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The GAMA Trade Show 2014 Begins This Week

The annual gathering of hobby game retailers in Las Vegas begins tomorrow at the Game Manufacturers Trade Association Show  at Bally’s casino. I covered the show for the past few years, but this year I am not attending.  Which is a shame because, so far as I know, I am the only person that actually […]

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2013--Kickstarter.com

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2013–Kickstarter.com

Yes, you are reading that correctly.  I am giving the “Best of Show” for the GAMA Trade Show 2013 to Kickstarter.com.   Kickstarter was the talk of the show. If you had a booth there was a solid 50/50 chance that a Kickstarter was in your future. It really was everywhere at the show. Before you […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 8

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 8

Monster Protectors Monster Protectors has a nice line of card protector boxes and binders as well as some unusual map/playmat tubes. It is hard to see in the image, but the map tube has three corners, rather than being a true tube. I did not grasp the importance until  Monster’s rep pointed out that it […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 7

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 7

Cheapass Games   Cheapass games, long known for extremely basic games, evolved a bit and produced a “snazzy” version of the venerable “Unexploded Cow.” This game has a retail price of $25.00. Grandpa’ Beck’s Games Scheming and Skulking is a new trick-taking game due to be released at the end of May for an MSRP […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 6

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 6

Collins  Epic Wargames Polyversal is a soon-to-kickstart miniature combat system (6 mm) that allows you to use miniatures from other games, assign Polyversal stats and then go to war!   The central tile is a commander and he controls all the units attached to him, but should them move out of range they “detach” from […]

GAMA Trade Show  2013 Report 5

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 5

More gaming goodness below…. Educational Insights “Nowhere to Go” is a quick game with some strategy that is perfect for children, but playable by adults as well.   Two fedora wearing miniatures block paths using the gray marble-like tokens of each other until one has nowhere to move, thereby losing. I got in a complete […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 4

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 4

Today we begin with:   Zvezda Zvezda is a Russian model/gaming company with an interesting line of very cheap ($3.95) models and some large miniature-combat board games.  Their new release is an age of sail game called “”Armada Invencible.” This will release at Gen Con 2013 for a $69.95 MSRP.   The ships come disassembled, […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

The quest continues with…   Privateer Press June brings a stand-alone expansion for “Level 7″ entitled “Level 7: Lockdown”  ($31.99 MSRP) Lockdown follows those poor souls that failed to escape before the doors locked and now must journey deeper into the mysterious, and very dangerous facility to escape.  Assuming that is not enough subterranean horror […]

Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games Sponsoring My GAMA Trade Show Coverage!

Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games Sponsoring My GAMA Trade Show Coverage!

I am thrilled to announce that Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games are sponsoring my coverage of the GAMA Trade Show 2013! As a fan of both companies I hope to justify their faith in me with great coverage of all the latest game releases and prototypes at the show. If you like my coverage, […]

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