TABLE TOP GAMING
Pirate loot? Pirate loot?!?!? Who doesn't want to get their hands on some pirate loot? A new Minotaur Games card game of backstabbing fun has arrived from Pathfinder creator Jason Bulmahn.
My pal Byron Collins let me know Collins Epic Wargames is having a Black Friday Sale and we're helping to spread the word.
There are plenty of various "loot crate" sorts of grab bag plans out there but one which might be of particular interest to our visitors is Board Game Bento.
65': Squad Level Combat in Vietnam brings a card driven element to hex and counter wargaming leading to fast and furious early Vietnam War era battles.
I thoroughly enjoyed Hobbit Tales when it hit (you can check out my review here) and now designers Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi have turned their attentions to the Cthulhu Mythos.
Although only launching a couple days ago, the expansions for the Mindjammer science fiction RPG have already hit their initial funding goal on Kickstarter.
MOVIES AND TV
The Man in the High Castle is loosely based on the classic Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. It’s an alternate history tale in which the Allies lost WWII and the United States has been partitioned between the two main Axis adversaries: Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
Jeff takes Heavy Steam outside the box to see exactly what you'll find in the Greenbrier Games steampunk game. Two to four players do battle with massive steam titans in an alternate Victorian era.
I look at the new Mark Herman design Churchill, from GMT Games. For one to three players, Churchill is a cooperative game where the major Allies of WWII look to not only defeat the Axis forces but also position their nation for the best post-war footing.
I take a look at the big Gen Con release from Cubicle 7 Entertainment: the Lone Wolf Adventure Game. The game is based on Joe Dever's long running and best selling series of "choose your own adventure" style books...
The big Hasbro release at Gen Con this year was Magic: The Gathering - Arena of the Planeswalkers. I break down exactly what you'll find in the box if you pick up the game, which is set for a wide scale release later this month.