Renegade Kickstarter Preview

Title: Renegade Genre: Deck Building, Cooperative Publisher: Victory Point Games Designer: Richard Wilkins Artist: Clark Miller Player Count: 1-5 Renegade has a few really interesting aspects to it – some neat mechanics, a smart alternate play mode, and interesting variety

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Groves Kickstarter Preview

Title: Groves Genre: Worker Placement, Bag Building Publisher: Letiman Games Designer: Steven Aramini, Dan Letzring Artist: Michael Cofer, Nolan Nasser Player Count: 1-4 Groves is a simple, absolutely beautiful worker placement/bag building game.  With clean mechanisms and quick, satisfying turns,Groves

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Norsaga: Odds and Endings Kickstarter Preview

Title: Norsaga: Odds and Endings Publisher: Meromorph Games Designer: Kevin Bishop Artist: Matthew Bishop Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Relatively simple take-that gameplay Norsaga: Odds and Endings looks to expand the core gameplay of the original, adding a

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Zombie Tsunami Kickstarter Preview

Title: Zombie Tsunami Genre: Party/group game Publisher: Lucky Duck Games Designer: Jeremie Torton, Vincent Vergonjeanne Artist: Mateusz Komada Player Count: 3-6 For People Who Like: Simple, pared down mechanics, party games not about werewolves Zombie Tsunami is a very light,

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Sailing Towards Osiris Kickstarter Preview

Title: Sailing to Osiris Publisher: Daily Magic Games Designer: W. David MacKenzie Artist: Denis Martynets Player Count: 2–5 Players With over two weeks to go on its campaign and very nearly funded, Sailing to Osiris is a worker placement game set

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dragoon expansion pieces

Dragoon Expansion Preview

Dragoon, by Lay Waste Games, is a simple yet beautiful coffee table game. The second we saw it at last year’s PAX East, Andrew tossed his wallet at the booth and scooped up his copy. While it may not be

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Hardback board game

Hardback Kickstarter Preview

Title: Hardback Genre: Spelling, Deckbuilding Publisher: Fowers Games Designer: Jeff Beck (II), Tim Fowers Artist: Ryan Goldsberry Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Star Realms Hardback represents yet another well-conceived spelling game riff from Fowers Games.  Though the mid-game

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circle the wagons card game

Circle The Wagons Kickstarter Preview

Title: Circle The Wagons Genre: Tableau Building Publisher: Button Shy Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka Artist: Beth Sobel Player Count: 2 Circle The Wagons is a great little bite for 2, combining satisfying but simple mechanics with thousands

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Oniri Islands Preview

Edit: The Kickstarter is now live at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1265508847/oniri-islands I was first introduced to Oniri Islands as a cooperative mobile board game for kids at GDC. I’m not sure if I agree that it is a board game, but I do think

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Calliope Introduces Dicey Peaks

Every time we meet with Calliope Games at a convention, they bring a pile of games, many of which are from their Titans Series.  But at this year’s Toyfair got us a sneak peek at something they are bringing to

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