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Origins 2016: The world of WarQuest

by 3 weeks ago

At one time if you thought of area control games, you probably thought of Risk.  The game took many days with some jerk turtled in Australia to keep the game from …

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Origins 2016: Celebrating ten releases of Ascension

by 3 weeks ago

The Ascension deck building game has seen several boxed versions come out, each one coming out with a new twist to keep things interesting.  For the tenth release of Ascension, …

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Origins 2016: Exploring Tau Ceti at Outer Limit Games

by 3 weeks ago

Several 4X games are set in space, like Twilight Imperium and Eclipse.  For a new designer and publisher, creating a 4X game can be a risky proposition, but with the …

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Origins 2016: Aliens and ghosts at Rather Dashing

by 4 weeks ago

You may not have heard much about Rather Dashing, but they are a company to creating games for the entire family.  They have several different styles of games that are …

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Origins 2016: Crazy driving at Portal Games

by 4 weeks ago

When Mario Kart Double Dash was released, it was praised for the ability to have two people riding the same kart.  While one player drove the kart, the other could use weapons. …

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Origins 2016: For the Hordes (and Warmachine) at Privateer Press

by 4 weeks ago

While Games Workshop is well known for their miniatures games, Privateer Press is giving them a run for their money.  At GenCon Privateer Press had several new factions out for both …

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Origins 2016: Pirates, space battles, and building your village at Stronghold Games

by 4 weeks ago

If you've ever stopped at the Stronghold Games booth, you can't miss the boisterous voice of Stephen Buonocore.  While he has a large table selling games, you can easily see the …

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Origins 2016: Busting dungeons at Mayday Games

by 1 month ago

Mayday Games had humble beginnings.  One of the first products they made were card sleeves around the release of Dominion.  Their first game they published was Space Junkyard.  While they have …

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Origins 2016: Pushing the cubes of Imhotep

by 1 month ago

One of the hot games of this year has been Imhotep, which was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres.  I had heard that it was a cube pusher, but after seeing …

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Origins 2016: The Don, Marty McFly, and adventurers meet at IDW

by 1 month ago

IDW Games came out of nowhere with a little hit called Machi Koro.  Since then they have released several games with a wide variety of themes.  At this year's Origins …

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Origins 2016: New Tokyo, cat sushi, candy peddlers, and cube farms at Iello

by 1 month ago

Iello had a huge hit five years ago with King of Tokyo.  Whoever thought that a Yahtzee-style dice-rolling game could be so much fun?  Maybe it has something to do with …

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Origins 2016: Star Trek, blimps and cats invade Fireside Games

by 1 month ago

Fireside Games started small with Castle Panic, a cooperative game with a medieval theme.  Now the Panic series has had several spin-offs from zombies to Munchkin.  With the 50th Anniversary of …

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