Cool Stuff

  • Sneak Peak at TC Tennis from Victory Point Games

    As we mentioned in our last show, Victory Point Games is jumping into the sports game arena with TC Tennis! Obviously the “TC” stands for designer Terry Coleman. From what I’ve seen of the components it looks like an interesting title with more strategic planning paving the way to victory…

  • Gamewright and Ceaco Sneak Peek at NYC Toy Fair Offerings

    As the New York Toy Fair approaches, Gamewright and Ceaco have announced some of their upcoming family titles for the first half of 2011. You don’t have to be heading to the Big Apple to get a quick look at some of the releases coming within the next few months.…

  • Recreating the Masters: A Sneak Peek at Pastiche

    Coming soon, from Gryphon Games, is Pastiche. The object of the game is to collect as many victory points as you can by completing numerous classic paintings by the European masters.

  • Old School Game Hacks: The Boardgame Remix Kit

    Them's Fightin' Words (Scrabble)? Zombie Mansion (Clue)? Dadaist Pursuit (Trivial Pursuit)? Now if only you has something as interesting to add to Grimelda's punch bowl.

  • A First Look at the Heroes Expansion Minis for Defenders of the Realm

    Currently in development is the heroes expansion for Eagle Games' excellent Defenders of the Realm and TGG has a first look at the prototypes of the miniatures to be included. The tentative name for the expansion is Defenders of the Realm: Heroes of Legend and rumor has it there may…

  • First Look at the New Lord of the Rings LCG

    Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new participant in their Living Card Games line, Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

  • Godzilla is Getting Ready to Stomp Your Table Top!

    It's time for fans of Japanese giant monster movies to rejoice as the grandaddy of all time, the big radioactive lizard himself, Godzilla prepares to make his way to your gaming table! Toy Vault Inc has announced the King of Monsters, as well as other Toho properties, will be smashing…

  • The Dawn of Civilization is Imminent!

    Fantasy Flight Games has released the rules to their upcoming release of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, due to be released around November 18th.

  • It’s Not Easy, Hitting the Green

    I confess that I have been looking for a good golf simulation board game for a while now. I have tried all of zero games. Golf is ideal video game material, and does very well in that medium, but I have played some good baseball and football board games in…

  • Sneak Peek: Popular Front

    You don’t run across very many games that are devoted to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. Outside of España 1936 (which immediately jumps to mind), a couple of miniature rule sets I had years ago (whose titles don’t jump into my head at all), and a GMT game in…

  • Sneak Peek: Mousquetaires du Roy

    Coming up at this October’s game extravaganza in Essen, French publisher Ystari Games will reveal its first novel-to-game adaptation with the release of the semi-cooperative game Mousquetaires du Roy (“The King’s Musketeers”). In the standard game one player works against all the others, thus making it “semi-cooperative”, but will also include…

  • Sneak Peek at Battles of Napoleon: The Eagle and the Lion

    Grognards rejoice! Recently hitting shelves is Fantasy Flight Game’s Napoleon: The Eagle and the Lion.  Depicting ten major battles between Le Petite Dude Mort and the forces of the English crown, The Eagle and the Lion looks to be another addition to what’s shaping up to be the Year of the…

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