Issue #77

 

The Best in Board Games – In 5 Minutes or Less!
Oct 31, 2013 – Issue #77

GIVEAWAY!

This week’s contest is for Twilight Struggle, the #1 rated game on Board Game Geek. You can enter at the contest page every day for the duration of the contest. The giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday, November 3rd.

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Tide of Iron: Next Wave

Tide of Iron is an epic World War II simulation game originally published by Fantasy Flight. 1A Games has acquired the licence and is producing a new “Next Wave” version that lowers the barrier to entry by re-organizing the rulebook and providing quick-start scenarios. They have also produced a new Stalingrad expansion extending the game into this epic historical conflict. The Next Wave box is currently being Kickstarted – $70 will get you the Next Wave set full of awesome minis, or $125 for the Next Wave and Stalingrad.
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Project of the Day

The Back it for a Buck Challenge (B4B) encourages gamers to back 10 board game related Kickstarter projects during the current month for $1.00 (or more) each. The Project of the Day is a suggested project you may wish to back.

Spell Saga

An epic story based card game for a single player
On Kickstarter until November 22
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Mango Republic

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Tug O’ Lords

Tug O’ Lords is re-launching on Kickstarter November 6th!

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The game was created by Chris Dixon and Jascha Frei of award-winning Gigaloth Games, a small indie game studio located in Fort Collins, Colorado. You can learn more about us on our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Gamers familiar with the “tug of war” game style popular in Defense of the Ancients and League of Legends will love Tug O’ Lords.
Because of some great news from the manufacturer, Tug O’ Lords is re-launching its Kickstarter campaign with a lower funding goal and a MUCH more affordable pledge for the game. The game can be pledged for at $29 (down from the original $49!) and will have exclusive content available only through the Kickstarter campaign.

The Game:
Players: 2-4; Ages: 12+; Time: 40-60 minutes
Tug O’ Lords is a fast-paced fantasy card game where you control armies from all genres of fantasy to try and overtake your opponent’s castle. Each player commands one of six kingdoms inhabiting the realm of Tugoland: Knights, Demons, Undead, Elves, Dwarves or Orcs. As a Lord of Tugoland, you pair one of these kingdoms with a magical element (fire, ice, earth, and air) and shuffle them together to create a single deck of fantasy awesomeness. Want to play Fire Knights? Ice Demons? Storm Orcs? The possibilities are limitless! In Tug O’ Lords, you place creatures at your castle and march them across the battlefield (represented by a series of terrain cards) towards your opponent’s castle. Each creature has an ability that can manipulate combat, movement, or other elements of the game. As the Lord, you can also cast powerful spells to affect the creatures on the battlefield.

Do you have what it takes to be a Lord in Tugoland? Your kingdom awaits…
Gigaloth Website: www.gigaloth.com
Tug O’ Lords Homepage: http://gigaloth.com/tugolords/
Tug O’ Lords on BGG: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148193/tug-o-lords
Gigaloth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gigaloth
Gigaloth Twitter: https://twitter.com/gigaloth

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The King’s Armory

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TABLETOP TOWER DEFENSE
The King’s Armory brings favorite online gaming genre to the world of board games

With over 44 million plays on Armor Games, tower defense games like Kingdom Rush and GemCraft are the meat and potatoes of internet gamers. A fan of the games himself, John Wrot! created a table-top version of tower defense that has been generating enthusiasm from gamers. Third party reviewers, such as Rahdo and Undead Viking, have enthusiastically lauded the game.

Called The King’s Armory, this 1-7 player game boasts true tower defense: foes generated by the game cross the map to pillage the king’s armory at the other end. Gamers play heroes, who cooperatively control tower placement and recruit “hireables,” strategizing to destroy the foes before they make it to the armory. If the heroes are successful, the foes are vanquished and the king’s armory stays safe. If the foes are successful, they take the armory and use its contents against the king’s own people.

Like online tower defense, it’s easy to learn, fun, and addicting.

Unlike online tower defense, however, one never runs out of levels or game play choices. With almost endless combinations of map arrangements, difficulty levels, heroes, recruits, equipment, reinforcements (a special class of assets that can be items, events, or enhancements), foes, and bosses, each and every game is a new experience.

One of the most compelling features of this game is that players can join or leave at any point without disrupting game balance. With each wave of foes, a player can be added or removed and the game adjusts accordingly. No more cancelled game nights because someone can’t make it. No more awkward plan changes when someone extra shows up. This game accommodates any game night, including solitaire play.

The King’s Armory went through a Kickstarter campaign during the summer of 2013 and is re-booting from Monday, October 28-Tuesday, November 24, 2013. Significant improvements to the campaign, including a substantially lower funding goal, high-quality content, and EU-friendly policies bode well for the re-boot.

For more information about The King’s Armory, visit:
www.gatekeepergaming.com

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Issue #76

 

The Best in Board Games – In 5 Minutes or Less!
Oct 30, 2013 – Issue #76

GIVEAWAY!

This week’s contest is for Twilight Struggle, the #1 rated game on Board Game Geek. You can enter at the contest page every day for the duration of the contest. The giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday, November 3rd.

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Kickstart Corner

Reviews & Previews

Descent (2nd Ed)

Descent is ultimate game of dungeon crawling. Updated last year by Fantasy Flight with a new streamlined ruleset the new Descent plays quickly and with much excitement. A third expansion – The Trollfens – has just been released with a fourth announced.

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Project of the Day

The Back it for a Buck Challenge (B4B) encourages gamers to back 10 board game related Kickstarter projects during the current month for $1.00 (or more) each. The Project of the Day is a suggested project you may wish to back.

Host

Finish off or save humanity in this apocolyptic card game
On Kickstarter until November 19
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Dice Tower News – Episode #173

Dice Tower News is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday podcast and is part of the Dice Tower Network. Today In Board Games provides a short segment for each episode of the latest news across the board game community. Links to the articles discussed in today’s episode are below. News items are taken from recent issues of Today in Board Games. For more news subscribe to the Today in Board Games newsletter. For great podcasts on all aspects of the board gaming visit the Dice Tower Network.

Here is what’s going on in the board game community:

MyIndieGame.info is a new website where game designers can present their published or work-in-progress game.

FREE Prototype Giveaway! Be among the first to play Tiny Epic Kingdoms! – Gamelyn Games

The Greatest Cost – Happy Mitten Games

* Also, don’t forget the $250 content contest!

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Issue #75

 

The Best in Board Games – In 5 Minutes or Less!
Oct 29, 2013 – Issue #75

GIVEAWAY!

This week’s contest is for Twilight Struggle, the #1 rated game on Board Game Geek. You can enter at the contest page every day for the duration of the contest. The giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday, November 3rd.

TOP NEWS

  • The October Back it for a Buck challenge is nearly over! Be sure to join up while there’s still time. Also, don’t forget the $250 content contest!

HOT DEALS

Kickstart Corner

Reviews & Previews

Trains & Stations

Trains & Stations is the new game from WizKids Games and designer Eric M. Lang. Trains & Stations provides a new spin on train games as players make deliveries, develop buildings, and attempt to turn a profit. You can get it now for $36.95 from Noble Knight.

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Firewall

Prove your 1337 hacking skills in this dice game
On Kickstarter until November 18
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Issue #74

 

The Best in Board Games – In 5 Minutes or Less!
Oct 28, 2013 – Issue #74

NEW GIVEAWAY!

This week’s contest is for Twilight Struggle, the #1 rated game on Board Game Geek. You can enter at the contest page every day for the duration of the contest. The giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday, November 3rd.

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HOT DEALS

Kickstart Corner

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Slumber Stories

Slumber Stories are a fun and creative way to tell a story. Each Slumber Stories die contains six colorful pictures that will engage children. Use these as a tool to teach children creative storytelling, associations, and other valuable skills used in gaming. Slumber Stories is on Kickstarter now – $12 CAD will get you a set of 6 dice.

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RealmClash

Hybrid expandable card game / miniatures / turn based RPG
On Kickstarter until November 16

 

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Dice Tower News – Episode #172

Dice Tower News is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday podcast and is part of the Dice Tower Network. Today In Board Games provides a short segment for each episode of the latest news across the board game community. Links to the articles discussed in today’s episode are below. News items are taken from recent issues of Today in Board Games. For more news subscribe to the Today in Board Games newsletter. For great podcasts on all aspects of the board gaming visit the Dice Tower Network.

Today I had Bruce Voge on the show as a special guest to talk about his podcast The Party Game Cast. Here’s the top-picks he discussed:

  • Time’s Up
  • Telestrations
  • Choose One
  • Sketch It
  • Gotcha!
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Week in Review – Episode #4

Week in Review is a podcast from Today in Board Games. It summarizes the top news stories from the week and digs a little deeper with interviews, reviews, and more. In today’s episode:

* Interview with Brad Talton of Level 99 Games.

We would love your feedback on this episode! Please leave a comment here or visit us in ITunes and give us a rating and review!

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