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Over at our sister site, The Wargamer, Alex has been regaling us with the wonder that is the upcoming Battlefleet Gothic: Armada for PC. Based on a tabletop miniatures game from the 90's and set firmly within the much frequented Warhammer 40K world, the game pits gigantic battleships in endless war against the backdrop of space. Armada looks simply amazing and is set for a PC release on April 24. Kind of sucks for us mobile gamers, but Grand Cauldron has our backs. They're coming out with a mobile version of Battlefleet Gothic, subtitled Leviathan, and it looks like we're in good hands.

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When Hearthstone has an expansion on the horizon, everyone knows about it. It's merits are debated even before any cards are revealed, and then Blizzard has the sense to trickle out new cards as the release date nears, creating even a bigger frenzy. Maybe Magic is big enough that Wizards of the Coast doesn't need to do that as I tend to learn about expansions to Magic Duels only days after they release and only because I notice the app needs an update on my iPad. Case in point, on Wednesday WotC unleashed a massive expansion for Magic Duels, Shadows Over Innstrad, and I just found out about it due to an iPad notification.

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Star Billions is a cute, funny, well-written game about four AIs who are out to destroy save the last remnant of humankind. They just need a little help from you to do it. It's a small gem that plays a lot like Lifeline, and it hasn't gotten as much attention as it deserves. Star Billions Season Two just debuted, and Catch and Release has made the app (inclduing Season One) free for a few days to promote it.

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It might sound like an oxymoron, but Machines at War 3 is a pretty great real-time strategy game for mobile. Don't believe me? Go and absorb Clancy's take from way back when it launched in 2013. While it's existed for nearly three years on our iPads, it was only about a week ago that Isotope 244 released a version for Android.

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Hero Generations arrived on Steam last April with the pitch that it was both a Roguelike and a 4X game rolled into one. Basically, it took the 4X concept but, instead of applying it to a nation, shrunk it down until it applied to an individual character. A hero, if you will. The original game was only available for PC/Mac, but developer Heart Shaped Games just announced that a new version, Hero Generations: Regen, is in development and coming to mobile.

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I'm not sure of many things, but I'm pretty sure that I will butcher the title of Age of Conquest IV at least once in this article. I know when I've written about it in the past I've called it Empire of Conquest or Conquest of the Ages. Even today, when writing the title my old friend, Conquest of the Empire, was staring back at me from the title bar. I'm not sure why I'm filling you in on my tendency toward misnomers. Whatever. The entire point of this article is that Age of Discovery VI has just been released for Android and is coming soon to iOS.

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If the world was fair, we'd all be playing Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on our iPads and I'd be able to charge my kids rent. Neither of those things are happening, which reaffims the fact that life, often, sucks. As you're probably aware, we were supposed to have PACG on our tablets over a week ago, but Obsidian jumped in at the last minute and pushed the release back to late April. Still, I can't stop thinking about it and a tip from an equally curious reader pointed me to the Obsidian forums where things are real.

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So far 2016 has been a rather Uwe Rosenberg kind of year when it comes to digital board games. Two of the major board game ports have been his designs, and both have been decent. Patchwork was a little more accessible right out of the gate, but Glass Road is catching up, mainly due to the developers staying on top of things and releasing new updates. Another one landed yesterday, pushing Glass Road to version 1.0.2, and addressing several issues present since the game's release.

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Due to a complete lack of organization and talent on my part, our monthly roundup of what we've been playing has been what most folks would call "sporadic". Much to the writers' chagrin, we missed it last month and nearly again this month. They wouldn't have it, and are forcing me to collate their entries into a post, lest they go public with what happened at the Mt. Hexmap holiday bash in December. The attorneys tell me we can't afford to have those photos released, so I'm happy to bring you the March edition of Games of the Month!

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With so many high-profile board and card games making the move to digital, we sometimes forget about some of the smaller gems that have already made the jump. One of those is the fantastic two-player card game, The Battle for Hill 218. It's a highly tactical card game that involves playing cards according to their supply requirements, and then using them to attack your opponent or supporting your other cards. It was fast and fun and, unsurprisingly, I'm terrible at it. For some reason, it's no longer available on the App Store but never fear! Large Visible Machine is nearly ready to unleash Hill 218's sequel upon us, bringing more card slinging goodness to our touchscreens.

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