all the games!

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Here at spalanz.com, Tuesday is Game Day! At least, that’s the intention… I take one of my favourite games from among the many in my collection, and give it the once-over, with examples of game play and some opinions thrown out there too. Bear in mind, however, that these are games that I have in my collection and play fairly regularly, so they’re going to be somewhat biased!

In case you’ve missed any of these blogs, I thought it’d be useful to compile an index for you to see at a glance which games have featured here so far! As and when new blogs are published, they’ll also be added here, so you won’t miss a thing!

3012 – post-apocalyptic deckbuilding!

A Game of Thrones – the only (living card) game that matters…

A Touch of Evil – supernatural horror in Colonial America (Revisited!)
Something Wicked – possibly the best board game expansion ever!
The Volgovian Nutcracker – a touch of Christmas evil
Here be monsters! – the Delion Dryad and Shadow Witch print-and-play villains!
Krampus – have you been naughty or nice?
Dark Gothic – the deck-building version of A Touch of Evil

Alhambra – one of the classics of the tabletop gaming scene

Android: Netrunner – hack into the future!
Tournament Time – how I fared at the Summer 2015 tournament
Mumbad – Android: Netrunner goes global in the new data pack cycle

Arcana – fight for control of the City of Thieves

Arkham Horror – classic game of Lovecraftian horror
Dunwich Horror – bigger’n a barn, and a whole load of fun!
The Lurker at the Threshold – a Yog-Sothoth expansion
Curse of the Dark Pharaoh – there’s a travelling exhibition in town…
Innsmouth Horror – have you got the look?

Arkham Horror LCG – musings on the upcoming co-op living card game
Arkham Horror LCG – first thoughts following the first games!
Arkham Horror LCG – starting the campaign in earnest!

Ascension – one of the true classics of the deck-building genre

Assassinorum: Execution Force – the first in a new line of boardgames from GW!

Attack on Titan – the anime-inspired deck-building game!

Battlelore – a look at the second edition of the classic fantasy battles game!

Battles of Westeros – it’s Battlelore, but with Starks vs Lannisters!

Blood Bowl: Team Manager – welcome to the big leagues!

Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game – eldritch horror on the cards!

Carcassonne – the famous tile-laying game

Chaos in the Old World – play as one of the four Ruinous Powers and corrupt the Old World!

Cold War: CIA vs KGB – the bluffing game to gain control of the world!

Conquest of Nerath – celebrating Fantasy Week with some classic D&D adventure!

Conquest of Planet Earth – play as space aliens trying to conquer Earth!

Cthulhu-themed games – Cthulhu Gloom, Cthulhu Dice, Munchkin Cthulhu & Cthulhu Fluxx

DC: Deck Building Game – the Justice League is ready for action!
Crisis Expansion Pack 1 – introducing solo play to DC!
Forever Evil – play as the villains, and destroy the heroes!
Teen Titans – it’s not all child’s play!
DC Rivals – Batman vs The Joker in an epic confrontation!

Deathwatch – a look at the RPG from Fantasy Flight Games

Deathwatch: Overkill – first impressions of a box-load of awesome!

Descent: Journeys in the Dark – a true classic of dungeon-crawling awesome!
Lair of the Wyrm – face the dragon in the depths of the dungeon!

Dominion – the grandfather of the deck-building games
Expansions, round one – Prosperity at the Seaside, and more!
Expansions, round two – Alchemy in the Hinterlands, and more!

DungeonQuest – hilarious dungeon-delving in Terrinoth!

Dungeons and Dragons Adventure System:
The Legend of Drizzt – start an adventure in the Underdark!
Wrath of Ashardalon – dare you face the dragon in his lair?

Elder Sign – there’s something horrible in the museum!
Unseen Forces – get ready for some world-cracking fun!
Gates of Arkham – leave the museum and face the horror on the streets!
Grave Consequences – a quick look at the new small card expansion pack
Omens of Ice – the icy horror of Alaska awaits!

Eldritch Horror – world-spanning horror from Fantasy Flight
Forsaken Lore – the first expansion for Eldritch Horror
Mountains of Madness – terror in the tundra!
Strange Remnants – stop the cosmic alignment before it’s too late!
Under the Pyramids – horror in the desert!
Signs of Carcosa – have you seen the Yellow Sign?

Fallen – a first-look at the kickstarter card game
Fallen – at last, thoughts following my first game

Forbidden Stars – first impression of a Warhammer 40k spacefaring adventure

Fortune & Glory – globe-trotting adventure in the 1930s!

Gangs of Commorragh – a first look at airborne conflict in the Dark City!

Ghostbusters – the kickstarter sensation from Cryptozoic!
The Real Ghostbusters – a nostalgic look at a game from the 1980s

Gloom – kill off your family while improving the lives of others!

Journey: Wrath of Demons – minis galore in this Oriental myth-themed kickstarter!

Lagoon – a first-look at the kickstarter tile-laying game
Lagoon – at last, thoughts following my first games

Legendary – the Marvel deck-building game
Legendary: Villains – a new take on the Marvel deck-builder
Guardians of the Galaxy – small expansion with a lot to recommend it!
Dark City – the first large expansion, and what an expansion it is!
Secret Wars I – the first of a two-box large expansion set
Captain America 75th Anniversary – gaming with the first Avenger!

Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – my all-time favourite card game!
Lord of the Rings: gameplay – the original blog was too big!
Shadows of Mirkwood – a look at the whole first cycle
The Massing at Osgiliath – the first of the GenCon special scenarios
Khazad-dûm – the first deluxe expansion for the game
Dwarrowdelf – a look at the whole second cycle – get ready for dwarves!
Heirs of Númenor – the second deluxe expansion for the game
Against the Shadow – a look at the whole third cycle – it’s the time of Gondor!
Voice of Isengard – the third deluxe expansion for the game

Magic: the Gathering – finally, the grandfather of all card games!
Deckbuilding: House Dimir – a look at some blue-black horror!
Deckbuilding: The Jeskai Way – my first attempt at three-colour builds!
Shadows Over Innistrad – the new set, and some mono-black Vampires!
M12: No Longer Standard – a look at an older set, with a little regret!
Eldritch Moon Prerelease – my first ever prerelease event!
Rotation 2016 – saying goodbye to Tarkir and Origins!
Deckbuilding: The Boros Legion – red and white working in perfect harmony!
Playing Magic: Commander – my first ever Commander deck!
Aether Revolt – marking a triumphant return to playing Magic!
Deckbuilding: R/B Vampires – (almost) everything I love about Magic!
Planechase – taking a look at the multiplayer add-on variant!
Deckbuilding: Breya 2.0 – my efforts at re-tuning a Commander pre-con!
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas – the new multiplayer set for Magic!
Welcome to New Phyrexia – the Phyrexians have claimed Mirrodin!
Kamigawa: No Longer Standard – it’s MtG with a Japanese twist!
Vampires! – taking a look at the new product for Commander 2017!
Ixalan – checking out the b/w vampires amid the treasure-hunting and dinosaurs!
Innistrad: No Longer Standard – looking at the original horror-themed set!

Mansions of Madness – a look at the first edition

Munchkin – fantastic role-playing lite in card-game form!

Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords – the first adventure card game box
Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords – Burnt Offerings – the first adventure pack

Red Dragon Inn – the adventure’s over, but the party has just begun!

Rune Age – the card game that got me into this mess to begin with!

Runebound – the classic fantasy board game
The Island of Dread – seafaring adventure in Terrinoth
The Sands of Al-kalim – desert adventure (Tabletop Day 2015 special)
Runebound: Midnight – defeat the Night King in this standalone expansion
The Frozen Wastes – frosty adventure in Terrinoth

Runebound Third Edition – a first look at the new edition

Settlers of Catan – the classic Euro game, but not my favourite

Shadows of Brimstone – a first look at the enormous kickstarter campaign

Smash Up – the shuffleboarding game of total awesome!

Space Hulk – the archetypal miniatures game of man vs alien!

Space Hulk: Death Angel – form up and face the genestealers! (Revisited!)

Star Wars: Armada – first look at the tactical capital ship game

Star Wars: Destiny – musings on the new dice game from FFG

Star Wars RPG: Saga Edition – role-playing in the galaxy far, far away

Star Wars RPG – FFG’s iteration of roleplaying in the galaxy far, far away

Star Wars: The Card Game – another living card game from FFG

Star Wars – West End Games products
Escape from the Death Star – retro classic co-operative fun!
Star Wars RPG: West End Games – the original d6 role-playing game!
Assault on Hoth – more retro boardgame fun!

Star Wars: X-Wing – lock S-foils in attack position!
Scum & Villainy faction – preview thoughts on the Galaxy’s Most Wanted!

Street Fighter – deckbuilding game from Cryptozoic

Summoner Wars – the war for Itharia has begun!

Tales of the Arabian Nights – exotic adventure and storytelling, in boardgame form!

Talisman – head off on a magical quest, you may even become a toad!

Thunderbirds – save the world from the evil Hood as one of the Tracy brothers!

Thunderstone – the original dungeon-delving deck-building game!
Wrath of the Elements – the first expansion; add some traps to your dungeon!
Dragonspire – here be (very expensive) dragons!
Doomgate Legion – defeat the Cult of the Doomgate and find some treasures!
Thornwood Siege – the third expansion!

Ticket to Ride – the classic game of trains, trains, and trains…

Tsuro – the game of the path

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – my first steps into this amazing new world!
What’s the Point(s)? – a look at the new ways to play Age of Sigmar

Warhammer: Diskwars – skirmishing in the Old World has never been more fun!

Warhammer Gorechosen – a first look at the brutal game of arena conflict!

Warhammer Quest – a first look at the dungeon-delving card game

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower – a first look at the new boxed game from GW
Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower – my first play-through, Pink Horrors ahoy!

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team – the tabletop game reduced to a skirmish

Warhammer 40,000: 8th Edition
There is Only War! – taking a look at the new rules, and the new starter set!
Getting into 8th – getting the hang of the new edition of 40k
Getting into 8th Edition – getting to grips with things after my first couple of games

Warhammer 40,000: Conquest – the latest LCG from Fantasy Flight
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest – getting back into the game
Store Championship 2016 – how I fared on the way to Regionals

The Witcher Adventure Game – an amazing adventure game experience!

Xenoshyft: Onslaught – deck-building with a difference

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