Tag: board games

Magic on Adrenaline: Black Rose Wars review

Black Rose Wars published by Ludus Magnus Studios in 2019, takes the magic theme and dials it up to 11 with unique ideas, deep game play and stunning components.  It’s a really great, really fun game, and has quickly become the 1670 group’s go-to game for in person game sessions.  We played it the last …

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Raiders of the Lost Dig Sites: Lost Ruins of Arnak Review

This review has been a long time coming, but the good news is, I’ve played Lost Ruins of Arnak a lot at this point — dozens of times on boardgame arena as well as several times in person — and so I’m giving you a pretty full perspective on this game. In short, even after …

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Games of Gen Con 2021

We’ve never played so many games at a Gen Con as we did in 2021.  Despite the international shipping crisis, some were new, many were old, but many were also new to us or at least, new to me.  It’s been a while now since Gen Con, so let’s dive right in to highlight 3 …

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Return to the Past: Gen Con 2021 Review

Friends, we had Gen Con.  It was different than past Gen Cons, but it was Gen Con and after a crushing year off, it was back this year, baby!  Those of us who attend are extremely lucky to get to experience such joy for 4-5 days every year, I hope each reader has found their …

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The Forces of Nature: Spirit Island Review

If you follow board games even a little bit, you’ve heard of Spirit Island.  If you haven’t, then at least stick with this blog and we’ll take care of you.  It’s my unscientific opinion that this is one of the most popular games out there.  It seems like I hear about it from all corners, …

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May 2021 Epic Duels Session Report: Mando, Dark Troopers, San Hill and more…

First in-person multiplayer gaming since February 2020, aside from a few rounds of Sushi Go Party during a family weekend.  First in-person Epic Duels in quite a bit longer than February 2020, plus we got in some Spirit Island and Imhotep, which I will cover in future posts.  This session was with the 1670 group, …

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Board Game Arena and Oldies and Newbies: Troyes, Alhambra and Res Arcana

First off, if you’re not playing board games on boardgamearena.com, why aren’t you?  It’s free, it’s browser-based, and it’s awesome.  All of this was true prior to the pandemic, and seeing as that’s still going on, all the more reason to play games online.  I love how it sets up and records everything for you …

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Converting LOTRED decks to SWED

I’ve done this twice recently with the Freedon Nadd and Ahsoka, Defender of Corvus decks, so I thought I’d explain briefly.  I make a lot of SWED decks.  I get ideas and sometimes they come together really well and really elegantly.  Sometimes they don’t.  In making decks for LOTRED, it has been no different.  Some …

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Monday Morning Quarterbacking a Kickstarter Success

At Geekopia Games, we are humbled and flattered and overwhelmed with the success of Kickstarter for Fearsome Wilderness: a tabletop gaming experience crafted for gamers, hobbyists, and horror fans alike! A sincere thank you to all who contributed or even just checked out our campaign, we really appreciate it. I kept certain things under wraps …

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Fearsome Wilderness Kickstarter is Live!

Hi everyone, it’s been a long journey but we’ve launched our first Kickstarter in Fearsome Wilderness, a tabletop gaming experience crafted for gamers, hobbyists, and horror fans alike.  Back it now! Fend off the unnatural Fearsome Critters of folklore. Endure grueling days and tormented nights in the forest. Time is short. Can you survive with …

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