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Shogun and Fresco are getting another Big Box run!

Some classic titles are coming back in Big Box form – Shogun and Fresco from Queen games! This is a limited reprint run with some art and component upgrades. If you ever wanted to play either, check out the Kickstarter!

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JohnHQLD Blatherings Episode 3 – A little bit of what’s been happening

Welcome to the third and little late episode of JohnHQLD Blatherings! This episode I share a quick round of thoughts on some gaming news, then thoughts on Campy Creatures, Ex Libris, and a preview and initial thoughts on Fallout the Board Game

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Pacific Rim: Extinction is live on Kickstarter

Pacific Rim fever is high with the second film about to release. The series lends itself well to a miniatures skirmish games, but is Pacific Rim: Extinction the game? This is a great example of a project that sells the hype over the substance.

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Magic The Gathering Heroes of Dominaria Board Game Announced

There have been some attempts to bring the world of Magic: The Gathering over the years with new board games. While they have been fine games in their own right, none of them has really stood apart on their own merits. WizKids is looking to change this later this year with the Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game.

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An interesting Sci-Fi Concept for budding storytellers

Not all gaming Kickstarters are about playing through someone’s adventure. Some are all about letting you build your own adventures for others, just like these Sci-Fi Concept Cards.

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