New Board Games: March 31st, 2016

A Game of Thrones LCG: No Middle Ground Chapter Pack (2nd Edition)
A Game of Thrones Trivia Game
Android: Netrunner LCG – Democracy and Dogma Data Pack
Bomarzo
Carcassonne: Star Wars
DC Dice Masters: World’s Finest Collector’s Box
DC Dice Masters: World’s Finest Team Box
DC Dice Masters: World’s Finest Foil Pack
DC Dice Masters: World’s Finest Starter Set
Marvel Legendary: Captain America 75th Anniversary
Octodice
Pie Face
Snake Oil
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG – Special Modifications
Star Wars: Rebellion

New Board Games: March 24th, 2016

Booze Barons
Cultists and Cthulhu
DC Heroclix: Batman Vs Superman Dawn of Justice Single Figure
DC Heroclix: Batman Vs Superman Dawn of Justice Fast Forces
Ghost Blaster
Happy Pigs
My Very First Game: My First Orchard
My First Stone Age
Nations: Dynasties
Tem-Purr-a
The Pied Piper
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Celestial Tribunal
Spielbox Magazine: Issue 7 (2015)

New Board Games: March 17th, 2016

Android: Netrunner LCG – Business First Data Pack
Android: Netrunner LCG – The Worlds of Android
Elder Sign: Omens of Ice
Hoax
Magic the Gathering: Duel Decks – Blessed vs. Cursed
Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG – Nexus of Power
Star Wars X-Wing: Ghost Expansion Pack
Star Wars X-Wing: Inquisitor’s TIE Expansion Pack
Star Wars: X-Wing – Mist Hunter Expansion Pack
Star Wars: X-Wing – The Punishing One Expansion Pack
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG – What Lurks Below War Pack

New Board Games: March 10th, 2016

100 Swords: Red Dragon Dungeon
100 Swords: Blue Mammoth Dungeon
Bears! (2nd Edition)
Board Games That Tell Stories 2 (Hard Cover)
Brawl – Bennett
Brawl – Chris
Brawl – Pearl
Brawl – Morgan
Brawl – Darwin
Brawl – Hale
DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Teen Titans
DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Crisis Expansion 3
Fleets: The Pleiad Conflict – Corporate Lords Expansion
Flip City: Reuse
Foodfighters: The S’mores
Foodfighters: The Grains
Level 7 [Omega Protocol]: Extreme Predujice Expansion
London After Midnight
Marrying Mr. Darcy – Emma Expansion
Marrying Mr. Darcy – Undead Expansion
Munchkin Steampunk
Operation: Kindergarten
Operation Dauntless: The Battles for Fontenay and Rauray, France 1944
Pretense
Star Munchkin: Guest Artist Edition: Len Peralta
Tanto Cuore – Big Box

The Ending of the Reviews

It’s an interesting thing to have a massive project (okay, massive for a tiny little business like ours) like the video reviews end. After over 110+ board game reviews and over 145 videos in total, we’re finally calling it a day. Assuming each video review took about 20 hours of work (what we calculated was the average) of production time, that’s around 2,300 hours or nearly 96 days (383 working days at 8 hours each!). That’s more than a year’s worth of work that has been put into the reviews by the Starlit Citadel team and it doesn’t even count the time need to play the games or the time cost of replying to subscribers and handling the various requests for reviews. Put another way, there’s at least half again as much work that went into those reviews than that estimate.

On that note, I wanted to publicly thank Joanna & Kaja once more.  As many of you know, Joanna directed and edited the videos in the last couple of seasons while Kaja was the one who scripted all the videos.  The lion share of the hours you see above are shared by them both and it was their consistent professionalism and dedication that kept the videos at such a high quality level.

What I wanted to highlight as well would be the support staff who were part of the video reviews. Rob Hunt was our initial videographer and editor in the first 2 seasons.  Carla Miller was both assistant videographer during this period and when Rob left, the main videographer. Ashley Young came into play in Season 2 when she started doing the ladies makeup.

While somewhat sad to see the reviews end, I understand the need to move-on. It’s always been a huge time commitment for the ladies and while I briefly (very, very briefly) considered seeing if we could continue the reviews, the fact of the matter stands that the current format & success of the reviews have everything to do with both Kaja & Joanna’s dedication.