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THE GRIZZLED is back with a Special Armistice Edition

Posted On: Jan 8, 2019   |   Posted By: Episodes

THE GRIZZLED is back with a Special Armistice Edition

When CMON Games' The Grizzled landed in 2015, I was gobsmacked. This timeless artifact of game design landed out of nowhere, offering a very subtle yet effective glimpse into the psychological trauma of a combat group in the first World War. It's a game with lofty yet understated goals as it evokes brotherhood and horror, tying the two together with guts and sinew.
This is a cooperative design that's very difficult. That means you spend much of your time managing a hand of cards and mentally cursing the gods of cardboard. You're constantly debating which symbol of war-time shock you can play to the public row at the middle of the table. Your options include the harrowing effects of weather such as rain or snow, as well as more directed implements of carnage like mustard gas and artillery shells. It's a somber game whose central themes are easy to overlook.
The original never left the recesses of my brain. So without hesitation, I immediately engrossed myself in this new deluxe ‘Armistice Edition'. We now...

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