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Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Congo Merc – PC/Mac Game Review

Congo Merc – PC/Mac Game Review

A light operational-level war-game set in the Congo during the decolonization in the 1960s. The digital game Congo Merc is based on the mini-board-game Congo Merc, the Congo 1964. The digital game is easy to learn and quick playing, but unhappily the game-play rapidly becomes repetitive.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Electronic Games

Pandora: First Contact – Game Review

Pandora: First Contact – Game Review

“Pandora: First Contact” is a very good but not (yet) great game. A solid 4X game, it is easy to learn, looks excellent and is very fun. A few improvements to the game would push it right into the “must have” category.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Boardgames

The Supreme Commander – Boardgame Review

“The Supreme Commander” is a strategic- and operational-level wargame of the European Theater in World War Two for 2–5 players, reminiscent of the Avalon Hill classic “Rise and Decline of the Third Reich.”

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Posted on Sep 24, 2013 in Electronic Games

Command Ops: Battles for Greece

“Command Ops: Battles for Greece” is as much simulation as game but without bogging down in minutia or micromanagement as it explores one of WWII’s lesser-known campaigns. Excellent replay value.

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Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Boardgames

Death Before Dishonor – Boardgame Review

“Death Before Dishonor – The Battle of Santiago Bay” has unexpected depth and requires a number of tactical decisions be made by the player. At a price of $5.95, it will take gamers back to the days of Yaquinto’s inexpensive Album games.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in Boardgames

Saints in Armor – Boardgame Review

“Saints in Armor,” a GMT boardgame covering six battles of the 30 Years War, is not for beginners or the casual player, but experienced gamers will find it delivers an involving and satisfying experience.

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