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The only people I've found that don't like Panzer Corps are the people who haven't played Panzer Corps. It's a brilliant recreation of 90's wargame sensation, Panzer General, and it keeps getting better as more and more expansions are added. It's latest expansion, Soviet Corps, arrived in February and gave you the opportunity to play the Red Army. Slitherine just announced not one, but three new expansions coming to Panzer Corps which place you in control of the U.S. forces between 1942 and the war's end. Each new expansion is titled U.S. Corps and will be based on a different theater of the war.

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One of our favorite ports from cardboard, Sentinels of the Multiverse, is getting more Multiverse today. The Wrath of the Cosmos expansion has gone live for Android and Kindle, and should be arriving soon for the iPad version as well. This is a huge expansion containing eight full decks: two heroes, four villains, and two environments. They've also announced that there will be a lot more Multiverse coming in the next year, but they need our help to make it happen.

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Before anyone gets mad, I want to warn you that this post has very little to do with mobile gaming. That said, it does involve one of the best mobile games on the App Store growing up, so I thought it worthy of a mention. The game is Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure which was our Runner Up Word/Puzzle Game of 2015, even though it's neither a word nor puzzle game. It was a weird time. Don't ask. Today, designer extraordinaire Keith Burgun released the game for Windows on Steam, with a Mac and Linux version to follow. Hooray, Auro!

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Although it released in January, Crashlands is good enough that we've etched its name onto the Writers' Dungeon wall with an old spoon handle, lest we forget it around December when we're handing out awards. A mix of survival game and action-RPG whose fun comes not as much from surviving, but from exploring the strange and wonderful world created by Butterscotch Shenanigans.

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Several weeks ago I wrote a lengthy post about the games we played on the first day of my boardgaming vacation and if they would make for good mobile apps. A couple weeks later, I was outdone by Kelsey who extolled the virtues of GMT Games' fantastic Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection. Not only was his article better written than mine, it opened my eyes to how I should have done my board game reports from the beginning. Instead of 3500+ word treatises which give brief glimpses into several games, we should give each game its due in manageable, normal-length post bites! It all made perfect sense! Also, I'm too lazy to write another 3500+ word article, so it works out for everyone.

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Jozemite Apps is a small developer--one man--who just also happens to be a Pocket Tactics' reader. A few months back he sent me a link to a game he'd created called Chomp'd - How long can you last? I took a look at the iTunes page and kind of forgot about it. First of all, it's too cute for Pocket Tactics, secondly, it's free to download. "No thanks, Jozemite!" I said to myself while shaking my head and primping my self righteousness. Recently I received another message wondering if I had looked at the game and guilt set in. I can at least look at it, right? I downloaded it, expecting to delete it after a minute or two. Instead, after about five minutes I found myself purchasing the only IAP in the game, $1 to remove the ads. I was hooked.

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Kamisado is an abstract tabletop game released back in 2008 by Burley Games. It's also been published by HUCH! & Friends and has had several new releases over the years, the last coming in 2014. Until today, I'd never heard of it. That's more my fault than Kamisado's, however, as I tend to steer clear of games with the abstract label. If abstract gaming in your thing, I'm guessing you've at least heard of Kamisado, as it has racked up a number of awards and was even on the SdJ Recommended list back in 2010. If you haven't given it a try, now's your chance. HUCH! & Friends has recently released a digital port of Kamisado for both Android and iOS devices.

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It had been one of those slow weeks, without any terribly noteworthy new releases, and we were shuffling around in the writers’ dungeon at Mt. Hexmap, twiddling our thumbs and kicking the dust off of our shackles, when someone said “wait, aren’t there some good games coming out… later? Next week, or next month?”

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Last year CatRabbit released a digital version of the over-the-top tabletop wargame, Heroes of Normandie with the promise of a mobile version coming down the road. Since October, it's been fairly quiet regarding a mobile version of HoN, but on Friday the fine folks at Touch Arcade were able to corner the devs and snagged a release window of July 2016.

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Back in 2012 we thought Lock 'n Load's light, head-to-head tank battle game Tank on Tank was being developed by Playdek and would be on our iPads in 2014. We then promptly forgot about it because there's a small [rather large, actually -ed.] leak in the bucket we call our brain. Flash forward to this weekend when reader Trent Garner arrived with some towels and caulk, repaired the leak, and filled us in on the fact that there's a digital version of Tank on Tank in the works, and it's coming to PC/Mac soon with iPad to follow shortly thereafter.

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