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Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Paul Comben December 19, 2014 4

By Paul Comben The Battle of the Little Big Horn Review Designer: Eduardo Rojas Publisher: Waddingtons Games (1962) So who remembers this one? For no small amount of time I have told people that my first

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FP Magazine: Like Stratego, But With More Bagpipes

FP Magazine: Like Stratego, But With More Bagpipes

Other December 18, 2014 0

By Michael Peck The fight for Scottish independence, coming to a living room table near you. Damn that William Wallace. Damn that stupid movie Braveheart. And curse this infernal board game that compels me, Edward Longshanks,

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A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

Hermann Luttmann December 14, 2014 0

by Hermann Luttmann “The tragedy is that, obsessed with avoiding defeat, he was blind to a beckoning victory.” – David Ascoli, author of A Day of Battle, referring to French Marshal Francois Bazaine The Battle

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Chainmail: Medieval Combat – A Boardgaming Way Review

Chainmail: Medieval Combat – A Boardgaming Way Review

Other December 1, 2014 0

By Tom Thornsen Chainmail – First Impressions Designer: Richard Berg Publisher: Worthington Games (2009) [Chainmail: Medieval Combat should not be confused with the game Chainmail, the miniatures game created by Gary Gygax in 1971. Richard

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ATO Newsletter and Bonus Game Offer

ATO Newsletter and Bonus Game Offer

Other December 1, 2014 0

BY ATO Staff Greetings to all, This is just a quick end of year newsgram to fill everybody in on what’s happening here at Against the Odds, plus mention a special offer for something

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MMP’s “The Tide at Sunrise” – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

MMP’s “The Tide at Sunrise” – A Boardgaming Way Analysis

Other November 20, 2014 2

 By Tom Thornsen The Tide at Sunrise Designer: Yukihiro Kuro and Adam Starkweather Publisher: MMP (2010)   A few years ago Multi-Man Publishing© issued The Tide at Sunrise in its International Games Series (IGS), this one from Japan

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Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Hermann Luttmann November 10, 2014 0

By Hermann Luttmann At Any Cost: Metz 1870 Rules  1.0 Introduction On the morning of August 16th, 1870 at the Gravelotte crossroads outside the fortress of Metz, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French Second Empire, turned

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Heights of Courage and Yom Kippur – A Boardgaming Way Paired Review

Heights of Courage and Yom Kippur – A Boardgaming Way Paired Review

Mitch Freedman November 10, 2014 0

Review by Mitch Freedman Heights of Courage Game Design – Steve NewhouseGame Development – Ernesto Sassot / Dean Essig ————————————-  Yom Kippur Game Design – Al SandrickGame Development – Dean N. EssigThe Gamers, Inc.

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Victory Games’ – The Civil War – A Boardgaming Way Review

Victory Games’ – The Civil War – A Boardgaming Way Review

Other November 6, 2014 12

By Tom Thornsen Victory Games – The Civil War Designer: Eric Lee Smith Publisher: Victory Games (1983) In 1983, Victory Games published The Civil War, one of the classic games to cover the entire American Civil War. 

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A Player’s Guide to “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at Gettysburg”

A Player’s Guide to “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at Gettysburg”

Fred Manzo October 22, 2014 2

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