Tag: board games

A Roman history of Epic Duels Part 2 of 2

After announcing the end of organized Epic Duels tournaments, and many of the game’s most creative deck designers moving on, it might have appeared like interest in the game was coming to an end, but in fact it was just warming up for the second act. Sign up up to stay updated! Roll Call So by the …

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Best Wargaming on the Planet: Adepticon Mini-Review

When I write “mini-review,” do I mean small or do I mean miniatures?  The answer is yes. Sign up for our newsletter! I had never been to Adepticon before, but as a gamers in the Chicago area it was past time for Deri and me to go.  Adepticon bills itself as “THE WORLD’S PREMIERE WARGAMING …

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Unmatched rule book review

Read through the rules at boardgamegeek and while Unmatched is very similar to Epic Duels, there are some interesting differences. Sign up up for our newsletter! Object: Defeat the opposing major, called the hero, or both opposing majors in a 2v2 game.  (nothing new there) Game Board The battlefield is made up of circular spaces …

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Unmatched details from Rolling Dice and Taking Names

Check out the really excellent podcast by Rolling Dice & Taking Names with Rob Daviau and his business partner (and blog commenter) Justin Jacobson. If you want to see the game in action, you can get a glimpse from Roll for Crit on YouTube. Sign up up for our newsletter! Some highlights: In battle there …

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Epic Duels is returning and we couldn’t be more excited

By now, you’ve surely heard that Rob Daviau and Restoration Games are publishing Unmatched a new, multi-series, tactical dueling game based on the original Epic Duels, per Rob and per Restoration Games. I’ll post all the official Tweets here: It kicked off with this tweet: Unmatched is a new take on the design of Star …

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Prototyping: A low-cost DIY

I’ve seen a lot of questions on social media recently about creating game prototypes.  I’m also one of the leaders of #craftwednesday among board gamers on Twitter, so I figured I’d put my down my thoughts on the subject to share with those who want to know more about creating their own prototypes. Sign up …

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Blaze of Glory: Western Legends review

Western Legends by Hervé Lemaître and Kolossal Games is another big hit from 2018 that I’m only getting to in 2019, but I nonetheless feel very fortunate to have friends who were ready to play both of these games to kick off the year. Along with Dinosaur Island, this was at the top of my …

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