April 1, 2009

Critical Gamers' March 2008 Board Game Roundup

EmpiretotalWarBox.jpgWe can safely say that this month we're become completely addicted to Empire Total War. While it's technically not a board game, we believe we've fairly equated it to a living board game on your PC, and the fact that it oh-so-sweetly mixes strategy, tactics, and historic content, makes it the best game released last month in any medium. We'll continue to post tips for those who are interested, and links the user created modifications that give an already exciting game that extra edge.

On the actual board game front, this March saw the release of Age of Conan, another strategy war game from the folks who brought us The War of the Ring. Thankfully unlike its spiritual predecessor, Age of Conant is easier on the rules, easier to setup, and well, easily fits in a game night session. Well done FFG.

And of course, while it only just came out, we can't fail to mention that our favorite collectible game is back kicking butt after a 5 month hiatus. The World of Warcraft TCG release Blood of Gladiators hit store shelves last week with new Arena themed gameplay which should lead up nicely to the new PvP game mode slated for release this summer by Upper Deck. We'll have our thoughts on Blood of Gladiators as soon as we've been able to fully put the game through its paces.

Here's to a good April!

What We're Playing Right Now

  1. Empire Total War
  2. WoW TCG: Blood of Gladiators
  3. Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition
  4. Battlestar Galactica Board Game
  5. Age of Conan

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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at April 1, 2009 3:27 PM

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