Vikings: Warriors of the North—Essen Release

18 09 2013

Vikings

By Jeremiah

Well we all know my obsession with pirate-type games, and vikings are pretty much pirates of the frozen north, so this one looks right up my alley.

Essen, the BIG con over in Europe, is coming up soon, and like any major con we’re seeing an influx of games that are releasing around that time. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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CarmaRace—Kickstarter Preview

12 07 2013

carma 1Even though we already had a Kickstarter Weekly post this week, we wanted to give you a quick preview look at a campaign being launched by Board to Death TV. That’s right, some board game reviewers decided to try their hand at design, and CarmaRace was born.

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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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A Double Take Interview with Paul Peterson and Todd Rowland

27 06 2013

cthuluGame designer extraordinaire Paul Peterson is at it again with yet another expansion for the smash title Smash Up! Paul, being the friend of the blog he is, agreed to once again have a cyber chat with us about Smash Up, and he brought along Todd Rowland, Director of Marketing and Senior Brand Manager for Alderac Entertainment Group.

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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!

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Oh, What a Wookie!

10 04 2013

SWC08-box-rightChewbacca is on the scene in Star Wars The Card Game. Fantasy flight has announced the first deluxe expansion of the game “Edge of Darkness” adds 22 new objective sets, which is a total of 132 cards, adding two new affiliations: DS Scum and Villainy and the LS Smugglers and Spies. It’s within this deluxe expansion that Fantasy Flight revealed today (4/10/13) that the objective set “Wookiee Life Debt” will in fact feature Chewbacca himself.

And at a quick glance he will be ready to tear into the Empire and deal some serious damage, even if he takes damage during an encounter! It’s not wise to upset this wookiee.

chewbaccaWe’re still waiting on the multiplayer expansion for this game, to really see the full potential of the title, but from looking at the new wookie objective set, LS players have been given some much-needed fire power to stand up to the Empire.

You can find the full review of the new objective set here.

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