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Fight for your Rivet life — Rivet Wars Eastern Front Review

by 8 months ago

A while ago a game called Advance Wars came onto the scene for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. While it contained a cute aesthetic, it made war games accessible to …

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See you starside – Xia: Legends of a Drift System

by 8 months ago

There are a few people I play games who turn their nose up at Kickstarter games. The phrase, “Well it is only a Kickstarter game,” has been spoken on more …

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Demonslayer: The Siege of Mt. Kunlun

by 8 months ago

There are two ways to succeed with new offerings in the saturated deck-building market. Interesting stacking effects are the core of any deck-builder, but just as important are the palette …

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Kevin Wilson designing Achtung! Cthulhu with Modiphius Entertainment

by 8 months ago

While several games featuring Cthulhu have been brought to the tabletop, Arkham Horror is the game that most synonymous with the Ancient Ones.  Kevin Wilson designed that game, and he …

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Swords to the Wind! Villainous Vikings, 2nd Edition

by 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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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