More Smash Up, X-Wing Tiles, and Free Stuff from Mayfair!

smashcoverAlderac has officially unofficially announced today that there will be yet another expansion for the hit Paul Peterson title Smash Up, releasing in August. It will feature 4 new factions taking on the same format as Awesome Level 9000. With a few twists. From Alderac's Facebook page: There have already been a lot of questions about more Smash Up, so we'll let you know there is another set of 4 factions coming in August! For the first time, this set has an overall theme running through the factions. Each is distinct, with its own focus mechanically and visually, but there is a common thread that runs through all of them. Speculate away! We interviewed designer Paul Peterson a few months ago, you can check out our interview and see if he left any clues for us on this third expansion...


Fantasy Flight has announced that they are releasing a Tile/Battlefield kit for their X-Wing Miniatures game. The set comes with 12 tiles each measuring a square foot, and featuring iconic locations in the Star Wars Universe. They look slick, and appear to offer a great, and FLAT, surface to hold your battles on! Check out the photo we've included. And you can see the official info on Fantasy Flight's site here.

catan protoAnd finally the deadline is quickly approaching to enter Mayfair's giveaway for a prototype copy of the new Catan expansion Explorers & Pirates! Go follow this link to enter; it's easy!

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A-Wing Sneak Peek from Fantasy Flight!

box-SWX08-right Fantasy Flight has announced that the second wave of starships for X-Wing are hitting retailers on Feb. 28.

They also gave a sneak preview of the A-Wing, with a look at the two new pilot cards and the maneuver dial—this is by far the fastest and most maneuverable rebel ship yet!

This second wave of single-ship expansions will also feature such iconic ships as the Millennium Falcon, the Slave I, and the TIE Interceptor. So players' fleets will be bolstered considerably with this new round of ships!

Keep checking back here at TOG to find out all the latest and greatest news from around the gaming world! Thanks for reading!

The Millennium Falcon is Coming!

box-SWX06-rightLast week Fantasy Flight Games gave the world a pretty good look at the latest expansion for their Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game. The long-awaited Millennium Falcon ship is on its way. And I just have to say: Wow, it looks cool! The Falcon will have a few extra modifications (true to the ship's history in the films), as well as 3 different pilot options: Han, Chewie, and the often under-appreciated Nien Nunb.

You can check out the full preview on Fantasy Flights Web site right here.

Thanks for reading, and we'll see you tomorrow!

What You Missed...

It's been a busy week for us... Unfortunately, not because of the blog, but because of life. So it's been an unusual week, but here is what we have been up to this week! Enjoy! Star Wars X-WingThere is a lot of news flying around this time of year and here are some of the new announcements we brought you - Fantasy Flight Announces the Kessel Run for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures.

Looney Labs announced the near completion of the Fluxx iOS app.

And AEG announced the first expansion for Smash Up!

Firestone also posted a review to "Get Bit!"

And we've added  yet another installment of the 2012 Christmas Holiday Gift Guide!

Thanks so much for reading, and have great weekend!

What you missed

Well, even though it's a holiday week, we certainly didn't slow down! Here's a full recap of all thing TOG this week! Monday - we brought you the first installment of our 2012 Christmas Holiday Gift Guide!

Tuesday - Firestone reviewed Star Wars: X-Wing the miniatures game

Wednesday - Speaking of Star Wars, we interviewed the one and only Eric Lang, designer of Fantasy Flight's newest Living Card Game, Star Wars The Card Game! You can read it right here.

Thursday - We gave thanks.

Friday - We brought you our second installment of the 2012 Christmas Holiday Gift Guide: Family Games!

Thanks so much for reading; check back next week for more news, reviews, interviews, and more great gift ideas for the gamers in your life!

More X-Wing News!

So, we're pretty big Star Wars geeks when it gets right down to it. And we're excited to see more news about the upcoming release of X-Wing. Fantasy Flight rolled out some more info on their upcoming X-Wing miniatures game this week, this time they gave us some info on the first expansion for the title. I'd say it's more of an add-on than an expansion. It features one T-65 X-Wing. It also has some ship cards, two new pilots (including the ever-so-skilled Wedge Antilles) and a few other customizable features. The ships themselves look fantastic and the buzz is pretty good surrounding this game. Although there's no word on when this single-fighter expansion will release, my guess is they'll be getting them to market pretty quickly to capitalize on the release-date fever.

If you're heading to GenCon to play X-Wing, be sure to check back here and let us know what you thought of it!

Thanks for reading! You can see Fantasy Flight's full post here.

X-Wing - Stay on Target!

Good News - Fantasy Flight Games has announced that the long awaited release of X-Wing their newest miniatures game, will launch and be available as soon as GenCon '12 kicks off, and they'll sell them until they run dry. Then beginning Friday morning of the con, they will start official sanctioned tournaments for the game under their governing body of FFG Organized Play. They demo'd the game at last year's GenCon and gamers have been clamoring for it ever since then. Bad News - There isn't much bad news here, with the exception that I'm not going to be attending Gen Con this year so I'll have to wait to get my hands on X-Wing until it hits shelves locally.

Click here for Fantasy Flight's full story.

Going to Gen Con? Competing? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Leave them here!