12 Realms Review

Title: 12 Realms Publisher: MAGE Company Designer: Ignazio Corrao Artist: Michael Andresakis, Marvin Aure, Ignazio Corrao, Jerome Jacinto, Ginny Rosales, Carlo Rosales Player Count: 1-6 For People Who Like: Easier? Cooperative games. Chaos management.  That’s what all these Pandemic-style co-op

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5 Next-Level Stocking Stuffer Games

Let’s face it, if your gamer friends wanted Hive, they’ve probably already bought it.  The Tiny Epic games are terrific—but not only do they appear on just about every other stocking-stuffer list, they are practically a stocking-stuff list of their

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Imhotep Review

Title: Imhotep Genre: Area Control/Area Influence Cube Stacking Euro Goodness Publisher: KOSMOS Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Abstract games, Cubes, Clever Scoring Mechanisms, Watching their plans go awry Imhotep is

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Voila! Review

For most hobbyist boardgamers, it’s not uncommon to think about a long evening of gaming as a meal with many courses.  You might get started with an appetizer of Between Two Cites or Karuba.  Maybe some Resistance for the table. 

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Institute of Magical Arts Review

One of my favorite 2-player games is Steve Finn’s Capo dei Capi, and his Institute for Magical Arts has a lot in common with its mafia-themed predecessor.  Both games have you rolling dice and contending over a central line of

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Inhabit the Earth Review

Richard Breese has achieved a kind of auteur status in the boardgaming world.  If Eric Lang is the J.J. Abrams of modern boardgaming, Richard Breese, with his off-center themes, his homegrown productions, his detailed designer notes incorporated into the box

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Train Heist Review

If Colt Express is the board game equivalent of an Oscar-winning summer blockbuster, Train Heist (Sean McDonald, Tower Guard Games) is its low-budget, limited release, indie counterpart.  The result of a successful Kickstarter and a healthy dose of Rahdo-hype, Train

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