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"We have played a lot of wargames over the past 10 years but some of the classics have eluded us thus far." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, lays out his favorite East Front games. See which game makes him comment "The CRT is one of the most interesting and unique that I have seen."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/19/2024


GEN CON Indy 2024

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GEN CON INDY 2024: August 1-4 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. LISTEN UP, GAMERS! Time is running out to get your Gen Con badges.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/17/2024


Antietam, 1862

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"...I felt compelled to deal with this battle, which though a tactical mess, turned out to be a turning point...". Jeff Berry, in Obscure Battles, brings us another one of his exquisite battle reviews. Join him for some intriguing insights and wit, as "...Lee and Davis both recognized that now was the time to take the war north to prove that the South was winning their independence."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 7/15/2024


Part 7. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1986-1991

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"Avalon Hill, after a big surge in the late 70s until the mid-80s was on a roll. But little did anyone know, the company would soon enter a decline that would eventually lead to the end of the company. In this episode, we explore the beginning of the end of Avalon Hill." Legendary Tactics

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 7/14/2024


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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

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Game: Blocks in Afrika



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Publisher: VentoNuovo Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Emanuele Santandrea
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Description:


BLOCKS IN AFRIKA is a concept game covering the whole North African campaign from 1940 to 1943. Developed on wooden blocks and cubes system, over an astonishing 87x64cm full laminated multicolor map-board, there's not any paper component, but the Manual. All the over 400 wooden/plastic components have been created by the best Italian artisinal industry and painted "A baratto", a technique usually adopted for painting car parts and accessories. The game is for two players, one controls the Western Allies and the other one controls the Axis Powers. Although based on history, players in command of the two factions can modify the evolution of World War 2 in the Mediterranean Theater. SCALE A hexagon is approximately 53 miles (70 Km) across. A turn is 1 month long. A full strength counter represents 300 planes, 300 Tanks, or 30,000 men, depending on the type unit, equipment and nationality. FOG OF WAR The game can be played with the Fog of War on (wooden blocks are placed on the map in such a way the opponent player can not see them) OR with Fog of War OFF (all units are visible).


Articles


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Pub Date
Article Description
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5
Date: 11/12/2023
Poster: Pat L.
Blocks in Afrika by VentoNuovo Games

Robert Peterson from “A Wargamers Needful Things” gives a nicely illustrated overview including components, turn sequence, and scenario list. He notes the game’s complexity and looks forward to playing a combined campaign adding Blocks in the East and Blocks in the West to Blocks in Afrika.
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4
Date: 1/18/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Big Board Gaming: First Look

Kevin Sharp takes a first look at "Blocks in Afrika", the latest installment of the "Blocks In…" series designed and published by VentoNuovo Games.
Web Link
3
Date: 11/29/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Grognard Original: First Look

Mark D. provides first impressions of the game and offers a player aid to help with the stickers.
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2
Date: 9/2/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Jim O'Neill: BGG Review

As author Jim O'neill says "This is a combined Preview, Review, After Action Report and Travelogue". Excellet article and great photos of the massive "Blocks" map.
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1
Date: 9/1/2014
Poster: Mark D.
VentoNuovo: Publisher Preview

The latest from VentoNuovo Games, Blocks in Africa - Collector's Edition is available for order to owner's of the Blocks in the East or Blocks in the West Collector's editions!
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