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EL Grande Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 2523   0

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 “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 2481   0

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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 May 06, 2019 1301   0

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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?...
Battlestar Galactica Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1125   0

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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 May 06, 2019 1020   0

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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?
Scattergories
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 788   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 May 06, 2019 1287   0

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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.
Talisman Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1466   0

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Talisman the Magical Quest Game, desgined by Bob Harris was published in 1983 and has been a much loved and a much loathed game ever since. I once asked Mr. Harris if he had a choice, would he rather be remembered as "Robert J. Harris, the author," or "Bob Harris the designer of Talisman?"  He answered that although he didn't expect to be remembered at all, that one of his great pleasures was recieving letters from children all over the world about the fun and happiness that Talisman a had given them. 
Shadow Hunters
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 861   0

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It's almost Halloween, so less take a look back at the spooky game - Shadow Hunters by Z-Man Games. There is fairly recent reprint of Shadow Hunters which includes the 10 card expansion with the additional characters, so it would appear that Shadow Hunters has been a popular game and people are still playing it. If you have never played and want to know more about it, you can check out one of our reviews - Shadow Hunters Review by Matt Drake or Shadow Hunters Board Game Review by Shellie Rose . ...
The Downfall of Pompeii Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 898   0

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The Downfall of Pompeii, designed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, the creator of  Carcasonne, is a Euro-style game that also appealed to Ameritrashers. With its clever placement and movement mechanics, this family favorite had you racing for the gates of Pompeii, while blocking your opponents with hot lava and throwing them into the volcano. 
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