Planar Conquest (PC) Review

I struggled for a long time with how to approach a review for Wastelands Interactive’s Planar Conquest (PQ). To date, eXplorminate has reviewed Worlds of Magic (the “first” version of PQ), ReeXamined WoM, and reviewed the mobile version of PQ for the iOS. Graphically, the PC version of PQ remains distinct, but mechanically there is … Continue reading Planar Conquest (PC) Review

2nd Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Round #2 Winners: AndreG - Thea: the Awakening - Key Claimed MatBailie - Thea: the Awakening - Key Claimed Harley9699 - Pocket Space Empire - Key Claimed Motleycrue - Planar Conquest - FORFEIT We’d like to congratulate our round #1 giveaway winners: Cadfan - Thea: the Awakening - Key Claimed garion333 - Planar Conquest Key Claimed Sarge … Continue reading 2nd Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Aven Colony Enters Beta

At eXplorminate, we love 4X and Strategy titles. You know that, right? But that’s not all we love - a good city simulation is in our wheelhouse, too. Remember the Anno 2205 write-up? Exactly. Aven Colony by Mothership Entertainment is another such title. You play the leader of Earth’s first extra-solar colony. Set light years … Continue reading Aven Colony Enters Beta

Weekly eXchange #96 – The Tempest And A Happy 2nd Birthday!

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they discuss, Endless Legend: Tempest, Master Of Orion, Civilization 6, Stellaris, XCOM 2 Modders and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games!   Music for … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #96 – The Tempest And A Happy 2nd Birthday!

A Brief 4X Gamers Guide to Modern Board Games: An eXposition

They don’t make'em like they used to. The above phrase is used, most often it seems, as a pejorative. But in the case of board games today, I think it’s a good thing. Moreover, I hope a time will come when I don’t have to say the following: board games have come a long way … Continue reading A Brief 4X Gamers Guide to Modern Board Games: An eXposition

eXplorminate’s 2nd Birthday Giveaway!

It’s our birthday again and we’re giving all of you the presents… Up to 8 of you anyway. The kind developers at Brain and Nerd Studios, Muha Games, Wastelands Interactive, and SIlver Lemur Games were generous enough to provide us with two keys each to their marquee games: Predestination, Thea: The Awakening, Planar Conquest, and … Continue reading eXplorminate’s 2nd Birthday Giveaway!