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So, you’ve had a good time flying around the ‘Verse so far and like playing Firefly: The Game, but now you’re looking for a way to wipe the smug look off your friend’s face as he flies a ship full of contraband over to Niska to sell for insane amounts of profit?  Well, good sir or ma’am, have I got the box for you! Now not only can you steal from your friends for fun and profit, but you can also clean up the scum scattered around the ‘Verse with the Pirates & Bounty Hunters expansion for Firefly: The Game from GaleForce Nine!

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Welcome to Gullsbottom Harbour! You are an ambitious entrepreneur looking to buy the most valuable buildings in the Harbour. You’ll do this by gathering goods and selling them on the open market, but beware–your opponents are also trading on the open market and when they sell their goods it affects the price you’re going to get, so be wary–the price on that fortune of fish you are looking to sell may go belly up at any moment! (more…)

Black Market 1In Black Market Warehouse from Fire Squadron, you play as a warehouse manager. Sure it sounds a little boring but I assure you it’s not–the warehouses you are managing belong to the mob and it’s your job to fill them up with the various illicit goods while thwarting the competition and avoiding the cops. (more…)

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In Walk the Plank! from Mayday Games, players represent the worst pirates in a captain’s crew. The captain has rounded you all up because you’re lazy, stupid, and simply not worth the rum and loot you get paid. That said, the captain has decided he’s willing to keep two of you in his crew. To prove you’re worthy you will fight amongst yourselves and try to shove the other pirates off the end of the plank while keeping yourself alive! (more…)

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Discount Salmon is one of my favorite random discoveries from Gen Con. The booth for Water Bear Games was stashed toward a back corner of the vendor floor far from the area inhabited by the big names in gaming. I didn’t find them until I was wandering around the vendor floor on the last day of the con and wouldn’t have noticed them except for the fact that the game designer was there dressed in a giant, inflatable salmon costume. Yes, you read that correctly–he was wearing a giant, inflatable salmon costume! If you read the whole review I may even be nice enough to show you said suit of fishy awesomeness…

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At game night last weekend I had the opportunity to try out the game Robo Rally from Avalon Hill Games. The basic premise of this game is that the players are robots in a factory and once the factory closes down for the night, they have grand prix style races across the factory floor. (more…)

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GaleForce Nine unveiled their new board game based off the cult classic and fatefully short-lived Joss Whedon TV show Firefly at Gen Con 2013. This game was certainly the belle of the ball–they sold out of all available copies they had set aside for each day of the con within minutes of the exhibitor floor opening and the lines to get in a demo game were always ridiculously long (I never was able to get in a game myself whilst at Gen Con). I finally had the chance to try this game out a few weeks ago at a regular board gaming meetup and instantly fell in love with it.  (more…)

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Yesterday I got the opportunity to play the game Citadels from Fantasy Flight Games. Citadels is a kingdom building card game where each turn you get to select which role you will be playing in the kingdom as you try to build the greatest citadel. (more…)

Riff Raff 1I recently played the delightful game Riff Raff from Zoch zum Spielen and have to say it is quite delightful. The basic premise of the game is you are trying to load cargo onto a ship without it falling off, the catch is the boat you are loading can wobble in to axises and has a heavy counterweight on the bottom which simulates the boat riding on the waves. (more…)

Imperial Knights book
Last weekend I picked up my copy of the latest codex from Games Workshop, Codex: Imperial Knights. This review is more about the story and general impression of the army than a thorough analysis of the competitiveness and viability of this book. This is the first completely new army GW has released in about 10 years and it has the potential to change the face of the 40k universe. When I first heard about the Imperial Knights I was very excited to not only see the new models, which are stunning, but also to read the new fluff and story.  (more…)