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Monday’s Miniatures – Witches 2 (Strange Aeons)

Enrico's Finished Witch

Monday’s Miniatures – Witches 2 (Strange Aeons) Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Mondays are for miniatures! Every Monday, Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini reviews different miniatures from across the hobby world. This week’s figures: Witches 2 for Strange Aeons from Uncle Mike’s Worldwide. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… Where was I going with this tortured reference? Oh!…

Review – What the Food?!

What the Food?!

Review – What the Food?! Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged I have been humiliated in a food fight. If you ever expected a review to begin like this . . . I like you! (Also: I am truly sorry.) Playing What the Food?! from Squirmy Beast is an exercise in adolescent waste, conducted safely and cleanly in your game…

Preview – Pleasant Dreams

Pleasant Dreams

Preview – Pleasant Dreams Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Pleasantly on… Wait… Let me try that again. Presently on Kickstarter, Pleasant Dreams is a card game for one or two players where each player is trying to empty the draw deck, or to be the last person standing. Or, in this case, sleeping: the premise of…

Review – Mage Wars: Druid Vs. Necromancer

Mage Wars: Druid Vs. Necromancer

Review – Mage Wars: Druid Vs. Necromancer Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Overview Somewhere, in the depths of Etheria, the dark heart of the forest stirs. The earth rumbles as creeper vines and saplings erupt in a verdant bloom of barely contained life. In the fens and marshes of the northern swamps, the Bog Queen awakens,…

Review – Chess: Two Player Battle Box

The Chess: Two Player Battle Box set up and ready to play.

Review – Chess: Two Player Battle Box Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged, 4/1/14 Rarely in my career writing about games have I come across one with so much potential, that ultimately just fails to reach it. Chess may catch on eventually, but it will take a concerted effort from its designer and producer to challenge the…

Monday’s Miniatures – Beorn & Bear (Games Workshop)

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Monday’s Miniatures – Beorn & Bear (Games Workshop) Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Mondays are for miniatures! Every Monday, Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini reviews different miniatures from across the hobby world. This week’s figure: Beorn & Bear from Games Workshop. I’ve already talked at length about my love of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and though my…

Review – Tomorrow

Tomorrow - A game about killing people.

Review – Tomorrow Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Tomorrow is a game about killing people. Wait, that’s too simple. Tomorrow is a game about saving the human race. No, that’s not it either. Tomorrow is a game about outmaneuvering and outstrategizing your enemies. But that’s not very distinctive. Let me start over one more time. Tomorrow is…

Monday’s Miniatures – Father Lucant, Divinity Architect (Privateer Press)

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Monday’s Miniatures – Father Lucant, Divinity Architect (Privateer Press) Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Mondays are for miniatures! Every Monday, Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini reviews different miniatures from across the hobby world. This week’s figure: Father Lucant, Divinity Architect from Privateer Press. I’d love to tell you how excited I am to get my hands on…

Review – Battle for Stalingrad (DVG)

Battle for Stalingrad

Review – Battle for Stalingrad (DVG) Damian Mastrangelo, Play Unplugged Have you ever been curious about the world of wargaming but always felt intimidated by the size and complexity of many of the war games you’ve seen on the shelves of your Fiendly Local Game Store(FLGS)? Then perhaps Battle for Stalingrad, a new offering from…

Monday’s Miniatures – Dwarf Hildegard (Scibor)

Enrico's Hildegrad

Monday’s Miniatures – Dwarf Hildegard (Scibor) Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Mondays are for miniatures! Every Monday, Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini reviews different miniatures from across the hobby world. This week’s figure: Dwarf Hildegard  from Scibor Monstrous Miniatures. I promise this will be my last dwarf miniature review for at least a few months… maybe… Look,…