Bronze in Review

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Bronze in Review
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Pictured is Bronze, a PC game you might very well have never of. I might not have either, but Bill Abner sent me a link to a Tom Chick preview of it a couple of months ago. As you can see, it's one of those futuristic computer board games that shows up on a monitor.

It's actually pretty good. It's a tile-laying Eurogame, but it's a bit more aggro than you'd expect. I think these guys really should have released it as a printed game because I think the Eurogamer crowd would have really dug it. No luck, fairly abstract, pictures of people in historical garb.

Unfortunately, it's $30 and it's download only which I think puts the game way out of the price range it should be.You can buy a tile-laying game like Neuroshima Hex for $2 and Carcassonne for $5 on your phone and anything from Settlers of Catan to originals like Greed Corp. for $12 or less on the console services. And this game doesn't even have multiplayer outside of hotseat.

The demo is worth checking out, but you don't really get to do the campaigns, which is really where the game is at its best. But it's also free.

Review is right where you expect it to be.

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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