way.

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide—Gateway Games

4 12 2013

Greetings! We’re here again with our next selection of games for this special time of the year, when we show our love and affection for one another with the giving of gifts. Today’s list of games are for those who want to say, “I know you really, really LOVE Monopoly, but you’ve got to open your eyes to a much bigger and better world of board games.” So today we present our list of gateway games. These games will be sure to shake the very foundations of everything you thought you knew about board games, if you’ve done little more than passing “Go” and collecting $200.

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What’s Better Than New Board Games?

17 08 2013

Resistance

UPDATE: It’s over now. That’ll teach you not to read our emails right away!

Cheap board games!

Today’s Gold Box Deal from the folks over at Amazon features a number great board game titles, and a number of well…not-so-great board game titles.

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New Expansions for Age Of Steam, Seasons, and the DC-Comics Deckbuilding Game

20 05 2013
Prototype image

Prototype image

By Firestone

As we lead up to Origins in a few weeks, companies are announcing new games and expansions. First, over on Boardgamegeek, designer Alban Viard announced that he’s designing a new pair of expansions for Age Of Steam. It sounds like he’s going to use the actual game box as a part of the game. From the announcement: “The box might be a mountain and we will have tunnels to cross the mountain under the box! The network will be cut by the mountain and the players might arrange the different maps around the mountain.”

seasonsAsmodee Games announced on Facebook that their popular card game Seasons is getting an expansion called Enchanted Kingdom. It adds “40 Power cards; 10 Enchantment cards; 12 Special Ability tokens; 16 Energy tokens; 2 ‘Raven’ tokens 1 ‘First Player’ token; 2 ‘Bespelled Grimoire’ energy reserve expansions for individual game boards; 7 ‘Decreased energy reserve’ tokens.” And it should be ready by Origins!

Finally, though Cryptozoic Entertainment hasn’t announced it yet, a couple of retailers seem to have outed a standalone expansion: Heroes Unite. A description on the site says, “Play as Shazam!, Hawkman, Red Tornado, Nightwing, Black Canary, Batgirl, or Booster Gold in Heroes Unite, the first standalone expansion for the DC Comics Deckbuilding Game! Unlock special abilities, like Force Field or the Helmet of Fate, and unleash devastating card combos against your opponents! Craft your hero deck into a well-oiled machine to take on the most vile villains in the DC Universe in your quest for Victory (Points)! Mix the cards from Heroes Unite with the core DC Comics Deckbuilding Game set to wage the ultimate showdown!”

Check out our Double-Take Review of the DC-Comics Deck-Building Game.

Thanks for reading!





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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