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The BGG Gift Guide and the Road to BGG.CON - The Geek Weekly Issue #193

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Contribute to the BGG Gift Guide
It is that time again, time to help with the BGG Gift Guide. Follow the link to contribute to the games that will appear on this list. This list is an amazing resource and you should find time to help out.
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Vote on the BGG.CON Hot Games
BGG.CON is just around the corner. The Hot Games Room is a special section for players to play some of the most popular games of the year. Come vote on which games should make this exclusive list.
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November Geek Store Update
The geek store has been updated again. Come check out all the many promos added. The most popular items go fast, so be sure to look now.
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Games for One
More and more common among game releases is the ability to play solo. Some are excited by this idea while some bemoan it. Come join the discussion in this blog post.
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Learning to Stop Buying Every Hot Game
Many amazing games are released every month. There is an impulse to buy everything that is released. This couple learned how to control that impulse and focus on games they will really enjoy.
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Three Reasons Why I love...
This geeklist is an interesting look at our favorite games. Players are posting games they love along with three reasons why. This is a great quick hits of some favorite games.
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So You Want to Be a Game Designer
This experienced game designer has started a blog about how to become a designer. This first post is a great starting point. Come check it out.
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The Roll’n Write Fad
Roll and write has been a very popular of late. This blog post dives into the genre and highlights some of the most popular titles. Curious about this up and coming genre? Check out the post.
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Brass Empire: New Canton
Get ready for an epic story of love, greed, corruption and tragedy! New Canton is the first expansion to Brass Empire: a strategic deckbuilding card game of corporate espionage. The main game can be learned in just a few minutes, but has a tremendous amount of depth and different paths to victory.

This new Kickstarter campaign will allow you to acquire the core game if you missed it along with a brand new expansion featuring 5 unique heroes, a new corporate faction, and new card types and game mechanics. Don't miss out on this indie gem.
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Legends of Sleepy Hollow
Legends of Sleepy Hollow is a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, designed by Ben Pinchback & Matt Riddle (Fleet, Wasteland Express Delivery Service), and illustrated by Hugo award-winning artist Abigail Larson, with Colin Chan and Ksenia Svincova.
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The Lord of the Rings Card Game Review
This co-op game is one of my favorites and deserves any attention it gets. If you’ve never played, please check out this brief but useful review.
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Gloomhaven Foamcore Insert
Word on the street is that the latest round of Gloomhaven orders is on its way. If you are one the lucky ones receiving this game, be sure to check out this file. You can get started on your custom insert today.
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Reports from Spiel and More - The Geek Weekly Issue #192

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BGG.CON Final Instructions
We are just a few weeks away from BGG.CON. The team is here with final instructions for those attending. Come check it out.
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The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund
The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund is a great charity that helps gamers in need. Each year they raise funds to help out. Follow the link to find out how you can help.
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Spiel 2017 Game of Show
Spiel is over but the debate still rages on. What was the game of the show? Come share your opinion on this geeklist.
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A Home for Bits
The BGG community has an amazing knowledge of the breadth of the games. This thread is all about trying to identify lost pieces from a ton of games at a cafe.
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Your Spiel Loot
Did you make it to Essen this year? Come share your haul on this massive thread.
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Game Picking Strategies
One of the biggest time wasters at a game night is those long debates on what to play next. This blog post lays out a few methods to make game picking quick and easy. Check it out.
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Spiel Ranking tracker
Many BGG users are returning home with large stacks of games from Spiel. Those releases are starting to climb the ranks. Follow this geeklist to see how things shake out.
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Photosynthesis
The game that took Gen Con by storm is finally back in stock! Photosynthesis by Blue Orange Games is now available in stores and online. In this stunning abstract strategy game, players cultivate both their species and their strategies in the ever-evolving forest; all while keeping track of the turning sun, which changes where the shadows fall each round.
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You Are The Warmest Place to Hide!
With THE THING INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31, relive the sci-fi cult classic film in a hidden identity game designed to push you to the edge. Play as your favorite characters as you face sabotage and infection when players investigate the facility - gather gear, battle The Thing, expose any imitations among you, and escape Outpost 31! Available now at your local game store!
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A Detailed Kingdomino Review
As we wait for the Queen to arrive, let’s take a look at the perfectly playable game Kingdomino. This amazingly detailed review is well worth a look.
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Merchants and Marauders 3D Locations
Up your street cred on this pirate game with this 3D printable terrain. Check it out and upgrade your game.
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BGG at Essen Spiel - The Geek Weekly Issue #191

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Spiel 2017 Preview
Spiel 2017 is underway in Essen. Check out the full preview for a look at what is coming out at this show.
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Spiel Broadcast Schedule
Spiel is underway and the BGG team is streaming every day. Check out the schedule to catch every preview.
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The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund
The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund is a great charity that helps gamers in need. Each year they raise funds to help out. Follow the link to find out how you can help.
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What to Look Out for Essen
Essen is underway and this blogpost is providing a handy guide for games to watch out for. It looks like there are some amazing games there!
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What People Think We Do
What do you people think we do as board gamers? Check out this humorous thread for a few takes.
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A Custom Box
THis cool box manages to contain five Dungeons and Dragons Adventure games in one place. If you love this game series, be sure to check out this unique storage solution.
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The BGG Secret Santa
The BGG Secret Santa program is now accepting signups. This is an awesome community event that should not be missed.
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Too Many Bones: Undertow
Welcome back to Daelore! Too Many Bones: Undertow, the sequel/expansion to Chip Theory Games' hit dice builder RPG, is live on Kickstarter!

Join new playable Gearlocs, Duster & Stanza, as they journey down the Sibron River in search of help to take down the corrupt Gearloc Council.

Featuring the same legendary components, tactical gameplay, and endless replayability as the original, Undertow is a great way to dip your toe into the TMB universe at the more affordable price of $68 during the campaign.

Scheduled to deliver in June of 2018, the Undertow campaign is also your next chance to get the original Too Many Bones!
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The Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Finale
Wil Wheaton is hosting the Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Grand Finale this weekend at Bally's Las Vegas. Players from around the country are battling it out for the grand prize of $10,000 across six games. The tournament features Munchkin, Villagers and Villains, Nevermore, Ascension, Epic Spell Wars and King of Tokyo. The event will be streamed live on Oomba.tv Saturday 10/28.
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Wordsy
Wordsy is a game of longer words! Over the seven rounds of the game, you are trying to find the single best word on the board. Unlike other word games, you don’t need all the letters in your word to be available, but you’ll want to use as many as you can. So go ahead and use those really long words; they may just pay off here!
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Axiom Review
Axiom is an abstract game from the 80s. Check out this look at this classic game.
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Hearthstone Smash Up!
If you follow me at all, you know that I love Hearthstone. This intrepid fan has created a Smash Up deck for each Hearthstone class. These are pretty cool.
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Under the Radar and Space vs Boxes - The Geek Weekly #190

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BGG@SEA 2018 is Selling Out
BGG@SEA is an amazing board gaming cruise. If you’d like to attend, be sure to sign up now, spots are selling out.
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A Huge Geek Store Update
It’s October and that means the promos this month are a bit spooky. Come check out all the things added this month.
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Digitally Painting Miniatures
This blogpost shows a cool technique for digitally painting miniatures that have that physical look. This is a pretty fascinating artistic idea.
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Essen Hall Maps
Essen starts soon and intrepid BGG users have been putting together detailed Hall Maps. If you are planning on going, please check out this awesome resource.
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Under the Radar Suggestions
Many of us get a taste of the most popular board games but often many will fly under our radar. Check this geeklist for a selection of many less known games that you may have missed.
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Space vs Boxes
There are many storage options that can keep our games in much better organization than the original boxes. So the debate arises, do we go with better storage or keep the pretty boxes? Check out this discussion.
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The European Version is Prettier
Different editions of games will sometimes features completely different art and components. One of my favorite past times is to envy the beautiful designs of games published in other countries. Come check some examples out on this geeklist.
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After the Virus
Essen Spiel'17 will be the release for a new game designed by Jacob Fryxelius, the designer of Terraforming Mars:

After the Virus

After the Virus is a cooperative zombie card game, where 1-3 players cooperate to survive the advancing hordes of zombies while they try to fulfill different missions. Fast-paced, fun, and really tense game of negative deck building with more and more zombies invading your player deck - like playing Dominion and having to add Estates all the time, but Estates don't bite you - zombies do!! As player, you need to find weapons, equipment and develop your skills to keep up...
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The Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Finale
The Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Finale hosted by Wil Wheaton is happening October 27-29 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Players will vie for their share of the $250K prize pool across six games: Epic Spell Wars, Munchkin, King of Tokyo, Nevermore, Villagers and Villains, and Ascension. The event will be streamed live on Oomba.tv starting 10/28.
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Portal Games at Essen
This year Portal Games not only releases 6 new games at Essen Spiele, including sf card game Alien Artifacts, and long awaited Cry Havoc expansion (Aftermath) but also helds a special events and seminars! We'd like to invite you to our booth to meet Rodney Smith from Watch It Played, Michał Oracz (designer of This War of Mine and Neuroshima Hex) and other guests! In Mainland conference room in Hall 3, we will held Alien Artifacts release special event with guests, Portal Games keynotes and first European Neuroshima Hex championships! Be part of great events and visit our booth!
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Shadows of Brimstone vs. Gloomhaven
These two dungeon crawling giants go head to head in this review. Check out this comparison for info on these two games measure up.
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Raging Solo
Blood Rage has had a meteoric rise over the last year. This file allows you to try the game solo. Be sure to check it out.
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Board Game Baked Goods and Collection Values - The Geek Weekly Issue #189

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A Huge Geek Store Update
It’s October and that means the promos this month are a bit spooky. Come check out all the things added this month.
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BGG@SEA 2018 is Selling Out
BGG@SEA is an amazing board gaming cruise. If you’d like to attend, be sure to sign up now, spots are selling out.
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Board Game Value Tool
This handy tool will tell you the value of games in your collection. It could be fun to know, but just don’t show my family...
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Board Game Culture in Japan
I am fascinated by the varied forms of gaming culture throughout the world. In this thread BGG users discuss gaming culture in Japan. Come check it out and learn something new.
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Board Game Baked Goods
This is truly amazing. It is a geeklist of amazing bake goods based on board games. This is a must see.
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Bios: Genesis Water Colors
The artist from this board game has created a geeklist of all the original water colors. If interested, you may be even able to own one for your own.
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Games Recreated in Youth
This BGG user has shared a collection of games they recreated as a child. It was a fun way to play things they could never afford.
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7th Continent
Get ready for brand new adventures in the first ever board game where YOU are the hero! The 7th Continent is a cooperative game of adventure, exploration and survival. It’s also, thanks to the support of over 12,000 backers, one of the biggest board game worlds ever created!

This new Kickstarter campaign will allow you to acquire any elements from the first campaign. It also includes a brand new expansion with two new curses, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics.

35 Stretch Goals and more than 150 cards unlocked! Don’t miss all this FREE extra-content: this is your last chance… to get cursed!
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Time of Legends: Joan of Arc
Valiant knights in shining armour charge about the board in this new game set at the height of the Middle Ages. It’s an extremely flexible scenario-based game that covers everything from ambushes and battles, to investigating werewolves lurking in remote villages.

It’s packed with detailed miniatures and stunning artwork, which bring to life this colourful mixture of mythology and history. Here the Middle Ages isn’t dusty old text books and boring dates – it’s a world of brave knights, deadly archers, sly witches, bloodthirsty werewolves, fire-breathing dragons, divine angels, and evil demons!
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CODENAMES: Disney Family Edition is Available Now!
The Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years. Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations and items from a 25 card game grid. Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.
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A Review with Feeling
In this review of Terra Mystica, the author is trying to get to how the game makes you feel. If you are looking for a review with emotional context, this is for you.
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Willy Wonka Smash Up Faction
With the release of the app, I’ve got Smash up on the brain. Check out this fan made expansion based on Willy Wonky. Sweet!
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Why Do We Play Board Games? - The Geek Weekly Issue #188

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BGG.Spring 2018 Registration Open
Time does fly! It is already time to register for BGG.Spring 2018. Act now to secure your place at this popular con.
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BGG.CON Library Volunteers for 2017
Want to pitch in at BGG.CON 2017? How about volunteering at the game library? Come check out what it entails.
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Best Photos of September
Each month, this geeklist has players vote on the best board game photos of the month. Come check out some highlights from September.
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Why Do You Play Board Games?
A PHD student has reached out to our community to find out why we play board games. Come share your feelings on the hobby.
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Transformation Decks
This article is an awesome look at Transformation Decks, a set of playing cards with unique art. Don’t miss this fascinating look at a piece of gaming history.
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LEGO Board Game Projects
This blog uses LEGO to create accessories for popular board games. Check out this build for Legend of the Five Rings
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Funny Board Game Ratings
The game rating system on BGG can be a useful tool to help others find great games. Sometimes, however, gamers can be filled with such uncontainable rage that they leave some pretty funny comments. Come check out some of the best.
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Guardian’s Call
Guardian's Call is our 3rd Kickstarter project! Featuring artwork by Mr. Cuddington and Damien Mammoliti. We invite you to give the Kickstarter page a look and see if the game is for you. We have a full playt hrough with Man vs Meeple that you can watch to see if this game fits your game group!
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ELO Darkness
ELO Darkness is a complete customizable strategy card game for 2 or 4 players that aims to give a completely new tabletop perspective on MOBA videogame genre. Players enter an epic 3-Lane arena with their deck of Heroes, drafting their team and choosing among a huge variety of characters with thousands of deck building possibilities. The game involves interesting tactical decisions every turn, asking players to farm resources, build their Heroes buying special Items and carefully manage their hand in order to invade step by step on the board the opponent Base.
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Game Toppers
Game Toppers is on Kickstarter! Have you always dreamed of getting one of those expensive game tables, but didn't have the dedicated space or have an extra 3-5 grand lying around? We have a solution. Game Toppers transforms your existing table into a portable, high quality, affordable gaming solution. Our innovative aluminum rail system with modular cup holders, component trays, dice towers and card slots provides you with the best gaming experiences. Our thematic mats immerse you in the game. Our extra rail will even allow you to convert your larger Topper in to a mini Topper. The ultimate gaming experience is available now on Kickstarter!
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Checking Out the Game Designer's Kit
A few months back WinGo promoted this kit of full of tools for aspiring game designers. Check out impressions on it from one BGG user. It looks fascinating.
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Ginny Weasley for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Ginny is not my favorite character in the world, but I know I am a minority in that regard. If you’d like to add her to your Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle game, this is the file for you.
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Games that Launch Careers - The Geek Weekly Issue #187

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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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Essential Games by Category
This engaging geek list is pretty fun. Come vote for what you think the essential game is in each of these major categories.
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How Are We Spreading the Hobby?
This is in an interesting poll that takes a look at how BGG users are spreading the gaming hobby to others. Come get a perspective on this.
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For Example
An all to common board game teaching tactic is to drop new rules in the examples of the manual. This can have some negatives. This blogpost tackles the issue.
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Essen Hype Train
This blogpost is a list of games coming to Essen that have this user excited. We are only a month away. What are you looking for?
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Games That Launched a Career
This is one of the most unique geeklists I have ever seen. These are all games that have launched careers for BGG users. Is there a game that has influenced your career?
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Werebeasts
Think the werewolf theme is overdone? Bezier Games pokes fun at everything were-related in this brand new game on Kickstarter that features not just Werewolves, but also Wereblobs, Wereclowns, Werekittens, and several more Werebeasts (including a few exclusive to Kickstarter backers). The art is vibrant and stunning! The game has you (illegally and secretly) collecting specific Werebeasts using cans of Werechow (with on-can advertising that displays “now with 90% more villager!”). Figure out what your opponents are collecting and grab their supply of Werebeasts from them. It’s a really inventive twist on social-deduction and collection games.
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The Network: Executives
The Networks: Executives is the first major expansion for The Networks, the game that brought you such hit TV shows as "Emergency Broadcast Test Hour" "Get to Know Your Lower Colon.”

Now, you have an individual Executive who grants you a special power in the game, but you'll also have to deal with their special liability. These asymmetric, variable powers add great deal of replayability and depth to an already well-regarded game.

This campaign also offers the base game, as well as the first campaign's stretch goals.
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Warehouse 13: The Board Game
Artie, Myka, Pete, Claudia, Jinks… and you! The Kickstarter campaign to make Warehouse 13: The Board Game a reality concluded yesterday on Kickstarter. We are independent publishers who designed the game from the ground up as a Warehouse 13 experience for gamers who have seen the show and for those who've not. On BGG, we've gotten 53 ratings with an average score of 8.5, and none below a 6. Reviewers, some who have seen the show and others who haven't, are unanimous in their praise: "This is a solid game with an awesome IP." "I actually wanted to go find the show on TV." "They put in the work. And it was an amazing game."
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Magic Maze Review
Magic Maze has been on a lot of lists since the Spiel des Jahres nominations. Come check out this review of the game from a parent’s perspective.
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Love Letter Legacy
Love Letter is missing a deep legacy campaign, right? The intrigue, the betrayal. Seriously, you should check out this fan made legacy expansion for Love Letter.
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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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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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BGG Artist Series Available for Preorder
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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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