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Shellie "ubarose" Rose
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Heroes of Land, Air & Sea Board Game
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated May 30, 2019 2168   0

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Heroes of Land, Air and Sea is a whimsical 4X-lite game which "captures that real time strategy feel." Which means it sort of feels like Warcraft, but with the aesthetics of a Victorian amusement park, and leans a bit more tactical than strategic.
A Game of Thrones Board Game second edition
Articles U ubarose Updated May 22, 2019 1902   0

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A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, based on the best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, was released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2003. It was considered ground-breaking for its combination of Euro and Amertrash mechanics, winning 3 Origin Awards in 2004 - Best Traditional Board Game, Best Board Game, and Best Board Game Design. The Game of Thrones TV series premiered in 2011, as did a revised 2nd edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. This edition incorporated elements from previous expansions, as well as adding some new...
Merchant of Venus
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated April 26, 2019 2168   0

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Merchant of Venus is considered by many to be Richard Hamblen's masterpeice. It was originally designed on commission for Mccormick Spices as a spice trading game. Mccormick rejected the design as too complex. So Avalon Hill rethemed the game and published it in 1988 as Merchant of Venus; setting it in an unexplored part of the galaxy during a reawakening of galactic civilization with players moving around the board as traders discovering long-forgotten pockets of civilization and buying and selling goods. After it went out of print, it became a holy grail game for many...
DungeonQuest Revised Edition
Articles U ubarose Updated April 14, 2019 2177   0

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You don't play DungeonQuest. DungeonQuest plays you. DungeonQuest was oringinally published in 1987. This push-your-luck dungeon crawl with player elimination is classic old school Ameritrash gaming. Players explore the ruins of Dragonfire Castle, trying to find the treasure chamber and escape the castle with as much treasure as possible. According to the instructions, you have approximatley a 15% chance of getting out alive. It is possible to be eliminated on your first turn. Some gamers call DungeonQuest an activity not a game. Others call it silly fun. What do you think? ...
PitchCar
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated April 08, 2019 2414   0

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Before we discuss PitchCar, I have a request. If you haven't done so already, please Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter. Also, we now have a Weekly Newsletter. You can sign up and recieve one email a week with our 10 most popular stories, so you never miss a thing. Sign up is in the right hand column on every article page. And now onto PitchCar. This beautiful wooden racing game of of skill and dextirity has a real WOW factor. Set this up at your next family gathering, and...
Runewars
Articles U ubarose Updated March 31, 2019 2549   0

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In 2010 Michael Barns wrote in his review of Runewars: "Runewars is, as many of us know by now, a pretty great game. I like it a lot, and after owning it for about a month I still want to play it week in and week out, which is a good sign. I think it's got legs, and I think over time its stature will grow with expansions." What do you think? Is it pretty great? Did it have legs? 
Quarriors!
Articles U ubarose Updated March 22, 2019 1594   0

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Quarriors!, published in 2011, was the first "Dice Pool Building Game," modeled on the deck building genre but substituting dice for the cards. It was a huge hit, winning Origins Award for “Best Family, Party or Children’s Game” in 2013. It recieved 5 expansions and was eventually the basis for the Dice Master series. A new edition, Quarriors!: Qultimate Quedition, which includes the base game and all five expansions, is scheduled for release later this month, which seems to indicate that Quarriors! remains popular. But what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Did you ever play it? Do you...
Stone Age Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated March 31, 2019 1213   0

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The Anniversary Edition of Stone Age was recently released. That means this game is old, but clearly still popular enough that Z-man believes people will spend an extra $30 for a deluxe anniversary edition. Word is that the leather dice cup in the Anniversary Edition stinks just as much as it did in the original Stone Age.  But does the game stink too? What's your opinion? 
Tigris & Euphrates Board Game
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 28, 2019 2244   1

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Considered by many to be Reiner Knizia's masterpiece, Tigris & Euphrates is a " tactically rich, intense strategy game with lots of conflict (unusual in a German game)."  Originally published in 1997 by Hans im Glück, it has been now been in print for over 20 years. Does that make it a classic? However, many are now saying that the recently released Yellow & Yangtze surpasses Tigris & Euphrates. What do you think? Is Yellow & Yangtze or Tigris & Euphrates the better game? Do you one, or both or neither? 
Cartagena 2nd Edition
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 27, 2019 1600   0

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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. ...
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