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As with most companies, there have been changes over at Ares Games based on the COVID-19 outbreak. They've posted up an article talking about what they're doing this time and what products will be affected as well as a hopeful timeline of when they'll be able to start sending things back out again.

The un-life of a vampire can be rough. You spend a century comfy in your castles until the townsfolk come with torches and pitchforks, driving you from your home. So you roam, looking for a new place to hang our hat. Perhaps this city would work, but you can't just move in and take over at once. That would bring too much suspicion and the gaze of the Inquisition. Instead, you must work slowly and stealthily. Of course, you do have time on your hand. That's what you'll be doing in Masters of the Night, a new cooperative vampire board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Masters of the Night is a new vampire board game coming to Kickstarter at the start of next month. To make sure you have the 411 about it, they've started posting some previews of the characters. In this instance, we have Mila. Have yourselves a look.

For some people, it's never the wrong time of year for vampires. If you're one of those people, Masters of the Night might just be the game for you. Players take on the role of members of a vampire family that just moved to a new city. They must work together to complete a ritual that will secure their control of the city, all while fighting against sinister agents looking to do them in. Ares Games will be bringing this new game to Kickstarter at the start of next year.

A game can be the best game ever created, but if it can't get into the hands of players, what good is it? That's why distribution is such a big deal. And if you are an English-speaker and you've been wanting to get some of Hexy Studios' games, you'll want to turn an eye towards Ares Games, as they've entered into a distribution partnership.

Having a sale on Black Friday has been a tradition that's been around for quite some time. But not everyone has always participated. But hey, it seems to be doing well for people, and Ares Games wanted to get in on the fun. As such, they're holding their first ever Black Friday sale over in their webshop now. Some items are up to 80% off.

Ares Games has a new Dungeonology board game coming out tomorrow. Players will head around to different civilizations, looking to study their histories. However, groups aren't always that thrilled with outsiders coming in and poking around everywhere. It's a fine balancing act, but if the players want to get the best score, they'll need to make it work.

Psst. Hey... Gen Con is this week. Pass it along.

Ares Games will be there. And they're going to be there big and in style. They have a lot going on, including Tripods & Triplaes, Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles, WW2 Quartermaster General Second Edition, and much, much more. Have yourselves a look-see.

In many ways, WWII was just WWI - 2nd Edition. So, it seems only fitting that games based on WWII would also have second editions. In this case, it's Quartermaster General WW2. Ares Games and Griggling Games are coming together to bring you an updated version of this advanced tactical game.

Missing out on a Kickstarter is no fun. No exclusives. No special pricing. It's a bummer. Thankfully, there's Late Pledge times for many campaigns. And that's what we've got here. Ares Games has opened up their Late Pledges for Sword & Sorcery: Ancient Chronicles. Don't miss this last chance to get in on all the good stuff.

Long-time readers will know that I love it when a company posts their rulebooks online so you can check them out before buying them. Or, even if you've been a player for a while, you can have a pdf version on your portable device to reference when you don't have the book handy. Well, Ares Games has posted the rulebook for Tripods & Triplanes up online so you can check it out.

Whole new space wars are breaking out on tabletops all over. Folks are heading out to get the Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles game, now available from Ares Games. Will you choose to defend humanity, or destroy it?

The next game in the legendary Sword & Sorcery line is up on Kickstarter. Ares Games has launched their campaign for Ancient Chronicles. This new stand-alone game for 1-5 players takes players into events that happened before the Immortal Souls game. However, while the game is stand-alone, it's also 100% compatible with other Sword & Sorcery games. So, if you've got a particular hero you love to use or a villain you love to slay, you can port them right on over.

Ares Games is pleased to announce a new game in the Sword & Sorcery line of cooperative fantasy board games. It's called Ancient Chronicles and it's a new "expanshalone." That is to say, it is it's own stand-alone game, but it's also 100% compatible with Immortal Souls. So if you've got that one, you can bring heroes and gear over. Or, if you're new, you can use this as a new jumping-on point for the series.

Gen Con is ridiculously close. Much of the show is already on its way to Indianapolis (or, at least, I hope it is for all the shipping managers out there). Ares Games will be in attendance and they've got plenty they want to show off, including their new Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game. But that's hardly all. Check out the preview they posted so you can know what to be excited for.
There's a lot of board games out there than many of us haven't tried, simply because they were here and gone before many of us got involved in the gaming hobby. Many of those are beloved titles that were very innovative for their time. One such is City of Chaos. Well, you don't have to worry about finding a copy in resell shops, as Ares Games is going to be coming out with a new edition. Though there's still a bit of a wait, as it'll be coming in the second half of next year.
Zeus has called together various gods and they’re having themselves a party. The ambrosia starts kicking in, and soon, they’re arguing over what mythical creatures would win in a flying race. Well, being divine in nature, the gods are able to figure this out directly by setting up a track and calling these creatures to fly for their amusement. Of course, no race is quite exciting enough without a little betting going on. That’s the story behind Divinity Derby, a new racing board game from Ares Games. They’ve sent me a copy to check out and let you know about how it works.

So get your $2 bet ready, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s Divinity Derby.
Saturday. How wonderful a day. I hope you're taking advantage of it. I ran a bunch of errands this morning. Now I'm working on painting, of all things. I can't tell you the last time I painted minis. It's been quite a while.

But while I wait for this color to dry, lets get you the reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week, we have articles on: Alphas Volume #1, Lucky's Misadventures, Act of Treason, Wildcatters, Konja, Hero Realms: Ruin of Thandar, Hunt for the Ring, Decrypto, Minute Realms, Civilization: New Dawn, and Star Trek Adventures.

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.

It's the last day before the weekend. And I know a lot of you out there will be having themselves a long weekend, too. Many of you will be spending the time hanging out with friends and loved ones, more-than-likely having many tasty things to eat. Well, before we get there, let's fill you up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Blood Red Skies Previews New Render, War of the Ring Now Available in Russian, and New Dark Elf Punisher Mini Available From Brother Vinni.

During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn't the enemy's shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there's a new force to deal with. That's the story behind Tripods and Triplanes, a new standalone game in the Wings of Glory world. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embroiled in WWI.
For those that are fans of Warriors of Middle-Earth, this is probably a story you've been waiting for. Ares Games has started taking pre-orders for their very limited-edition run of the game. If you want to get your name on the list to get one, now's your chance.
Ares Games has been wheelin' and dealin' lately. Their distribution partnership with Galakta apparently isn't the only one they've been working on. They've also been in talks with Phalanx Games and have announced that they are going to be the master distributor for Phalanx's board games (in English) all over the world (except Europe).
Gen Con's just a couple of weeks away. The show's going to be the biggest it ever has been, and many new games will be making their way into people's hands. Ares Games will be there and they're bringing along a lot of new goodies with them. That includes the new releases they have in their partnership with Galakta, including the critically acclaimed This War of Mine.