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Origins 2016: Mixing potions and madness with Mr. B

by 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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Better the Second Time: PWNs Review

by 4 months ago

When I first reviewed PWNs a couple of months ago, it was safe to say that it had earned a place in my Pantheon of worst games ever. The general …

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Crazy Eights: Grant Taylor on Darkest Night Second Edition

by 4 months ago

While the board game industry is small, Victory Point Games is one of the smallest independent companies within the niche.  You might not have heard of them, but they have …

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Punked: Steam Time Review

by 4 months ago

Steampunk, that amalgamation of Victorian-era charm and science fiction concepts inspired by the likes of Jules Verne, produces a certain romanticism. Steam-powered machines and lighter-than-air vehicles are a staple of …

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Teaching Children to Branch Out: Best Treehouse Ever Review

by 4 months ago

Parents trying to get their younger children into gaming often have the difficult choice between something above their children’s skill level or too simple to occupy themselves. Best Treehouse Ever …

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