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  • Vintage Board Games: Find Rare OOP Games Here!

    Board Game Reviews: Top 10 Board Games and Beyond!
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    If you're looking for hard-to-find collectible and vintage board games, come to Boardgame Beast. Rare and OOP games are our obsession!
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    CTheil
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Get to the Next Level with IM Dave Vigorito!Next week, International Master Dave Vigorito will hold a Summer Chess Clinic for Advanced Tournament Players. This special event is open to all scholastic players rated between 1650 and 2250, and is available on a first come, first serve basis.IM Vigorito is one of the most experienced chess instructors in New England, and has coached players of all levels up to and including Grandmaster. He is the author of eight highly acclaimed chess books, won the Massachusetts Championship in 2007, and was New England Co-Champion in both 2009 and 2012. He is…
  • ChessLecture: Returns and Farewells

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    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    One of my readers, Paul B., said that I should record a ChessLecture on my last-round game from the National Open, and I agree with him. I am planning to record the lecture today, called “Returns and Farewells,” and it will probably be posted in a couple weeks. I’m going to announce there and also I’m announcing here that it will be my last ChessLecture. For those of you who first got to know me through ChessLecture, let me explain why I’m “retiring.” There are basically two reasons. First, I am planning to work full-time on a (non-chess) book for the…
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    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
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  • Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more

    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
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  • Vintage Board Games: Find Rare OOP Games Here!

    9 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    If you're looking for hard-to-find collectible and vintage board games, come to Boardgame Beast. Rare and OOP games are our obsession!
  • REAL Monopoly money in your next edition?!

    3 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Yep. The dream is a reality! French version of the game to include REAL Euros for several lucky winning buyers.
  • Mini Prix Board Game?

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:48 am
    Mini Prix Board Game? I've had a board game for about 35 years, it's called mini prix and it was made by John Stewart games of England. I've tried to
  • HeroQuest Miniatures

    28 Jan 2014 | 1:35 pm
    HeroQuest Miniatures by Games Workshop If you're a fan of the classic RPG board game HeroQuest, originally released in the mid-late 1980s by Games Workshop
  • Gamer Dad T-Shirt

    22 Dec 2013 | 5:20 am
    Gamer Dad T-Shirt (CafePress Kids who play board games with their Dad, especially when their Dad's friends totally blew him off even though everybody's
 
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    CTheil
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Get to the Next Level with IM Dave Vigorito!Next week, International Master Dave Vigorito will hold a Summer Chess Clinic for Advanced Tournament Players. This special event is open to all scholastic players rated between 1650 and 2250, and is available on a first come, first serve basis.IM Vigorito is one of the most experienced chess instructors in New England, and has coached players of all levels up to and including Grandmaster. He is the author of eight highly acclaimed chess books, won the Massachusetts Championship in 2007, and was New England Co-Champion in both 2009 and 2012. He is…
  • Summer Chess Clinic with IM David Vigorito July 6-10

    Robert Oresick
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this opportunity!Register soon and save your spot!The Boylston Chess Foundation presentsSummer Chess Clinic for Advanced Tournament Playerswith IM David VigoritoJuly 6-10    9:00am-4:00pm open to all scholastic players USCF 1650-2250 improve tactics and calculation positional and strategic play studying the classics opening preparation blitz tournament, and more! IM David Vigorito highly experienced trainer of scholastic tournament players and has coached players of all levels up to and including…
  • MUSIC // CHESS // MATHEMATICS // BRAIN WORKS TO CREATE MASTERPIECES //

    Steve Stepak
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953)CHESS CAREER HIGH POINT:["St. Petersburg, Russia"] [Date "1914.05.16"][Round "3"][Result "0-1"][White "Jose Raul Capablanca"] [Black "Sergei Prokofiev"] [ECO "D02"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 Bf5 4.Qb3 Nc6 5.Qxb7 Na5 6.Qa6 Nxc4 7.Nc3 e6 8.e4 dxe4 9.Bxc4 exf3 10.Qc6+ Nd7 11.g4 Bg6 12.Bg5 Be7 13.Bxe7 Kxe7 14.O-O-O Re8 15.h4 h5 16.gxh5 Bxh5 17.Nb5 Kf8 18.d5 Qf6 19.dxe6 Ne5 20.Qc5+ Kg8 21.exf7+ Bxf7 22.Bxf7+ Qxf7 23.Kb1 Rab8 24.Nxc7 Rbc8 25.Rc1 Re7 26.Qd6 Rexc7 27.Rxc7 Qxc7 28.Qe6+ Kh8 29.a3 Qc2+ 30.Ka1 Nd3 31.Rb1 Nxf2 32.h5 Qc6 33.Qf5 Ne4 34.Qxf3 Nd2 35.Qxc6 Rxc6…
  • BCC GRAND PRIX: KIDS MAKE IT HAPPEN // LAST GP EVENT OF BCC CALENDAR: NM HAL TERRIE / HOWARD GOLDOWSKY 1-2ND // DAVID MARTIN / BOSHEN LI / RICHARD ALAN CHEN 1-3RD U1800

    Steve Stepak
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBGRAND PRIX 201525 PLAYERS / 2 SECTIONSOPEN SECTIONCRITICAL GAMENM Hal Terrie vs Terrence Fricker, Round 3.Hal won this game, scored 3 points and tied 1-2nd placewith Howard Goldowsky.CRITICAL GAMENM Andrew Hoy vs Howard Goldowsky, Round 2.Andrew won this game, scored 2 points and was +2for 2204 rating,  sharing 4-6th place.  Had Howardwon or drawn this game, he was destined for 1st place.Yet! Howard scored 3 points to tie for 1-2nd placeand a +24 to 1890 rating. Bravo, Howard!HATS OFF TO THE GENERALTerrence Fricker plays white vs Harold Dondis, Esq.in…
  • BCC FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ : JUNE 26 2015 //

    Steve Stepak
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBCAMBRIDGEFRIDAY NIGHT BLITZJUNE 26, 2015NM STEPHEN SWANSON (Scotland) (2250) 6   1-2ndNM ANDREW HOY (MIT) (2200) 6      1-2ndNM ALEJANDRO BOTTA (Argentina)  3rdNM Alejandro Botta white, vs NM Andrew Hoy.Andrew scored 6 points, sharing 1-2nd place. Bravo, Andrew!NM Stephen Swanson (SCOTLAND) vs Soren Pedersen (DENMARK).Stephen scored 6 points sharing 1-2nd place. Bravo, Stephen!Stephen and his lovely wife are here on holiday, on the wayto Cape Cod. Soren is sporting his summer haircut.TD: STEVE STEPAKPHOTOS: STEVE STEPAKNEXT FRIDAY, JULY 3rdis…
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  • ChessLecture: Returns and Farewells

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    One of my readers, Paul B., said that I should record a ChessLecture on my last-round game from the National Open, and I agree with him. I am planning to record the lecture today, called “Returns and Farewells,” and it will probably be posted in a couple weeks. I’m going to announce there and also I’m announcing here that it will be my last ChessLecture. For those of you who first got to know me through ChessLecture, let me explain why I’m “retiring.” There are basically two reasons. First, I am planning to work full-time on a (non-chess) book for the…
  • How I Got Here, and What Comes Next

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    First, let me make a promise: This will be the last post in which I write the number 2203. I am sure that some readers are getting bored of it by now. However, I do want to write one more entry about how I got my rating over 2200 after these many years, because I know that one thing that arouses passionate interest among all amateurs is: How can I become a master? Admittedly my situation is somewhat different, because I had been over 2200 before. However, that was so many years ago that reaching the milestone again was almost like reaching it for the first time. I am a different person, at a…
  • My Browne Story

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    Well, I was going to finish my coverage of the National Open by showing you part of my last-round game… but then the news came yesterday that blew all of those plans to smithereens. Walter Browne, the six-time U.S. Champion, has died. Browne gave a 25-board simul at the National Open, and also played in the tournament, which means that he was playing competitive chess on the weekend before he died. For someone who loved chess so much, I can only assume that this is the way he would have wanted to make his exit. Browne’s last tournament game was a victory on Saturday night over…
  • This, That and the Other

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    So many things going on at once, and I’d like to write a separate post on each of them but then it would take too long. So here are three separate, unrelated pieces of news at once. This My rating graph since 1991, downloaded from the USCF website. It’s official, my highest rating in almost twenty years. 2203. That While I was having fun in Las Vegas this weekend, one of my students from the Aptos Chess Club was having fun in Cupertino, where he played in his very first rated tournament! I’m very excited about this because it has been several years since any of my students…
  • Dana 1, Father Time 0

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:21 pm
    This weekend, at the National Open in Las Vegas, I finally returned to the chess Valhalla: a rating of 2200, the minimum (and only) requirement to be a National Master. Never mind that I’ve been rated 2200 before. Never mind that I am already, in fact, a Life Master (2200 plus five master norms). Chess players only care what your rating is now. And even if the certificate on my wall says that I’m a National Master, without the rating to prove it I feel just a little bit like a fraud. It’s been a long time since I had a 2200 rating: 19 years, 10 months, and 3 days.
 
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    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
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    3 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    Shruti Rajalakshmi Haasan is an Indian film actress, singer and musician known for her works in Kollywood, Tollywood and Bollywood. She was born to veteran actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika. Born: January 28, 1986 (age 29), Chennai Height: 1...
  • Chess Puzzles from my games!

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    I decided to post a blog post including couple of chess positions from my own games I played on chess.com online chess.. This is my second blog post and for you who didn't see the first one, go to following link to check out my wonderful combinati...
  • Hardest Chess Puzzle Ever

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    White To Play 2 Move Checkmate
  • Seafair Open 2014

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    I started my comeback tournament exactly the way I had started my very first tournament:  by losing, in this case to a 1700 player.  I learned a number of things from this game.  Chess clocks have gotten a lot more complicated ("increment" and ...
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  • Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more

    13 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3 ... and more

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 1 ... and more

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 3 ... and more

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3Posted on June 10,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this final part on the breakthrough in pawn endgames, I would like to start with a beautiful example. This position was created by Bething in 1905. White to play As in all compositions, the solution is unique and eye-catching. 1.Ke1!! (Against 1.Kf2 Kh2 2.Kf3 Kh3 draw; if 1.Ke2 Kg2 2.g4 fxg4 3.f5 g3 4.f6 gxf6 5.h6 f5 6.h7 f4 7.h8 (Q) f3 8.Kd3 f2 draw) 1...Kg2 (1...Kh2? would not work because of 2.Kf2! White wins the opposition and the…
  • Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I) ... and more

    25 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly…
 
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  • #21: Monopoly: Tropical Tycoon DVD Game (Mark's 100)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Monopoly: Tropical Tycoon DVD Game Mark's Ranking 2014: 21st 2012: 30th 2010: 18th 2005: 17th (Monopoly - original edition) appeared on all four lists BoardGameGeek rank: 7594 rating: 5.84 Print Status out of print (but pretty easy to find on Ebay) Why It's On The List It takes the classic game (Monopoly) and makes it extremely gamer-friendly by adding Cosmic Encounter-ish roles, a variety of choices for building, and a great point system that lets you stop the game at any point and declare a legitimate winner. Tips & Tricks: Basic Monopoly strategy still works with…
  • 25 Wonderful Years: A Box Score

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    25 years ago (June 16th, 1990), I married Shari Jo Becknal. Right after giving my heart and life to Jesus Christ, it's the best decision I've made in my life.  In those 25 years, we've experienced the following: 2 fantastic sons Braeden Collin 4 states lived in Arkansas Tennessee (twice) California Texas 7 cars Honda Accord Nissan Sentra Honda Civic Acura LX Honda Odyssey Chevy Malibu Honda Civic 7 trips to Disney parks Disneyland 1992 Walt Disney World 1996 Walt Disney World 2000 Disneyland 2003 Disneyland 2007 Disneyland 2008 Disneyland 2012 8 homes the duplex in Fordyce, AR the duplex…
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park Game (Classic)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Lost World Jurassic Park Game designer: uncredited publisher: Milton Bradley date: 1996 BoardGameGeek rank/rating: 7266/5.84 age: 8+ # of players: 2-4 print status: OOP You may or may not be a fan of the films - for the record, I really liked the first one, tolerated the second one, and ignored the third one - but if you like dinosaurs, you'll love the whole "run or be eaten" vibe that the game gives off.  You'll also love the cool bits vibe as well - as you can see from the picture, the game has a number of cardboard buildings that you assemble & use for play. (Unusual for an…
  • #22: Big City (Mark's 100)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    Big City Mark's Ranking 2014: 22nd 2012: 33rd 2010: 23rd 2005: 22nd appeared on all four lists BoardGameGeek rank: 694 rating: 6.91 Print Status very, very OOP Why It's On The List There have been a lot of attempts to make city-building games - but I think Big City still reigns supreme. Primarily, that's because of two things: lightning fast gameplay and unbelievably awesome plastic components Tips & Tricks: You MUST play aggressively to win - manipulation of the streetcar line is particularly important. (We have, by the way, always used the "can only play off the ends of…
  • Castle Panic: The Dark Titan (an expansion review)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Designer: Justin De Witt Publisher: Fireside Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 60 minutes Review by Mark Jackson on a review copy provided by Fireside Games (4 plays with The Dark Titan, 13 plays with The Wizard’s Tower, 11 plays with the base game alone) When last we left the heroes of Castle Panic, they were under siege from a torrent of new and more powerful monsters. Though ably assisted by a wizard (who insisted on having his own extra-tall tower with a forest view), things were getting pretty dicey for the good guys as the difficulty of defending the poorly-named castle…
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  • Common Entrepreneur Mistakes

    Tao
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Over the years, I’ve managed to make a bunch of common entrepreneur mistakes, and after reading a friend’s mistakes, it gave me the idea for this post. So, here’s my highlights: Burnout Burning yourself out from working too many hours is extremely easy.  There’s always something more to do, something new to get done or something that has to be completed otherwise it won’t get done.   Burnout is just way too easy. The really tricky thing is that different people have different levels of what would make them burn out.  I have a friend who has no issue with 80…
  • New Board Games: June 29th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Alchemist Academy Albion’s Legacy Dragonflame Eminent Domain: Microcosm Fate Dice-Frost Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Basic Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Tavern Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Ship Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Summoner’s Handbook Rumpelstiltskin Spielbox Magazine: Issue 2 (2015) The Resistance 3rd Edition Trains: Map Pack 2 – Europe/Italy/California New Board Games: June 29th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: June 25th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Bang! The Walking Dead: We Are The Walking Dead Expansion Bring Out Yer Dead Cribbage Board “29” Small – Two Track Magic 8 Ball Saddle Up! Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem – Calaveras Club Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem – Grim Bastards Club Spot it! Alphabet Traders of Osaka New Board Games: June 25th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • Sucking the cashcow dry

    Tao
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Mayfair Games has updated the Settlers of Catan game with a new, 5th edition  Guess what they changed? A few graphics and a difference facing on the box.  What else did they do – they increased the base price to US$50.  Why? Because they’ve got a hit game and can reap in all the money they want / can and as they move towards a mass market, their regular competition of Monopoly and Risk provide recycled games with lousy components too at a high price. Why wouldn’t they do this? On the other hand, you get more puzzling examples of this in the industry all the time. Take the…
  • New Board Games: June 22nd, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Citadels (Restock) Dominion: Cornucopia and Guilds Spyfall Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG – Beginner Game Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG – Desperate Allies Rules Supplement Warhammer 40K: Forbidden Stars New Board Games: June 22nd, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
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  • Unleashed RPG Review

    Jason C
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    The Unleashed RPG is set in the wilds of Iron Kingdoms. In this fantasy setting you play monsters that roam and fight for survival in Western Immoren. Unleashed Roleplaying Game Description: The Unleashed Core Rules book is a hefty 480 pages. It has all the information you need for creating monstrous characters and adventuring in this detailed fantasy setting. There are almost 100 pages dedicated to the history, tribes and terrain of Western Immoren. The next section details character creation. You can choose from eight races including humans and Nyss (which are in the detailed in the…
  • Golem Arcana Review

    Jason C
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 30-90 min (depending on scenario and army size) Age requirements: 14+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Golem Arcana is a tactical miniatures game that uses an app to apply rules, build armies and track game state. Golem Arcana Rules Description: The Golem Arcana Base Set comes with six miniatures and their stat cards, six double-sided map tiles, some tokens, two d10s and a stylus. You must also have a smartphone or tablet that can run the Golem Arcana App. After you sync the stylus to your device you pick the scenario you want to play from within the app.
  • Alchemists Board Game Review

    Jason C
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 min Alchemists is a board game of deduction with some worker placement and resource management. Can you figure out what alchemical sign relates to each ingredient? Alchemists Rules Description: In Alchemists you need to publish theories about eight different ingredients. Publishing theories gets you reputation that is converted to VPs at the end of the game. If you publish incorrect theories they can be debunked and you might lose reputation. You mix ingredients to create potions that help you…
  • Dimension Board Game Review

    Jason C
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:10 am
    Stats: No. of players: 1-4 Amount of time to play: 30 min Age requirements: 8+ Set-up time: about 5 min Dimension is a puzzle game that requires quick thinking and can help you with your spatial relation skills. Dimension Rules Description: You start Dimension with three balls in five colors and ten points. Each round you have 60 seconds to stack the balls following the rules on the task cards. The game ends after six rounds. The balls are stacked in a pyramid with seven on the base level, three on the second level and one on top. The task cards limit what color balls may be stacked on…
  • Mage Wars Companion App Review

    Jason C
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    The Mage Wars Companion App helps you track the current game state as you play the game and build spell books based on the cards you own. Mage Wars Companion App Description: I know what assuming can do. But I assume if you are reading this post you own or at least know about Mage Wars. In case my assumption is wrong you can learn more about the game here. The Mage Wars Companion App does two things. First it helps keep track of the information currently tracked on your player board including initiative. Secondly it helps you build spell books for your mages. The tracker (as it is called)…
 
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  • Unleashed RPG Review

    Jason C
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    The Unleashed RPG is set in the wilds of Iron Kingdoms. In this fantasy setting you play monsters that roam and fight for survival in Western Immoren. Unleashed Roleplaying Game Description: The Unleashed Core Rules book is a hefty 480 pages. It has all the information you need for creating monstrous characters and adventuring in this detailed fantasy setting. There are almost 100 pages dedicated to the history, tribes and terrain of Western Immoren. The next section details character creation. You can choose from eight races including humans and Nyss (which are in the detailed in the…
  • Golem Arcana Review

    Jason C
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 30-90 min (depending on scenario and army size) Age requirements: 14+ Set-up time: 5-10 min Golem Arcana is a tactical miniatures game that uses an app to apply rules, build armies and track game state. Golem Arcana Rules Description: The Golem Arcana Base Set comes with six miniatures and their stat cards, six double-sided map tiles, some tokens, two d10s and a stylus. You must also have a smartphone or tablet that can run the Golem Arcana App. After you sync the stylus to your device you pick the scenario you want to play from within the app.
  • Alchemists Board Game Review

    Jason C
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 60-90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 min Alchemists is a board game of deduction with some worker placement and resource management. Can you figure out what alchemical sign relates to each ingredient? Alchemists Rules Description: In Alchemists you need to publish theories about eight different ingredients. Publishing theories gets you reputation that is converted to VPs at the end of the game. If you publish incorrect theories they can be debunked and you might lose reputation. You mix ingredients to create potions that help you…
  • Dimension Board Game Review

    Jason C
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:10 am
    Stats: No. of players: 1-4 Amount of time to play: 30 min Age requirements: 8+ Set-up time: about 5 min Dimension is a puzzle game that requires quick thinking and can help you with your spatial relation skills. Dimension Rules Description: You start Dimension with three balls in five colors and ten points. Each round you have 60 seconds to stack the balls following the rules on the task cards. The game ends after six rounds. The balls are stacked in a pyramid with seven on the base level, three on the second level and one on top. The task cards limit what color balls may be stacked on…
  • Mage Wars Companion App Review

    Jason C
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    The Mage Wars Companion App helps you track the current game state as you play the game and build spell books based on the cards you own. Mage Wars Companion App Description: I know what assuming can do. But I assume if you are reading this post you own or at least know about Mage Wars. In case my assumption is wrong you can learn more about the game here. The Mage Wars Companion App does two things. First it helps keep track of the information currently tracked on your player board including initiative. Secondly it helps you build spell books for your mages. The tracker (as it is called)…
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  • Common Entrepreneur Mistakes

    Tao
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Over the years, I’ve managed to make a bunch of common entrepreneur mistakes, and after reading a friend’s mistakes, it gave me the idea for this post. So, here’s my highlights: Burnout Burning yourself out from working too many hours is extremely easy.  There’s always something more to do, something new to get done or something that has to be completed otherwise it won’t get done.   Burnout is just way too easy. The really tricky thing is that different people have different levels of what would make them burn out.  I have a friend who has no issue with 80…
  • New Board Games: June 29th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Alchemist Academy Albion’s Legacy Dragonflame Eminent Domain: Microcosm Fate Dice-Frost Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Bigger Basic Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Tavern Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Ship Pathfinder Player Companion: Monster Summoner’s Handbook Rumpelstiltskin Spielbox Magazine: Issue 2 (2015) The Resistance 3rd Edition Trains: Map Pack 2 – Europe/Italy/California New Board Games: June 29th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Board Games: June 25th, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Bang! The Walking Dead: We Are The Walking Dead Expansion Bring Out Yer Dead Cribbage Board “29” Small – Two Track Magic 8 Ball Saddle Up! Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem – Calaveras Club Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem – Grim Bastards Club Spot it! Alphabet Traders of Osaka New Board Games: June 25th, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • Sucking the cashcow dry

    Tao
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Mayfair Games has updated the Settlers of Catan game with a new, 5th edition  Guess what they changed? A few graphics and a difference facing on the box.  What else did they do – they increased the base price to US$50.  Why? Because they’ve got a hit game and can reap in all the money they want / can and as they move towards a mass market, their regular competition of Monopoly and Risk provide recycled games with lousy components too at a high price. Why wouldn’t they do this? On the other hand, you get more puzzling examples of this in the industry all the time. Take the…
  • New Board Games: June 22nd, 2015

    Warehouse Staff
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Citadels (Restock) Dominion: Cornucopia and Guilds Spyfall Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG – Beginner Game Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG – Desperate Allies Rules Supplement Warhammer 40K: Forbidden Stars New Board Games: June 22nd, 2015 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
 
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  • Kickstarter News Flash! – Argonauts

    Games Quest
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Hello readers! As everybody in the gaming world knows these days Kickstarter is a treasure trove from which many great games spring thanks to the wonderful backing of keen gamers such as yourselves and if you can back the right project you can get sweet extras as part of the campaign Here at the Gamesquest […] The post Kickstarter News Flash! – Argonauts appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Kickstarter News Flash! – GRIM – A ‘Roll For Your Life’ Dice Game

    Games Quest
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pit your wits against the reaper? To see if your skills can outwit your friends and the very end of life itself? Well now you can! The fantastic, quick and fun new dice game from Grim Games lets you do just that… GRIM Grim Games, […] The post Kickstarter News Flash! – GRIM – A ‘Roll For Your Life’ Dice Game appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Euphoria – Build a Better Dystopia Review

    Dan Thompson
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Or ‘How I learned to stop worrying and become The Overseer’ I’m sure a lot of people reading this will already have heard of Euphoria, the newest worker placement game from Jamey Stegmaier & Alan Stone, well known for their previous worker placement game, Viticulture. Viticulture, was an excellent example of the genre, check out Luke’s […] The post Euphoria – Build a Better Dystopia Review appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Star Wars Armada… Not Another X-wing Variant!!!

    Paul Matthews
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Star Wars Armada is one of Fantasy Flight’s biggest game releases of 2015, an epic miniatures game of Tactical Fleet Battles in the Star Wars Galaxy. The problem is there are so many gamers out there who are more than ready to pass up on another collectible miniatures game. I mean it was the same […] The post Star Wars Armada… Not Another X-wing Variant!!! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Argent: The Consortium Review – Wizardry At Its Best

    Luke Hector
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Anime Wizardry At Its Best – Argent: The Consortium Level 99 Games seems to have a thing about making games with so much variety it burns your brain cells trying to comprehend all the options available to you. Pixel Tactics was my first introduction to their line-up and a good one too, but man does […] The post Argent: The Consortium Review – Wizardry At Its Best appeared first on GamesQuest.
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  • Early July 2015 YouTube Community Update

    Alex
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    Firestorm content has continued to appear on YouTube recently thanks to the usual great channels which are supporting the games. First up, Pete Fontebasso has unboxed the Terran Charter Enforcement Fleet for FSA and has also posted a flick-through of the Firestorm System Wars booklet which is included with every Invasion Fleet box. Next, Slayer Gaming has posted an Armada battle report which sees the Veydreth face off against the Relthoza in an 800-point battle over at the SG shop. Finally, Die Grüne Horde has been uploading their usual varied selection of videos including an unboxing of the…
  • RSN Allied Assault Helix Unboxing

    Alex
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    The latest video on the FS YouTube channel is an unboxing of the RSN’s debut in Firestorm Planetfall: the Allied Assault Helix! As always, your comments are muchly appreciated both here on FS and over on YouTube. Also, be sure to subscribe to support the channel and stay up to date with new videos that appear. Thanks for watching!
  • Firestorm System Wars Phase 1 Now Available

    Alex
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Spartan Games has released the first supplement, Phase 1, for Firestorm System Wars, which mainly focuses on Firestorm Armada and the six core factions. The 58-page PDF includes a Planetfall Rewards Table designed for linked play between Armada and Planetfall, rules and information on the new Commanders, and stats for the Invasion ships which will be out on June 24th. Also included are four new scenarios for Armada that act as the space prelude to ground combat in Planetfall. FSW Phase 1 is available right now for free from the Spartan Games downloads page (the download links in the Armada…
  • An Aquan-Themed Firestorm System Wars Preview

    Alex
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Spartan Games has posted a quick preview of the upcoming Firestorm System Wars supplement which will connect Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall. The preview shows off Ssirrin Tsalas, a relatively young Ichtycean Aquan commander, and also shows a page of information about how the Aquans transition from space to land. It looks like there will be lots of new background in the supplement, which is something that players have been calling for. Firestorm System Wars will be included with the Invasion Fleet boxes that will be available on June 24th, and will also be a free download from the…
  • Halo: Fleet Battles Release Date Announced

    Alex
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Spartan Games has announced that the starter set for Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach, will launch on July 20. To celebrate the launch announcement, Spartan is also offering a code for 15% off everything in the Spartan Games store for this week only. Be sure to check out the blog post for details, and go grab yourself some goodies (but be sure to leave a little money for Halo!). Look out for the Fleet Signal release day unboxing of the starter set next month!
 
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