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The Meeple on the Steeple - The Geek Weekly Issue #186

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Geek Store September Update
It’s the time again! New promos are up in the Geek Store. Come check out the latest additions now.
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Hurricane Irma Relief Effort
The BGG Community has come together again to support those impacted by this storm. Follow the link to see how you can help.
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This Darn Meme
You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf but have you heard of…This meme is spreading like wildfire even into the board game community. Come check out some good ones.
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Dungeon Crawler Collector’s Guide
Dungeon crawl board games are a very popular genre. This thread is a great guide to collecting games in this genre. Come take a look.
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Heavy Heavy Board Games
That’s it, enough of this wimpy stuff. Let’s talk about heavy board games! This geek list is a collection of some of the heaviest games around. Come take a look.
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Selling Your Games as a Designer
Many of us are content to play the amazing designs that are released each year, but others have the desire to create their own games. This blogpost is a handy guide to getting your designs into the hands of players.
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Terraforming Mars Create a Corporation Contest
This is a pretty awesome contest. You get to come up with your own idea for a new corporation for Terraforming Mars, one of the most popular games of the year. Come check it out.
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The Table of Ultimate Gaming
The Table of Ultimate Gaming allows you to play your games, your way. Every table has fantastic standard features such as multi-depth play depth choices, modular decoration from dragons to meeples, and power charging stations. You can also choose any table to be delivered as a coffee table height, standard, or even tall tables. Add many options such as full table covers, cup holders, modular decoration, card organizers, and much more. Finally, you can select from several wood colors such as dark walnut stain, natural wood, grey and black. Make the most of your time with your friends with the Table of Ultimate Gaming. Available on Kickstarter for only a few more days!
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Horizons
In Horizons, you are a star faring species taking the first steps into a new star cluster. Explore new worlds to grow your knowledge and Adapt to living in the varied habitats you discover. Expand your presence in the cluster with new colonies and Exploit the metal and energy resources you find. Ally yourself with assorted interstellar species and Acquire covert missions to increase your influence.

Horizons is a Euro-friendly, decision-driven, 4X-style game that lets 2 to 5 players compete for galactic control in about an hour. Do you have what it takes to become the dominant species?
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Ticket to Ride with Max
Asmodee and Days of Wonder have sent Max, a fictional character from the world of Ticket to Ride, on a real-world rail adventure through Europe! Follow her adventure as she visits London, Paris, Frankfurt and Copenhagen and goes off the beaten path to discover new adventures and introduce new people to the enjoyment of board games. Anyone can join in the fun with Max, and play a game of Ticket to Ride in unique locations that go beyond the guidebook by following #TicketoRidewithMax on social media.
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Dinosaur Island Perspective from a Playtester
Dinosaur Island is a game that oozes with style. Does this Kickstarter darling have what it takes underneath the hood? Check out this preview from a tester.
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Temple of the Feathered Serpent PNP
The file this week is a new PNP about navigating an ancient temple. Can you successfully weather the perils that await you? Find out by printing out the game yourself!
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Fear of Missing Out and Games You'd Rather Play - The Geek Weekly #185

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Team Geek Spring 2018
Team Geek is recruiting. This is an elite team of volunteers that helps at BGG.CON and BGG.SPRING. If interested be sure to apply now.
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BGG Artist Series Available for Preorder
The BGG Artist Series has been revealed and is now open for pre-order. Come check out these amazing prints.
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1000 Plays, A Journey
Many gamers use BGG to log every game that they play. In this blog post, one user shares their journey on logging 1000 plays. Check out impressions from this amazing achievement.
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Fear of Missing Out
Call it the “Cult of the New” or just an obsession with the latest things, many of us are afraid of missing out on the new hotness. This thread discusses how to deal with the feeling of missing out.
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Board Games with Mother
Many gamers have used board games to create a stronger relationship with their parents. This user is connecting with their mother through board games as they go through difficult times.
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Vikings and Game Pieces
In Sweden the grave of a female Viking warrior has been found buried with game pieces. These pieces give a great insight to strategic gaming in history. Very cool.
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Games I’d Rather Play
This geeklist takes a comparative look at some favorite similar games. Do you agree on the decisions of some of these comparisons? Which are your favorites?
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The Battle for Greyport - Pirates!
The Battle for Greyport - Pirates! is the first expansion to the cooperative deck building game The Battle for Greyport released last year. The new set includes new scenarios filled to the brim with nautical mayhem, expanding every part of the previous game with new locations, scenarios, monsters, heroes and items.
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Stephenson’s Rocket
In 1999, Dr Reiner Knizia designed a classic game about a classic train. Now, with A+ illustrator Ian O'Toole, Grail Games is bringing it back! It looks like it's been worth the wait. Check it out now on Kickstarter!
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Evolution: The Video Game
Adapt or go extinct! Evolution is the video game of strategy and adaptation, brought to you by North Star Games. With a swipe or click, players must adapt their species to a constantly changing ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. With 17 interactive traits to adapt with, the combinations are bountiful and every game, a new adventure!

The Kickstarter campaign for Evolution: The Video Game just launched, and with the support of fans, North Star is aiming to set a new standard for digital board games. With the success of the campaign, North Star aims to incorporate many fun features including a fast and fluid, learn-by-playing tutorial, single-player against multiple AI bosses and challenges, multiplayer with skill-based matchmaking, and a beautiful watercolor art style that truly brings Evolution to life on your favorite device. This is your one shot to get access to the beta, so don’t delay or else you’ll miss out!
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A Review of Yamatai
Yamatai is the new game from Days of Wonder. This in-depth review with great images is a nice first look at the game. If you are looking for more info on this game, this is the place to start.
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Twilight Imperium 4 Insert
Have you managed to pick up the behemoth that is Twilight Imperium 4, you may be in the market for a storage solution. This fan-made insert seems like a perfect fit. Come check it out.
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Help for Harvey - The Geek Weekly Issue #184

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BGG Artist Series Available for Preorder
The BGG Artist Series has been revealed and is now open for pre-order. Come check out these amazing prints.
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The Geek Citizenship Recognition Program
This user run program is meant to recognize users for their contributions to the site. Come read on to see how you can recognize users you admire.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
Hurricane Harvey has been a terrible tragedy, but the response from the BGG community has been comforting. Follow this link to see how you can help.
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Ruining a Board Game Title with One Letter
Settlers of Catan becomes Settlers of Satan. This is some fun with board game titles. Come check out the thread.
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Making Games Cooperative
This is a cool idea. This couple is creating variants of games to make the cooperative. Check out this version of Castles of Burgundy.
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A Theme Shakeup
Looking at recent releases, the usual themes are in full swing. This blog post calls for a shakeup in usual board game themes. Come see what you think.
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Pasted on Theme? Read the Book
Many board games are famous for having pasted on themes. This geeklist claims you can get a new appreciation for these themes with some light reading. Check out some book ideas on the list.
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Tanto Cuore: Winter
Ignite the fires of love to escape the cold of winter! As Master of the House in Tanto Cuore: Winter Romance, you will employ maids and the newly-introduced butlers and build up your mansion (deck) as they serve you. It can be played as a stand-alone game or it can be combined with Tanto Cuore, Expanding the House, Romantic Vacation, and Oktoberfest! In Winter Romance your maids and butlers can mingle with those of other players and form couples that earn you more Victory Points. Japanime Games is proud to note that any combination of the sexes will create a couple!
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Wasteland Express Delivery Service
Wasteland Express Delivery Service is the depraved brainchild of a superstar team of acclaimed game designers: Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter), Matt Riddle (Fleet, Morocco), and Ben Pinchback (Fleet, Morocco), brought to technicolor life by award-winning comic artist Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ, Batman Black and White) to create the perfect marriage of emergent thematic gameplay and balanced strategy.

Take on the role of the half-insane drivers for the last delivery company left of earth: the Wasteland Express Delivery Service. In order to scratch out a living in this deranged universe, drivers will deliver goods and guns between the handful of settlements pockmarked throughout the hellscape that you call home and take on missions from the handful of factions still trying to hold onto the last dregs of civilization.
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Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Series
Wil Wheaton has joined the Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Series as host of the Grand Finale in Las Vegas. Beginning October 27th regional winners will be flown to Vegas to battle across 6 games for their share of the $250K prize pool. Featured games are: Munchkin, Epic Spell Wars, Ascension, Villagers and Villains, Nevermore and King of Tokyo. Regional qualifying events are still taking place, check out unrivaled.com for more details.
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A Take on Star Wars Rebellion
In this session report, we get a take on this massive game for three players. Come jump in on this epic saga.
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Dragon Dune PNP
Always been intrigued by the board game Dune? This PNP Dragon Dune is a fantasy take on this classic design. Come take a look and get crafting.
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Solitaire and the Soul - The Geek Weekly Issue #183

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Final Artist Preview
Chad has revealed the final artist for the BoardGameGeek Artist Series. Come follow the link to find out how to pre-order these awesome prints.
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The Geek Citizenship Recognition Program
This user run program is meant to recognize users for their contributions to the site. Come read on to see how you can recognize users you admire.
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Solitaire Print and Play Contest
There are 50 terrific games entered into this contest. If you like solitaire games, be sure to check out this awesome contest.
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Games to Fill the Void in Your Soul
Is this not the goal of all of us? Can we find that one game that will finally fulfill our board game needs forever? This thread seeks these answers.
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Catan is Ready to Burn
This new user has posted a custom Catan set made mostly from match sticks. It looks pretty cool, come check out more photos.
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Gen Con 50 Recap
Gen Con 50 was quite the whirlwind and a unique experience. This blogpost takes a in-depth look at the convention. Come get an impression of historic event.
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NFL Microbadges
I am told the NFL season has begun. News to me. In this geeklist, you can get a FREE microbadge for your favorite NFL team. Come bling out your BGG profile.
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Vegas Wits & Wagers
Vegas Wits & Wagers is a gambling game for people with a trivia problem. The centerpiece of the game is an over-the-top deluxe, nearly 3-foot by 2-foot betting mat where you place bets on the players' answers to trivia questions. The giant mat offers more options for betting than any previous Wits & Wagers game, allowing for wild and cunning play. It'll turn any party into a Vegas casino. There's a little more than 1 week remaining in the campaign, so you'll want to back soon.
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Viking Gone Wild - Masters of Elements
Vikings Gone Wild, a critically acclaimed deck builder, is back to Kickstarter with what could be its most complex expansion yet. Masters of Elements sets itself apart by offering an asymmetric start and a new elemental system allowing for pretty interesting combos.

They also offer the Kickstarter Exclusives of the first season as an add-on. Worth checking out!
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A Dog’s Life
A German Shepherd, a Poodle, a Whippet, a Boxer, a Labrador, and a Fox terrier take a break from their masters in order to experience an adventure in town.

But they aren't used to taking care of themselves. They need you to care for them! You must decide when your dog needs to: Beg in restaurants, search through trash, deliver newspapers, fight rival hounds, drink from fountains, piddle on lamp posts, or hide from the dogcatcher.

Do it right and your dog could be the first one to bury 3 bones in his den and win the game of A Dog's Life!
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Photosynthesis Review
One of the surprise hits of Gen Con was this new game from Blue Orange Games. Come learn about the magic of planting trees in this review.
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Make Your Own Storage
This week the file is pretty useful. Follow these plans to make your own Origami storage boxes. Come try this cool idea.
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Essen Preview and Gen Con Impressions - The Geek Weekly #182

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August Geek Store Update
It’s time for more updates from in the Geek Store. There are tons of new promos added and a surprise we’ll highlight a little later in the article.
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The Geek Citizenship Recognition Program
This user run program is meant to recognize users for their contributions to the site. Come read on to see how you can recognize users you admire.
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Essen Spiel ’17 Preview is Live!
Unwilling to sit on his laurels, W. Eric Martin has already released the Spiel 2017 preview. If you are excited for this upcoming show, this the place to start!
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Digital News at Gen Con
I’ve got a backlog of something like 33 videos to edit from Gen Con on digital stuff. Combine that with the 50 games a day on the live stream, and we’ve got a ton to cover! Start here for a look at the digital news highlights from Dave.
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Mint Tin Design Contest
It’s back again. This design contest is about designing games that can be played with a limited number of components. Some of these designs have even made their way to Kickstarter.
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Meetings from Afar
In this blogpost, one users get to meet another user they became friends with on BGG years ago. The issue: they live in different countries. Come see how the meet up went down!
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Gen Con 2017 Impressions
Gen Con 2017 was last weekend…oh was it ever. I’m still recovering. Check out this geek list for some pretty great detailed impressions and photos.
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Demons – The Ninth Circle of Hell UNLEASHED!
A card based, kingdom building, RPG, with dice; the flagship title from awardwinningames.com. This multi-talented game is absolutely brimming with adventure; with all Hell breaking loose September 1st with the launch of their Kickstarter. The demon armies are coming, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Be sure to check this one out… before it’s too late.
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Can of Squirms
Cult-starter, drug lord, deviant. Not the nicest ways to describe your friend, but better them than you, right?

Facing some seriously awkward questions, two teammates must silently decide which of them best fits the bill. Meanwhile, the other teams place their bets: will they agree or disagree?

Either way, it may end up opening a can of worms that can't be closed so easily.
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Catch the Moon Review
This is a game that is really, really not for me, but it looks fascinating. Check out this look at the Kickstarter version.
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Secret Voldemort
Secret Hitler is a fun hidden roles game. This file re-themes it in the Harry Potter universe. It looks like a lot of fun. Come check it out.
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Meet the BGG Team at Gen Con 50 - The Geek Weekly Issue #181

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As a special edition for Gen Con, we are going to focus on the many ways you can check out Team Geek’s coverage of this major board game convention.



4 Days of Live Demos
Team geek will be on hand this year with 4 days of live demos of the newest games being shown of at Gen Con. If you are at the show you can come stop by at booth #1449. If not, you can watch the full live stream at the link below.
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Follow Geek Buzz
Want to know what attendees at the convention think about the latest games? Follow the link below to keep track the Geek Buzz list, a ranking of what games at the show folks are liking. If you are at Gen Con, be sure to visit booth #1449 to come vote.
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BGG Promo Store
As in the past two years, the BGG booth will feature a store where you can pick up promos for some of your favorite games. The more popular ones go fast, so be sure to stop by early on. Follow the link below for an exhibit hall map to help track down the booth.
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The First Ever BGG Hot Games Room
New to Gen Con this year is the Hot Games room hosted by BGG. It is in Hyatt Regency in the Cosmopolitan B Room. This is a ticketed event but we will have some of the most talked about games in the show available to play!
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Roving Booth Demos
W. Eric Martin will be roaming the halls getting demos of the latest games. The best way to keep track of his exploits is via @BoardGameGeek on Twitter.
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Digital Board Game Coverage
Dave Neumann and I will be wandering the floor, gathering the latest news in digital board games. You can check out our coverage here on BGG as well as on the iOS Board Game Twitter.
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Cauldron: Bubble and Boil
Cauldron: Bubble and Boil is by Robert Booth and Magic Circle Games. The game consists of witches (the players) planting gardens, harvesting and placing the ingredients in their own cauldron and recoding recipes to make at the end of the game. Witches also cast hexes to take from another witch’s gardens, etc. However, hexing has costs, some obvious and some not. Casting hexes grants victory points but also grants corruption that destroys your ingredients. Finally stealing from another player’s garden helps them score Victory points for harvesting. Players must try to remember the ingredients they have and need? No peeking!
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Hewns
Hewns allows players to buy aliens on auction - to mine a hostile planet for them. By mining aggressively, players can earn more of the liquid substance, but risk the planet reacting more adversely and the game ending faster!
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Scrawl
Start by drawing a lovely, innocent doodle. Then, pass it on.

Unfortunately, by the time your drawing makes it’s way through your friends twisted minds, things will have probably gone horribly wrong.

But while you wait for that, its time to interpret the new doodle your neighbour just handed you. Is that a fried egg? An ugly baby? Or something much more disturbing…
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The BoardGameGeek Artist Series and More - The Geek Weekly Issue # 180

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August Geek Store Update
It’s time for more updates from in the Geek Store. There are tons of new promos added and a surprise we’ll highlight a little later in the article.
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VideoGameGeek Hits 40,000 Games
VideoGameGeek is another part of the geek family focusing on digital games. This database has now just hit 40,000 games. Check out this amazing accomplishment.
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Introducing the BoardGameGeek Convention Preview Tool
Aldie announced a brand new Convention Preview tool this week! This new tool allows you to access information about major conventions with more detail than ever before. Check out the first example: the Gen Con 50 2017 Preview!
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Introducing the BoardGameGeek Artist Series
Chad from the BGG team has been working on this awesome projects. Board game artists will create a cool poster based on a game they didn’t work on. Prints are available to order! Come check it out.
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What Makes Rules Hard to Understand
The skill of technical writing is a talent. This forum thread dives in to what makes it so hard to grasp and capture all rules. Come share your opinions on this difficult element of the hobby.
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What Print and Play Games Are You Crafting
Print and Play games are a good way to try new games and discover designers. If you don’t have a large collection, this is a great way to explore new stuff. Check out this list of games people are working on creating this month.
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Forgetfulness at the Table
How do deal with players that forget rules or to take certain actions on a turn? Do you show mercy or just move on? Come join the debate on the forums.
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Games on the Rise
As we approach Gen Con, a lot of new games are on the rise on the BGG charts. Come check out some of the games on their way to the top.
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Cthulu Wars Onslaught
Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 offers the core game and factions, as well as a number of new expansions: the Ancients Faction, Shaggai Map, Masks of Nyarlathotep, the long-awaited Hound of Tindalos, and new acolytes for every faction.

The Kickstarter ends Monday, August 14th!
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The Wizard Always Wins
The Wizard Always Wins…but the question is, WHO is the true Wizard? For ages 10 and up, 2-5 players jockey for new roles –from the Trader and the Oracle to the Apprentice and more. Each of the seven roles offer different abilities that are useful for leveling up your power. Yet only the player who is the true Wizard will pull their own gem from the Bag of Fate and claim victory!
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A Dog’s Life Review
This is a game that is really, really not for me, but it looks fascinating. Check out this look at the Kickstarter version.
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Hand Written Notes from Diplomacy Designer
The designer of Diplomacy wrote some hand-written replies to this gamer back in the 1970s. This is really a fascinating thing to check out.
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Games in Strange Places and Wargame Designers - The Geek Weekly Issue # 179

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Introducing the BoardGameGeek Convention Preview Tool
Aldie announced a brand new Convention Preview tool this week! This new tool allows you to access information about major conventions with more detail than ever before. Check out the first example: the Gen Con 50 2017 Preview!
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The Legacy Begins
I don’t know how I’ve missed this amazing blog for more than half a year! This couple is playing through Panedmic Legacy month by month. They are, of course, already into July so check it out!
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Gaming at Walgreens
Walgreens is a drug store chain here in the US known for grabbing things when you need them last minute. Turns out hobby board games are showing up there. Where are you starting to see designer board games pop up?
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Ten Thoughts on the WBC
The World Board Gaming Championships just happened and reports are flooding in. Check out this one in a list view.
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The Timeline of Board Game History
In this blogpost one users is trying to lay out important moments in the timeline of board game history. Come check it out and help fill in the gaps.
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Ranking Wargamer Designers
Wargame designers have unique and amazing talents. Check out this geek list ranking designers by their overall BGG ratings.
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Overworld
Magic Meeple Games is back with another entry into their 16-bit Super Nano Enhanced Series...Overworld! Take the role of an explorer of the past who discovered the Dungeons and drew the Maps that the young-nameless-orphaned-protagonist is given in the quintessential jRPG!

Overworld combines very easy to learn tile-placement, territory-control, and exploration. For 2-4 players, it takes about 30min to play and now includes a Solo Quest mode! Special L-shaped tiles with interlocking puzzle-like edges and Pixel Meeples make this one especially fascinating. Over 300% funded and in the final week, tile-placement fans and video gamers won't want to miss this!
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Epoch: The Awakening
Epoch: The Awakening is a highly strategic, fantasy-based tabletop journey for 2-5 players. Play time is 15-30 minutes per player. Thrown overboard for a life of wretchedness, you wash ashore a hostile island ruins. Through advanced resource management, area control tactics, and freeform action selection, you’ll add companions to your party, acquire bizarre relics, attain potent character traits, perform secret quests, and defeat monsters in the ultimate goal of regaining your lost honor. The game employs distinctive trigger cards that activate throughout the game for variable end-game conditions. Over 15 stretch goals have been unlocked.
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Crabs!
In Crabs!, you and your fellow crabbers will be catching, raising, and selling crabs to the seafood market for points. Get ready to gather your gear and head to the beach, where vendors are lining up to collect the crabs you catch. Race to snatch up as many crabs as you can, or upgrade your gear to improve your chances of nabbing yourself a premium crab. Compete with your friends to find out who is the true crabbing king in this delectable card game!
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Catan After 100 Plays
I love Catan and have owned it for year, but I don’t think I’ve played it 100 times. This review is based on play the game that many times. See how this huge number of plays impacts final impressions.
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Neuroshima Hex Fan Made Army
This new BGG user has submitted a fan made army for Neuroshima Hex. It looks great. The army is called Johnstown and seems like a blast to play. Check it out!
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BGG Convention Preview Tool Launched and More - The Geek Weekly Issue #178

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Introducing the BoardGameGeek Convention Preview Tool
Aldie announced a brand new Convention Preview tool this week! This new tool allows you to access information about major conventions with more detail than ever before. Check out the first example: the Gen Con 50 2017 Preview!
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Spiel Preview of the New Convention Preview Tool
Head over to BoardGameGeek News to see a walkthrough of the new Convention Preview tool. There is a lot you can use it for, so be sure to check this out.
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If You Died, How Many Games Are Still Coming?
If you died today, how many games would still be coming to your house? Between Kickstarter, pre-orders, and more, some of us may have games arriving for ages. So, what's your number?
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Small Box, Big Game
Some amazing games come in small boxes. This geeklist is a place to highlight those. What are some of your favorite small box games? Come add them to the list.
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A List of Funny Geeklists
In this forum post, we have a great list of funny geeklists. If you are looking for some laughs, be sure to check this out.
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100lbs for BGG.Con
This BGG user and game designer has set a major weight loss goal to reach before BGG.Con next year. Come join in this inspirational journey.
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Renegade
Renegade, from Ricky Royal (Box of Delights), is a solo/co-operative cyberpunk deck-building game for 1 to 5 players as freedom-fighting “hackers” saving their fellow citizens by entering the Super-Massive Computers (SMCs) that have risen to control the population.

Players must puzzle through and survive various Countermeasures before the network is overrun by the SMC's ever-shifting Spark and Guardian defenses. Employing informational, destructive, deceptive, and cognitive attacks in your hacker's toolbox, you and your team must outsmart the devilish system and take down the SMC to save humanity!
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The Stonebound Saga
Sky Kingdom Games presents ‘The Stonebound Saga’. Now funded and unlocking new content on Kickstarter!

The Stonebound Saga is a skirmish style card game that offers a variety of elements such as resource management, dice rolling, card positioning and tactical gameplay. The game is for 2 to 6 players played on a large grid-based playmat. Matches take 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
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Feudum: The Queen's Army!
Foil the Queen’s treachery and rise to power in this highly-anticipated solo variant of the game Feudum! The A.I player cleverly reacts to game conditions and keeps you guessing with her unpredictable maneuvering! Face the Queen alone or cooperate to dethrone her!
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First Martians Impression
First Martians is shipping! Players have this game in their hands around the globe. While reviews are still coming in, we have some early impressions if you are interested. Come check it out.
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Pixel Tactics Bot
Impatient for the release of Pixel Tactics on digital and want to play solo now? Check out this bot which will fulfill some of your dreams.
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Spiel des Jahres 2017 Winners - The Geek Weekly Issue # 177

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Gen Con 2017 Preview Live
It’s been a 50 years of Gen Con! Crazy. BGG will be there again and our preview is now live. Let’s get hyped!
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Spiel Des Jahres Winners Announced
The results are in. Kingdomino is the winner of the Spiel Des Jahres 2017. Follow the link to check out the other winners and chime in with your opinion.
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Playing Fresh Games
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a session report in this mailing. This one takes an interesting look at a variety of new games. Come check out some fresh takes.
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Playing More Than Once
In a seeming BGG blog post record, this message on giving games a longer chance is blowing up. Check out this impassioned plea from a designer/publisher.
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Looking Forward to WBC
The World Board Gaming Championships are held each year in Pennsylvania. Just a couple weeks from now they will begin again. Check out what some attendees are looking forward to.
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Spiel Des Jahres Impressions
The winners of this annual award always spark debate. Take a look at this blog post for some impressions.
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Beasts of Balance Battles
Beasts of Balance, an award-winning game of dexterity, strategy and creation, is back on Kickstarter with a new expansion and a lower price. Players take on the role of Divine Creators, tasked to play solo or with friends to build worlds, reach high scores, and do battle by stacking magical Artefacts into incredible towers. But this is no standard dexterity game - everything added to the tower interacts with a world that evolves on a wirelessly connected digital device.
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BattleMat
This week's feature combines "Magic: The Gathering with personal exercise" according to Table Top Gaming Magazine. Using fantasy artwork and mechanics, the 50-card Starter Deck generates enough 25-minute workouts to last a year. BattleMat’s consistent variability keeps the game fun while preventing your body from plateauing.
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Road Kill Rally Review
This quirky game seems like a pretty hilarious game to try. If you’re curious, be sure to check out this extremely detailed review.
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First Martians Turn Flow Charts
Did you crack open a fresh copy of First Martians this week? Check out this file that will help streamline play. These turn flow charts can help get your players up and running quickly. Download it today!
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