Posts tagged game review

Hell's Gate - A Boardgaming Way Review

Mitch Freedman @ The Boardgaming Way

What you get in Hell’s Gate is a really good introduction to war gaming and a really, really good lesson in reading the rules. Plus an innovative play sequence, which should drive old hands up the wall until they go back and really read the rules and understand what they are trying to do.

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Hoplite Review

Sean Stevenson @ Armchair General

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Iron and Oak - A Boardgaming Life Review

Mitchell Freedman @ The Boardgaming Life [related story]

Iron and Oak is a game of naval combat, with several  scenarios in the “brown water” rivers and bays where navigation can become a problem. So can the enemy forts that go on the edge of the map and can use plunging fire on the ships below.

Players might run into shoals and have to get their ship re-floated, or they could encounter mines or other obstructions, or powerful currents which can carry their ships where they don’t want to go. There are damage control parties, tables of critical hits, and – perhaps most important – die rolls which determine not only the results of combat, but whether a captain can move his ship at all.

Bad captain, green crew, shallow water…what could go wrong?

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Bobby Lee review by Marco Arnaudo [watch @youtube | related story]

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Thunder Alley Review

Charlie Theel @ 2d6.org

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World at War: Operation Garbo Review

"Operation Garbo is a fine addition to the World at War series, and a surprising one to boot. I wouldn’t have expected a Swedish-Soviet conflict to be interesting, but Lock ‘n Load managed to make it so. With smaller maps and thicker terrain, unit movement is much more linear and difficult to manage effectively, and lots of scenarios devolve (as they should) into enjoyable slugfests full of bad Russian and Swedish accents.”

Michael Eckenfels @ grogheads.com

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Task Force Pocket Games: A Vintage Review

Joe Heaney @ Games on Table provides this trip down memory lane with a two-part series on Task Force Games Pocket Games [Read Part I | Part II]

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Thunder Alley Review

Richard Mataka @ mataka.org

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Ancient Battles: Hannibal (iPad) Preview

Preview of the upcoming App release from Hunted Cow Studios. Harvey Mossman @ Grognard.com.

 

Picket Duty Review

Michael Eckenfels @ GrogHeads

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