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What We Love - The Geek Weekly Issue #289

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Join Team Geek
Want to help out with BGG Spring 2020? Follow the thread for details on how to apply.
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Game Trayz Pre-Order
Interested in Game Trayz to hold all your bits? Get your orders in now.
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What I Love About Board Games
This Geeklist is a fun collection of some favorite experiences around board games. What are some of your favorite experiences?
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A Final Gift
Prepare yourself for a sad but touching story about two members of our community. Have a read and think about the things we leave behind.
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BGG Collection Stats
Want to dive into some interesting stats around your BGG collection? Check out this thread for an interesting tool
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Muffin Time
Skateboarding cows. Exploding turtles. Talking muffins. If any of these sound like your cup of tea, then here’s a brand new game for you. It’s called Muffin Time – and it’s been going down a storm on Kickstarter.

Big Potato Games (the team behind The Chameleon) have joined forces with the creators of asdfmovie to create a game about collecting cards, triggering traps and murdering muffins. Nearly a month ago, it went live on Kickstarter. Since then, it’s raised over $1,000,000.

With less than 24 hours left, the time to back is now!
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Future World Creator
Are you a Starfinder, Shadowrun or Cyberpunk role playing gamer looking for a all-in product with tons of tiles, pawn characters and tools? Future World Creator is your solution! With 600+ elements, you can range among 4 different environments, don't forgetting a battlemap with 90 starship pawns. An App is also included to allow users to create, print and share adventures. But if you want more, Jon Gilmour is creating a set of rule to play with FuWC like a tabletop game and Guy Sclanders is writing an exclusive campaign that takes place among all available settings. Don't miss this kickstarter, online for a few more days.
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Game: Detective: City of Angels
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Mr. Jack Pocket Review
Mr. Jack Pocket is one of my favorite games. I love games that pack a punch in a small package. Take a look at what this reviewer thought.
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A Guide to Gotham
If you are looking to get into Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, check out this guide.
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Starting Players - The Geek Weekly Issue #288

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New Front Page
As part of a series of on-going updates, the BGG front page has now been updated to be more mobile friendly. Give it a spin on your mobile device.
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Real World Starting Player Rules
This geeklist is a catalogue of starting player rules that reference actions in the rule world. What are your favorite rules?
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Playing Card Records
Check out some amazing world records around playing cards. There are some interesting events here.
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Chronological Dungeon Games
Love dungeon crawling games? This geeklist is aiming to be a chronological list of this genre.
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Merchant Cove
Merchant Cove is a highly asymmetric game set in a fantasy world where each player takes control of a completely different merchant and uses a unique set of role specific components and gameplay mechanics.

In Merchants Cove Players don’t necessarily need to understand how other merchants function to meaningfully interact with them. Any merchant can play against any other merchant (including expansion merchants) at any player count (including solo mode)!
The game is already 900% funded with more than 30 stretch goals opened.
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Game: At the Gates of Loyang
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Wingspan: More Than Looks
Wingpsan is a beautiful game. This reviewer dives into the depth below the surface.
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Ticket to Ride in One Sheet
Ready to get up and going in this classic game in just one sheet (one sided!). This is an essential file for Ticket to Ride fans.
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Cool Components - The Geek Weekly Issue #287

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New Video Additions
BGG is proud to welcome a new video series In Focus. A new team, the Brothers Murph will help produce this new type of game focused content.
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Cool Components
Some custom components can really add to gameplay. Check out this geeklist full of some great ones.
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My First D12
This post features a gamers first D12. Do you still have any of your first gaming implements?
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PAX West is Go!
PAX West is upon us. Will you be heading to the show? Come check out this preview.
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Fidget Factory
From the inventors of Fidget Cube comes Fidget Factory. Fidget Factory is a fast-paced, chaotically fun co-op game in which you and other members of a small startup will scramble to make and deliver a product before time - and your coffee - runs out. Build your Fidget Cube die up to overcome Jiles, the troll mini that actually steals your dice.
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Exceed: Shovel Knight
Level 99 Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Exceed: Shovel Knight—a fighting card game featuring the characters from the iconic Shovel Knight series. For the first time, players will be able to take on the roles of characters such as Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, Enchantress, and the eight members of the Order of No Quarter in head-to-head combat.

Exceed brings to the tabletop a robust system of dueling card play reminiscent of action-packed, fast-paced fighting video games. The series has already featured fighters from the classic video game Street Fighter, as well as crossovers with Penny Arcade and the Red Dragon Inn.
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Game: Undaunted: Normandy
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Space Hulk Death Angel Solo
This review takes a close look at Space Hulk Death Angel.
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Nemesis Rules Summary
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Weirdly Shaped Boards - The Geek Weekly Issue #286

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August Store Update
It’s time for another store update. Get in there and see what’s available.
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Reducing Waste
This thread is diving in to how board games can be more environmentally friendly. Come join the discussion.
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Weird Boards
This geeklist is all about boards that go away from the traditional rectangular shape. Come see some of this games that think outside the box.
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Buying Again
If your collection suddenly disappeared, which games would you acquire again for sure? Check out this geeklist for one user’s take.
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Jurassic World the Miniature Game
Jurassic World the Miniature Game features a unique and fast paced card driven playstyle with innovative initiative and combo mechanics, for 1 to X players.

Stage the miniatures of the most famous dinosaurs and human heroes from the Jurassic World and Park franchises. Pick a scenario and for 30 minutes to 1 hour relive with your friends the key moments of your favorite movies. If you prefer, build your own army of dinosaurs and human heroes to clash in custom scenarios.

Experience the thrill of the hunt because dinosaurs are no more extinct on your table top!!
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Game: TINYforming Mars
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A Magnum Opus Review
Netrunner is a favorite game for many. This new user popped in to share their love for this game. Check it out.
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Pitch Car Meets Formula 1
Are you a Formula 1 fan? Check out these fan made tracks for Pitch Car.
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The Tools of the Trade - The Geek Weekly Issue #285

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A New Look!
BGG has a new look! Check out the new logo, navigation design, and more.
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The Tools of the Trade
If you are getting into board games, these are some of the tools you’ll need as you embark on this hobby.
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Card Bending Bandits
Components are super important to modern board games. How do you deal with players who don’t respect your components?
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Spiel 2019’s Most Wanted
Spiel 2019 is just around the corner. This geeklist is tracking some of the most wanted games. What are you excited for?
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Game: Jaws
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Undaunted Normandy Review
Once in a while, you get the chance to play a truly unique game that makes you think differently about a genre. Be sure to give this a review a good look.
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We Rate Your Dog
This file lets you add your dog to the We Rate Dogs board game. I am not a pet person, but if you are, can use this to show off your pet.
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A New Look - The Geek Weekly Issue #284

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A New Look!
BGG has a new look! Check out the new logo, navigation design, and more.
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Who Are We?
This survey is looking to find out some basic demo data about the BGG user base. Want to learn more about who are?
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Gen Con Best of Show
What were your favorite games of Gen Con? Come check out this geeklist to see what other users are picking.
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Digital Board Games with Challenging AIs
Digital board games can be a fun way to play when getting a group to the table is not possible. This list is full of digital games with great AI. Check these out if you are looking for a challenge.
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Game: Wings of Glory: Tripods and Triplanes
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Blocks : Richard III - Block Wargaming on your PC and Mac
Richard the Third is a computer adaption of the epic two-player wargame from Columbia Games that recreates the 15th century, bloody dynastic struggle between the royal houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England.

We know that gamers want emphasis on artificial intelligence when it comes to their computer games. Developing the challenging A.I., “Persona”, is the primary objective for this game. This game will...

...replicate the human thought process to attribute units to regions
...have personality-based behaviors
...be able to adapt to historic timing and/or player actions

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SHASN Review
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Skull Tales Translation
Ready to play Skull Tales but need English rules? Look no further - come check out this fan translation.
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Gen Con 2019 - The Geek Weekly Issue #283

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Gen Con Broadcast Schedule
Gen Con is here! Get ready by checking out the broadcast schedule. What are you excited for?
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Steph’s Games of Gen Con
Gen Con is here! Check out a most anticipated list from All the Meeeples of the Rainbow.
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The Wonderful Weirdness of BGG
This geeklist is an amazing collection of some truly unique photography that only the board game community could generate.
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Useless Skills from Games
Sometimes board games help us perfect otherwise useless skills like how to grab exactly 4 tiles from a bag. This geeklist is a collection of those amazingly mundane skills.
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Game: Battle Master
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Gridopolis
Winner of four game design awards and two educational honors, Gridopolis is the world’s first multiplayer 3D strategy game AND system.

Gridopolis is fun and easy to learn. Featuring rules from classic games you already know, except now we’re in 3D!

The game is dynamic. All players get extra parts, letting you build during the game. Yes, the 3D board is always changing!

The system is modular. Seven simple parts. Infinite creativity. Use one of our designs, or create your own!

"Gridopolis takes space-age play to the table. It’s a 3D game that feels like something people should have been playing for centuries." - Jeff Provine, Blogcritics
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Sprawlopolis
This city building microgame looks super adorable. Check out this review and see if is for you.
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Randomize Clank!
With this expansion you could make your Clank! Experience different every time. This randomizer will let you build custom dungeons.
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Finally back! Please forgive this absence as it has been a season of moving and settling. Can you guess the game? Share your answer in the comments.

Clue: A Northern Village.







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Spiel des Jahres - The Geek Weekly Issue #282

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Artist Series 3 and a Gen Con Surprises
The BGG Artist Series 3 is upon us. Come check out a preview and some surprises from Gen Con.
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Gen Con Broadcast Schedule
Gen Con is nearly here! Get ready by checking out the broadcast schedule. What are you excited for?
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Spiel des Jahres Winners announced
The Spiel des Jahres winners have been announced. Come find out about all the winners.
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To The Moon!
Celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, check out this geeklist full of games on manned spaceflight.
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Badges?
This is a fascinating look at some of the biggest geekbadge achievements on BGG. Come see what users have secured these badges.
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Game: Mice and Mystics
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SHASN
Hey there gamers!
Check out the biggest ever Indian board game, currently breaking Kickstarter!
Presenting SHASN - an epic game of politics, ethics, and strategy - where you are a politician competing for the fate of your nation! Choose policies. Earn resources. Influence voters. Capture areas. Build an ideology. Conspire. Scheme. Dominate. And don’t forget to watch your back.

“Really clever strategy game entrenched in a surprising political battleground” - Elan Lee
“The best thing to come out of American politics in a very long time” - Everything Board Games
“Irreverent and relevant… deeply humorous and strangely unsettling” - Space Biff
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Western Empires
Back in 2015, the larger than life board game Mega Civilization was released as a limited edition. Based on Francis Tresham’s epic design, 5-18 players join in one single game of Mega Civ where in 12 hours of playing they each advance their own historic civilization.
This game has been further developed, split into two equal parts and will be released later this year by 999 Games as Western Empires, a game for 5-9 players. Together with the future release of Eastern Empires, this can be combined to create Mega Empires for the full 18-player experience. Next week at Gen Con you can preview, play and pre-order Western Empires.
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Lifeform Solo
Check out this review of playing Lifeform solo. Read on to learn more about this unique challenge.
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Root Faction Comparisons
Check out the file this week for a breakdown and comparison of Root factions. A special treat: this file is from lolcese, the BGG Admin who helps search the files each week.
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Lunch and World Cups - The Geek Weekly Issue #281

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June Geek Store Update Part 2
The second part of this month’s massive update is here. Come check it out now and see what is in store.
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Women’s Board Game World Cup
Inspired by the Women’s World Cup, this poll is narrowing down the top games voted on by the Women and Gaming forum on BGG. Come check out the results.
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Gen Con Excitement
It is almost time for Gen Con! Check out this blog post some games this BGG user is excited for. What are you looking forward to?
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Meaty Games for Lunch
This gamer is trying to up their lunch time gaming. What are some games to play in a lunch period that pack some depth?
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Britannia
The much-loved historical board game Britannia returns! Now with over 200 plastic miniatures and two ways to play on a double-sided board: Classic Britannia (traditional play for three or four gamers on the standard board) and Duel Britannia (Lew Pulsipher’s all-new, faster play for two gamers on a new board). Our Kickstarter runs until 1 August 2019.
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Dwellings of Eldervale
It’s your turn – you’re loaded with gold so you teleport to the dungeon with your elf wizard to grab some adventure cards, snagging the Sky Castle and the Elixir of Madness! The Dread Crocodile rushes in after your action. Your friend also adds a Deathknight to the battle! No matter, you cast fireball, giving you 2 more dice and you roll...

Dwellings of Eldervale combines worker placement, variable player powers, engine building, area control, hand management, unqiue worker units, a modular hex map and more! Includes GameTrayz, custom meeples and large-scale color miniatures!

Exclusives and tons of stretch goals are unlocked on Kickstarter!
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Board Gaming Cruise
Join us for a 7-night board gaming vacation!

Enjoy our Private Gaming Area
Scheduled Gaming (reserve the games you want to play)
Open Gaming (use our Game Library or BYOG)

Spring 2020
New York to the Bahamas

Fall 2020
Orlando/Port Canaveral to the Western Caribbean
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Forbidden City
Take a deep dive into this tile laying game in this week’s review of Forbidden City.
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Modernized Rules of Landlord’s Game
This predecessor to Monopoly is pretty fascinating. Check out these updated rules to get a sense of the game.
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Gen Con Preview - The Geek Weekly Issue #280

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June Geek Store Update Part 2
The second part of this month’s massive update is here. Come check it out now and see what is in store.
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Geek Video Contest
There is some amazing video content on BGG. Come vote on some of your favorites in this ongoing competiton.
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Gen Con Preview
*Checks calendar* what? Gen Con is in a few weeks? Time to get ready. Check out this preview from the W. Eric Martin.
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The Elegance of Simplicity
A renowned designers lists some of the games they admire for simplicity. Check out this unique Geeklist.
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Which Game First: A Board Game Podcast
Which Game First: A Board Game Podcast is celebrating its First Year Anniversary with a contest on BGG!

Which Game First is hosted by Celeste DeAngelis with Evan Bernstein, Ed Povilaitis, Joseph Unfried, and Michel Grenier. With a combined 150 years’ experience in gaming, they explore the huge world of board games, ranging from the vintage to today’s best including war games, Euro games, card games, word games, and more! Each week, the panelists share their pithy opinions about board games rating them based on various criteria both professional and aesthetic. Listen on your favorite podcaster or at WhichGameFirst.com.

Play. Listen. Laugh.
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Lost Cities: Rivals
This is a version of Lost Cities that I am not as familiar with. This review is a nice look into this title.
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Captain Sonar Fan Map
Ready to take your sub on a new adventure? Check out this fan made challenge for Captain Sonar.
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