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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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Posted on May 8, 2013 in Boardgames

Bushido Denied – Boardgame Review

“Bushido Denied,” a boardgame of the defense of the Philippines against Japanese invasion in 1941-42, is actually two games in one: the defense of Bataan and the defense of Corregidor, which can be combined into a single game.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Boardgames

Axis & Allies World War I 1914 – Boardgame Review

The “Axis & Allies World War I 1914″ game shares some common mechanics with its World War II predecessor, but with a number of twists to reflect the situation nations faced in the Great War. It’s a game, not a history lesson, but players will often find themselves forced into the costly frontal assaults that characterized that war.

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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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