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By Order of the Queen – officially announced from Junk Spirit Games

We’ve been teasing #projectbaroness here, on facebook and on twitter for a few months now and today is the day that we can officially get rid of the hashtag name.  We at Junk Spirit Games are happy to announce our next game: By Order of the Queen. Continue reading By Order of the Queen – officially announced from Junk Spirit Games

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Star Wars Rebellion Review – Epic Asymmetrical Gameplay

I’m enough of a Star Wars and Fantasy Flight fan that Star Wars Rebellion was easily a day one purchase for me.  In fact, it’s been a long time since I pre-ordered a game and I was quite happy when it was delivered to my door.  Having to wait four days until my game group’s next game night was the hardest part for me.  After playing two rounds of the game I went online to find comments from the gaming community on Rebellion and I was surprised to find a good amount of them were negative.  After playing more and studying the game at length, I have my review, and an explanation of why I think so many gamers found this game lacking…. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion Review – Epic Asymmetrical Gameplay

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Dead of Winter – Game Mechanics Review

I brought Dead of Winter to our game group during a time when we were playing various cooperative games and having a great time trouncing the AIs of different thematic games.  We had been playing a lot of Zombicide so another zombie game wasn’t really what we were looking for though.  But this game is less about zombies and more about human interaction, which is what makes The Walking Dead such a great comic book series (Huge fan).  Besides the psychological aspects of the game there are multiple mechanics from other games in here, but the Crossroads system is something awesome and unique.  Let’s discuss all of it: Continue reading Dead of Winter – Game Mechanics Review

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Scoville Review – Just the Euro-style game I was looking for.

It’s not often that I miss awesome games on Kickstarter, but in the case of Scoville it definitely happened.  Fortunately for me, the game did well enough that they ran an expansion Kickstarter that had a pledge level with the original game in it.  After getting it in the mail and reading the rules, I was really happy that the game seems like something my daughters would enjoy playing.  Besides Castles of Mad King Ludwig, I don’t really have many Euro-style games to offer them, so this fit into my collection perfectly.

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The Art of Justin Hillgrove Kickstarter has launched!

Justin Hillgrove sent this newsletter out today:

Hey guys!

Exciting news! For about a year now I have been working on putting together a coffee table art book and it is finally ready to share with you!

This last December marked 10 years of sharing my art and it seemed like the perfect time to do a book. It is very much a love letter to you who have supported me and my work this last decade. Countless hours and energy have gone into into designing a premium hardcover art book with clean layouts and rich content. All the info about the book can be found on Kickstarter.com (My friend Dave Gerrard is helping me manage the campaign, if you are wondering why his name pops up). 

 
So why am I Kickstarting this? 

Whether or not the Kickstarter is successful I will be producing the book, but I’m using it to set up a pre-order with some exclusives as well as providing me with some of the capital to go forward with the printing much sooner than I might otherwise be able to do. As always, I appreciate the support and encouragement. Please share the campaign with your friends! 

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It is moving quite fast and will definitely fund.  There are still some ‘in cover sketch’ pledge tiers available, so make sure to check it out.  =)