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Dy-no-mite!
It's old news around the Pocket Tactics water cooler that I kind of like Galaxy Trucker. I think it's an absolute blast, and watching the online multiplayer lobbies fill up with games this week has been a lot of fun.

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I ain't even frontin'.
What an odd release week. Instead of our usual concentrated shot of new stuff on Wednesday night, it was Jackson Pollock drip of games coming from unexpected places; Galaxy Trucker here, Banner Saga there. And now here's another one: Russian Front, Hunted Cow's biggest-ever wargame.

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I thought fighting was what you were *supposed* to do in the mead hall.
After a summer of teasing that the game was close to release, narrative-driven tactical RPG Banner Saga finally arrived for iOS overnight.

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These characters are so two-dimensional.
Such an interesting batch of releases tonight -- most of them wild cards that I haven't played yet. The big release this week has been and gone (Galaxy Trucker, which Dave reviewed on Monday), and there's some other notable stuff already available...

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It doesn't matter which action I take, I always lose
Mr. Jack Pocket is still one of my favorite 2-player games on my iPad. It's a perfect, puzzly diversion for a few minutes at a time, and it never fails to give me a mild headache.

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It's like Dom Cobb wrote a book
I'll admit that I'm getting a little burned out on interactive fiction on iPad. It's not that I don't enjoy the genre, it's just that there's so much new stuff coming out all the time you can't keep up...

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"Now you will learn Lambada: the forbidden dance."
Interactive fiction manufactory Tin Man Games have another gamebook for us: The Complete Sagas of Fire*Wolf collects all of the stories originally published in the 1980s about Herbie Brennan's titular fantasy character.

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--Kelsey Rinella

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I'm fighting as the People's Front of Judea.
It's no big exaggeration to say that Herocraft's Strategy & Tactics WWII was one of my least favourite games of 2013. In Bizarro World my assertion that it was "a complete failure of a game" is a box quote. But...

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License to ill.
Hunted Cow impresario Andrew Mulholland has just sent us an exclusive early peek the first fruit of the Scottish studio's licensing deal with tabletop publishers Victory Point Games. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp is a digital adaptation of the board game of the same...

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