“After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons.”― Herodotus 300 Earth & Water Board Game Review | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin “300 Earth & Water” Board Game Review. Publisher: Nuts Publishing and Bonsai Games Distributed by Ares Games Designer: Yasushi Nakaguro and Antonio Stappaerts Price $29.99 Passed Inspection: Very easy to learn; beautiful box and artwork; small footprint; perfect game to take on a trip; great fun Failed Basic: typo on “Tribute to Earth … Read more

A Pictorial Review of Origins 2021 | Armchair General Magazine

Posted on Oct 9, 2021 in Boardgames, Front Page Features, Games PR Ray Garbee Or, “What I Did On My Post-Summer Vacation” Origins 2021 was held September 30, 2021 through October 3rd, 2021. It was a unique event, but then these are unique times, eh? I was able to attend on Friday and Sunday. Over … Read more

“Begun, these Clone Wars have.” Jedi Master Yoda -Star Wars Armada Clone Wars Table Top Game | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin “Star Wars Armada Clone Wars” Table Top Game Review. Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Designer: Michael Gernes and Brooks Flugaur-Leavitt Price $99.00 (Starter Sets) and $25 Fighter Booster Packs Passed Inspection: Perfectly captures the Star Wars feel, great looking miniatures and components, easy to learn, fast playing Failed Basic star fighter stands come apart … Read more

GMT Games P500 Offering “Infernal Machine: Dawn of Submarine Warfare” Aims to Explores the Role of Submarines in the American Civil War. | Armchair General Magazine

Posted on Feb 19, 2022 in Boardgames, Front Page Features Ray Garbee By Ray Garbee Infernal Machine: Dawn of Submarine Warfare – P500 Campaign. Publisher: GMT Games. Designer: Ed Ostermeyer and Jeremy White. P500 Preorder Price $55.00 After playing Nicola Saggini and David Thompson’s solitaire game By Stealth and Sea (DVG, 2020), I started to … Read more

“My revenge has just begun. It is spread over centuries.” Count Dracula― Fury of Dracula Board Game Review | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin Fury of Dracula Board Game Review. Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Designer: Stephen Hand, Kevin Wilson and Frank Brooks Price $199.00 Passed Inspection: tense game play, beautiful components, easy to learn and fast to play, Board Game Geek has a great solo play rule set Failed Basic large footprint, Fantasy Flight should have included … Read more

It’s Epic High Fantasy in a Tiny Box! Mini Rogue Board Game Review | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin Mini Rogue Board Game Review. Publisher: Nuts! Expert Designer: Paolo Di Stefano and Gabriel Gendron Price $25.00 Passed Inspection: full solo or two player adventure in a small box; fun artwork; high quality components; tons of replay value for the money; great optional rules; campaign included Failed Basic: when playing the wizard, it’s … Read more

Tank Duel takes to the Desert – Tank Duel Expansion 1 North Africa and Tank Pack 1 – Board Game Review | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin Tank Duel Expansion 1 North Africa Board Game Review. Publisher: GMT Games Designer: Mike Bertucelli Price $70 and Tank Pack 1 $38 Passed Inspection: Beautiful components, new rules for the North African environment, new rules for infantry and anti-tank guns, night combat, open topped vehicles, recon units, multi-gun tanks, updated solo rules Failed … Read more

One book – hours of World War II adventures! Bismarck Solitaire Book -Game Review | Armchair General Magazine

Rick Martin Bismarck Solitaire Book- Game Review. Publisher: Worthington Publishing Designer: Mike Wylie, Sean Cooke and Grant Wylie Price $29.95 Passed Inspection: full solo experience, easy to learn but difficult to master, multiple skill levels as each scenario gets more challenging if played in order, multiple strategies to win, good A/I, the whole game is … Read more