Scythe: The Wind Gambit Game Expansion Review

The conflict continues with territory lines being drawn and redrawn as heavy Mechs lumber across farmlands and factories dot the horizon, choking the air with their black smoke. Above the churn of war automation and industry flies the Airship, a steam-powered behemoth that defies the rules of nature and allows man to control the skies. The only question remaining is simple: will this new technology bring peace or more war? Continue reading

Monkey: Spell-O-Rama Game Expansion Review

The crazy wizard, Kurgill, is back and he has brought with him a slew of new spells to cause mischief and mayhem. He even brought his mom! Just when you thought it was safe to climb a tree, this expansion adds more falls, traps, and trips to make a monkey’s day on the branch a precarious endeavor. Continue reading

Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again Game Expansion Review

There are two types of people who go to buffets. Those who like variety and those who like bulk. We could argue that “more does not mean better”, but try having that conversation when presented with 12 feet of assorted desserts. But sometimes you just want a cookie. Is there a best of both worlds? For buffets, probably not. On your gaming table, certainly. This game can be used as a single serving or the first of many, many games to consume. Continue reading

Smash Up: The Bigger Geekier Box Expansion Review

English writer, H.G. Wells, said “The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” For many lovers of board games who have many titles on their multiple shelves (me included), the ongoing crisis is storage. Individual games, no problem. Games with expansions? Many expansions? How the heck do we keep the core game and its expansions in one place? AEG, the publishers of Smash Up, have a BIG solution. Continue reading

Terrible Monster Game Review

Deep in the jungle, an ancient power slumbers. You know where to find it and are making plans to awaken a creature of terror to do your bidding. You are not the only one with such ambitions, however. Now it’s a race to see who will be the master of the monster and who will be the monster’s lunch. Continue reading

Scythe: Invaders from Afar Game Expansion Review

Eastern Europe is in the throes of war. Giant machines known as “Mechs” roam the land, trailed by soldiers and workers who destroy and build in equal measure. Abundance invites bloodshed which leads to desolation and new opportunities for growth. Two new factions now enter this story, both with their own special set of skills, but with the same goals. The seeds of war continue to be sewn… Continue reading

Abaddon: Shattered Command Game Expansion Review (prepublished version)

The land was once green and fertile. Now it’s lifeless and pockmarked with craters. It’s in this desolate landscape that men and women fight for survival. Some hunt on foot looking for their enemy, while others pilot giant mechanized battle mechs called Links. From the Command Bunkers, the word goes out that the enemy is approaching. Without hesitation, the soldiers once again charge into war. Continue reading

Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures Book Review

American author, H.P. Lovecraft, said “Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.” In this book for the popular roleplaying game (RPG) Pathfinder, those dark and disturbing places can be visited. All that is necessary for the Game Master and their players to traverse the dark places of the world can be found in this one book. Dare you venture into lands no man was meant to travel? Continue reading

The Captain Is Dead: Episode 3 – Lockdown Game Expansion Review (prepublished version)

The hostile takeover of your ship was frighteningly fast. Aliens appeared out of nowhere and began exterminating any who they encountered. A small group has made their last stand in the Infirmary, locking and barricading the doors. You are safe – for now – but you’ll soon have to take back control of the ship. After all, it’s what the Captain would have wanted. Continue reading

March of the Ants: Minions of the Meadow Game Expansion Review (prepublished version)

English nature writer, Richard Jefferies, wrote “It would seem that the ant works its way tentatively, and, observing where it fails, tries another place and succeeds.” Ants are industrious and tenacious, never losing site of their goals. With this expansion, players are given additional opportunities and pathways to explore, but also new dangers to avoid. Nothing comes easy in the world of ants. Continue reading

Elemental Clash: Tribes & Transformations Game Expansion Review

A mage is nothing without their magic, this is true. But it’s also true that a mage can be so much more if they had an army. Across the lands and in the seas dwell creatures who are willing to pick up their weapons and march for you into war. All you need to do is give the command and your foes will be crushed under your forces. Continue reading