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Classic Reviews: Eight Minute Empire

Classic Reviews: Eight Minute Empire

Brant Guillory, 24 September 2020

Brant takes a look at Eight Minute Empire, a game that plays waaaaaay faster than it takes for him to write the review

How does a game with 2 types of blocks, a map that could hide in a magazine, and no combat pack a legitimate realm-building adventure into a 10-minute game?

Elegantly.

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The small box includes 5 colors of tokens, punchout coins, a deck of cards, a very short instruction page, and a mounted, two-sided map. The box is pretty solid, too. You could really hurt someone if you hurl it at them.

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Unboxing Flying Colors DELUXE 3rd ed from GMT Games

Unboxing Flying Colors DELUXE 3rd ed from GMT Games

Jim “Cyrano” Owczarski, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

We showed you the update kit earlier today, and now here’s the complete new edition of the game for you to ogle along with Jim.

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Unboxing One Small Step from Academy Games

Unboxing One Small Step from Academy Games

Henry Vogel, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Last month, Academy Games sent us a handful of promo photos for One Small Step as it still hadn’t taken a step off the boat that was bringing the games to them.  This month, we’re happy to report the game is in, and here’s a look at it!

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Unboxing Verdun from Fellowship of Simulations

Unboxing Verdun from Fellowship of Simulations

Gordon Bliss, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

After last year’s successful Kickstarter campaign, Fellowship of Simulations in France is shipping their new Verdun 1916 Steel Inferno game, and here’s a look inside.

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Unboxing SeaFall by Ironwall Games

Unboxing SeaFall by Ironwall Games

Michael Eckenfels, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

I’d had SeaFall on my radar for a while; I’m intrigued by age of sail type games, but there are few that really look good. Blackbeard by GMT. Merchants and Marauders by Z-Man Games. Plenty of others out there that there isn’t room to mention here. The point is, from my perspective, this looked good, despite it being a legacy game. Of course, “legacy game” meaning “you have to rip your sh*t up to play it.” Even so, in my mind, if it tells a good narrative it would be worth a purchase. But at its high price point, I just never bothered.

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Unboxing Napoleon Retreats from OSG

Unboxing Napoleon Retreats from OSG

Gary “Ardwulf” Mengle, 17 September 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Ardwulf joins us again this month, with a look inside Napoleon Retreats

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