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#UnboxingDay! Fleet Commander: Nimitz, 2nd Edition by DVG

#UnboxingDay! Fleet Commander: Nimitz, 2nd Edition by DVG

Michael Eckenfels, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

The original Fleet Commander: Nimitz (FCN1) was released back in 2014. I reviewed it back in the day and while it was heavy and had a lot of randomness, I really enjoyed the game. I liked the randomness because it meant very few games would be played the same.

DVG just came out with a second edition of this game (FCN2) that has incorporated some new major tweaks to the system, as well as some expansions to this base game. I’ve read up on the updates, which include the Allied player (i.e., you) no longer needing to pay Supply Points to move ships around the map. I thought it would be good to give you guys a peek at this one.

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#UnboxingDay! Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion by Cephalofair Games

#UnboxingDay! Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion by Cephalofair Games

Brant Guillory, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Whether it’s “Gloomhaven Lite” or “Mini Gloomhaven” the Jaws of the Lion game brings the Gloomhaven mechanics to a mass-market audience through retail outlets like Target.  The box is only about half the size of the original Gloomhaven monster, but it still weighs as much as my Great Dane.

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#UnboxingDay! Fields of Fire 2 by GMT Games

#UnboxingDay! Fields of Fire 2 by GMT Games

Billy Riley, 15 October 2020 ~ #UnboxingDay

Some time ago I was looking for a single player game… a good solitaire game. I think at the time I was looking at a single man counter game. I was also looking for something in the Korea or Vietnam era. Anyway – someone threw Fields of Fire into the mix knowing it wasn’t a single man counter game but knowing it had a good reputation as a solo game. It did also have Korea and Vietnam as AOOs along with WWII.

I checked it out and I was underwhelmed…nay…simply unimpressed. Where was the map? Why do the counter have little to no information on them? What do you mean “What dice?”?

Nothing about the game appealed to me. As I stated, there was no beautiful map. No hexes to move your lads around. The counter information was all but non-existent and there were no dice. Everything was worked out by pulling a card and checking one of many numbers on it.

I was perplexed by this suggestion and moved on.

Fast forward almost a year and here I am about to present it in an unboxing write up. What happened between then and now to change my mind?

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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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