“The Concert of Europe in Discord” European Great Power’s seek global dominance as tensions build towards the Great War in “Sleepwalkers”. Board Game Review
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by Ray Garbee
11M ago
Sleepwalkers: Imperial Rivalries and the Great War. Publisher: Dr. Richter Konflictsimulationen. Designer: Dr. Benjamin Richter. Price: 14.95 Passed inspection: A compact, multiple player game that highlights European competition and diplomacy while still conveying the impact of conflict between great powers ..read more
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“By the end of the war, they remained the only force that did not submit to British dominance at sea.” British historian Peter Smith, Schnell Boats: Scourge of the English Channel – Board Game Review
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by Rick Martin
1y ago
Schnell Boats: Scourge of the English Channel Publisher: Compass Games  Designer:  Joe Carter  Price $69.00   Passed Inspection:   Nice looking components,  game weaves a strong and immersive narrative, one mission can be played in 1 to 2 hours, tons of ..read more
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On the Wings of Eagles – Legion Wargame’s “Aces of Valor” Brings You to the Skies of the Western Front. Board Game Review
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by Ray Garbee
1y ago
By Ray Garbee Aces of Valor. Publisher: Legion Wargames. Designer: Eric Von Rossing. Don Hendon. Artist Mark Mahaffey.  Price $72.00 (current sale price $55.00) Passed inspection: Solid rules and quality components deliver what the box promises. Highly abstracted air combat ..read more
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“In few military endeavors has so little been risked to achieve so much.” Vincent P. O’Hara and Enrico Cernuschi – Depths of Courage Attack on Alexandria Harbor Board Game Review
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by Rick Martin
1y ago
Depths of Courage Attack on Alexandria Harbor  Publisher: High Flying Dice Games  Designer:  Paul Rohrbaugh  Price $9.95 non mounted counters or $17.95 with mounted counters Passed Inspection:  Great looking game, tense game play, tons of replayability, small footprint, great value ..read more
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Squadron Scramble! “Skies Above Britain” Board Game Review
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by Ray Garbee
1y ago
By Ray Garbee Skies Above Britain. Publisher: GMT Games. Designer: Jeremy White and Gina Willis. Price $99.00 Passed inspection: An immersive solitaire experience that captures the feel of the air war over Britain in 1940. The well-crafted rulebook and charts ..read more
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“Had it not been for the magnificent material contributed by the Polish squadrons and their unsurpassed gallantry, I hesitate to say that the outcome of the Battle would have been the same.” Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding   303 Squadron Board Game Review
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by Rick Martin
1y ago
303 Squadron.  Publisher: Hobbity.eu  Designer:  Michal Kohmann  Price $79.90 Passed Inspection:  Beautiful components, tense game play, solo or multiplayer, tons of scenarios, full campaign mode with legacy game aspects, tons of replayability   Failed Basic: some lack of clarity in ..read more
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“I came to Rome when it was a city of stone … and left it a city of marble.”Solitaire Caesar Board Game Review
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by Rick Martin
1y ago
Solitaire Caesar Board Game Review.  Publisher: White Dog Games  Designer:  David Kershaw  Price $48 boxed or Print and Play for $30 Passed Inspection:  Very tense game play; easy to learn; good AI; optional rules provide excellent replayability; nice components; good ..read more
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Will Tyranny Fall or Rise! King & Assassins Deluxe Edition Board Game Review
Armchair General Magazine » Board Games
by Rick Martin
1y ago
King & Assassins Deluxe Edition Board Game Review.  Publisher: Galakta  Designer:  Lukasz Wozniak  Price $30.00 Passed Inspection:  fast playing, easy to learn, good replay value, nice artwork, excellent family friendly board game “The king has finally descended among his ..read more
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An Ancient Cold War Goes Hot in Plague Island Games “Sparta!”
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by Ray Garbee
1y ago
Sparta! Publisher: Plague Island Games. Designer: Kris Van Beurden. Price $59.00 – 89.00 on kickstarter. This is Sparta! That classic line from Frank Miller’s 1998 graphic novels, still resonate. Sparta was a military superpower in its day, fielding a formidable ..read more
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What Counterinsurgency Looks Like in the Field – “Zurmat” Board Game Review.
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by Ray Garbee
1y ago
By Ray Garbee Zurmat. Publisher: Catastrophe Games. Designer: Tim Densham.  Price $ 70.00 At Origins in 2021, Catastrophe Games had a demo copy of an upcoming game Zurmat, which depicted counter insurgency (COIN) operations of the Afghan war. Fast ..read more
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