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You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, "Whoah! It's already 7pm!! How'd that happen!?!" Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head... Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn't get your reviews yesterday. So I'm making up for it by posting them early today. Don't worry, this won't become a regular thing.

Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.

Giant robot alert!
We have giant robot alert!
Try and keep calm!
IDW Games has announced they're teaming up with Taberna Jogo to bring us Galaxy Hunters. The game is a worker-placement style game (which I love) with giant robots (which I also love). So you know I'll be paying attention to where this one's headed.
Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it's all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas between the words).
Helloooooooo, Saturday. You know you're my favorite. I hope the other days of the week get jealous, but you're just so great. Time to put on some appropriate music and relax... and probably play some games, too. I plan on doing that as well. But, before I go do that, I gotta make sure the people get the gaming reviews I know they so desperately desire.

This week, we have: Go Nuts for Donuts, Loot N Shoot, London, Centipede, Stellium, DropMix, Cursed Court, Einstein, Peptide, Empires: Age of Discovery, Test of Honour Ronin, Photosynthesis, and Fast Forward series (Fear, Fortress, Flee).

Tiiiiiiiiiime is on my side, yes it is!
Tiiiiiiiiiime is on my side, yes it is!
Yes, even though the clock's struck midnight and half the party's dead, you're still alive and can continue to party on. And even if you missed out on the Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter, you can still join in now that late pledges are being taken and the pledge manager is now open.
Woo! Saturday!
And I'm finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that's exactly the opposite of how you're doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let's get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we've got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

Hello, Saturday. How are you? I'm alright. Still a little sick. Bit of a lingering cough, but I'm working through it. So no gaming will be had by me today (I'm actually just contemplating a nap). But I hope that your Saturday is a bit more exciting than what I've got going on.
At the very least, though, before I take another shot of medicine and go lay down, I gotta make sure you get those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Museum Heist, Race for the Galaxy iOS Expansions, Battle for Rokugan, Yogi, The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Expansion, Bubblee Pop, XCOM: Evolution Expansion, Dicetopia, Hot Shots, NewSpeak, Dragonfire, Codenames: Duet, Outpost Siberia, and Mage Wars Academy Warlord and Forcemaster Expansions.

I think it's safe to say that many of you reading this now also watched the X-Files back in the 90s, and quite possibly saw the newest season (while I've seen older episodes, I have to admit I've not seen the new ones). It was always great talking about the events in that show, since there was always something crazy going on, be it the overarching story, or just the monster-of-the-week. Well, IDW Games is turning that into a game with Everything is Connected, a new storytelling game where you must convince the other players of your conspiracy theories.
You're at a fancy party. The Shostakovich is playing. You're having a wonderful time, enjoying the food and dancing. But something seems... off. With every chime of the clock, everyone looks around nervously, unsure of what will happen. As the clock strikes midnight, the spectre of the Red Death arrives to kill. Will you make it out alive? That's what you'll have to try and do in IDW's Masque of the Red Death game. It's up on Kickstarter now.
*goes to listen to more of that Shostakovich*
IDW Games had a bit of time off for the holiday and new year, but they're once more working on all things Legend of Korra. They've got things just about finished up and are going to be targeting shipping to begin next month. So you can be excited about the game and what's to come, they've posted up the rulebook for the game on their website. They've also got the rulebook for their upcoming expansion, Amon's Invasion, along with some preview shots of what you can expect in that set.
And this time, it's not about being killed with literature, but just being killed in literature. IDW Games is going to start off the new year with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for Masque of the Red Death. So, besides perhaps going back and reading the Poe story that is the basis for the game, what else can you do to make sure you're prepared? Well, you can check out this new preview they posted, which will also lead you to the rulebook.
The largest river system in the world, surrounded by dense jungle, the Amazon is one of the richest habitats anywhere. There's countless species of plants an animals yet to be discovered. But that's where you come in. You're on an expedition to try and catalog some of those strange and exotic life forms.
... hey... why are the natives running in terror from the river? ... Oh, it's probably nothing...
That's the set-up for Outpost: Amazon, a new card game coming from IDW Games. They've posted up a preview for you to check it out.
It would seem as though IDW is trying to give Cryptozoic a run for their money in the realm of "long game title." In this case, IDW has now released Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Everything Is Connected, their new social storytelling game where players take on the role of detectives trying to plead their case in front of a jury of their peers. Will you be the one who solves the case?
Roooooooooooooooookeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ship!
Roooooooooooooooookeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ship!
You don't know me. But I don't know you, either.
But what you can know about is an insider's look at Rayguns and Rocketships. The Kickstarter backers have their copy. The game's available, but if you've been wanting to know more about it before you pack your bags and are ready to go, you might just want to check out this article, posted by IDW Games.
I mean, sure, jousts are pretty cool as they are now. But if one were to look out into the animal kingdom and pick any animal that might be better-suited to jousting than the horse, it'd have to be the rhinoceros. It's got its own jousting lance right on the front of its face! Well, in Jungle Joust, those rhinos get their chance in the arena. Saddle up, grab your lance, and aim yourself right at your opponent. The game is available now from IDW Games.
Edgar Allen Poe is one of the world's great authors. Inventor of the detective novel, he's more well-known for his study of the macabre. One of his famous stories is Masque of the Red Death. Next year, players will be able to put themselves into the dark narrative, as IDW will be having a Kickstarter for a game based on it. Players will be trying to curry favor with the prince while making sure they don't end up dead at midnight. Will you be able to survive?
It's always cool when a pre-production copy of a game makes it to the office. Sure, it's not the entirely final version of the game, but there's still plenty going on that you can get a good feeling of what you can expect in the retail copy. IDW Games got themselves one of their pre-production copies of Missile Command in and wanted to show it off for you.
Planet of the Apes is a fairly iconic movie. Even if you've not seen it, yourself, I can all-but guarantee you've seen countless things that were spin-offs or parodies of it. You've heard Charlton Heston talking about stinking paws and where they should or should not be, and maniacs blowing things up. Soon, you'll be bringing the classic to your tabletop, courtesy of IDW Games and designer Richard Launius. In this preview article, Richard talks about some of the design process behind the game.
One of the most ubiquitous anime series out there is Dragon Ball. Particularly, Dragon Ball Z. IDW Games has announced that they have reached a partnership with Toei Animation to create a line of Dragon Ball Z board games. The first of these is Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, a dice game which pits the Z-Fighters against one of the series greatest antagonists, Cell.
Saturday night's alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon's alright for gaming.
Saturday morning's alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I'm... not currently gaming. I'm baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I'm also getting you these reviews. Let's hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

Hey everyone. We've made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I've got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things... probably too much... *looks at my stomach* ... definitely too much.
But issues with my waistline aside, I hope you're having a good weekend so far. I'm sure many of you are out gaming, which is awesome. But if you're stopping by here, I know it's because you want to check out those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

So, as I sip on a Pineapple Crush and wait for these bars to finish cooling, today we have: The Walking Dead: All Out War, Exit the Game, Legendary: X-Men Expansion, Orleans, Quantum, Race for the Galaxy App, First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet, Serengeti, Stone Age, Maze Racers, Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty's Trail, Memoarrr!, The Goonies Adventure Card Game, Photosynthesis, Incantris, Hafid's Grand Bazaar, Ascension X: War of Shadows, Fate of the Elder Gods, and The Champion of the Wild.

A new sport is soon to be hitting your tabletops. What do you do when you take a person who can manipulate water, and add to that someone who can manipulate fire and someone who can manipulate earth? You've got yourself a Pro-Bending team in the making. Get to the stadium and get your team signed up. And by that, I mean head over to IDW's The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena Kickstarter page and join in. They're unveiling new teams every day of the campaign.
An ounce of preparation beats a pound of cure. It's a pretty old saying, but it's true. Being fully ready to go for something beats trying to change things on the fly. Well, some new items are being added to the Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena game coming from IDW Games. Instead of trying to just put things in last-minute and not do as well as they'd hoped, they have decided to take their time and prepare things right. As such, the Kickstarter that was supposed to launch today is going to be postponed until next week.
Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren't all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
You know, we get movie trilogies all the time. Certainly there's plenty of book trilogies out there. And that guy from Spinal Tap's working on his musical trilogy, but there aren't as many game trilogies. Well, IDW Games and March Hare are looking to change that. They've announced the first in their Daemon Trilogy set of games. It's called Subrosa.