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SPOOKY GAME PHOTOS - PART 2

Betrayal at House on the Hill gives 3-6 players the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and do what every horror movie teaches us we shouldn’t: explore a creepy house with a group of our friends!

The house itself is created via tile-laying as the game is played - ensuring plenty of tension and suspense as each game will differ from the last. Additionally, if the supernatural isn’t scary enough; one of the members of the adventuring party is plotting to betray the rest… and it’s up to the team to snuff them out and stop them, before it’s too late!

Dim the lights and muster your courage - do you think you have what it takes to survive one of 50 haunt scenarios in this Fall-favorite game? Keep an eye out for Part 3 of our Spooky Game Photo series next week!

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Get the Game - Century Eastern Wonders by Plan B Games

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Get the Game - Century Eastern Wonders by Plan B Games

Control and explore the legendary Spice Islands in search for profit and glory in Century: Eastern Wonders from Plan B Games!

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Get the Game - The Estates by Capstone Games

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Get the Game - The Estates by Capstone Games

The city's banks have granted millions of dollars in loans to six real estate investment firms to help develop The Estates. With cash at your fingertips, it's your job to make sure the path to victory runs smooth in The Estates from Capstone Games.

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Spooky Game Photos - Part 1

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Spooky Game Photos - Part 1

The seasons are changing, which means we are entering the SPOOKIEST time of the year!!! We think that one of the best ways to beat the blues brought on by longer days and the crisper climate happens to be playing board games.

From now until Halloween, we will feature a few awesome photosets from our friend Ido at The Review Board; starting with this one:

Yer a wizard, Harry! If you’re looking to fight a non-traditional dark entity this holiday, consider taking on He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is a cooperative deck building game for 2-4 people, in which players control one of 4 characters (Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville) while trying to protect the wizarding world from Lord Voldemort. In each game, you must protect a set of locations from falling into the control of the Dark Lord.

If you’ve already finished the 7 campaigns included in the base game (representing the 7 books), check out The Monster Box of Monsters expansion, which takes the players deeper into the Forbidden Forest!

Keep an eye out for Part 2 of our Spooky Game Photo series next week!

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Get the Game - Spring Meadow by Stronghold Games

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Get the Game - Spring Meadow by Stronghold Games

Plan your hiking route through the mountains and look out for pesky marmots along the way in Spring Meadow from Stronghold Games.

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Unboxing: Pathfinder Battles - Deadly Foes and Red Dragon Evolution from WizKids

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Unboxing: Pathfinder Battles - Deadly Foes and Red Dragon Evolution from WizKids

We're opening Pathfinder Deadly Foes blind boxes and the Red Dragon Evolution figures from WizKids! Whose army of Paizo predators will win against the Dragon Menace?

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Get the Game - Gunkimono by Renegade Game Studios

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Get the Game - Gunkimono by Renegade Game Studios

In Gunkimono from Renegade Game Studios, players become daimyo, plotting their military advances across the Japanese countryside of feudal Japan as they expand their territory and build strongholds.

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Critical Hits - Dragon Shield Gaming Accessories!

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Critical Hits - Dragon Shield Gaming Accessories!

Every gamer and collector knows that wear and tear happens no matter how careful you are with your gaming supplies. Dragon Shield is one of the most popular lines of accessories created to help protect your collection. Their accessories aren’t just made of long lasting, collector friendly materials, but are also a good value.

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Get the Game - Legends of Andor & Dark Heroes by Thames & Kosmos

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Get the Game - Legends of Andor & Dark Heroes by Thames & Kosmos

Legends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players in which a band of heroes must work together to defend a fantasy realm from invading hordes. Dark Heroes adds more anti-heroes to the mix!

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Get the Game - Maiden's Quest from WizKids

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Get the Game - Maiden's Quest from WizKids

Adventure as a self-rescuing princess right in the palm of your hand in Maiden's Quest from WizKids!

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Unboxing: Icons of the Realms - Monster Menagerie III Blind Boxes and Kraken from WizKids

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Unboxing: Icons of the Realms - Monster Menagerie III Blind Boxes and Kraken from WizKids

Get a front row seat as host Anne Richmond and guest Dave open nine Icons of the Realms Monster Menagerie III blind boxes and the Kraken from WizKids.

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Get the Game - Fist of Dragonstones by Stronghold Games

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Get the Game - Fist of Dragonstones by Stronghold Games

Return to the Dragon & Flagon Tavern with the bluff and barter bonanza: Fist of Dragonstones by Stronghold Games!

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Take a Dive into Ido's Game Photography

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Take a Dive into Ido's Game Photography

With thousands of new board games released every year, it takes a near-impossible state of vigilance to keep up with the expansive buffet of titles that are available to us. Luckily, there’s no shortage of dedicated enthusiasts who actively share information about the games they enjoy most, either as a profession or as a generous contribution to the hobby they love.

Today, Active Player Network would like to take the time to introduce you to one of those individuals who we are especially thankful for: our friend Ido!

 Ido: Photographer Extraordinaire and owner of @the_review_board on Instagram.

Ido: Photographer Extraordinaire and owner of @the_review_board on Instagram.

Ido is an active player from Chicago who’s stunning photo-sets highlight some of his favorite tabletop games and their components. His imagination and whimsy truly bring the games to life, encouraging viewers to step deep into the universes contained within each box. His unconventional style yields an outstandingly unique perspective that supplements the standard package and component photographs offered by game producers, inviting us to see these products in a new light: and to appreciate the craftsmanship and vision that go into bringing each product to market.

When Ido is not being a responsible adult (which is often), he can be found cooking, gaming, and honing his craft as a photographer.

Below, we invite you to scroll through some colorful aquatic shots that Ido shared with us to celebrate Emerson Matsuuchi’s new abstract strategy game: Reef, which hit Friendly Local Game Stores this week. Reef, brought to us by Next Move Games (who also released 2018’s Spiel des Jahres winner: Azul), is quickly becoming a favorite at my house, due to it’s subtle balance of simplistic rules and the potential for advanced strategy:

You can find more of Ido’s photography on Instagram @the_review_board.

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Get the Game - Illusion by Pandasaurus Games

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Get the Game - Illusion by Pandasaurus Games

Are your eyes deceiving you or is that Illusion from Pandasaurus Games? Which of your friends can defeat this deck of optically illusive graphic designs?

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Get the Game - Reef by Next Move Games

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Get the Game - Reef by Next Move Games

In Emerson Matsuuchi’s Reef from Next Move Games, compete against your friends to build the most beautiful reef at the table through color and pattern matching on the depths of the ocean floor.

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Wildlands Factions: The Pit Fighters

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Wildlands Factions: The Pit Fighters

In Wildlands from Osprey Games, you helm a faction of five characters in a post apocalyptic fantasy realm where they fight for dominance and survival via the collection of scattered crystal shards. 

The first decision you have to make is to select which faction you want to run the game with, and we're going to help you with that choice by featuring the incredible miniatures from the game, painting them up, and pairing them with a description of their faction from Osprey's rule book! As you know, the APN team will literally jump at any excuse to paint miniatures so I'm not sure why you'd be surprised by this choice - but that being said, the world behind Wildlands will suck you in and immerse you immediately. This week, we'll have a look at another base game faction: The Pit Fighters.

“Marie, the elven assassin” painted by Bobby Stickel.

The Pit Fighters

Warriors. Killers. Monsters. Slaves, prisoners, and professional gladiators were made to fight for the Empire’s entertainment, but who is left for them to entertain? Who do an elvish assassin, an angry gnoll, orc siblings, and a mysterious challenger have left to trust but each other? Now they are free, where will they go? And who is going to stand in their way?

The Pit Fighters are extremely dangerous up close, as they are exclusively focused on melee combat. They seek powerful shards to keep themselves free.
— Wildlands

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Unboxing - Waterdeep Dragon Heist Blind Boxes and City of the Dead: Statues and Monuments

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Unboxing - Waterdeep Dragon Heist Blind Boxes and City of the Dead: Statues and Monuments

Get a front row seat as host Anne Richmond and guest Emily Floyd open 8 Icons of the Realms Waterdeep: Dragon Heist blind boxes and unbox City of the Dead: Statues and Monuments from WizKids.

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Get the Game - Terraforming Mars: Prelude by Stronghold Games

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Get the Game - Terraforming Mars: Prelude by Stronghold Games

Learn about the much anticipated expansion to Terraforming Mars in our overview of Prelude. With new cards revealed at the start of play, 5 new corporations, and 7 new project cards, this is sure to be a game changer in the exciting series from Stronghold Games!

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Get the Game - Western Legends by Kolossal Games

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Get the Game - Western Legends by Kolossal Games

IIn Western Legends from Kolossal Games, explore the Wild West in an open sand box style board game and make a name for yourself as one of several diverse historical figures by rustling cattle, playing poker at the saloon, panning for gold, defeating bandits and more!

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