Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 1975 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
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It is a time of awakening in medieval Spain. The position of the king is secure, but the high aristocrats, the Grandes, look to expand their influence. Their primary weapons are the attendants to the king - the Caballeros - and fencing, not with the sword, but with cunning and deceit. Choose your actions and priorities wisely to become the most powerful Grande!
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In Thunder and Lightning, take on the role of Thor or Loki and fight your way through your opponent's army in an epic mythological showdown. And because Loki has already stole Odin's Crown, the All father entrusted his son Thor with his prized ring of power, Draupnir, to help him defeat the vile trickster. But who really has what it takes to gain control over both relics and therefore claim the throne of Asgard.
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The world is on the brink of disaster. In Pandemic Legacy, your disease-fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Will you let cities fall to the diseases? Will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year? Craft your own unique Pandemic experience with Pandemic Legacy.
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Identify! In Shadow Hunters, each player has a secret character identity - Shadow, Hunter or Neutral (civilian). Figure out the identities of the other players to determine who is your ally and who is your enemy! Survive: Once your identity is revealed, your enemies will attack you using their special abilities such as Demolish, Teleport, Suck Blood with the help of equipment like Rusted Broad Axe or Cursed Sword Masamune. A fierce survival battle between the Shadows and the Hunters will ignite where only the strongest can win. Unless, a civilian in the right circumstances, claims victory!
News MT Matt Thrower Updated July 19, 2018 1002 0
Celebrate a decade of curing diseases with the game that started it all. With new art, a special box, and quality components, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of Pandemic.
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Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.
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The cities in the West are not the safest place to be. In the disc-flicking game Flick 'em Up!, you can become an outlaw and rob banks, free prisoners, attack innocent bystanders...or become the Sheriff and try to protect the people of your city from these bandits!
Board Game Reviews MT Matt Thrower Updated January 30, 2019 4682 0
The hot sun burns in the sky like an incoming apocalypse. On the packed dirt below, two figures stand, ignoring the heat hammering down on their broad-brimmed hats. Sweaty hands hang down by holstered revolvers, eyes lock, mouths chew at nothing. For a long time, all is still in the hot haze. Then the Sheriff goes for his gun and his opponent reacts like a sprung trap. The guns level, fingers tighten on triggers, and both combatants are suddenly flattened by the collapsing town hall.
Board Game Reviews MT Matt Thrower Updated January 30, 2019 5937 0
Regular readers will be aware of the general contempt in which I hold co-operative games. Yet Arkham Horror, Robinson Crusoe and the D&D Adventure System are all games I rate highly. How to square this circle? Well, what those games have in common is that they project the semblance of being alive. Creatures move, events change, players need to actually co-operate due to the complexity and uncertainty. Contrast that to the rash of titles inspired by Pandemic which are far more static and which you can play almost by rote.