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Can you figure out the hidden word? That might seem pretty easy. But what if you want to really flex your nerd cred and muscle? If so, you might have to figure out the hidden word in Klingon. Yes, the native language of Security Officers on starships is being added to Decrypto, and iello is looking to give you a set of cards for free.

Farmini is a new board game from Loki, the more kid-and-family oriented brand from iello (yeah, I didn't really know about them, either. iello had a poll recently asking who did know about them and most people were like, "the whatnow?"). In the game, players are new farmers looking to cultivate their farms and the animals that live therein. Just watch out for the wolf, who will chase all your animal friends away. You can pick up your copies now.

Bunny Kingdom is a pretty cool drafting game. I've rather enjoyed the game or two I've played. If you've liked it as well and have been wanting simply more, you'll be happy to know that Bunny Kingdom in the Sky is now available. It's bunnies in clouds. Because cute has no limites.

Who doesn't like getting something for free? Also, who doesn't like winning things? Add the two together and you've got winning things for free. And that's what iello has for you. You can enter to win one of three copies of Zombie Kidz Evolution that they're giving away.

It's 2019 and iello wants to start off the new year with a giveaway. They're looking to send you a copy of Heroes of Blackreach just for putting your name in the hat and being the lucky winner. Head over to their page and check out the entry requirements. You've got 12 days to enter.

We're about to hit the holiday season and people will be getting and giving gifts. The folks over at IELLO are looking to get into the gift-giving spirit by giving away a copy of their 8Bit Box game. Go head over and put your name in the hat to get a copy for yourself.

Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean that all the treats are gone. Iello is looking to add to your goodie bag with a copy of the Anubis Monster Pack for King of Tokyo/King of New York. Head over and put your name in the hat and you could get yourself a new puppy for your game.

You've got 5 days left to enter.

Who doesn't love getting something for free? And who doesn't love to be a winner? If you're the one who wins the Decrypto Giveaway from Iello, you can be both those things. They're giving away a signed copy of the popular game. Just head over and put your name in the hat.

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! All the woo! Continuous woo!
And, as I'm sure many of you are well-aware, it's the last Saturday before Gen Con. So get in all the prep you can now before heading out for the show this week.
Me? I'm playing some D&D. But I've planned ahead and scheduled these reviews for you that I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: The Edge: Downfall, Rise of Tribes: Deluxe Edition, Expancity, War of the Cross, Moonshiners of the Apocalypse, But Wait There's Even More, Valhal, Dino Party, Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, TopSpin, Rival Realms, Carthago, Ninja Taisen, Battlegroup Torch, The Edge: Downfall, Everdell, Sunset Over Water, Dale of Merchants, and Pulsar 2849.

Gen Con is still several weeks away. But IELLO thinks that waiting that long is silly. They're already getting prepped and set by having four days of free stuff they're handing out to lucky gamers. Head over to their pages and check out all that you can win.
All those in the room whose first console was an Atari 2600, raise your hands.
*raises hand*
So, all of you that played those games where 8 bits even seemed kinda crazy, you've probably got some nostalgia for those games. Well, IELLO is looking to bring that feel to the tabletop with their 8Bit Box collection. The first of which is called Pixoid.
Hard to believe, but King of Tokyo has been out for 7 years now. For a game, that's pretty old. Iello is looking to celebrate by adding a new monster to the game. But what monster to add? They've decided that they want to leave that up to you. Yes, you can design the next monster!
Saturdaaaaaay! It's the best day of the week (in my opinion). What cannot be accomplished with a day like today? Well, I know what can, going to do some gaming. I put together some Guild Ball minis for my friend last night. Today I'll go hang out and play some board games up at the library. But before I can head out there, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we've got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.

Who doesn't love getting new games for free? Nobody (at least, I assume anyone reading this would be excited to get free games). Well, if you'd like a free copy of Fairy Tile from IELLO, you've just got a couple days to put your name in the hat. They're giving out 3 copies and you could be one of the lucky ones.
We're already at Thursday. I don't know about you, but my week's going by quickly. Obviously, that's not a complaint. Sure, I've been busy with proofing and writing stuff, but that's how the days go, anyway. But I'm always looking forward to the weekend, as you well know. Probably going to do some board gaming on Saturday, but we'll see. In the meantime, we've gotta get your gaming tables looking good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Up-sized Bunny Kingdom Boards Available from iello, New Mechanicum Stairs Available From Tabletop Scenics, and New Necromunda Terrain Available From Tyr Terrain.

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.

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay!
I'm sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here's your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we've got: Guild Ball Blacksmith's Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

You've probably seen videos of Christmas trees falling over (sometimes with the assistance of family pets) and causing damage. They're cute and often hilarious. What's not so funny, though, is when a massive Christmas tree starts stomping around downtown, wrecking entire city blocks at a time. That is, unless, you're the one controlling said Christmas tree. And if you'd like to get your own for King of Tokyo or King of New York, there's two ways to do so from iello Games.
I wish we were going to Candy Apple Island.
"What've they got there?"
Apes, but they're not as big.
Well, the big ape, King Kong isn't on Skull Island anymore. He's not even in New York anymore. This iconic ape is going to be stomping his way into Tokyo to take on the other giant monsters in King of Tokyo starting next week.
It's feeling a lot like Saturday 2: Sat Harder (editor's note: rework that title before publishing) here. Yesterday I spent much of the day at home, hanging out and working on my friend's Guild Ball minis. He moved recently and a bunch of his stuff got jumbled and busted up. Plus, there were some new kits he'd gotten in that he wasn't sure when he would be able to assemble them. Putting figures together is arguably my favorite part of the whole hobby, so I've offered to fix his busted minis, assemble his new ones, and even move some of his other figures over to sculpted bases he'd gotten. There's ~35 minis that are getting some kind of work on them, from assembly, to those bases, to fixes, to green-stuffing the slots. It's been a fun project. Certainly kept me busy. Plus, next time I see them on the other side of the pitch, I don't have to see a bunch of half-assembled and busted figures. :P
But I'm currently taking a break (my hand's cramping from using a pin vice all morning) to bring you those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Storm Hollow, The Mysterious Forest, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Vengeance, Gloom of Kilforth, Spoils of War, Santorini, Kerala, Mini Rails, Armageddon, By Order of the Queen, NMBR 9, Coded: Card-Time Strategy, Legend of the Five Rings, Woo-Hoo!, AquaSphere, and Cities of Splendor.

It's not just Saturday. It's a 3-day weekend Saturday! The best kind of Saturday! (well, except for 4-day weekend Saturdays, or week-off Saturdays, but let's not get pedantic here) I'm just kinda chillin' today. Why go and run yourself ragged? Instead, I'll just hang out and pass along some reviews for you to check out. Though I did almost relax my way through posting time. Whoops. ;)

Today we have: Escape Room: The Game, Schotten Totten, The Climbers, Techno Bowl, Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents, ROBiTs, Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, Cosmic Encounters: Cosmic Eons, Table Tantrums, Hipster Teenage Wasteland, Burn the Heretic, Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught, Wild Fun West, London, and NMBR9.

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
*runs around with arms over my head*
Wooooooooooooooooo!
Alright, let's do this thing!

Today we have: Tulip Bubble, Nuked, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Brutal Kingdom, Dwarven Smithy, Crows, Sticky Chameleons, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, Rumbleslam, Game Toppers, Quantum, and Samurai Gardener.

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've probably heard of the giant panda. But you've probably not heard of the colossal panda. Well, there's one currently attacking Tokyo. If that weren't enough, there's roving bands of ninjas that are attacking each-other in a silent, sneaky war. That the story behind the two new release from iello. They're the Power Up! expansion for King of Tokyo and Ninja Taisen.
Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It's Saturday!

So, let's not wait around. Let's get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I'm thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix's algorithms in what "more like this" really means...

Today we have: The Pirate Republic, Kingdomino, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game - Shadows of the Past, Adrenaline, Ave Roma, Hero Realms, Food Truck Champion, Sorcerers' Skirmish, Carcassonne: Amazonas, Oceanos, The Flow of History, Citadels, Broken Legions, Haspelknecht, and GKR: Heavy Hitters.