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(Manifest) Destiny: The Taken King.
There was some surprise on the PT Forums last week when a no-frills iOS port of the classic Civ spin-off Sid Meier's Colonization appeared on the App Store. Among Civ heads there's quite a lot of fond memories of the 1994-vintage Colonization, which...

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Drop me in the water.
It was less than a week ago that I was bemoaning the absence of new Simogo games. Their last offering--2014's too-cute-for-its-own-good Sailor's Dream--left me slightly exhausted rather than entertained, but that hasn't dampened my appetite for more Simogo, who have earned a great deal...

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For cryin' out loud, people STOP DYING
The wonderfully original Galactic Keep is more than just a pretty, multi-mandibled face -- it's also an RPG whose combat requires a little more nous than might be apparent at first.

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I believe that Corporal Hicks has authority here.
Space Grunts is not a film about Danny Trejo and Tommy Lee Jones having a conversation in orbit. Though I'd watch that. No, Space Grunts is a game from Dutch dev OrangePixel, who made his bones with the...

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Rise from your grave.
Pocket Tactics is a member of the Wargamer Limited Group, which is owned by Slitherine Software. When Philadelphia's finest studio Shenandoah was consumed last year by Slitherine, the Galactus of wargaming, grognards started to worry -- as grognards do.

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The snakes would be more impressed with a strong discus throw, Lara.
Tonight, we open a wormhole back to 1996, because that was the last time I was this excited about a new game starring Lara Croft.!--more-- I already did a good bit of excited burbling about Lara...

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Somehow, a satellite
The Guides came out for iOS and Android a couple of weeks ago, and it escaped our notice then. I am filled with regret about that because The Guides is one of the year's most interesting puzzle games.

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This is actually how I picture Magic in my head while playing the cardboard version.
I've spent the last seven days tent camping with my family at Yellowstone and Glacier National Park and have found a reliable Internet connection hard to come by.

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My maps for D&D were rather more… schematic.
I always preferred folders in school. Three-ring binders seemed needlessly baroque, loud, and treacherous (I must have been pinched by one once, and have ever after been prejudiced against the entire race, like my grandfather who would never...

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