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Figure Forge 103: Sturnhammer for Warpath w/Magnets

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:01

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Sturnhammer Battle Tank and the Drakkar APC for the Forge Fathers.  He uses magnets to demonstrate how easy it is to convert your kit.

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I had a lot of fun putting the Sturnhammer together for Skip

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Box Breaking 220: Master of Orion From Catalyst Game Labs

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:15

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look Master of Orion from Catalyst Game Labs. Master of Orion is a deck builder where 2 players attempt explore the galaxy while wreaking havoc on one another while conquering the stars.

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Master of Orion is new to me ( I can’t believe i just said that), but all hype this year has me looking into it.

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Box Breaking 219: Shadow Run Zero Day from Catalyst Game Labs

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 22:21

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Shadowrun Zero Day. The game that allows you to play as the contagion that can bring the mega corporations to their knees. Each players goal is to hack in to the corporations and bypass the system.

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This game features some great art, and is super easy to learn.

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Flip Through Coalition Wars Coalition Overkill

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:52

In this Flip Through Matt talk about the second chapter of Coalition Wars the Siege of Tolkeen Coalition Overkill. The Coalition faces a new enemy and learns some valuable lessons about guerrilla warfare.

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The Third book is about retaliation!

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Box Breaking 218: Zoo Ball from Osprey Games

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:53

Watch Matt open up Zoo Ball the new sports dexterity game from Osprey.

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I did get to play this at Gen Con.  Check back soon for the review.

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Ares Games and PHALANX Games announce distribution partnership

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:32

Ares Games and PHALANX Games announce distribution partnership

Ares will be the master distributor of PHALANX’s board games in English (worldwide, excluding Europe). Distribution will start in November 2017, when Hannibal & Hamilcar – Rome vs. Carthage will be released

Italian company Ares Games and UK based PHALANX announce a new partnership to distribute the English edition of PHALANX games in the United States and non-European countries. Starting from November 2017, Ares will start to bring to its customers the full PHALANX catalog, including Germania Magna: Border in Flames, Hunger: The Show, and Hannibal & Hamilcar – Rome vs. Carthage – the 20th anniversary edition of one of the best two-player games ever published.

Hannibal & Hamilcar – Rome vs. Carthage is renowned for its tense, well-balanced mechanics, and it tells a great story. Hannibal crossing the Alps on his herd of elephants is one of the most memorable events in history. The game uses the popular card-driven system to detail the struggle between Carthage’s Hannibal and the Roman Republic in approximately 200 BC. The 20th Anniversary Edition was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2017 – 3,514 backers pledged £263,443 to help bring this project to life, and is due to release in November 2017.

The other two games from PHALANX’s portfolio to be distributed initially by Ares are Germania Magna: Border in Flames, a game of shifting alliances where each player assumes the role of a Germanic warlord leading his warriors into Roman provinces, which lie across the Rhine and Danube rivers, and Hunger: The Show, a fast-paced family game of survival on a desert island with other live TV show participants.

“We are very excited about this new partnership,” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “Beautiful historical-themed games, such as Hannibal & Hamilcar or Germania Magna, are a great fit to our catalog, and PHALANX’s lighter games such as Hunger: The Show will make our line-up of products even stronger. We really look forward to work with PHALANX and make sure all our customers get a chance to know about their excellent games.”

“We have been looking for a reliable distribution partner for our games for quite a time and signing a contract with Ares Games is an award for the hard work of our teams,” added Jaro Andruszkiewicz, Director of PHALANX. “We have received a great reception by Ares and are very excited to work with them. Our game portfolio will be a great fit for Ares Games distribution product range, PHALANX and Ares products should support each other on the market.”

 

About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, of “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures, recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, of the award-winning tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders.” Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family & Card Games and Euro & Thematic Games. For further information, visit the website www.aresgames.eu and the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/AresGames.

 

About PHALANX

PHALANX is a publisher of high quality games, which are beautifully presented, fun to play and easy to learn. PHALANX cooperates with world class designers: Martin Wallace and Mark Simonitch and a group of other, very exciting new names in the games realm. The company has published ‘1944. Race to the Rhine’, nominated to Golden Geek Award for the Best Wargame 2014, the in-house designed game ‘The Magnates’, recommended as an official teaching tool in schools, and the highly rated ‘Brass’ for mobile devices. PHALANX’s games have been published in English, German, French, Spanish and Polish. For further information, visit the website http://phalanxgames.co.uk/ and the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/games.phalanx/.

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Figure Forge 101: Arena Rex Ludus Magnus Starter

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:45

Matt demonstrates how easy it is to assemble the Ludus Magnus Starter.

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The next faction isn’t gong to be as easy.

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Figure Forge 102: Dark Age 2 player starter Path to Glory

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:50

The Dark Age Path to Glory 2 player Starter is by far the easiest starer to assemble ever! And if you saw the box braking you already know the figs look great.

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I will admit I can’t roll low very well, but that doesn’t mean I won’t hurt your head when we play.

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Legends of Sleepy Hollow is Coming from Greater Than Games

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:24

Greater Than Games, LLC is pleased to announce Legends of Sleepy Hollow the board game.

St. Louis – August 29, 2017 – Legends of Sleepy Hollow is Greater Than Games’ newest game from the creative minds of Ben Pinchback and Matt Riddle, creators of the best-selling Fleet, Eggs & Empires, and Wasteland Express Delivery Service.

Unfold the tale of the mysterious disappearance of Ichabod Crane through the eyes of four Tarrytown residents who have strange ties to the supernatural in an ever-darkening Sleepy Hollow.

In Legends of Sleepy Hollow players take on the roles of four residents – undertaker Jeremiah Pincke, minister Elijah Kappel, Revolutionary War veteran Matthias Geroux, and tanner Emily Van Winkle – in a cooperative, miniatures-based, campaign game full of secrets and twists. During the game, players will use an action pool to move about, investigate, interact with their environment, or unleash powerful attacks and abilities that are unique to each character. Once selected, however, these abilities will be unavailable until that character’s action pool has emptied – a process that becomes more complex as that character gains fear.

Players will have to work closely together to overcome their fear, unravel the mysteries of the glen, and become true Legends of Sleepy Hollow.

Greater Than Games, LLC will kick off the Legends of Sleepy Hollow Crowdfunding campaign, October 17, 2017, on Kickstarter. A retail pledge option will be available.

The Project Artists:

Greater Than Games is privileged to be working with the following artists on this project.

Abigail Larson

Abigail’s work has been shown extensively throughout America from NYC to Los Angeles, as well as galleries in London, Paris, and Madrid. Her illustrations have been featured in various publications including Spectrum Fantastic Art, Art Fundamentals, The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature, and Digital Artist among many other publishing houses such as IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, Pelican Books, and 3DTotal. Her fully-illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Cats of Ulthar” was released in November of 2016.

Colin Chan

Colin Chan is a professional artist who specializes in concept art and illustration. He graduated from the Kendall College of Art and Design in 2012, with a degree in digital media. Colin has worked for a multitude of companies as a freelance artist, covering a range of needs for illustration, marketing and concept art. Along with his work in freelance, he has also broken into the slot machine industry as a 2D animation artist.

Francesco Orrú

Francesco is a passionate digital sculptor and 3D artist, based in London, primarily focused on digital sculpting, 3D modeling, and texturing. He graduated from Bologna University and completed a Master of Arts degree in Computer Animation at Kingston University. While completing his masters he worked in 3D printing production, indie games, and wargame miniatures.

To sign-up for product updates, email marketing@greaterthangames.com. For live updates, follow Greater Than Games on Twitter  (www.twitter.com/GTGamesLLC) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GreaterThanGames).

About Greater Than Games, LLC

Founded in January 2011 by Christopher Badell, Adam Rebottaro, and Paul Bender, Greater Than Games, LLC designs and publishes tabletop gaming products.

Dice Hate Me Games was founded in 2011 by Chris Kirkman and is committed to bringing entertaining, innovative, and challenging games to the table and beyond.

Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games merged in 2015, combining powers to maximize the awesomeness of the published games. The Greater Than Games team loves playing games and love their ridiculous process of game creation, and strive to produce high-quality games. Their passion for boardgames, dedication to quality, and guiding life philosophies are reflected in the innovative designers, keen developers, and talented artists they we choose to work with.

Note to Editors:

Greater Than Games will post key updates via the Twitter handle @GTGamesLLC. Engage with this content across the Greater Than Games social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. Graphic assets are available upon request. Email marketing@greaterthangames.co

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Box Breaking 218: Dragonfire from Catalyst Game Labs

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:15

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the new deck builder from Catalyst Game Labs – Dragonfire.  In Dragon fire a party of adventurers cooperatively go on quests for fame, fortune and honor. No really we just get together for some fun!

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Dragonfire is my favorite Gen Con release this year.  I am working on the review stop back in a few days to get the scoop.

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Box Breaking 217: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles From IDW

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:11

In this Box Breaking Matt breaks open one of his childhood favorites Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is a miniatures combat, scenario-driven campaign game that features story content from the IDW TMNT comic. Taking the role of their favorite Turtle or the ultimate villain Shredder.

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I am stoked! I hope to play very soon.

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Gen Con Coverage 46: CMoN with Bryan C.P. Steele

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:43

Bryan and I chat about the Skarrd release, Wrath of Kings, and Brood re-sculpts and watch for new faction stuff late December.

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It looks like there is a lot of good for Dark Age on the horizion.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 45: Greenbrier Games with Julie Ahern

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:35

I caught up with Julie Ahern from Greenbrier games @GenCon and we talked about All things Greenbrier Games like Folklore the Affliction,  Vengeance, Hellios Expanse, and Champions of HARA.

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I’m looking forward to Champions of HARA.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 44: demo of Time of Legends Joan of Arc from Mythic Games

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:05

Time of Legends Joan of Arc is the next big game From Mythic Games.  In this scenario you play as a hidden werewolf or the knight searching for him.

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I had fun loosing.  This scenario has a ton of replay ability.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 43: Mythic Games with Leonidas

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:35

Leonidas and I talk about Mythic Battles and Time of Legends Joan of Arc – their next big game.

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Joan of arc is going to have some amazing models in it!

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 42: Jason Hardy on Shadow Run by Catalyst Game Labs

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 13:37

Jason and I talk about Forbidden Arcana, Shadowrun Anarchy, and Street Lethal.

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I always have fun with Jason, and he has me looking forward to Dark Terrors.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 41: Song of Fire and Ice from CMoN

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 03:35

Demo of Song of Fire and Ice miniatures game from CMoN. Song of Fire and ice is set in the Game Of Thrones world setting.

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My initial scoop is that this demo is too small because Song of Fire and Ice is a large scale war game.  I do believe that the demo is good enough to give you a glimpse of the mechanics and the speed of play.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 40: Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Studio

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 02:35

War Cradle Studio is the new owner of Wild West Exodus and at Gen Con I got to talk with Stuart about the new direction and the upcoming second edition of the rules.

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The next set of rules look promising.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 39: Shadowrun Zero Day Demo by Catalyst Game Labs

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 01:35

Complete game Demo of Shadow Run Zero Day from Catalyst Game Labs. It’s a push your luck dice game where running is a mechanic. Be careful though it can have a price.

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I’m a fan of push your luck games, this one has a lot of appeal because of  some extra mechanics.

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Gen Con 50 Coverage 38: Planet of the apes Demo

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:35

WYSWYG Games is getting ready to kickstart Planet of the Apes miniatures game.

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If you like Planet of the Apes this will be a good choice for you.

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