Shellie "ubarose" Rose  (She/Her)
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Plays boardgames. Drinks bourbon. Writes code.

Shellie "ubarose" Rose
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Flashback Friday - Eclipse - Love It or Hate It? Do You Still Play It?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated August 16, 2019 1081   0

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Eclipse designed by Touko Tahkokallio was, released in 2011. 
Space Hulk
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated August 09, 2019 1956   0

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From the depths of space an ancient vessel drifts slowly towards the Imperium of Mankind - a space hulk. Within its confines, untold thousands of Genestealers slowly emerge from hibernation...
Mare Nostrum
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 26, 2019 1818   0

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Mare Nostrum, designed by Serge Laget was first published in 2003. Inspired by Civilization, Mare Nostrum also incorporated mechanics inspired by other popular board games including Settlers of Catan, Risk, Diplomacy and Citadels. It is considered by many to be one of the earliest examples of a successful Eurogame/Ameritrash hybrid.
Merchants & Marauders
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 19, 2019 1809   0

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The smell of the salt breeze. The creak of rigging in the air. You’re in sight of the port of Tobago, when you see a ship off in the distance, on an intercept course. Word from the crows-nest is that the ship has run up the fleur-de-lis. The French Navy! You order the crew to man their stations and load the cannons. As the larger ship draws closer, volleys of fire are exchanged, shattering masts and shredding sails. All at once, grappling hooks sail from the enemy ship. They’re trying to board! As the enemy pours onto your ship,...
Flashback Friday - Chaos in the Old World - Love It of Hate It? Do You Still Play It?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 05, 2019 2125   0

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Michael "Egg Shen" Nadeau had this to say about Chaos in the Old World:
Wiz-War
Rants & Raves U ubarose June 28, 2019 1684   0

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Capture the flag with wizards and spells. Wiz-War was first published in 1985 by Jolly Games. The first edition of the game had photocopied chits and rules and the board tiles were silk screened by hand by Tom Jolly. Game materials were inproved over the next serveral editions. It went out of print after it's 7th edition which was published in 1997. Fantasy Flight Games published the 8th edition in 2012. It is considered a "beer & pretzels" game. Do you agree? What do you think of Wiz-Wars? Do you have a...
Titan Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated June 20, 2019 1235   0

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This week we are flashing way back with Titan, which was originally published in 1980. It was out of print for 10 years, from 1998 until 2008 when Valley Games published a new edition.  It has been called a "Masterpeice of Ameritrash design." It has also been called a "fragile blood bath." What do you think? Love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated June 06, 2019 1502   0

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The release of Mansions of Madness in 2011 was a highly anticipated event, which quickly turned from happy excitement to bitter grumblings. The game was plagued by misprints, as well as criticized for its complexity, long set up time, limited number of scenarios, and, of course, those weird little puzzles. Despite this, Mansions of Madness had its fans and received two big box expansions, and 6 print on demand scenarios.  In 2016 the first edition of Mansions of Madness was retired and the second edition of Mansions of Madness was released. This edition did away with...
Penelope Pitstop
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated June 06, 2019 1298   0
Whenever I see an announcement for a game based on a movie, TV show or book I love, I sit up and take notice. Most of you do too, admit it.
Flashback Friday - Nightfall - Love It or Hate It? Do You Still Play It?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 31, 2019 1433   0

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The years following the release of Dominion brought on a slew of Deck Builders. Some have survived, while others have fallen by the wayside and gone out-of-print. One of the later is Nightfall. Considering the amout of ink Nightfall recieved on this site, I would have never predicted that Nightfall would be the AEG Deckbuilder to fade away, while Thunderstone (which is close in age to Nightfall), has evolved and still continues to be supported.  Nightfall's Chaining* mechinism felt so innovative and exciting at the time. Although it was a bit fiddly and resolving it was...
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