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Cartagena 2nd Edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 21, 2019 492   0
This pirate themed racing game was once the go-to filler game at every game day. Designed by Leo Colovini, and published in 2000, it was a Spiel des Jahres Recommendation in 2001. Cartagena's theme is the 1672 pirate-led jailbreak from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. It came with a little story about it, so you got a little history lesson with the your game. It also included two variations,  Jamaica and Tortuga, which play really quite differntly from each other in 2006 a sequel - Cartagena II was released. The current Cartagena 2nd...
Heroscape Master Set
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 1525   0
Heroscape, the game that made tabletop miniature gaming accessible and brought it to the masses. Along with prompting the sale of a butt ton of giant plastic tubs to store it in.
Urban Manhunt
Interviews U ubarose Updated February 11, 2019 1225   0
Cynthia Celeste Miller, game designer, role playing game author and President of Spectrum Games will be joining us today to answer your questions about her new game, Urban Manhunt, as well as any other questions you might have regarding her work.
EL Grande Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 2002   0
 “It’s hard to overstate the significance of El Grande’s publication. It basically established a new kind of board game, one in which players strove to have the majority of pieces in different geographical areas of the board.”  - Larry Levy  
Twilight Imperium
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 2022   0
Twilight Imperium is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Being an "epic" game, it is also a game that can take hours to play, and often requires arranging a special game day just to play it.  Due to the length and complexity of Twilight Imperium,many players have looked to other games as a replacement resulting in heated  debates over whether games,such as Eclipse or Star Trek Ascendancy replaced Twilight Imperium.  Twilight Imperium recently got a new edition, which also resulted in some controvery over whether Twilight Imperium...
Survive Escape from Atlantis
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 1145   0
In 2011, Stronghold Games announced that they were re-printing the old family favorite Suvive!. And there was much rejoicing!  There is always much enthusiasm when a new edition of a long out of print game from our childhood is released, but once the nostalgia wears off, do those games actually have any staying power?    Did the nostalgia wear off for you? Or did the re-print of Survive! survive? What do you think of the expansions? Survive: Space Attack!? The 30th Anniversary Edition? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?...
Battlestar Galactica Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 797   0
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, released in 2008 by Fantasy Flight Games, took our site by storm. Described by the publisher as "an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival," it did not disappoint. Although it may not have been the first hidden traitor game, it's initial popularity certainly conrtibuted to the many subsequent hidden traitor games designed and released over the next decade.    
Cosmic Encounter 42nd Anniversary Edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 735   0
Cosmic Encounter has been around since 1977, making it older than many of you reading this. A 42nd Anniversary Edition was just recenly released by Fantasy Flight Games.   Cosmic Encounter may be the game that appears most frequently in our Top Five thread in Trash Talk. But what do you think of it?   Do you have a favorite edition? Which expansions do you add? What do you leave out? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 627   0
Its the day after Thanksgiving, and yesterday, after clearing the plates from our feast, our family played Scattergories, Cockroach Poker and Heck Meck.  When I was a kid, it would have been Monolpoly, Dominos or Blackjack. In later years these games were replaced by Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. The games we play after holiday feasts may have changed, but the fun we have hasn't.     Do you play games with family on Thanksgiving? If so what do you play?   
Power Grid
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 985   0
Power Grid, designed by Friedemann Friese was published way back in 2004. It is still going strong with it's most recent expansion, Power Grid: Fabled Expansion, released in 2017. It's been called a crayon rail game without the crayons, an auction game, a train game without the trains.   Whatever you call it, do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
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