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Destiny Expansion Pass - PS4 [Digital Code]
Destiny Expansion Pass - PS4 [Digital Code]
Price: $34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for all Destiny fans, April 21, 2015
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Gain higher levels for your characters and new maps. This is well worth the money for those that are already spending hours playing Destiny. Obviously, if you haven't put much time into it, then you would not get as much out of it.

The initial expansion (The Dark Below) focuses on the Hive race and adds story missions, strikes and more importantly a Raid that yields gear that can get you Legendary armor with Light 36 attributes, allowing characters to max out at "level 32". (Without the expansion, getting to level 31 is possible, I believe.) In addition, more bounty slots become available making it easier to gain experience by working on more of them at one time.

The second expansion (House of Wolves), was recently announced and looks to focus on the Fallen. The details for that expansion aren't 100% clear yet, so what new equipment or activities will become available when it goes live are yet to be determined.

Essentially, buying this expansion pass saves some money for those that would buy both expansion separately anyway.


Broken Token Box Organizer for 7 Wonders
Broken Token Box Organizer for 7 Wonders
Offered by The Broken Token
Price: $27.99
2 used & new from $27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile investment for any 7 Wonders fan, April 21, 2015
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A wonderfully designed organizer for turning the original 7 Wonders box into a storage container for the original game along with all three of the expansions (Cities, Leaders, Babel).

While the layout of where to place each of the expansions is not explicitly defined, there is enough space to fit all of them in whatever way you desire. There are specific regions that are obviously labelled, such as the coin and army pull-out boxes, and some, such as the cards and Babel tower pieces, have only one possible place for them. The various tokens from the expansions can be organized however you deem fit among the various remaining sections. With all of the expansions in the organizer, there is a little "doubling up" on tokens being put in the same 'slot", but everything fits easily within the original box after having the plastic inserts removed.

The best part of this organizer is how there are "pull-out trays", such as those for the coins and military result tokens, which can simply be yanked from the storage and placed on the table. This greatly speeds up the time it takes to get a game going, and that behavior alone is more than enough to recommend this organizer for anyone who plays their 7 Wonders game on a regular basis.


Bosch [HD]
Bosch [HD]
DVD

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid gritty drama, March 1, 2015
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This review is from: Bosch [HD] (Amazon Instant Video)
If you enjoy police dramas, particularly the "works on the edge of legality but gets the job done type of cop" sort of drama, than this show is right up your alley. From the opening scene to the final episode, the show, backed by solid acting all round gets involved and keeps you wondering about the ethics and character of Bosch and the people he is tracking.

Two main cases are interwoven throughout the season, with one of the best roles in the show, a serial killer, playing counter to Bosch in a "game of cat and mouse" that puts his career on the line. The other case, a cold case involving the murder of a missing child, provides a less tense but just as intriguing test for the detective.

While much of the show involves some cliche aspects of a police drama, it does succeed in giving a convincing and well done interpretation of that "tried and true" TV genre


7 Wonders Cities
7 Wonders Cities
Price: $20.42
52 used & new from $20.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Expanded length or one added player, February 8, 2015
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This review is from: 7 Wonders Cities (Toy)
The cards added by this expansion allow for each player to gain an additional card during each age, or if necessary, let an eighth player participate in the game. New rules allow for players to pair up as a team, and there are two new cities with their associated Wonders, plus new guilds to throw into the mix.

The new cards include forced peacetime during the military, forced payments to the bank potentially leading to debt, mercenaries and other variations on the original 7 Wonders game play.

This expansion gives a bit more variety and punch to 7 Wonders game play for those who want liven up a solid game that might otherwise be getting a bit tired.


7 Wonders: Leaders
7 Wonders: Leaders
Price: $20.42
48 used & new from $15.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Well balanced expansion that adds more variety to 7 Wonders, February 8, 2015
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This review is from: 7 Wonders: Leaders (Toy)
Excellent expansion that you can use to add a little more variety to the base 7 wonders game.

Four leaders are distributed at random to each player, at the very beginning of the game. Prior to each age, one of the leaders is selected by each player and the powers of that leader are applied to the players city. These powers vary widely, usually focusing on one aspect of the game (military, research, commerce, etc.), enhancing a player's city towards that end. This means a greater variance in how the overall game is handled by each player, creating more randomness in the overall play.

Overall, the leaders seem to balance each other out, but there was some concern among my group that the new city of Rome with the Colosseum Wonder might have been a bit too powerful. The building of that wonder allowed for the deployment of additional leaders, creating a potential imbalance compared with the other cities. If you find this to be the case as well, you can easily choose to keep Rome out of the game, and play with the rest of the Leaders expansion as it is.


Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Wendee Lee
Price: $34.49
26 used & new from $33.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Great stylish series with an attitude, February 8, 2015
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This is one of my favorite anime series. While it doesn't have the greatest number of episodes, the quality and style is so solid that it makes up for it. The characters are well developed and the dialogue is solid and intriguing. While there are time with some philosophical reflection that can be off-putting for some, I had no issues with it, especially given the strength of the action scenes to balance it out.

Overall, a classic series that all anime fans should experience.


9 Pairs X Thumbstick Stick Grip Case for PS4 playstation 4 PS2 PS3 XBOX 360 Wii controller--9 colors
9 Pairs X Thumbstick Stick Grip Case for PS4 playstation 4 PS2 PS3 XBOX 360 Wii controller--9 colors
Offered by keisound
Price: $5.94
6 used & new from $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Work great, with a wide range of colors, February 8, 2015
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The surface texture on my analog PS4 controller sticks started to wear over time, which was causing issues with accuracy. While they don't quite work as nicely if the original textured material is already missing, they fit great with new controllers and they don't wear much at all. While the texture patterns on these "grips" varies a little, there really isn't much difference in behavior due to that. The wide variety of colors means that you'll find something to match your controller color or not match it, if that is your preference.

For those controllers that I didn't get these for prior to wear and tear messing them up, I added a small piece of double sided tape to help hold it in place. While there are still times when these covers will slip off with harsh use (such as with first person shooters) it is still much better than without having the coves at all.


Tiny Epic Kingdoms Board Game
Tiny Epic Kingdoms Board Game
Offered by Game Salute
Price: $25.00
4 used & new from $25.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid quick filler game, January 22, 2015
I purchased Tiny Epic Kingdoms through the original Kickstarter, and obtained the deluxe version, which has some upgraded pieces, but is basically the same game.

The game is essentially a resource building game with a bit of conflict (which tends to be mostly avoided) thrown in. Each player picks a race card which determines what their special attributes are. Some gain extra benefits (defenses, attacks, etc.) based on areas that pieces are located in, others have adjusted costs associated with various building phases. Their is even one race that has their attribute mimic the traits of other races, and changes throughout the game.

For the most part, the balance between the races is fairly well accounted for, but there can be a rock-paper-scissors factor where one race doesn't match up well against another. Overall, though, strategy used and making the most of your own attributes is the key to winning the game.

Overall, this is a quick little game that takes up to half an hour to play that is good to play as a filler game. (Meaning when you are waiting for other people to arrive before the main session, or if "eliminated players" want to have something to do waiting for the main game to start up again.)


Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion Board Game
Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion Board Game
Offered by MTGbiz
Price: $30.95
59 used & new from $25.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy for anyone that owns and loves Lords of Waterdeep., January 18, 2015
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This is a very well designed and balanced set of expansions to the original Lords Of Waterdeep board game. Highly recommended add-on for anyone that already has it (and to state the obvious, the base game is required).

This expansion expands the maximum number of players by one and also provides two actual expansions to the base game. You can use one or both at the same time, however you prefer. I recommend trying out each expansion separately before using them both at the same time, though.

Both expansions provide additional buildings upon which you can use your agents, most of which are good alternatives to buildings from the base game that tended to be in high demand. They aren't exact duplicates, however, so there is some give and take as to which may be the best to make use of. Overall, these lessen the impact that "blocked buildings" cause and lets you obtain some resources, especially in the early rounds, that might otherwise by more limited.

The second expansion, which we don't always use, also adds in a sort of "sell your soul" dynamic where the buildings provide resources as even greater rates than the base game buildings, but can potentially cost victory points at the end of game.

Both expansions provide new Lords, buildings, Intrigue and Quests cards, and additional agent tokens for not just the extra player, but each of the original colored player tokens. As with the original board game, the molded plastic is designed to hold all of the items in a specific manner for well organized storage.

Again, I can't recommend this enough to those that have the original board game.


Tsuro of the Seas
Tsuro of the Seas
Price: $27.99
42 used & new from $15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great twist on an already fun and simple board game, January 18, 2015
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This review is from: Tsuro of the Seas (Toy)
As much as I love the original Tsuro, I can honestly say that this is a much better game. It turns the simple "follow the path" concept and makes it a much more intense, and potentially nerve wracking experience. Even better, if you want to play the original game, simply don't place any water dragons into the seas, and the game will then play exactly like the original.

For those unfamiliar with the original version of the game, the game consists of players taking turns placing tiles onto a grid next to their ship (token), and then moving any ships (tokens) that are on the resulting paths forward. If a ship (token) is moved to the edge of the board, the player that owns it is eliminated. The "last man standing" is the winner. This version of the game, as in some random monsters which can (and almost always will) wreak havoc on carefully designed survival plans that you had in the beginning of the game.

Overall, a quick and very fun game for two or more people, but is even more entertaining if you can get the maximum eight players.


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