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In The Lab | Tabletop Simulator

In The Lab | Tabletop Simulator

Nov 8, 2014

Welcome to Geekenstein’s In The Lab, the show where we check out the latest, upcoming and just interesting games to see if they’re worth your time and money. We’re once again joined by Eric Elzy in the Geekenstein Labs, this time to check out Tabletop Simulator. After a few tests, David and Eric sit down for a good old game of Pokemon Master...

Fantasy Flight announces XCOM: The Board Game

Fantasy Flight announces XCOM: The Board Game

Aug 6, 2014

Fantasy Flight Games, makers of such licensed properties as the Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica and Gears of War board games, as well as one of my personal favorites, Arkham Horror, have announced their latest game, XCOM: The Board Game. Compared to the other licensed properties listed here, XCOM sure makes a lot more sense as a board game when you...

Cards Against Humanity Can Go Suck A Bigger Blacker Dick

Cards Against Humanity Can Go Suck A Bigger Blacker Dick

Jun 21, 2014

If you’re a human being who interacts with other human beings you’re probably aware of Cards Against Humanity, because lets be honest, people can’t stop talking about the game. That’s for a good reason though; it’s fun. If you’re with the right group of people who aren’t overly sensitive and don’t take themselves...

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Jan 28, 2014

Magic: The Gathering made a big deal last year about turning 20 years old. However, I doubt, they will make as big of a deal about their next important birthday (at least to Americans): it’s turning 21. That’s right, our dear MTG is turning 21 this year! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we here at Geekenstein have come up with the definitive...

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Dec 6, 2013

I went home on Thanksgiving weekend with the full intention of using my time off to play Mass Effect, but instead spent the whole weekend playing the beta of a new browser-based CCG/tactics hybrid called Backyard Battles from independent developer Naked Sky. I first saw Backyard Battles at PAX Prime earlier this year and was intrigued enough to sign up for the...

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Nov 27, 2013

Greetings, fellow Magic enthusiasts! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has been out for a while, and we here at Geekenstein want to play with YOU! The facts: When: The games begin on Sunday, December 8th Where: We’ll be playing on Steam SIGN UP Each player will choose and play ONE deck throughout the tournament. Players may not change decks during the...

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Oct 11, 2013

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has received its first expansion, meaning that players can now enjoy 5 new decks and 10 new challenges. The question, however, is whether this content is worth your hard-earned money. Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion (Steam [Reviewed], PSN, XBLA, iOS for iPad, Android) Developer: Stainless Games...

Star Realms Interview with Rob Dougherty

Star Realms Interview with Rob Dougherty

Oct 10, 2013

The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube. We had the opportunity to talk with former pro Magic player Rob Dougherty about his new deck building game Star Realms. We loved the demo of the game, especially Jake, who had never played a deck building game before, and are eagerly awaiting its...

Star Realms Preview

Star Realms Preview

Oct 10, 2013

The next big thing in deckbuilding games is on the way: Star Realms. Star Realms is a simple, one box deckbuilding game designed by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Ascension co-founder Rob Dougherty. The goal of the game is to reduce your opponent’s “Authority Points” (life total) to zero. The way this is accomplished is much...

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Sep 17, 2013

Now is a happy time for Magic players: the launch of a new block! The first stage of the launch are the Prerelease events, in the form of Sealed Deck tournaments. Sealed Deck format is a form of Limited where you are given 6 packs, and you have to build a 40 card deck. For the complete rules of Sealed and some basic pointers, check out this article. In this...