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Giving Games Away - The Geek Weekly Issue #237

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BGG.SPRING Looking for Team Geek Volunteers
If you are headed to BGG.SPRING, consider joining Team Geek. See the article for more details.
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BGG@Sea 2019
Looking for an amazing gaming cruise? Check out BGG@Sea, taking reservations now. Check it out.
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Giving Games Away
This family that loves games is looking for a way to give back. Their idea: giveaway one game a month to a family in need. Come see how you can participate.
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Rating Your Collection
In this geeklist, we are introduced to a tool that lets you pit your collection head to head. One user tried it and this was their top 10. Come try it for yourself.
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Hidden Gems of Essen
Essen is coming soon and this user has put together a list of their hidden gems of the show. What are you looking forward to?
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A Thief’s Fortune
A Thief's Fortune is a competitive Card Drafting & Engine Building game for 1-4 players that lasts 45 to 90 minutes. The game revolves around a Thief who has just come across a mystical item that allows him to see glimpses of the future. Each player represents a different timeline of that character and through the various choices and actions of each player, separate alternate paths are formed. During the 5 rounds of the game, players gather Fortune Points with the player who has the most is the winner. Join our campaign now and save 28% off retail price, gain wonderful Stretch Rewards for free and help us create a great game!
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Skylands, Bastille and Franchise
Skylands, Bastille and Franchise are Essen releases from Queen Games, and this is your chance to get them without attending Essen! Rebuild the floating island world of Skylands in this action selection tile laying game. Start with one branch and grow your business into a nationwide Franchise! Smart choices on where and when to expand are the key in Franchise. In Bastille, the Revolution is inevitable. Will your faction lead the way? Gain influence, recruit leaders and raise money and arms to prepare for a successful revolt!
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MONOPOLY®: Warhammer 40k
A classic flagship title meets MONOPOLY in a game that takes the infinite war to new levels. Featuring 22 familiar locations from the setting, MONOPOLY: Warhammer 40,000 lets you play as one of six iconic metal tokens representing key factions and make your way around the board buying, selling, and trading properties in the 41st Millennium. Build up your conquered locations with Outposts and Fortifications, seal your destiny with Fate and Glory cards, and collect a Billion Souls for the Emperor to continue your quest to dominate the board!

Ages 13+ | 2-6 Players | Made in America
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Railways of Nippon
This review includes and overview of the entire sires while diving deep into Railways of Nippon. Come learn more about this storied train game series.
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Guide to BGG
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Go to the Library - The Geek Weekly Issue #236

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RPG Geek New Player Initiative
RPG Geek, BGG’s neighbor is open for new players to join their play by forum games. If you’ve wanted to try a tabletop RPG, this is a great opportunity. Come check out what games are open.
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Downtime
As BGG moves to the cloud, there will be some site downtime. Be aware that there will be some downtime throughout this week.
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Go the Library!
Libraries in many countries are starting to add board games to their collections. Check your local library and see what is available.
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Visualizing BGG
This blogger stumbled upon a gamer taking a deep look at BGG data. Come see some of the fascinating charts.
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Designer Rankings
This Geeklist uses a formula to rank designers. Come see how your favorites stack up.
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The Ancient World (2nd Edition)
Build a sprawling empire and fight massive titans in The Ancient World (2nd Edition). This updated edition of Ryan Laukat's 2014 design includes new cover art, more cards, new plastic ambrosia tokens, revised and new titans, wooden citizen tokens, and expanded gameplay!

Only two days remain before the project ends. Back this new edition to receive a free set of over fifty custom, metal coins in four different sizes and colors. An upgrade kit is available for owners of The Ancient World (1st Edition).
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Planetarium: Primordial
Planetarium is an award-winning strategy game of creating your own solar system. Primordial, the new expansion currently on Kickstarter, will add two new modes to the game, Epochs and Frost Line.

Epochs extends the play time of Planetarium by creating protoplanets in an infant solar system, and Frost Line allows Heat and Cold tokens to be played for extra points as planets are heated or cooled as they move around the solar system.

Primordial is funded on Kickstarter and unlocking stretch goals! Pledge through September 20 at 8PM EST.
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Grackles
The noisy, iridescent birds are gathering on the telephone wires at dusk. Can you line up more of yours than anyone else?

In this lightly themed abstract strategy game, players choose between drawing and placing a tile, connecting 2 spots on the telephone wire with their birds, extending a line of birds, or rotating an empty tile. After the board has been built to 5 tiles by 5 tiles and all available pairs of spots on the telephone wire have birds on them, the player with the most birds on the telephone wire is the winner.
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Teachers Using Games Guild
As school starts in the US, let’s take a minute to honor the intrepid teachers.
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Chess: More Than a Sum of Its Parts
This review is a personal look at chess throughout their life. Come see how your experience lines up.
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Art and Story of Anachrony
Check out this compilation of the art and story elements from the Anachrony rulebook. Come check it out.
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Clue: Restore







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Can Board Games Make You Cry? - The Geek Weekly Issue #235

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Massive Geek Store Update
The update is here! Come check out everything that has been added, don’t miss this one.
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Essen Interest
Essen is coming up fast. Check out one gamers interest list so far. What are you excited for?
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Best Licensed Game
Licensed games get a bad wrap, but they have been on the market for years. Which was the first good one? Join the thread to discuss.
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Can a Board Game Be Emotionally Impactful?
Movies can trigger tears, even some video games, but can board games do the same thing? That is the question in this thread. Come share your experiences.
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Game: Terraforming Mars
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PopCats Fighter
IThe latest project by Ninjabot called PopCats Fighter is a turn based strategic card game that truly captures the essence of a vintage fighting video game in a table top experience like never before! From the Character design, Game Play, to the opening of the box this game is all fun!

Become a PopCat Fighter, and claw your way to the top with your Inner Power & Special Moves! Take out your opponent's 9 lives, and become the Hairweight Champion and complete your story!
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What’s For Dinner?
Who hasn’t been in a group of people who can’t decide what restaurant to visit or where to order food from? What’s for Dinner? is a light-and-quick game designed to cleanse the palate and maybe even give the winner the right to decide dinner plans. Roll the Food Die to see what you’re craving, and grab meals with food icons that match your Trait cards before other players snatch them up—or you might end up going without. Maybe that one delicious meal you’ve got your eye on would break your diet, but is it worth the risk? And can you grab it before it gets thrown out? What’s for Dinner?: A family-friendly game for 2 to 6 players, 15–20 mins.
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Precision Milled Metal 60-Sided D20 and Full Set of RPG Dice


60 sides, but numbered to use as regular dice! D20, D12, D10, D00, D8, D6 & D4 available.

Our patent pending dice are some of the most accurate in the world. We individually machine a solid billet of aircraft grade aluminum to within tolerances of +-0.0004” and finish with a type III hard anodize. Numbers are permanently marked with a laser, leaving the faces flat and the weight balanced.

At about 1.5” wide, (37mm) these dice are huge and heavy (77g or 0.17lbs). They are easy to tell apart since we highlighted each of the high numbers in a bright hexagon.

Fully funded in less than 7 hours. One day left. Ends tomorrow at noon PST!
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Blades of Glory
As I sit knee deep in Star Wars Destiny cards, I wish I’d gotten my co-workers into Millennium Blades instead. Check out these interesting impressions.
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Flick ‘em Up! Scenario Template
Flick ‘em Up! is a fun dexterity game and this file is a way to create your own custom scenarios. Check it out.
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Going for Grail Games - The Geek Weekly Issue #234

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Going to the Cloud
BGG is looking to move it’s severs to the cloud. Think you can help? Learn more details in the post below.
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Games Unplayed
This BGG user has shared a touching list of games he never got to play with late wife. Come share in this celebration of love and games.
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A Lonely Spot
In this board game flavored travelogue, we get to join in on an amazing journey. Come see what they played on their travels.
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Going for Grail Games
A Grail Game is a game that you desperately want in your collection but is hard to obtain. How much would you be willing to overpay for a game like this? Come vote in the this poll.
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Blackstone Castle
Intrigue, manipulation, power. In Blackstone Castle you manipulate cards on a grid made of the letters in BLACK STONE. It’s like a giant slide puzzle in which you slide, swap and flip 2-sided Vassal cards to make them meet the requirements on task cards.

You start the game with one wizard and one knight in your party. On each turn they allow you to manipulate the Vassals on the grid to increase your work force, your influence at court and your victory points.

Game end is triggered when someone reaches 21 points. Finish the round and whoever has the most points wins.

Blackstone Castle: 1-4 players ages 14 and up, 50 – 80 minutes.
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One Night Ultimate Super Villains
One Night Ultimate Super Villains is a standalone game in the One Night series that's perfect for the whole family to enjoy, challenging you to capture the baddies and save the world! Super Villains can also be combined with the other entries in the series — One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Daybreak, Vampire, and Alien — to create even more fun and chaos.

The game also includes a free companion app which guides players through the different player actions during the night phase of the game.
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Villainous Review
Villainous is super popular these days. Come take a look at this review and see if it is for you.
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Clone Wars Imperial Assault
With this file you can take Imperial Assault back to the era of the best films…yep.
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Clue: Creature slayer







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Don't Forget Chess - The Geek Weekly Issue #233

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Game Trayz Pre-Order
Game Trayz are now available for pre-order for Small World and Terraforming Mars. These items have been highly anticipated so order now!
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Don’t Forget Chess
As a parent, I am always eager to teach my kids a new game I think they can handle, but sometimes I forget the classics. This thread is about one parents discovering the joys of Chess with their children. Check it out.
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The Art of the Pitch
This is a pretty fascinating blogpost. We get an inside look at the rigorous world of pitching board games to publishers. See the world through the eyes of a designer.
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The Most Wanted Spiel 2018 Games
This user is taking the Spiel preview and using it to discover the most popular games as we approach the show.
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Game: Everdell
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Blank Slate
It’s time to leave playing Charades in the past and step up your guessing game this summer with Blank Slate! Get your hands on the new word association party game that puts your unique vocabulary, quick wit, and a sixth sense to work, because it’s AVAILABLE NOW at a Target store near you!

Pick one of over 250 Word Cue cards, write the word you think best completes the phrase – and try to match it exactly to another player’s word without giving a hint. Race to be the first to reach 25 total points to win! Go with your first instinct or think through the odds… just don’t draw a blank!

Ages 8+ | 3-8 Players | $24.99 | Only at Target
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The Lightseekers: Kindred expansion available now!
Kindred adds the Family mechanic and introduces a new layer of synergy between the cards in the game. The Family mechanic adds deck construction that allows players to build decks that aren’t just a Mountain deck or a Tech/Astral Cross-Order deck, but a Lightning Elemental deck or a Chimchu deck and be rewarded for leveraging Family synergies.

The Lightseekers trading card game is a standalone physical game, each card is scannable by the Lightseekers TCG online game to unlock the digital card version. Scanned cards are also tradeable online. Keep your collection physically and digitally!
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Miniature Painting Guild
One of my entry points into the hobby was painting a Warhammer Fantasy in Middle School. This may be the guild for me.
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Escaping into Escape Plan
This Kickstarter success is already generating a lot of buzz. Come check out these in-depth impressions.
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Roll Player Aid
Roll Player turns building an RPG character into a fun dice game. Check out these player aids that should help you get up and running faster.
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The Best of Gen Con - The Geek Weekly Issue #232

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Game Trayz Pre-Order
Game Trayz are now available for pre-order for Small World and Terraforming Mars. These items have been highly anticipated so order now!
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Apps Replacing a Game?
Has an app ever replaced the physical game for you? I know there have been cases for me. Come join the discussion.
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Redesigning New York
Escape from New York is a classic film with a classic board game. This blogger is working to recreate it with some amazing graphic design. Come check it out.
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Your Gen Con Best of Show
Gen Con is over but the hype remains. Come vote for your favorite game from the show.
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Game: Misc
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Samurai Jack: Back to the Past
Accompany Samurai Jack on his quest to vanquish the Shape-shifting Master of Darkness Aku. As beloved companions from Jack’s adventures, players strive to gain the most Honor by helping gather Allies, Weapons, and Traits. Samurai Jack: Back to the Past contains vinyl figures of all your favorite Samurai Jack characters!
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Hanafuda Cards Review
This traditional set of cards has a storied history. Come check out one take on this game and see if it is something you’d like to explore.
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A Twilight Imperium Epic
We come in at Episode 8 of an epic saga. Who will be victorious in this game of galaxy wide conflict? Come read to find out.
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Clue: Mystery.







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BGG at Gen Con 2018 - The Geek Weekly Issue #231

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Gen Con 2018 Schedule
Our Gen Con broadcast starts soon. Check out the full schedule below and enjoy the convention from afar.
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Game Trayz Pre-Order
Game Trayz are now available for pre-order for Small World and Terraforming Mars. These items have been highly anticipated so order now!
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The Vietnam War Through Games
This geeklist is diving into this conflict through the lens of the board gaming. This is more than some cursory glance, this list is seeking to go back to what started the conflict. It is a fascinating look.
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Alexa, Let’s Play a Game!
This is the first report I’ve seen on an Alexa integrated board game. The game is When In Rome, and now I’m dying to try it. Check out this first hand experience of tech meets cardboard.
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How I Use BGG
This user has put together a funny geeklist of how they use BGG. How do you use the site? Come share.
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INCOMING TRANSMISSION
Don’t miss MMG’s fast new 16-bit title! INCOMING TRANSMISSION has received rave reviews & is already over 200% funded entering its FINAL WEEK!

For 2-5 Players (or more) with 15-30 mins, Incoming Transmission is a co-operative asymmetrical deduction game which reviewers have called a “blend of Codenames/Bomb Squad.” One player is Mission Control who knows the missions but cannot speak; the rest control the Cadet & will receive instructions from Mission Control…out of order.

It’ll be up to the Cadet(s) to figure out in what order their five Command Cards belong & execute them properly each round to survive!...and watch out for the MEEPLOID!
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Weird Things Humans Search For
Did dinosaurs go to heaven? Why do shoes fart? And has a monkey ever touched a whale? According to the internet, people all over the world have been asking some pretty strange questions. Now it’s time to find out exactly how strange they can get.

The London-based party game people from Big Potato are returning to Gen Con for round three, armed with a brand new party game. In Weird Things Humans Search For, players are given the first part of a popular internet search and have to guess the rest. The higher their answer ranks on the list, the more points they earn for their team.
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Wayland Games Sale
Want to find deals on board games? At Wayland Games, we have a fantastic range of board games for you to choose from and, with all games up to 20% off, you'll be able to take advantage of our great discounts too.

Whether you are after something quick to throw down with your partner-in-crime, a proper dungeon crawl experience with your gaming group, or a fun-filled game to get the family together in the evenings, you're sure to find something to whet your appetite!

Fancy something extra? Save a further 5% on all orders by using code SUMMERSAVER5 at checkout before August 14th...
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Indonesia
There are guilds for all parts of the world. Indonesia holds a special place in my heart and its exciting to see a guild there. Come learn more about gaming in this archipelago.
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Agent: The Consortium Review
This game is complex on its surface but this review seems to show there is a gem inside. Come read and see if you are ready to dive in.
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Randomizing Mars
This user has created a randomized map for Terraforming Mars. Get this file if you are looking to add some variety to this game.
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Several games featured this time. Share your answer in the comments.

Clue: Boats! Boats! Boats!







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Spiel des Jahres 2018 - The Geek Weekly Issue #230

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Look at This!
As part of the continued refresh, we’ve got brand new image pages! Come check out this latest change and let us know what you think.
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For the Better
Expansions can add a new twist to the game or even make the game better. This geeklist dives into expansions that really make games better. Come share some of your favorite expansions.
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Cloth Player Boards for Any Game
Some player boards in games can be challenging to use or wholly impractical. This is one solution: cloth boards. Using transfer paper you can make your own cloth game boards.
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A Guide to Block War Games
Block War Games are practically a fandom of their own. These games bring with them history and unique gameplay. If you’ve never tried one, this guide is a great place to start.
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Rurik: Dawn of Kiev
Rurik: Dawn of Kiev is a euro-style realm building game for 1-4 players featuring area control, resource management, and a new mechanic - "auction programming." Build, tax, and attack to become the next ruler of 11th century Kievan Rus following the death of Vladimir the Great.

Rurik includes a solo automa opponent who changes tactics, 71 miniatures, 124 custom wood pieces, custom plastic trays and much more!

11 stretch goals unlocked already!
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Remnants
The world ended some time ago. Our days are dust and sand. We build what we need to survive from the remnants of the old world . . .

Remnants brings to life its post-apocalyptic setting with real-time dice-rolling to gather resources, a market system with engine building to develop your compound, and a card-driven fight system to fend off raiders and mutant creatures. You’ll face a Level 1 threat, a Level 2 threat, and then a Raider Boss with a unique Power-Up. After the final attack, the game ends and the player with the most Victory points is the winner. Designed by Justin De Witt, Matthew O’Malley, and Ben Rosset.
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1 Player Guild
Guilds are groups of like minded BGG users that band together around a shared love of something.

This week we’re featuring the 1 Player Guild which is all about playing board games solo. Come learn more and consider joining.
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Anomia Kids
Anomia Kids is a new take on word game Anomia. This parent takes us through how this game worked for their kids. This really looks fascinating so be sure to give it a look
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Clue: I’d rather be royal.







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New Format, New Look - The Geek Weekly Issue #229

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July Geek Store Update
The Geek Store has been updated once again. We couldn’t stop it if we tried. Come check out all that is new.
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Refresh Complete, Feedback Needed
We’ve update the look and feel of the newsletter and are trying new content. Let us know what you think.




50 Eurogames Every Fan Should Play
This geeklist is an excellent collection of the top games every fan of eurogames should play. Come find a classic gem.
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Back to Basics
In this thread, BGG users are diving into the joy of a simple deck of playing cards. Come join in this newfound appreciation for this gaming staple.
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Photo Impressions
Here are some amazing photo impressions of Charterstone. Check them out.
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DIY Ikea Dice Tray
Looking for a fun project and an affordable dice tray? Check out this fun Ikea project and eat some delicious meatballs while you’re at it.
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A Guide to COIN Games
COIN Games from GMT can be enticing yet daunting. Some of the most popular board games ever are a part of this series. Come check out this beginner’s guide.
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Jetpack Joyride
Jetpack Joyride is a real-time competitive puzzle game using pentomino shaped tiles. Players need to fly their way through a lab using a stolen jetpack over a series of three rounds. Using these tiles, players draw their flight path and try to collect as many coins and complete as many missions as possible.

The game has met some strong success in its first 8 days with over 16 Stretch Goals!
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Thunderstone Quest: Back to the Dungeon
Thunderstone Quest: Back to the Dungeon is live on Kickstarter! Funded in 45 minutes, this second Kickstarter campaign for Thunderstone Quest includes Barricades Mode, a new solo and Co-Op mode, as well as a new Quest for more heroes, monsters and more! Check out the campaign today for all the new stretch goals and more.
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Game: The Castles of Burgundy
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Industry Insider: Suzanne Sheldon
In this feature we will highlight and share tips from different designers, content creators, and other industry insiders.

To kick things off, we have a tip from Suzanne Sheldon. Suzanne is a host on the Dice Tower, part of the Restoration Games team and much much more.

Here are her tips for those new to board gaming:
"Find your gaming community if you can (whether it's online or in person) because it's the people that make gaming great. Try before you buy if you can - find a local game store or meetup where you can get a feel for the mechanisms, designers, publishers, etc. that click for you. And don't forget to explore "older" tried and true games that are still well regarded - they've withstood the test of time and the new hotness for good reasons. Have fun."





Mario Kart in the Gaslands
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Clue: Classic adjacent.







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Every Game's a Wargame - The Geek Weekly Issue #228

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After 4+ plus years, it’s time to give the Geek Weekly a face lift. We are in the process of determining what that all entails. If you have feedback or sections you’d like added or changed, let me know!
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Gen Con Hype
I’m missing Gen Con for the first time in many years so have not been keeping tabs. What games are you most hyped for that release at the show? Check out this blog post for some ideas.
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BGG Weight Loss Challenge
Looking for some motivation to be healthier? The BGG Weight Loss challenge is a fun way to collaborate with others for greater success. Come check it out.
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Project Upgrade
In this thread, one user is on a quest to majorly upgrade their copy of World of Warcraft the board game. Come check out the progress.
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What Happened in 7 Years?
A couple of gamers have returned to the hobby they left 7 years ago and are surprised by the way it’s grown. Come share in the experience of their return.
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Create a King of Tokyo Monster Contest
Come vote for the monster you like most in this special contest with IELLO. Check out all the submissions.
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Privacy- The S#!T You Wanna Know, But Never Asked!
Privacy is a hilarious new adult party game in which players finally get answers to the provocative questions they were afraid to ask. Players anonymously answer outrageous and depraved questions by securing “Yes” or “No” votes, then predict how many total “Yes” answers were submitted. Points are awarded to the players who guess correctly. Tell the truth or plead the fifth while using your deduction skills to learn what you’ve always wanted to know about your friends.

Ages 18+ | 5-10 Players | MSRP: $24.95
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Raids
Over the course of four Voyages, prepare your crew and steer your Longship to the best locations to discover the most valuable treasures and earn the greatest glory. Another Viking may have his sights set on the same location as you. Don't hesitate to order your Vikings to attack his ship and try to make him run away. Only one of you can leave with the treasures you've discovered! The player with the most Glory points at the end of the fourth Voyage wins the game.
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SteamRollers Review
This dice based train game is shooting up the charts right now. Check out this review for some quick impressions.
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Flick ‘em Up! the Wargame
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