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  • Classic Six-Dice Farkel

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    10 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    The classic game of guts and luck. Classic Farkel involves rolling six dice and strategy to win with over 10,000 points. It's the classic game of FARKEL where you roll the dice for score, but if you don't roll a dice that counts as score, you farkeled and lose your turn! Family-approved fun for all ages and educational. Start your family game night with our Classic Farkel for hours of fun. Includes 6 dice, a 40 sheet score pad, and easy to read instructions. For ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/ClassicSixDiceFarkel Pyramix http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/Pyramix…
  • Classic Six-Dice Farkel

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    10 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    The classic game of guts and luck. Classic Farkel involves rolling six dice and strategy to win with over 10,000 points. It's the classic game of FARKEL where you roll the dice for score, but if you don't roll a dice that counts as score, you farkeled and lose your turn! Family-approved fun for all ages and educational. Start your family game night with our Classic Farkel for hours of fun. Includes 6 dice, a 40 sheet score pad, and easy to read instructions. For ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/ClassicSixDiceFarkel Pyramix http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/Pyramix…
  • BCC GRAND PRIX: KIDS PLAY HARD // 92+ YRS YOUNG HAROLD DONDIS CLEAR 1ST !! // 15 PLAYERS

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    Steve Stepak
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBAPRIL GRAND PRIXin one sectionHarold Dondis, Esq. played first 3 rounds for 3 points and traditional half-point bye in the lastround (giving other players a chance to overtakehim for 1st place: no one did!).Here Harold (in cap) plays black vs young manCharles Bing, first time at BCC Cambridge site.Welcome Charles.Charles Bing writes down his move vs Harold Dondis,Round 1: BCC Grand Prix April.Harold scored 3.5 points for clear 1st place and a +56 to 1751 rating.Charles was 2/4 for a share of 4-10th place: bravo, Charles![My parenthetical remark here is this: I…
  • Four Queens… and Three

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Today I happened to watch a pretty amazing bullet game online. The players were identified as Kozakov versus Bah. I think Kozakov is probably grandmaster Mikhail Kazakov of Ukraine, whose name sometimes seems to be spelled Kozakov. According to one comment I read on the Internet, “Bah” is the nom de guerre of international master Vincent Rothuis of the Netherlands. I have no way to confirm this. Anyhow, they reached the following position: Black to move. FEN: 1Q6/2pbb1kp/p3pr2/B1Pp3q/P2Pp3/4P3/2QK2P1/RR5q b – - 0 1 Four queens on the board! One rarely sees this in games…
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    26 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
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  • Classic Six-Dice Farkel

    Board Game Central
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    The classic game of guts and luck. Classic Farkel involves rolling six dice and strategy to win with over 10,000 points. It's the classic game of FARKEL where you roll the dice for score, but if you don't roll a dice that counts as score, you farkeled and lose your turn! Family-approved fun for all ages and educational. Start your family game night with our Classic Farkel for hours of fun. Includes 6 dice, a 40 sheet score pad, and easy to read instructions. For ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/ClassicSixDiceFarkel Pyramix http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/Pyramix…
  • Mexican Train Dominoes In Aluminum Case

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    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    This complete Mexican Train Dominoes set comes with everything you need to play, all packaged in a durable aluminum case. With 91 colored dot tiles, lots of people can enjoy the game together. You can also try out different variations of the game like Straight Dominoes, Moon, Draw, Block and many more. In all variations, the player to play his or her last piece before any opponent wins! For 2 to 8 players. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/MexicanTrainDominoesInAluminumCase Review Recaps: January 2015 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2015-01.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015…
  • Dance Charades

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    2 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dance your way to the win with hundreds of hilarious dance moves like: opening a present, playing an accordion, riding a horse. On your turn take a dance card while the game's DJ starts 40 seconds of music using the Dance Charades CD. If someone guesses your move and there's still time, take another card and keep on dancing. When time's up, you score a point for each move that was correctly guessed. At the end of the game the player with the most points wins! But listen up! You could also earn points just from your ultra-fly dancing! If other players dig your moves, they can throw up to three…
  • Majority Rules!

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    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

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    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
 
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  • Classic Six-Dice Farkel

    Board Game Central
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    The classic game of guts and luck. Classic Farkel involves rolling six dice and strategy to win with over 10,000 points. It's the classic game of FARKEL where you roll the dice for score, but if you don't roll a dice that counts as score, you farkeled and lose your turn! Family-approved fun for all ages and educational. Start your family game night with our Classic Farkel for hours of fun. Includes 6 dice, a 40 sheet score pad, and easy to read instructions. For ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/ClassicSixDiceFarkel Pyramix http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/Pyramix…
  • Mexican Train Dominoes In Aluminum Case

    Board Game Central
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    This complete Mexican Train Dominoes set comes with everything you need to play, all packaged in a durable aluminum case. With 91 colored dot tiles, lots of people can enjoy the game together. You can also try out different variations of the game like Straight Dominoes, Moon, Draw, Block and many more. In all variations, the player to play his or her last piece before any opponent wins! For 2 to 8 players. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/MexicanTrainDominoesInAluminumCase Review Recaps: January 2015 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2015-01.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015…
  • Dance Charades

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    2 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dance your way to the win with hundreds of hilarious dance moves like: opening a present, playing an accordion, riding a horse. On your turn take a dance card while the game's DJ starts 40 seconds of music using the Dance Charades CD. If someone guesses your move and there's still time, take another card and keep on dancing. When time's up, you score a point for each move that was correctly guessed. At the end of the game the player with the most points wins! But listen up! You could also earn points just from your ultra-fly dancing! If other players dig your moves, they can throw up to three…
  • Majority Rules!

    Board Game Central
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

    Board Game Central
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
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  • BCC GRAND PRIX: KIDS PLAY HARD // 92+ YRS YOUNG HAROLD DONDIS CLEAR 1ST !! // 15 PLAYERS

    Steve Stepak
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBAPRIL GRAND PRIXin one sectionHarold Dondis, Esq. played first 3 rounds for 3 points and traditional half-point bye in the lastround (giving other players a chance to overtakehim for 1st place: no one did!).Here Harold (in cap) plays black vs young manCharles Bing, first time at BCC Cambridge site.Welcome Charles.Charles Bing writes down his move vs Harold Dondis,Round 1: BCC Grand Prix April.Harold scored 3.5 points for clear 1st place and a +56 to 1751 rating.Charles was 2/4 for a share of 4-10th place: bravo, Charles![My parenthetical remark here is this: I…
  • 25 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm

    Robert Oresick
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Carissa Yip on Chess ChatCarissa YipFeatured onChess chatfatv.orgGeorge Mirijanian commented on your post in Members and Fans of the Boylston Chess Club.George Mirijanian3:26pm Apr 25Carissa will be the special guest on the TV program "Chess Chat," which is produced by the Wachusett Chess Club at Fitchburg State University and will be shown, starting the week of May 4, on Fitchburg Access Television. The show will be available on the station's website via video on demand at www.fatv.org Carissa will present her win against Woman FIDE master Akshita Gorti from the 2015…
  • 23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm

    Robert Oresick
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Women and chessI have been enjoying reading about Carissa Yip.... and now Nigel Short is in the news.Nigel Short on women's short-comings in chess is short-sighted in my opinion.This all made me think of the medieval  age (when Queen became the most powerful piece on the board)  and when depictions of chess often showed men and women both enjoying the game.        
  • 21 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am

    Robert Oresick
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    Carissa YipCarissa Yiprecently gave a lecture and a 31 board simul.  Read about it on her Facebook post:https://www.facebook.com/CarissaYipChess/posts/880328582010435
  • BCC RACE FOR THE KING PAWN 4SS GAME 60 REPORT: NM TIMES / ABDI 1-2ND 19 PLAY //

    Steve Stepak
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBRACE FOR THE KING PAWNTOURNAMENT IN ONE SECTIONNM Lawyer Times scored 3.5 points to share 1-2ndplace with NM Farzad Abdi. Lawyer was +1 for 2320rating. Bravo, Lawyer!NM Farzad Abdi scored 3.5 points to share 1-2nd placewith NM Lawyer Times. Farzad was +4 for 2254 rating.Bravo, Farzad!Boshen Li, black vs Jonathan Aiyathurai, Round 1.Jonathan won a brilliant zugzwang king-and-pawn ending inthis game. Bravo, Jonathan for a score of 3/4 and +17 to 1889rating, securing clear 3rd place. Boshen was 2.5/4 and a +12 to1600. Bravo, Boshen who took a piece of…
 
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  • Four Queens… and Three

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Today I happened to watch a pretty amazing bullet game online. The players were identified as Kozakov versus Bah. I think Kozakov is probably grandmaster Mikhail Kazakov of Ukraine, whose name sometimes seems to be spelled Kozakov. According to one comment I read on the Internet, “Bah” is the nom de guerre of international master Vincent Rothuis of the Netherlands. I have no way to confirm this. Anyhow, they reached the following position: Black to move. FEN: 1Q6/2pbb1kp/p3pr2/B1Pp3q/P2Pp3/4P3/2QK2P1/RR5q b – - 0 1 Four queens on the board! One rarely sees this in games…
  • Introducing Daisy Sue!

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    18 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    I’ve got to go off-topic today because my household just grew by one, which doesn’t happen every day! Allow me to introduce Kay’s and my new puppy, Daisy Sue. We got Daisy from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, where Kay and I both volunteer. Technically we haven’t adopted her yet; we’re waiting to see how well she and Max, the cat, get along. But up to this point the signs seem very positive. Max was quite surprised to find a puppy in his kitchen this morning, and there was some growling and hissing for the first hour or so. But now he seems remarkably calm about…
  • SAT’s, Ratings, and Scholar Chessplayers

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    15 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    I wondered recently whether anyone has ever gotten both a 2400 (perfect) SAT score and a 2400 (not perfect, but pretty darn good) chess rating. This isn’t the same thing exactly, but I ran across an interesting discussion at reddit.com: Would you rather have a 2400 chess rating or a 2400 SAT score? Before I tell you the results, some explanation for non-U.S. readers: the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a test that most college-bound students take. It traditionally had two parts (mathematics and verbal), each with a maximum score of 800, for a total of 1600. In 2005, the verbal test…
  • When is Forfeiting a Game Justified?

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    11 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Amazingly, two controversies in the chess world erupted in one day having to do with the same issue: forfeiting a player for writing things on his scoresheet that he shouldn’t. Warning: All my reporting here is based on second-hand information. If there are any people who have first-hand information about either of these episodes, please tell us! Incident 1: In the U.S. Championship yesterday, Wesley So was forfeited in his game against Varuzhan Akobian for writing notes on his scoresheet. Note-taking during games is strictly forbidden, of course. The accounts I’ve read said that…
  • Larry Evans Memorial — Highlights and Lowlights

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    8 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    For your viewing pleasure today, I give you four interesting positions from the 2015 Larry Evans Memorial. Two of them are from my games, and two are from other people. First, let’s look at the finish of the game that won the tournament. This was Andrew Karklins versus Alexander Ivanov in round four. Both players entered the round with 3-0 scores, and they were playing on board one. Here is the position when Ivanov played his winning combination. Black to move. FEN: 8/4ppk1/5b2/2RR2pp/4B2P/2P2KP1/1r2r3/8 b – - 0 1 Obviously Karklins is in trouble, but how does Ivanov finish him…
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  • WL Admin Help- Privacy Settings for Group Admins

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    As an Administrator for a League Team, you must be available for reminders,questions,notices,ect. If your settings are set to only friends, then your team my suffer point losses or even league expulsion simply due to your lack of getting the messa...
  • Some examples of my work

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    You can see from my profile that I am a professional marquetry artist. You can see more details in my profile and also on my website: www.themarquetryshack.com  Here is a sample of my pictures, all created in natural wood veneers:  Dante'...
  • 1000 points!

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    Hello there everyone, I would just like to say that in the endless chess quiz, I finally have 1000 points!
  • Edinburgh Congress took place at St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School, April 17-19, 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    I played in the Edinburgh Congress Major section U1700/152. I scored 3.5 out of 5 with 2 wins and 2 draws. I hadn't played over the board in years so I wasn't too sure what standard I was at. Having played correspondence for the past year on ches...
 
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  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3 ... and more

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 1 ... and more

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2 ... and more

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 1 ... and more

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2 ... and more

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2Posted on April 21,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the first part of this article series, we are going to talk about ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things you must understand in any opening you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes, such as tactics that allow you to win a l[...]A…
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  • So, So Bad To Lose on Forfeit

    11 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    After many weeks not paying much attention to any sort of chess-related news (I even missed Doeberl!), this morning I logged on to Chessbase.com only to be shocked by the first thing I read. ICYMI, Wesley So lost a game on forfeit in the ongoing US Championships! Even more shocking to me was the reason.After having been warned on two prior occasions to desist, So was forfeited for taking notes! Incredible stuff, especially at this level, and particularly for a top-tenner whom many believe will one day vie for the world crown.To be clear, the notes were self-motivational reminders, but FIDE's…
  • NZ's Natasha Fairley in The Bachelor

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    This is a bit unexpected. New Zealand chess rep, Natasha Fairley, who I'm sure plenty of Australian chess players know very well, will appear on local television in NZ as one of the young women who will vie for the affections of "The Bachelor New Zealand". The show will begin screening on March 17. If you're outside of NZ, I guess there's always the recaps on YouTube.I suppose I should say good luck to Natasha. I hope she gets her man. But honestly, I never thought she'd be the type to be needing to do this sort of thing. She ought to be "The Bachelorette"!
  • A Jule Surprise

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    The past week has been a Chinese trifecta. Zhao Jun won the Hastings tournament, Ni Hua pulverized almost everyone at the Aussie Open and then there's also Zhao Xue who bagged the Kiwi Open. The two Zhaos winning were complete surprises. After all, they weren't exactly the favourites.But here's another surprise. Out of the blue, I've just learnt that Australia's WIM Alexandra Jule is a New Zealand champion! Well, joint champion at least anyway. It turns out that she holds dual nationality, Kiwi and Australian. And by virtue of her 6 points, among a group of locals on a similar score, WIM Jule…
  • Australian Chess Open 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I meant to post something about the ongoing Aussie Chess Open much earlier, but with the rush to head back to Tokyo and immediately having to start work after a very non-Japanese 3-week vacation, this post is much delayed.In fact, I actually turned up for the first round and live tweeted direct from the event. That was a first for me (live tweeting), and I think more events should probably do it. Tweeting, or live blogging as I once did many moons ago, always gives an extra dimension to a tournament. Despite recent advances in video coverage, there's something about the burst of text…
  • Chess Christmas Cheer

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Look what I spotted in Sydney's Pitt St yesterday. When I saw the chess boards, my first thought was that Pablo Williams, The Jamaican Champion, must have expanded his operations! You can usually see him here this time of year. But, nope; no Pablo. This bloke who's hosting the simul is, in fact, none other than Sydney local Jason Chan.
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  • #28: Lord of the Rings (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Lord of the Rings Mark's Ranking 2014: 28th 2012: 17th 2010: 15th 2005: 33rd appeared in all four lists BoardGameGeek rank: 480 rating: 6.83 Print Status in print (but only in a newer/stripped-down edition) Why It's On The List There had been cooperative games before this one... but Knizia broke the mold and created a sprawling (and gorgeous) cooperative masterpiece that reflects the tensions & storylines of the books in a highly abstracted way. And my wife likes it. Tips & Tricks: There are three expansions to the already meat-y base game... Friends & Foes (which added Foes…
  • #29: Ra (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ra Mark's Ranking 2014: 29th 2012: did not appear 2010: did not appear 2005: 73rd BoardGameGeek rank: 87 rating: 7.48 Print Status out of print? Why It's On The List I'm not sure why Ra jumps on & off this list... it's a splendid auction game that scales well from 3-5 players and is filled with tension and constant reevaluation of values. Tips & Tricks: Timing is everything. Seriously. My first play of Ra was 90 minutes - which was miserable and turned me off the game for a good year or so. When I finally got to play it at normal speed (30-45 minutes), it jumped considerably in my…
  • The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes And The Pride Of Life (The 77s)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Well, I feelLike I have to feelSomething good all of the timeWith most of life I cannot dealBut a good feeling I can feelEven though it may not be realAnd if a person, place or thing can deliverI will quiver with delightBut will it last me for all my lifeOr just one more lonely nightThe lust, the fleshThe eyesAnd the pride of lifeDrain the lifeRight out of meWell, I see something and I want itBam! Right now!No questions askedDon't worry how much it costs me now or laterI want it and I want it fastI'll go to any lengthSacrifice all that I already haveAnd all that I might getJust to…
  • #30: Im Reich der Wüstensöhne (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Im Reich der Wüstensöhne Mark's Ranking 2014: 30th 2012: 14th 2010: 22nd 2005: prior to publication BoardGameGeek rank: 2914 rating: 6.52 Print Status out of print Why It's On The List As much as I love Entdecker (and I loved it enough to put it in 42nd position on this list in 2012), I love this gamer-friendly take on desert nomads & the struggle for water & goods even more. Tips & Tricks: The name literally means "in the realm of the desert sons". And while the game rules are in German, almost all of the actual components are language-neutral. This is designed by Klaus Teuber…
  • #31: Septikon: Uranium Wars (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Septikon: Uranium Mining Mark's Ranking 2014: 31st 2012: prior to publication 2010: prior to publication 2005: prior to publication BoardGameGeek rank: 4711 rating: 6.85 Print Status in print Why It's On The List a two-player wargame with elements of tower defense, resource management, and lots & lots of destruction... defend your asteroid while demolishing your opponent. Tips & Tricks: This is a Russian game that was Kickstarted in an international version last year - and is finally a little easier to locate a copy here in the States. There are multiple ways to defeat your…
 
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  • New Board Games: April 22, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: House of Talons Chapter Pack Leningrad Star Wars LCG: Draw Their Fire Force Pack Takoashi University: Cephology Club Takoashi University: Culture Club Takoashi University: Kibachan VivaJava: The Coffee Game – the Dice Game VivaJava: The Coffee Game – Geekspansion VivaJava: The Coffee Game – Game of the Year Expansion Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG – The Threat Beyond Wyatt Earp New Board Games: April 22, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: April 14, 2014

    Warehouse Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Star Realms: Gambit Set Atilla Doomtown Reloaded: Faith & Fear Expansion 4 Dark Seas Crab Stack tremulus RPG (Hardcover Edition) Merchants and Marauders: Seas of Glory New Board Games: April 14, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: April 8th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: A Time for Wolves Chapter Pack Android: Netrunner LCG – The Valley Data Pack Castle Panic : The Dark Titan Expansion Chutes and Ladders Clusterfight The Lord of the Rings: The Lost Realm Deluxe Expansion Pack Monopoly Mastermind Scrabble Deluxe (Refresh) Snakes and Ladders Spielbox Magazine: Issue #7 (2014) ZoxSo New Board Games: April 8th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • Kickstarter Fulfillment at Starlit Citadel

    Tao
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    We’ve recently been inundated with a slew of Kickstater Fulfillment quote requests, both for the US and Canada due to a post by Jamey Stegmaier.   It’s kind of fun doing these posts, talking to creators and providing what information  and help we can, though I sometimes wonder about the actual profitability of doing so.  It’s one of the reasons why I always disliked doing consulting – the sheer number of times I used to do proposals to actual hiring was on a ratio of 1 to 7.  It also reflects the cost that has to be built into each quote. If we value our time as…
  • Bestsellers for March 2015

    Tao
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Star Realms Deck Building Game Sushi Go! Sheriff of Nottingham Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Coup One Night: Ultimate Werewolf Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Han Solo Ally Pack Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Chewbacca Ally Pack Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Royal Guard Champion Villain Pack Pretty, Pretty Smash Up Expansion Bestsellers for March 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
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  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit Review

    Jason C
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    The Unleashed Adventure Kit is a starter set with everything you need to begin adventuring in the wilds of the Iron Kingdom. Description of the Unleashed Adventure Kit: The Unleashed RPG is set in the Iron Kingdoms, but instead of playing fantasy races, you play monsters. The system is very similar to the Iron Kingdoms RPG and is compatible with it too. The Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit comes with an abridged rulebook containing all the basics of the system, including character advancement, new abilities and some equipment. There is a section about how to advance the pre-generated…
  • Commands and Colors Napoleonics – The Spanish Army Expansion Review

    Jason C
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 90-120 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 10-15 minutes The Spanish Army is the first expansion for Commands and Colors Napoleonics. It obviously adds the Spanish army as well as new terrain, a couple new French units and 18 new scenarios. The Spanish Army Expansion Overview: This review is going to assume you know the basics of the Command and Color games. If you are not familiar with the rules in the Command and Colors line you can read my overview of them here. For more information on the base game of the Napoleonics series, read my…
  • Warmachine: High Command – Ultimate Weapons Expansion Review

    Jason C
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-90 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 5-10 minutes Ultimate Weapons is the third expansion for Warmachine: High Command – Faith & Fortune. It adds colossals and epic warcasters to the Faith & Fortune factions. Ultimate Weapons Description: If you have not played High Command before, you can read my overview of the rules and review here. If you are interested in how the factions from the Faith & Fortune core set play, you can read about them here. The rest of this post is going to focus on some of the new cards in…
  • Hyperborea Board Game Review

    Jason C
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-6 Amount of time to play: about 25 min per player Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Hyperborea is a fantasy-themed, 4x game that uses cubes and bag building to let you take your actions on the board. Hyperborea Rules Description: In Hyperborea you pull civilization cubes from your bag and place them on your player board to take actions. You gain objective tiles by having all your units on the board, getting 12 VP, or buying five advanced technologies. Once two different objective tiles have been claimed the game ends. You play a race and each race has a…
  • Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set Review

    Jason C
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 45-60 min Age requirements: 9+ Set-up time: 5 min Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set brings eight new factions to the series. You can play this on its own, or add it to the previously released factions, which exponentially adds to your deck construction options. Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set Description: The Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set could be considered a stand-alone expansion. If you are unfamiliar with the series, you can read my overview of the game play and review of the original Master Set here. The Summoner Wars Alliances…
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  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit Review

    Jason C
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    The Unleashed Adventure Kit is a starter set with everything you need to begin adventuring in the wilds of the Iron Kingdom. Description of the Unleashed Adventure Kit: The Unleashed RPG is set in the Iron Kingdoms, but instead of playing fantasy races, you play monsters. The system is very similar to the Iron Kingdoms RPG and is compatible with it too. The Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Adventure Kit comes with an abridged rulebook containing all the basics of the system, including character advancement, new abilities and some equipment. There is a section about how to advance the pre-generated…
  • Commands and Colors Napoleonics – The Spanish Army Expansion Review

    Jason C
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 90-120 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 10-15 minutes The Spanish Army is the first expansion for Commands and Colors Napoleonics. It obviously adds the Spanish army as well as new terrain, a couple new French units and 18 new scenarios. The Spanish Army Expansion Overview: This review is going to assume you know the basics of the Command and Color games. If you are not familiar with the rules in the Command and Colors line you can read my overview of them here. For more information on the base game of the Napoleonics series, read my…
  • Warmachine: High Command – Ultimate Weapons Expansion Review

    Jason C
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-90 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 5-10 minutes Ultimate Weapons is the third expansion for Warmachine: High Command – Faith & Fortune. It adds colossals and epic warcasters to the Faith & Fortune factions. Ultimate Weapons Description: If you have not played High Command before, you can read my overview of the rules and review here. If you are interested in how the factions from the Faith & Fortune core set play, you can read about them here. The rest of this post is going to focus on some of the new cards in…
  • Hyperborea Board Game Review

    Jason C
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-6 Amount of time to play: about 25 min per player Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Hyperborea is a fantasy-themed, 4x game that uses cubes and bag building to let you take your actions on the board. Hyperborea Rules Description: In Hyperborea you pull civilization cubes from your bag and place them on your player board to take actions. You gain objective tiles by having all your units on the board, getting 12 VP, or buying five advanced technologies. Once two different objective tiles have been claimed the game ends. You play a race and each race has a…
  • Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set Review

    Jason C
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 45-60 min Age requirements: 9+ Set-up time: 5 min Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set brings eight new factions to the series. You can play this on its own, or add it to the previously released factions, which exponentially adds to your deck construction options. Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set Description: The Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set could be considered a stand-alone expansion. If you are unfamiliar with the series, you can read my overview of the game play and review of the original Master Set here. The Summoner Wars Alliances…
 
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  • Thirty Years War Game ‘Holy Roman Empire’ Nears End of Kickstarter Run

    Jeff McAleer
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:11 pm
    One Small Step Games has a second project up for crowdfunding on Kickstarter and this time the subject matter is the immensely destructive Thirty Years War.
  • Two Newest Gale Force 9 D&D Miniatures Sets Take to the Air

    Jeff McAleer
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Gale Force 9 has two new additions to their lineup of D&D Collector's Series miniatures. Both look spectacular and you can get your hands on the Air Myrmidon as well as Aerisi Kalinoth & Air Priest right now for MSRPs of $30.00 and $25.00 respectively.
  • Marvel Comics for April 8th, 2015

    Greg McAleer
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Offbeat heroes seem to be the focus next week at Marvel with the latest Howard the Duck, Ant-Man, and Deadpool arriving. Plus the latest Darth Vader arrives.
  • DC Comics for April 8th, 2015

    Greg McAleer
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Convergence is off an flying next week, for DC Comics, with a slew of tie in title launches including the core book as well as Convergence: Batman and Robin, Convergence: Superman, and Convergence: Harley Quinn
  • Zenescope Entertainment Titles for April 8th, 2015

    Greg McAleer
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Two Zenescope releases in the GFT line next week with the latest Grimm Fairy Tales and Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen.
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  • New Board Games: April 22, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: House of Talons Chapter Pack Leningrad Star Wars LCG: Draw Their Fire Force Pack Takoashi University: Cephology Club Takoashi University: Culture Club Takoashi University: Kibachan VivaJava: The Coffee Game – the Dice Game VivaJava: The Coffee Game – Geekspansion VivaJava: The Coffee Game – Game of the Year Expansion Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG – The Threat Beyond Wyatt Earp New Board Games: April 22, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: April 14, 2014

    Warehouse Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Star Realms: Gambit Set Atilla Doomtown Reloaded: Faith & Fear Expansion 4 Dark Seas Crab Stack tremulus RPG (Hardcover Edition) Merchants and Marauders: Seas of Glory New Board Games: April 14, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: April 8th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    A Game of Thrones LCG: A Time for Wolves Chapter Pack Android: Netrunner LCG – The Valley Data Pack Castle Panic : The Dark Titan Expansion Chutes and Ladders Clusterfight The Lord of the Rings: The Lost Realm Deluxe Expansion Pack Monopoly Mastermind Scrabble Deluxe (Refresh) Snakes and Ladders Spielbox Magazine: Issue #7 (2014) ZoxSo New Board Games: April 8th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • Kickstarter Fulfillment at Starlit Citadel

    Tao
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    We’ve recently been inundated with a slew of Kickstater Fulfillment quote requests, both for the US and Canada due to a post by Jamey Stegmaier.   It’s kind of fun doing these posts, talking to creators and providing what information  and help we can, though I sometimes wonder about the actual profitability of doing so.  It’s one of the reasons why I always disliked doing consulting – the sheer number of times I used to do proposals to actual hiring was on a ratio of 1 to 7.  It also reflects the cost that has to be built into each quote. If we value our time as…
  • Bestsellers for March 2015

    Tao
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Star Realms Deck Building Game Sushi Go! Sheriff of Nottingham Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Coup One Night: Ultimate Werewolf Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Han Solo Ally Pack Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Chewbacca Ally Pack Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Royal Guard Champion Villain Pack Pretty, Pretty Smash Up Expansion Bestsellers for March 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
 
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  • Ninja’s with Awwwwww! – Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Review!

    Luke Hector
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    If you’re reading this review, you probably already know what Smash Up is. And if you’ve got the Smash Up Geeky Box like me, you’ll know that this franchise is a cash cow that isn’t going away any time soon. Then again, AEG have a habit of this… *cough* Love Letter *cough*! The Pretty Pretty […] The post Ninja’s with Awwwwww! – Smash Up: Pretty Pretty Review! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • This Game Is Making Me Thirsty! – Viticulture Review!

    Luke Hector
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Stonemaier Games are on a bit of a roll with me at the moment. A relatively new publisher, but so far they’ve impressed me with their activities. Viticulture was a Kickstarter success, easily making its funding goal and now producing a giant expansion for the game, which I’ll get on to reviewing soon – once […] The post This Game Is Making Me Thirsty! – Viticulture Review! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Insomnia54 – The Unofficial Click Clack Lumberjack World Championship 2015

    Tom Randell
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
     A week ago today, on Saturday 4th April 2015, The GamesQuest team gathered at the Ricoh Arena for the Insomnia54 event. At each event the team try and run an out-of-hours game that pits everyone against each other in some kind of board gaming battle. Previous sessions have included, Epic Fleet Elite and Marathon Cockroach Poker. Last weeks session was, in […] The post Insomnia54 – The Unofficial Click Clack Lumberjack World Championship 2015 appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Preview – The UK Games Expo 2015

    Tom Randell
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Last year (2014), alongside thousands of my fellow gamers, I spent a fantastic three days at the UK Games Expo 2014. It was my second time at the UK’s biggest board gaming event and I enjoyed every single minute! This year, the UK’s largest annual hobby games convention is bigger than ever!  Taking place at the Hilton […] The post Preview – The UK Games Expo 2015 appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Sheriff Of Nottingham – The Review!

    Luke Hector
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Back in early 2014 the Dice Tower team put on a 24 hour marathon of board gaming for our viewing pleasure, and a good laugh it was too. One of the highlights for me was an old game called Robin Hood. It was a game of pure bluffing, lying and deception that resulted in one […] The post Sheriff Of Nottingham – The Review! appeared first on GamesQuest.
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  • Halo Bust Painting Competition And One-Day Pre-Order Offer

    Alex
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Spartan Games and Wayland Games will run a pre-order offer around the Halo: Fleet Battles starter set. Those who pre-order the Halo: Fleet Battles starter set on April 25 either at the Wayland Games stand at Salute or with Spartan in their online store will get a choice of a UNSC or Covenant bust. Spartan is also running a bust painting competition with a top prize of a Halo: Fleet Battles rulebook, signed by the 343 Industries and Spartan Games teams, and a Halo gift box, the contents of which are presently unknown. 10 runners-up will get a gift box. The competition closes on May 31, and…
  • Firestorm Planetfall ORBATs Updated To 2.3 [Updated]

    Alex
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Spartan Games has updated the Planetfall ORBATs (Orders of Battle) to version 2.3. The new PDFs add stats for the Aquan, Relthozan, and Sorylian Firepower Leviathans, and also provide a few stat tweaks for other models. The new ORBATs are available from the Spartan Games downloads page. Listed below are additional changes in the documents. Global change: All Breacher infantry teams are replaced by Sweeper teams. They get +2 CQB per base. Aquans Haumea: Dual Heavy Singray Missiles AD decreased from 16 to 15. Votari: Points reduced from 40 to 30. Locatu: Points increased from 120 to 130.
  • Halo: Fleet Battles Starter Set And Release Date Announced

    Alex
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Spartan Games has revealed the official name of the tabletop Halo space battles game, as well as details of the two-player starter set. It’ll be called Halo: Fleet Battles. The Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach two player battle box is the ultimate way for fans of the Halo Universe to recreate pivotal space battles between the stalwart forces of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the relentless Covenant armada. Developed in close cooperation with 343 Industries, The Fall of Reach puts you at the centre of the most pivotal naval conflict of the long Human-Covenant War,…
  • The WayGate Dives Into Planetfall

    Alex
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Over on The Waygate, SeerK has posted some initial thoughts about Planetfall, including his likes and dislikes of the game so far, and how The Michigan Crew has responded to the game. One of his criticisms is that not all of the helices are out at the moment. Time will eventually fix that but, understandably, it can be frustrating right now. Have a read and leave a comment with your thoughts on his thoughts!
  • House Of Paincakes Makes Planetfall

    Alex
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Wargaming blogs are starting to pick up on Firestorm Planetfall, including the well-known House of Paincakes. SinSynn has posted some thoughts on the game, and seems to be most happy that Planetfall has giant stompy mechs that… crush stuff! The comments for the post have already become lively, so why not head over, have a read and leave your own comments? Be warned, the post might be Not Suitable For Work given the large amount of Megan Fox pictures included within. Use your own discretion!
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