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Go to the King of Tokyo: Power Up! page
33 out of 38 gamers thought this was helpful

I recently got this expansion to the original King of Tokyo and here what I have seen from its game play so far.

New Stuff:
1 new character, a giant Samurai Panda (visible on the cover art) and a plastic stand for the hard cardboard cut out of the character.

8 new Evolution cards for all seven character (Panda included).

A some new token, which a few of the Evolution cards reference.

Game Play:
With the addition of the Evolution card the game seems to last a little longer as players are now given extra incentive to attempt to roll hearts instead of Claws. With that said once the game does begin to swing towards destruction it fly’s by as a lot of the Evolution cards can add damage.

Evolution Cards: (first impression)
All characters are grouped into 3 groups; Monsters, Aliens and Robots. Robots Evolution cards seem to deal more with lighting bolts/power. Monsters Evolution cards tend to deal with damage/claws. Alien Evolution cards tend to deal with hearts/health. These are only general themes as each character is different. Gigasaur (a Monster) for example deals mostly with making other players lose points.

FYI: Mecha-Dragon does a lot of damage. I mean a lot! Do not let him get up and running or he can do a lot of damage. With the perfect roll (i.e. all Claws) it is possible for him to do 9 damage, and this is before you include any standard cards.

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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines page
58 out of 65 gamers thought this was helpful

Let me start off first by saying that I am by no means an expert but I do own and have played all previous expansion to this game about a billion time. The newest expansion to this popular game series has thrown some crazy cool stuff in to the mix, and here is my opinion on that new stuff.

Heroes
Chrono-Ranger:
PROS – Wow! This guy can easy do 14+ damage in one turn. Again wow! Not since Ra has a hero been able to deal this much damage reliable, I mean like every game. His overall theme is based around doing several instances of small damage and increasing them through his Bounty card. These cards are put on a target and give Chrono-Ranger, and sometime other players, bonuses against that target. Chrono-Ranger is also able to frequently retrieve cards from his trash and or search them out in his desk.

CONS – Now after reviewing all his card he is unable to do anything other then damage, so he can not mess with Ongoing or Environment cards.

IMO – Chrono-Ranger is a little over powered it seems and I suggest only playing him in 3 player games (which seem harder) and or against Villains on Advanced mode.

Omnitron-X:
PROS – This hero feels a lot like his Villain counterpart, which is really cool. His overall theme revolves around having cards in play that allow him to play more cards or draw more cards at the beginning and end of his turn. He also has arguably the best base power (the one on his character card) in the entire game. This power allows one player to look at the top card of their deck and either put it into play or put it into the trash.

CONS – If during one turn Omnitron-X takes 5 or more damage most of his cards are destroyed. This is buffered by the fact that he has 3 cards that reduce damage of multiple times (such as melee, projectile and toxic) by 2.

IMO – Omnitron-X turn take almost as much time as The Argent Adept and is perhaps as powerful. Although it is true he loses most of his stuff if he takes a 5 damage hit, he rarely does so.

Villains
The Dreamer: Very interesting Villain who causes you to lose if you reduce her to 0 hits. She makes heroes such as Tempest who deal a lot of AOE damage rethink their play style. Overall a really cool addition to the game.

La Capitán: A time pirate who steals your stuff, its as simple as that. She is a mix between Citizen Dawn and Warlord Voss. Her minions/crew are good, her ship is awesome and she indeed takes your cards and put them under her character card. Instead of taking damage she simply loses a card from her stash and ignores the damage. She is a powerful villain and her advanced mode is crazy difficult.

The Kismet: Interesting villain who comes with a talisman. Basically she messes with the players until they deal enough damage to her talisman, thus flipping it and stealing it from her. She then hurts the players until she does enough damage to the talisman and steals it back. Its kinda like a game of hot potato/toss with her.

Iron Legacy: Wow… first game he beat us by the top of turn 3. He did 22 damage to me before I was able to play a card! Move over Citizen Dawn, move over The Corporation, we got a new hardest villain in the game. Games against this guy tend to be over quick. Bring your “A” game with this guy, trust me.

Environments
Time Cataclysm: Very interesting environment kinda similar to Dystopia in the previous set. Full of random creatures and people from across time.

The Block: A space prison full of guards and prisoners. Guards hurt the prisoners and everything else, prisoners hurt the guards and the players.

Now there is more new stuff to review but I will get to that later. For now I hope my review help you out.

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Go to the Thunderstone: Dragonspire page
9 out of 19 gamers thought this was helpful

Thunderstone (and all its expansions) take the game play of games like Dominion and add in a whole new element, combat!

For those that are not fimiliar with Dominion and other games like it, it is simply a deck building game where you purchase cards that give you points to achieve victory.

In Thunderstone you play cards worth gold to purchase cards that are either worth more gold (and thus allowing you to buy more cards later), hero’s (used to combat monsters), weapons (used to arm hero’s in thier fight against the monsters) and other cards that’s grant further abilities (such as being able to draw more cards in your turn).

Thunderstone also introduces the “Dungeon” area (as opposed to the Village area inwhich one purchases cards), which is where of course the monsters are. And of course this is where the heros must go to defeat the monsters and in doing so earn points to try and win the game.

This expansion introduces more Hero’s, more Monsters, more Weapons, and more Village cards for more Thunderstone fun!

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Zombie Dice

13 out of 23 gamers thought this was helpful

Let me start this off by saying I love Zombies, so this review might be a little one sided.

If your looking for some quick, easy and fun zombie themed game to play with your friends, I highly suggest this game. The game itself is fairly simple, but it is this simplicity that is one of the games strongest features. The other is of course Zombies!

The game revolves around a simple concept, rolling dice. The game comes with 13 dice in 3 different colors: green, yellow and red. These colors relate to the likely hood of a positive result appearing on the die, where green dice are much more forgiving then the red.

The positive results mentioned above refers to the symbols on the dice. There are 3 symbols on the dice that are Zombie related: “Brains”, “Shotgun Blasts”, and “Shambling Feet”. Each represent a different effect. The goal of the game is to collect as many “Brains” before you roll 3 “Shotgun Blasts”.

The objective of the game is to be the first player to collect 13 “Brains”, without of course rolling 3 “Shotgun Blast” and thus blowing your head off and having to start all over collecting “Brains”.

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Zombies!!! (2ed)

18 out of 29 gamers thought this was helpful

I was introduced to this game by some friends at a horror movie night we had and instantly fell in love with it. Over the years I have played it with several groups of friends and strangers and I can honesty say this game is made so much better with a group of good friends who love zombies! Beer helps too 🙂

Rescently I have dicovered I have been playing slightly incorrectly all these years, but no matter. Fun is the name of the game when I play Zombies and fun is what I always have while playing. The rules are a great guideline, but after years of playing I perfer to use some slightly different versions (aka house rules) with my friends, a we have more fun that way. The base rules are fine for anyone begining though.

I highly suggest this game to social gamers or anyone looking for some good old-fashion zombie action. Although not the most strategic game ever made there is alot more then one would think, though the game does tend to be mostly luck based with a dash of skill just to make things interesting.

Whenever you and your friends are looking for some horror themed gaming I suggest throwing in a zombie movie on the TV, sitting down and playing some Zombies or any of its many expansions.

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Go to the Zombicide page

Zombicide

117 out of 195 gamers thought this was helpful

A few friends of mine got together ad bought this game through Kickstarter. We all watched as it grew in support and got more and more extra stuff added. Extra characters (themed somewhat off famous movie characters), extra zombies, what more could you ask for?

We waited for it and when it arrived hopes were high. We played as soon as we could and although some of my friends loved it, I myself found it only “ok”. The reason for this is simple, the game is very easy to beat. To easy if you ask me.

Our first mission lasted 4 turns, and we could have finished faster if we really tried. It was too easy to avoid the zombies and simply go for the win. We tried a second mission and again we slaughtered the zombies wholesale, they didn’t stand a chance. The mission involved 2 “cars” which utterly destoryed the undead in mass. We haven’t played since, but I admittedly would like to play some more.

All and all I say if you love all things “zombie” and wanna pitch in with some friends to buy a good game, with a lot of zombie models, give this game a try. I say throw in a good old zombie movie in the background for atmosphere and have fun.

Personally for my money I perfer other zombie themed games such as the notable “Zombies!” or “Zombie Dice”.

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King of Tokyo

28 out of 52 gamers thought this was helpful

Last year at FanExpo in Toronto, some friends and I tried this game out. We all immediatedly loved it. We split it right then and there and have been playing ever since.

ing of Tokyo is a great time filler. In my play group we often play it and the winner gets to choice what longer, more complex game we play that night. Sometimes we simply continue to play it over and over for hours.

As the games title suggests you are trying to become the “King” of Toyko. To do so you can either kill all your opponents or by amassing 20 destruction points. At first I, and a few others in my gaming group always went for the “last man standing” approach, but the more we play the more we realize both options are a valid course to victory.

The game play is simple, yet dynamic and allows for some intersting combos. I can not wait for the first expansion and the addition of new game mechanics.

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Cthulhu Dice

50 out of 93 gamers thought this was helpful

Quick + Fun + Easy + Cheap = Awesome Game… what more can I say?

I have played this game with friends and strangers. I have played at home and standing in line on Black Friday. I have won and I have gone insane. I have tried to drive my opponents crazy and I have drove into the deep end of Cthulus madness willingly. And everytime I had fun.

If you try this game and you don’t like it. You are at max out 5 minutes of your day. You basically have nothing to lose.

So give this game and don’t forget that in the end Cthulu usually wins 🙂

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Space Hulk

48 out of 86 gamers thought this was helpful

I have played GW games for years and have enjoyed them in various degrees over time. This game however is a whole different animal for what GW normally produces. I have played other versions of this game in the past and enjoyed them, so when this was announced I knew I should grab it. I was not disapointed!

In short this game is alot of fun. It is fast paced (compared to GW other products, as well as some board games), exciting and comes with some beautiful models. All and all I am very pleased with my purchase, though to be honest I split it with a friends, so the toal cost to me was lower then normal. Again compared to other GW games its actually cheap (I don’t wanna think of how much money I stunk into 40K over the years).

Having played a few games thus far I am enjoying the missions, rules and game play. Though I must say some missions do seem impossible to win as the Genestealers, it is never the less an enjoyable experience.

I have already begun working on houserules with some friends to play with Imperial Guard, Orks, Eldar, Necrons and Tau in the place of either the Genestealers or Terminators.

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Go to the Hordes: Primal MKII page
81 out of 114 gamers thought this was helpful

Having played several other mini-wargamers (i.e. Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Mordheim, Bloodbowl, etc…) before I was blown away when I was introduced to Hordes and its companion game Warmachine. (It shoud be noted that these games are 100% compatable, they simply have a few key rules differences.) These gamers are easily the best and most fun games of thier type out there today!

The gameplay is fast and furious and the tactics are as varied and dynamic as you can possible want. You can build your personal army to your specific tastes, and even include mercanaries into your force.

Unlike other major miniature wargames companies in business today all factions in Hordes or its companion game Warmachine all receive new models and options at once. This means that you do not have to wait years before you get stuff, only months.

Games can have a fast pace or a slow one, eitherway they will no doubt be fun. Overall the models are awesome, the rules are great and the backstory is some of the best out there today.

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Go to the Thunderstone page

Thunderstone

17 out of 35 gamers thought this was helpful

Thunderstone (and its expansions) take the game play of games like Dominion and add in a whole new element, combat!

For those that are not fimiliar with Dominion and other games like it, it is simpley a deck building game where you purchase cards that give you points to achieve victory.

In Thunderstone you play cards worth gold to purchase cards that are either worth more gold (and thus allowing you to buy more cards later), heros (used to combat monsters), weapons (used to arm heros in thier fight against the monsters) and other cards thats grant further abilities (such as being able to draw more cards in your turn).

Thunderstone also introduces the “Dungeon” area (as opposed to the Village area inwhich one purchases cards), which is where of course the monsters are. And of course this is where the heros must go to defeat the monsters and in doing so earn points to try and win the game.

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Go to the We Didn't Playtest This At All page
49 out of 58 gamers thought this was helpful

I was introduced to this game while standing in line at FanExpo in Boston. A few people were playng in front of me and asked if I would like to join. I said I didn’t know how, and they responded, “It doesn’t matter.” Exactly 1 minute later I won.

This game is quick, easy, fun and most of all random. For example the first time I won it was being average. I was not the tallest or shortest person playing, nor was I the oldest or youngest. And thus I won the game, as per the card I drew.

The basis of this game are simple: draw 3 cards, on your turn play one card, do what the card says. What could be more simple then that.

There is an expansion called “We Didn’t Playtest This Either.”

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Go to the Warmachine: Prime MKII page
83 out of 118 gamers thought this was helpful

Having played several ther mini-wargamers before I was blown away when I was introduced to Warmachine and its companion game Hordes. (It shoud be noted that these games are 100% compatable, they simply have a few key rules differences.) These gamers are easily the best and most fun games of thier type out there today!

The game play is fast and furious and the tactics are as varied and dynamic as you can possible want. You can build your personal army to your specific tastes, and even include mercanaries into your force.

Unlike other major miniature wargame companies in business today all factions in Warmachine or its companion game Hordes all receive new models and options at once. This means that you do not have to wait years before you get stuff, only months.

Games can have a fast pace or a slow one, eitherway they will no doubt be fun. Overall the models are awesome, the rules are great and the backstory is some of the best out thier today.

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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City page
62 out of 87 gamers thought this was helpful

The first expansion to the awesome game Sentinels of the Multiverse shows that more is better! This set brings us more heroes, villians and enviroments to use in our games and thus provide more options and more fun.

The new cards add more depth to the game as well as of course more options for the players. The introduction of alternative hero chracter cards for two of the base set heroes also breaths new life into already full fledged members of the Freedom Fire.

This set shows that the game designers know what they are doing, and the first set was not just a “lucky fluke”. Sentinels of the Multiverse is here to stay and I look forward to each new expansion with frenzied anticipation.

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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics page
56 out of 95 gamers thought this was helpful

This expansion brings more of the great heros and villians (and locations) for you to use with your other Sentinels of the Multiverse cards.

The new heros and villians continue the tradition of bringing interesting abilities and cool combos to the game that have been seen in previous sets. This set also brought alternative vllian cards for the first time which also breaths new life into some of the older enemies!

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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse page
70 out of 187 gamers thought this was helpful

After play testing this game at FanExpo in Boston last year I fell in love with it. I bought the game, and an expansion (Rook City) at the Expo and soon had all my friends playing it. My friends and I play about one game a week, at least. I have even been able to get my non-gamer friends into the game.

I highly suggest this game to anyone who enjoys a good game from time to time. It is simple enough to learn but without being “to easy”, and its design allows for fairly complex strategy to be used. All and all I woud say this is my favorite co-operative game ever.

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