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Defenders of the Realm
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1264   0

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Defenders of the Realm got a lot of ink here on the site - at least 9, including a Monty Python expansion designed by Grudunza, not to mention the infamous "Comic Sans Thread" in Trash Talk. 
Wrath of Ashardalon
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1176   0
Wrath of Ashardalon the second game in a series of Dungeon & Dragons board games relased by Wizards of the Coast in 2010 - 2011. The first one, Castle Ravenloft, caused quite a stir. It was a D & D fully cooperative dungeon crawl that didn't a Dungeon Master. It had a simple, yet effective, AI and a highy accessible rule set. Wizards of the Coast followed up with Wrath of Ashardelon, which included campaign rules, in Febuary of 2011; and finally Legend of Drizzt in October of 2011. We have since seen many more fully...
Pick-Omino
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 957   0

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Never thought I'd see a week of cute animals and creatures here on the site, but here we are. So let's close out the week with this old favorite, push-your-luck game by Reiner Knizia : Pick-Omino (also known as HeckMeck if you have the German version).  Also, did you know Barnes once interviewed Reiner Kniza? You can listen to it here: Interview with Reiner Knizia
Nexus Ops 1st edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1145   0

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Nexus Ops is an Ameritrash game if ever there was one. Bright neon plastic units that practically glow in the dark and a theme not too far removed from Starship Troopers. Move units one space, gather up resources, build a bigger army, smash your units into your enemy and roll to determine the victor. 1st edition by Avalon Hill/Hasbro. 2nd edition by Fantasy Flight Games. Both editions considered by some to be the most garish game ever published. I personally prefer the neon colored monsters in the Avalon Hill version to the after-dinner-mint colors of the...
Citadels by Bruno Faidutti
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1219   0

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Citadels, by Bruno Faidutti , is one of the earliest role selection games. Although we don't have a single review or discussion of it here on the site other than Ken. B's mini review on the game's directory page , I know it is one that many of you have played. Back in the day, it was recommend to new gamers almost as frequently as Lost Cities.
Lords of Waterdeep
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 1136   0

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Lords of Waterdeep was declared the most divisive game of 2012 here on the site. It could also have been called the most written about and discussed game. All the articles we have on it are listed towards the bottom of it's page in our directory here: Lords of Waterdeep
War of the Ring
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 06, 2019 970   0

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Last week I got to visit The Eagle & Child pub in Oxford, England, where Tolkien and CS Lewis used to hang out together and ostensibly discuss writing, although I suspect there was some beer dringking going on as well. There was also an awesome Tolkien exhibition in the library, but I totally screwed up and didn't reserve tickets, so I didn't get to see it. Bummer. Anyway, after walking in the foot steps of Tolkien, I'm in the mood for talking War of the Ring. It's a much loved game on this site and needs...
Puerto Rico Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 07, 2019 991   0

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Puerto Rico, the game that popularized the 'role selection' mechanism, was hugely popular among Eurogamers, and is considered by many to be a classic. Here however, it never got much love. In fact one of our staff writers, Malloc, wrote this blog entitled This Just in...Puerto Rico Sucks Matt Thrower Damned it with faint praise declaring Puerto Rico: Top of it's Class. Shame about the class. So what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Do you Play it?
Arkham Horror 3rd Edition Investigators
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 2482   0
Arkham Horror is it's own universe, inspired by, but distinct from the Lovecraft Universe.
Runebound 3rd edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 07, 2019 1558   0

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Runebound is on it's 3rd Edition. I've never played the first edition, but have been told that it was a hot mess. Some people would argue that Runebound 2nd Edition was also a hot mess, while for others it is a much loved favorite adventure game. And then there is Runebound 3rd Edition which one of reviews declared was "sheer brilliance." No one had much to say in response to that. Literally, the Runebound Third Edition Review has been read over two thousand times, without a single comment. Therefore I was rather surprised when a passionate...
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