Category: first impressions

A Few First Impressions [Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection]

Here are my initial thoughts on Liberty or Death; The American Insurrection, part of the COIN series published by GMT GAMES. I had very high hopes for this game and so far, it has definitely delivered.  Photo by Katie Aidley. Let me start off by saying, I have only played this game once so these truly

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Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, A First Impression

Sometimes you play a game and immediately have to tell everybody about it, shout it from the rooftops, maybe even write a blog post about it less than 24 hours after playing it, because you really need to tell everybody how good it is. Pendragon is one of those games. It’s no secret that I

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A Few First Impressions [Colonial Twilight: The French Algerian War, 1954 – 62] from GMT Games

The French Algerian war and the COIN system are, let’s face it, a match made in heaven. Now, I’m not saying that the French Algerian war is a topic I knew huge amounts about initially or even that I was interested in Colonial Twilight because of its theme at first, but since discovering that GMT

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A Few First Impressions [Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775 – 1777]

Supply lines of the American Revolution, published by Hollandspiele, is a game of supply, logistics, and deceit, set during the first three years of the American Revolutionary War. A two player game sees the Patriot Player, controlling the forces and destiny of the rebellious Americans; the Crown Player, seeking to bring the rebels to their senses. Logistics, yes, you

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ROOT: a Game of Woodland Might and Right, a wonderful first impression [Kickstarter Corner]

Let’s face it, there are a lot of great games being produced right now, by a lot of different designers and that’s a wonderful thing, but there aren’t many games that have got me as excited as I am about Root. A beautiful combination of elegant wargame style mechanics and an ingenious theme, Root has ticked

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A Few First Impressions [Labyrinth: The War On Terror, 2001 – ?]

I really don’t know where to start with this one. My love for GMT and the games they publish is ever-growing and it’s pretty obvious to see why. I’m an enormous fan of card driven games and after one play, Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? seems to be no exception to the rule.  

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