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Chess 2: The Sequel isn’t as crazy as it sounds

I’m going to be honest with you. This was going to be an opinions article where I was going to tear into the notion of game touting itself as Chess 2. Because Chess is Chess, and it’s the kind of classic game that shouldn’t need a sequel. It would be like saying next there should more »

Hello, Commander: Fantasy Flight releasing XCOM board game

XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s tactical strategy was born to be a board game. Fantasy Flight, whose works include the Civilization and Game of Thrones board games, has made this dream a reality. In XCOM: The Board Game, up to four players will stand against the alien menace wiping out the world. The Commander is responsible for managing more »

Only GameStop gets the best Legend of Zelda Monopoly

Been longing for The Legend of Zelda Monopoly? Well, it’s coming true. USAopoly, creators of all custom Monopoly games, is going to release Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda on September 15, 2014. The sad, cruel twist, however, is that GameStop is going to get the best version of it. See, GameStop now has a listing more »

Fan service without pleasure

There have been few reviews of Monster Monpiece going around. It may be because its a very niche card/strategy game that was likely passed off in favor of larger games, but more likely it is the fact that there are aspects of the game that are problematic to say the least.  Go to the comments more »

Catan Delisted From XBLA, Multiplayer Nigh on Mobile

is one of the most popular board games worldwide, having sold fifteen million copies, and translated into 30 languages. Players take the role of settlers of a new continent, and claim territory by installing villages and cities on the zone borders, attempting to reach ten victory points. The game is so popular, that it’s become more »

$5 (or $10) Columbia Games contest says you know hockey

When it comes to contests, I’m not a big fan. I lose. Alot. When it comes to sports-related contests, well, it’s hopeless, and I’m sure I’m not the only gaming geek that knows the feeling. Columbia Games seems to feel my pain, and has a contest that at least gives me a fighting chance even though I don’t know much about hockey. Just for entering, they give $5 credit to their cool games, and if I guess (and it’s sports related, so it’s going to be a guess) right, I get $10 credit.

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Victory in Europe funded not by bonds, but Kickstarter

When it comes to big wargames, it’s tough to strike a balance between “big enough” and “playable in a sane amount of time”. Columbia Games’ elegant block system plays well at a small scale, but will have its limits tested with Victory in Europe, a game that will cover the European (and West Asian, and North African) aspects of what will hopefully be the biggest war humanity has ever gotten into. The Kickstarter project promise is for a game playable in a few hours. I’ve played my share of wargames that would take longer than the actual war they represent, but I’m confident the veteran game designers at Columbia won’t have that problem.

Hands On: DC Deckbuilding keeps fighting evil with Heroes Unite

We aren’t just about video games here at GamerTell. My nerdy travels find me playing board games, ccgs and really anything that seems interesting. The DC Comics Deckbuilding Game (yes, the name is bland) is getting a lot of love in my gaming group right now. A brand new expansion, Heroes Unite, released in February more »

Qvadriga Review: Finally, a good whipping game!

Roman chariot racing is a genre of game that only had one good game: Circvs Maximvs. Qvadriga is the computer game equivalent, and does a fine job of keeping the board game feel, while taking advantage of the computer to add in more details. While the game is mainly about chariot racing, you’ll travel the Empire seeking the fame, fortune, and better racing gear, in a quest to become the the most famous racing team in history.

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Portal is getting a board game

One of the most important games over the last decade or so has decidedly been Portal. and broke new ground in the first-person puzzle game genre, and had an enormous pop cultural influence as well. And apparently, it now gets a board game.

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USAopoly plans Monopoly: Pokemon, Connect 4: Super Mario, and more

. It has a habit of capitalizing on our nostalgia to make us buy special versions of familiar board games, and the 2014 Toy Fair confirmed this trend is about to continue with games like Monopoly: Pokemon, Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda, and a Heroes of the Storm version of a card game called Bang!. more »

Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport Review: Fun, but not totally necessary

Scoundrels of Skullport (Scoundrels) is billed as a double-expansion for the Lords of Waterdeep board game from Wizards of the Coast (WotC). Lords of Waterdeep is a great game, one worthy of most any gaming group. While a solid design, it has a few quirks, quirks that aren’t really addressed in the expansion, which nonetheless might be worth it for fans of the main game.