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Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Boardgames

Navajo Wars – Boardgame Review

“Navajo Wars” is a fascinating and innovative solitaire boardgame of Navajo culture, society and warfare, from the Spanish incursion in 1598 through the wars with the US Army that ended in 1864. The components are beautiful but the learning curve is steep.

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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 Oct 23, 2013 in Boardgames

A Test of Mettle – Boardgame Review

“A Test of Mettle” board game covers three battles on the Western Front from 1944: Arracourt; the Free French 2nd Armored Division at Dompaire; and the Sept. 8 defense of Patton’s flank at Mairy by the Texas-Oklahoma Division.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Boardgames

Guns of Galicia – Boardgame Review

“Guns of Galicia” is a boardgame of World War I’s Eastern Front. The two sides wear each other down quickly and have to husband forces for a final push – or a last-stand defense. Easy to play, it can serve as a gateway to more complex games.

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Posted on Jul 5, 2013 in Boardgames

Iron and Oak – Boardgame Review

GMT’s ‘Iron and Oak’ is a tactical boardgame of naval combat in the American Civil War that also has campaign rules. No tedious pre-plotting of moves required, thanks to the card system, but its index needs to be expanded.

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Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Boardgames

Blocks in the East – Boardgame Review

‘Blocks in the East’ covers the entire Eastern Front of WW2 via multiple scenarios and a campaign. Enemy units’ composition and strength are hidden until combat occurs and some battles are nail-biters.

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Posted on May 20, 2013 in Boardgames

Bloody April – Boardgame Review

The board game “Bloody April: Air War over Arras, France, 1917″ is unusual. Instead of the one-on-one air battles found in most WWI aerial games, it pits flights of multiple aircraft against each other in the skies over France in 1917.

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