Tag: board games

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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The Game is Afoot – Unmatched Cobble & Fog Early Impressions

Unmatched: Cobble & Fog is the latest to come from Restoration Games Unmatched series and if you are interested in this game, it’s a very exciting expansion.  This is probably their best overall set so far, in my opinion, though I’ll have to play through a bunch of matches to solidify that opinion. We get …

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The endless search for perfect Epic Duels figures

I’ve always considered having quality figures to be a huge part of the appeal of Epic Duels. I’ve told bits and pieces of this story before but back in 2003 or so, I was buying extra sets of Epic Duels and modding figures, sometimes even using clay to mold capes and that sort of thing.  …

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Space Truckin’ Through the Stars: Galaxy Trucker Review

It’s a strange time to be posting much of anything, but it’s been a while and I’ve played some great games in 2020, even if they were from years past. Sign up for updates! I’ve been meaning to write a review ever since playing the highly esteemed Galaxy Trucker a little while ago.  I instantly …

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LOTRED Legends nears completion!

(Cover art by Jovan Delic) LOTRED is nearly finished!  I love this set of 6 new LOTR decks featuring some of the most powerful entities in Middle Earth.  Lots of fun stuff going on with each deck and frankly, it’s fun to design powerful decks as opposed to more balanced ones.  When I say “nearly …

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