Saturday, April 29, 2017

Table Top Gaming Reviews

Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition (Victory Point Games)

Zeds! Zeds! Zeds!: ‘Dawn of the Zeds Third Edition’ Reviewed

Those who've read my reviews of the previous two editions of Dawn of the Zeds (DotZ) know I'm a huge fan of Hermann Luttmann's original game design and I've been eagerly anticipating getting the third edition of DotZ to the table.
Grimslingers Box Cover (Greenbrier Games)

Slingin’ Spells Tain’t So Grim: A Review of ‘Grimslingers’

The newest release from Greenbrier Games (hitting stores this week in fact) is Grimslingers, a card based game of spellcraft dueling and cooperative campaigning in an off the wall weird west setting.
Dastardly Dirigibles (Fireside Games)

Hand Me a Spanner: ‘Dastardly Dirigibles’ Reviewed

Fireside Games latest release is one firmly aimed at the family gaming crowd who don’t mind a bit of competition and players casting monkey wrenches - or spanners - into plans.
Pulp Cthulhu (Chaosium)

Two Fisted Tales and Tentacles: ‘Pulp Cthulhu’ Reviewed

Fans of Call of Cthulhu are finally in for a treat as one of the longest percolating supplements for the venerable roleplaying game is now available as a PDF download, with the physical book to arrive in stores sometime later this year.

Schawiing Batta!: ‘Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2016’ Reviewed

Jeff takes a look at the latest edition of Strat-O-Matic Baseball. Learn how to play as well as how the game stacks up against other baseball games of the past and present.
Healthy Heart Hospital (Victory Point Games)

Dammit Man! I’m a Doctor not a… Wait a Second: ‘Healthy Heart Hospital’ Reviewed

Healthy Heart Hospital simulates the operation of a down-on-it’s-luck healthcare facility as it aims to re-establish itself as a premiere provider in the medical community.

I Spy with My Little… A Review of ‘Sub Rosa: Spies for Hire’ on...

Just hitting Kickstarter yesterday, from Dublin based designer David Robin, Sub Rosa is a micro game (and I do mean micro) where players attempt to recruit agents to their cause.

This T’ain’t Magic: ‘Mage Wars Academy’ Reviewed

Give a watch to find out if Mage Wars Academy is simply a Magic: The Gathering knockoff or a truly unique game deserving your attention.
Spirit of '77 (Monkeyfun Studios)

Can You Dig IT? Groovy!: The ‘Spirit of 77’ Roleplaying Game Reviewed

Spirit of '77 draws its inspiration from flicks like Gone in 60 Seconds, Foxy Brown, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, and Gator as well as television shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files, and Kung-Fu.
The Arkham Gazette Issue #3 (Sentinel Hill Press)

The Witch is Back!: ‘The Arkham Gazette’ Issue Three Reviewed

Truthfully, I wasn’t familiar with Sentinel Hill Press or their ongoing yearly Arkham Gazette until Bret Kramer reached out to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing the third issue of the oversized yearly magazine.
Space 1889 Core Rules (Modiphius Entertainment)

To the Stars, By Jove!: A Review of ‘Space: 1889 Second Edition’

Let me take you back, for a moment, to the heady days of gaming in the 1980’s and 90’s. At the time you couldn’t stroll through your friendly local game store without running across a plethora of titles from Game Designers’ Workshop (or GDW as we liked to say) which ranged from miniatures rules to board games to RPGs.
Magic: The Gathering - Arena of the Planeswalkers (Wizards of the Coast)

Yes, But is it Magic? ‘Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers’ Reviewed

One of the titles which was garnering a lot of attention at this year’s Gen Con was Magic: The Gathering - Arena of the Planeswalkers.
Jolly Roger (Ares Games)

Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Take That!: A Review of ‘Jolly Roger’...

When I first had a chance to peek at Jolly Roger at this year’s Gen Con I was intrigued. On one hand Ares isn’t exactly a company known for lighter fare or card games and, on the other, there aren’t too many games designed for as many as ten people on the market.
Call of Cthulhu Core Books (Chaosium)

But are the Stars STILL Right?: ‘Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition’ Reviewed

Frequent visitors to TGG know I’m a pretty big fan of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu and a huge junkie when it comes to anything having to do with H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos. CofC (as we’ve always liked to abbreviate the title) has been a long time favorite RPG of mine as I spent nearly two decades running adventures using the system.
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