Empires of the North Review

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!

Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?

Can you own both this and Imperial Settlers? Does Empires of the North refine and improve on an already great system? Did Portal just blow 2019 out of the water? Check out my bumper sized review of Empires of the North!



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Solo Plays - The Pursuit of Happiness

My solo play of The Pursuit of Happiness, one of my favourite games ever!

What weird story will I tell in the cards and what is the maddest life you've all led?


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Anthology #7 - KOSMOS Special

Welcome to a special Anthology episode dedicated to KOSMOS games and partially their cousin Devir Games. 6 games go through the review process from their catalog - which stand out above the rest? #KOSMOS #Kahuna #Imhotep #LaVina #Tribes #RollForAdventure #Targi 01:25 - Kahuna 06:53 - Roll For Adventure 15:10 - Imhotep The Duel 22:34 - La Vina 29:00 - Tribes 36:30 - Targi Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page. Please subscribe to get updates on more videos!



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The Ancient World: 2nd Edition Review

How do you like the revised 28mm look? In The Ancient World, players compete to grow the largest and most influential city-state by managing citizens, treasury, and military and by defeating titans. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. One of the actions a citizen can perform is to build Empire cards, which give more citizens, money, and abilities. The second edition features: - Numbered, limited edition boxes - Designer's signature printed in metallic ink - Revised and new titans - Larger, revised player boards - Expanded game play, including a new resource: AMBROSIA - Titans now attack YOU! - Updated district and empire cards Having never played 1st Edition, is the 2nd Edition a good game in its own right? And will previous owners feel like swapping to this?

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Pandemic: Rapid Response Review

How do you like the revised 28mm look?

Pandemic: Rapid Response is a race against time. Roll dice to create supplies, fly the plane, and make deliveries to cities in need. As the timer counts down, you must quickly coordinate and work together to react to new disasters. Will you and your team be able to respond in time?

Is using the name "Pandemic" enough to make this variant of "Fuse" worth considering? Or will it be forgotten to time?



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Top 10 Next Step Games

I talk a lot about Gateway Games which are very important to the hobby. But once you've played a few and got your friends settled into the starts of a great hobby, where do you go from here? Here are 10 games that you should consider looking into as a Next Step.

If you like what you see, please subscribe to the channel!

10 = 03:09
9 = 06:13
8 = 09:16
7 = 11:59
6 = 14:27
5 = 17:29
4 = 20:10
3 = 23:10
2 = 27:44
1 = 31:58 (and yes I forgot to change the number from 4 to 1, my bad!)

#top10
#lukehector
#brokenmeeple
#dicetower


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VLOG - The New Lens Debate

The VLOG's have begun and what better to begin with then the decision I've made regarding the debate of which lens to go with? 24mm as before or switch to the new wide angle? Or is there a third option?



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Anthology Review #6

Ok guys, this is the last video I pre-recorded in wide angle - don't forget to pass the feedback and vote on the poll etc - I need to make an executive decision about the format and both wide angle and the old 24mm have pros and cons for looking professional. A few micro games, and some expansions, but a wide range of likes and dislikes here including a long absent proper rant...........which of these 6 games caused me to go nuts? Mystic Vale: Harmony - 01:30 Memoir 44: New Flight Plan - 05:17 High Risk - 11:45 Nessos - 14:00 Schotten Totten - 17:00 Time Stories: Madame (SPOILERS) - 21.55 #memoir44 #schottentotten #timestories #highrisk #nessos #mysticvale



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Realm of Sand Review

Ok, just this one and an Anthology I promise! Keep your feedback coming in, vote on the poll in the community section, need to know about the wide angle thing. Would perhaps you prefer the reviews to be 24mm like before and the Top 10's / VLOG's to be Wide Angle perhaps, best of both worlds? Let me know! The Queen of Ragusa has embarked on a journey to the Realm of Sand to save her home. While she travels the plane awaking the power of the glyphs, you as a royal magician must act quickly to assemble those glyphs and stabilize the magic to reconstruct the realm of sands. Who will help the queen save Ragusa and become hero of the Realm of Sand? I like a lot of Emperor S4 games, but can this live up to the others or is this maybe an occasion where the result isn't greater than the sum of its parts?


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Season 3 Episode 8 - TING & Results

Paul Grogan is now hopping on the convention wagon with GRIDCON coming soon! For now though he decided to dip his toes in the water with TING (This Is Not Gridcon) down in Devon, UK. Of course, being from the West Country, I just had to attend! What games did I play?
Also the Dice Tower Award results have been released! Did my chosen picks win? Let's find out!
00:30 - Introduction
05:20 - TING Discussion
38:00 - Dice Tower Award Results




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Small Islands Review

Just two more videos including this one in wide angle form, then I'll make an executive decision on the format. I appreciate all the feedback you've all given on whether you like this or the old version. I will be taking it all on board and then deciding soon on which format works best overall. Certainly it's been a mixed bag so far. Small Islands is a tile-placement game in which you are daring explorers discovering a magnificent archipelago. Its islands are brimming with natural resources but also temples from an ancient and mysterious civilization. Brave adventurers, bring back to your clan wealth & prestige! It looks colourful, plays with all players and is easy to learn, whilst having tactical depth.............no way.........could this possibly replace Carcassonne???



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Star Wars: Outer Rim Review

As I said, I've done a few videos in the Wide Angle format as a test run, I think 6 in total - I appreciate all the feedback you've all given on whether you like this or the old version. I will be taking it all on board and then deciding soon on which format works best overall. Certainly it's been a mixed bag so far. Let's have more Star Wars games, because we don't already have a million of those! :-) But now we venture into the genre of "Pick Up And Deliver" with a smuggler/bounty hunter theme. Does Outer Rim tell a good enough story to warrant its long length? Credit to Adult Swim/Robot Chicken for their hilarious sketches and the Bounty Hunter reference.



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Ticket To Ride: London Review

As I said, I've done a few videos in the Wide Angle format as a test run, I think 6 in total - I appreciate all the feedback you've all given on whether you like this or the old version. I will be taking it all on board and then deciding soon on which format works best overall. Certainly it's been a mixed bag so far. A little mini review for you! How do these 15 minute filler Ticket To Ride's hold up and which is better, New York or London - does it really matter in the end?



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