Pinball Showdown Review

Title: Pinball Showdown Genre: Auction, Bidding, Set Collection Publisher: Shoot Again Games Designer: Diane Sauer Player Count: 2-4 Pinball Showdown probably isn’t the game you would expect.  However, despite the theme/gameplay mismatch, Pinball Showdown has some really clever design choices under

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Game in a Minute Ep 71: Sundae Split

Title: Sundae Split Publisher: Foxtrot Games, Renegade Game Studios Release Date: 2017 Designer: Nate Bivins Artist: Rehana Khan, Keith Pishnery Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Ice cream and filler games Sundae Split is a delicious take on “I

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Pairs: Deluxe Edition Review

Title: Pairs: Deluxe Edition Genre: Card Game, Hand Management Publisher: Cheapass Games Designer: James Ernest, Heinrich Glumpler, Paul Peterson Player Count: 2-8 For People Who Like: Quick, light, family-level card games that can go anywhere Pairs: Deluxe Edition brings classic

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Downforce Review

Title: Downforce Genre: Bidding, Betting, Hand management, Racing Publisher: Restoration Games Designer: Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Wolfgang Kramer Artist: Tavis Coburn, Michael Crampton Player Count: 2-6 For People Who Like: A really unique take on racing games Downforce is

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Star Cartel Review

Title: Star Cartel Genre: Stocks, Commodity Speculation, Set Collection Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: Martin Boisselle Artist: Michał Niewiadomy Player Count: 3-6 (higher player counts don't work as well) Star Cartel has a lot more going on under the hood than

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Dirigible Disaster Review

Title: Dirigible Disaster Genre: Cooperative, Real-time Publisher: Letiman Games Designer: Daniel Grek Artist: Michael Cofer, Melvin de Voor, Jesse Labbe Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Frantic, real-time cooperative dice rolling madness, Dirigibles Dirigible Disaster is a steam-punk heart

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11 Great Abstract Games for Beginners

Abstract games are a staple of the tabletop genre.  You know the kind – paper-thin theme (when there’s even one at all), simple, often stark presentation, and a focus on mechanics above all else. Wait, you don’t know what I’m talking about?

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Pyramid Arcade Review

Title: Pyramid Arcade Genre: Abtsract, Game System Publisher: Looney Labs Designer: Andrew Looney, John Cooper, Kristin Looney Artist: Eileen Tjan Player Count: 1-10 For People Who Like: Clever abstracts, Pieces of gaming history, Pyramids Pyramid Arcade is more than just

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Game in a Minute Ep 70: Jamaica

Title: Jamaica Publisher: GameWorks, Asmodee Release Date: 2007 Designer: Malcolm Braff, Bruno Cathala, Sébastien Pauchon Artist: Mathieu Leyssenne Player Count: 2-6 For People Who Like: Racing games Jamaica is a 2-6 player race where pirates try to make it to

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Mountains of Madness Review

Title: Mountains of Madness Genre: Cooperative, Hand Management Publisher: IELLO Release Date: 2017 Designer: Rob Daviau Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Rob Daviau Player Count: 3-5 Lovecraft games have been done to death.  No, beyond death – the gamerly obsession with the

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