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Origins 2016: Conan, Greek gods, and dungeons at Ares Games

by 2 months ago

Ares Games is the company behind the Sails of Glory and Wings of Glory games.  However, their line has expanded significantly from those with the Battle of Five Armies and Galaxy …

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Origins 2016: Meeting the upcoming Titans from Calliope

by 2 months ago

When Calliope did their Kickstarter for their Titan series, I was impressed with the pedigree behind the designers they had available.  However, they didn't have any of the games designed yet, as …

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Star Trek Frontiers available now

by 2 months ago

The Star Trek series seems to have had a bit of a resurgence recently.  While some of the press has been unfavorable due to the new restrictions for fan films, …

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Origins 2016: New Academy students and Royals are on their way, Onitama out in full swing at Arcane Wonders

by 2 months ago

I have a lot of respect for Arcane Wonders.  They came out of nowhere with Mage Wars and developed a loyal following before the game even shipped without using Kickstarter. …

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Origins 2016: Mixing potions and madness with Mr. B

by 2 months ago

Mr. B Games is a small publisher that has a few successful games.  These include Alien Uprising, Spurs, Clockwork Kingdom, and Helionox.  What I am most surprised by is how different …

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Flipping over combat: Runebound Review

by 2 months ago

Creating a new edition of a classic game can be a tricky proposition. If the designer sticks too close to the formula, then reviews might say that nothing new came …

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Building a Better Maze Trap: Maze Racers Review

by 2 months ago

When I’m doing a review, I do a lot more than rush through the rules and play the game. I like to think about what I just played and discover …

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The Tiny Epic series adds a new Quest

by 3 months ago

The Tiny Epic series has had big success on Kickstarter.  These games have depth to them but have a small footprint that make them travel-friendly.  Now they are going on …

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Cosmic Pioneers funds and takes late pledges

by 3 months ago

If you aren't a big name like CoolMiniOrNot, then getting your own Kickstarter project funded can be difficult.  However, it's still a great way for indie publishers to get their …

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The Limits of a Bluff: Prohis Review

by 3 months ago

Successful smugglers can only move their wares past the authorities with careful planning, deep intuition, and a sense of daring. Prohis is a three to six player card game designed …

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Get on the battlefield, soldier! PWNs is on Kickstarter now.

by 3 months ago

Sometimes war makes the perfect battlefield for board games.  Even the game of Chess is built upon two armies fighting against each other.  PWNs is a new Kickstarter game that takes …

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Crazy Eights: Antonio Scaccino on Dreamwars

by 3 months ago

One of the benefits of Kickstarter has been the creativity that has come out of it.  While certain series have benefited from their previous jaunts on the site, a great …

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