Written by InfinityMax
January 26, 2011
Game expansions are generally created for one of two reasons. First, they exist to extend the value of the original game and give players more enjoyment out of their initial game investment. Whether an expansion adds new stories, new mechanics, or new options, players can get more fun out of games that had grown stale and begun to be boring.
Written by Ken B.
January 25, 2011
WARNING: I refer to that infernal Disney song in this review. However, as this occurs during the introduction, you're past it now.
Written by MattDP
January 24, 2011
Ever since seeing paratroopers fighting in the snow during the Band of Brothers episodes Bastogne and Breaking Point I’ve been fascinated by the Ardennes Offensive. So obviously when Days of Wonder announced they were releasing a new expansion for one of my favourite military games, Memoir ‘44, based on the campaign I jumped right in there and asked for a review copy before finding out much about it. When my review copy turned up therefore I was slightly surprised to discover that the spanking new Winter Wars expansion isn’t so much designed to bring the Ardennes to the...
Written by San Il Defanso
January 21, 2011
Out of the many triumphs that Fantasy Flight Games has had, none stands as tall as Battlestar Galactica. The 2008 release by Corey Koniezca is a masterpiece of thematic game design, combining harsh cooperation with palpable tension and suspicion. The game also brought a fantastic understanding of what the popular TV drama was about. Who can we trust to help us? What motives make people do what they do? And most of all, what are we willing to sacrifice in the name of survival? Pretty heady stuff for a $50 board game.
Written by Michael Barnes
January 20, 2011
Oh boy, I do love reviewing small press, DIY games- particularly when they're good ones. Caledea is one of the good ones, a fun and tightly designed conflict game that's bloody and gets right to the point without a bunch of bullshit to get in the way of dice-rolling slaughter- and salting your enemies' fields. Also, Gameshark names its GOTY award-winners