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Video Review – Lords of War

Lords of War got a lot of attention from the moment it saw light of day, and with good reason. It’s a terrific game. A mighty battle between two armies in which the winner is the player to destroy 20 enemy units or 4 out of the...

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Video Review – MEMOIR ’44

A REVIEW IN HONOR OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS ANNIVERSARY By Evaldas Bladukas It’s been 70 years since the D-Day landings and to celebrate the souls that fought in the war, for the next two weeks we’ll be having a look at...

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Podcast Episode – The Boardgame Review Room: Lords of War

Recently we had the enormous pleasure of interviewing Martin Vaux, one of the co-designers of Lords of War and at the same time we played the game so we could tell him, to his face, what we thought of it. Lords of War is a...

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Wargame review – Tales of the Red Blade – Part 2

By Ben Monro Here it is the second update of my beloved Knights of the Red Blade and just how has my dear force under construction fared this week I hear you cry. Well no doubt I’m about to tell you. It’s been a fantastic week...

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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Episode 120 – Painting War Magazine, Plato Magazine, Escape and preparing for Spiel.

In this episode we have a few reviews, since I’ve been rather busy playing games, Mike has been busy reminiscing and Kara has been doing what any parent worthy of their name should do and is introducing a toddler to some gaming goodness!

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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast Episode 84–Story War with Brad O’Farrell

Some like Kickstarter, some don’t, but the fact is that it is successful and Story War has done extremely well out of it.

In Story War, the players take on the role or warriors who have to fight in fantastic locations using even more fantastic weapons and items. Every round one of the player will act as the judge and will decide who’s used his/her character to the most effect to tell the story of how said character crushes enemies and conquests lands.

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War stories

“Come closer hatchlings… did I ever tell you of the time I saw the shining dome of the galactic capital on the blasted throneworld of Mecatol Rex?

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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast – Episode 70 with Daniel Solis

Episode 70 has arrived, slowly but surely, just like Christmas approaches. And since that means you’ll want to give your loved ones as much as you can. Obviously your not-so-loved ones won’t get a thing. Mine don’t. So to make your life a lot easier, Jenn, Vickey and myself have put together a list of games we think you should get. Or that someone should get for you.

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Tooth And Nail: Factions

Well, as usual, Small Box is up to no good. First, they make this killer game called Omen: A Reign of War which took everyone by surprise and turned into the “out of left field” smash card game of 2011. I mean, if ever a game needed an iOS app, it’s that one. And then they delivered Hemloch, an odd little card game with an odd little theme that is oddly, pretty fun. So, I was kind of thinking they were due for a stinker. I mean, we’ve loved most of what came out of the joint for a while, and then came Tempt, one of the most truly awful games I’ve ever played…with a rulebook so bad that it was incomprehensible. But John Clowdus and Company are, by and large, batting close to 1000. So, here comes Tooth And Nail: Factions (TANF), which has what I think is the best art and theme to date out of the company. “But how does it play?” you ask…well, let’s talk about that.

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Blood Bowl Team Manager

Before I start, I just have to say, I love me some Blood Bowl! I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager and still have the same set that I bought back then. I’m going to show my age a little here, but not in old way and say I just missed out on the kick ass foam board, and had to settle for card. This didn’t stop me and my high school wargaming group buying three teams each and running so many leagues we actually had promotions and relegations, with knock-out championships and a lucrative transfer market, even though we could only get together to play on weekends.

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iOS Spotlight: Battle Fleet

Now that I’ve finally advanced out of the dark ages and gotten an iPad and iPhone, I’ve realized that there’s a veritable sea of amazing board game ports and strategy games out there to waste time with. I’m firmly of a mind that eventually, all games will become digital, with only the most afflicted of Luddites still having the cardboard versions.

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Review – Wiz War (8th Edition)

A number of years ago, I was introduced to Tom Jolly‘s original version of Wiz War, and although very much an old school production, it was mean & nasty and yet, great fun. I never managed to find a copy and lo and behold,Fantasy Flight Games shows up with their version.

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