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Swords to the Wind! Villainous Vikings, 2nd Edition

by 23 hours ago

Victory Point Games has impressed me again. Following the release of Villainous Vikings in August, and the subsequent series of negative reviews which fell like hammers, VPG suspended release of …

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Building a better palace — Sultaniya Review

by 1 day ago

It seems like tile-laying games often have you building something. The gateway game Carcassonne has you building a city with castles, roads, and cloisters. Alhambra has you building a city …

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Daimyos and Dice: Age of War

by 2 weeks ago

I’m a sucker for Japanese-themed strategy games. Shogun, of Gamemaster series acclaim, now more commonly known as Samurai Swords or Ikusa, is one of the great strategy board games of …

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Where miniatures and tablets collide — Golem Arcana Review

by 2 weeks ago

Playing miniatures games can be intimidating with rules about movement, how far attacks reach, and the number of actions available on a turn. Sometimes the housekeeping is just as time …

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Tabletop Gauntlet — Super Dungeon Explore Review

by 4 weeks ago

The dungeon crawl is nothing new to gamers. The dark, damp dungeon often sets the mood for adventurers in the video game and pen-and-paper realm. However, you often don’t see …

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Brawling for the ball — Kaosball Review

by 1 month ago

Bringing sports to board games has been a difficult proposition. The Strat-o-matic series allowed people to create their teams using real baseball players. 1st and Goal uses cards to call …

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Breaarrrgh!!!: Viva Java: The Dice Game Review

by 1 month ago

Alright, hang on a second. I thought that we all got together and decided that we don’t like dice. I thought dice brought too much randomness to games. I thought …

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Bump and roll to victory — Space Movers 2201 Review

by 1 month ago

I admit that I enjoy cooperative games because they are easier to play with non-gamer friends. While the games can sometimes be tougher to win, there’s nothing like celebrating a …

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Travel the world Cthulhu style — Eldritch Horror review

by 1 month ago

The Fantasy Flight version of Arkham Horror is a boardgaming classic. Traveling the city of Arkham with friends and fighting off the cohorts of Cthulhu rarely results in a success, …

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Building an empire one sector at a time — Hegemonic Review

by 2 months ago

The 4X genre (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) is a popular genre. Sid Meier’s Civilization and Master of Orion 2 are some of the most prolific PC games in the genre. …

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Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill ‘em right back – Firefly: Pirates and Bounty Hunters

by 2 months ago

One of the biggest complaints leveled at Firefly: The Game was the significant lack of player interaction. Players could pick up crew and jobs faster than their opponents, or they could …

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GenCon preview of Pandemic Contagion

by 2 months ago

While most games have you playing the good guy, have you ever wondered what it's like for everyone to play the bad guy?  That's the objective in Pandemic Contagion.  Joe …

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