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March of the Ants: Minions of the Meadow Review | COG Gaming

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COG Gaming - march of the ants antYear Published: 2016
Designer: Tim Eisner, Ryan Swisher
Publisher: Weird City Games
Players: 1-5
Playtime: 70 minutes

One Sentence Synopsis: Aphids, and Parasites, and Spiders, OH MY!

A year has past since our tiny denizens first entered the meadow in March of the Ants, which I reviewed and still believe was one of the best lighter strategy games of 2015, but definitely one that slipped under the radar for most gamers outside of Kickstarter circles.  If you missed it the first time around however, don’t fret, because this sleeper hit is on Kickstarter again, and it’s accompanied by an all new expansion Minions of the Meadow that adds some great new content to this already-solid game. Continue reading

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March of the Ants from Weird City Games REVIEW | COG Gaming

cog gaming board game review -  march of the ants boxYear Published: 2015
Designer: Tim Eisner, Ryan Swisher
Publisher: Weird City Games
Players: 1-5
Playtime: 70 minutes

One Sentence Synopsis: If Sim Ant got an official board game, it might look pretty close to this. 

I’ve always had a fascination with ants and their industriousness, their order and organization, and their construction abilities.  I had multiple small, kid-friendly ant farms growing up.  You know the ones I mean: a small, thin rectangle of plastic with a bit of sand in-between two plates, and a nice little vial of chilled ants that, once returned to room-temperature, would work away heartily for a few weeks constructing a small network of tunnels before you’d start finding them curled up deceased on top of the nest where their surviving compatriots had lovingly dumped them.  I had dreams of having the huge, self-sustaining ant farms some museums have, and I even came close to having a more modest version when I found a fledgling queen and her drones one summer.  Alas, it was not meant to be, and I had to turn to Maxis’s Sim Ant to satiate my ant-mania. Continue reading