Assembly Kickstarter Preview

Title: Assembly Genre: Cooperative, Hand Management Designer: Janice Turner, Stu Turner Artist: Mike Jessup Player Count: 1-2 For People Who Like: Puzzles, Running out of air, Staring in frozen silence at a partner who has accidentally betrayed you Assembly is

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Game in a Minute: Longhorn

Title: Longhorn Publisher: Blue Orange Games, HUCH! Release Date: 2013 Designer: Bruno Cathala Artist: Vincent Dutrait Player Count: 2 Longhorn is a quick mancala-esque game for two about a pair of cattle rustlers trying to gather the most valuable herd of

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Game in a Minute Ep 87: Tak & Tak: University Edition

Title: Tak & Tak: University Edition Genre: Abstract Publisher: Cheapass Games Designer: James Ernest, Patrick Rothfuss Artist: Echo Chernik Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Chess, Portable Abstract Games Tak is a beautifully simple 2-player abstract game straight out

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Game in a Minute Ep 82: One Deck Dungeon

Title: One Deck Dungeon & One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows Genre: Cooperative Publisher: Asmadi Games Release Date: 2016 Designer: Chris Cieslik Artist: Alanna Cervenak, Will Pitzer Player Count: 1-2 (4 when combined) One Deck Dungeon & its standalone expansion

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Fugitive Review

Title: Fugitive Genre: Bluffing, Deduction Publisher: Fowers Games Designer: Tim Fowers Artist: Ryan Goldsberry Player Count: 2 Fugitive is downright clever – a bluffing and deduction game for 2 that capitalizes on both logical analysis and a certain amount of

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Game in a Minute Ep 75: Circle the Wagons

Title: Circle the Wagons Genre: Drafting, Pattern Building Publisher: Button Shy Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka Artist: Beth Sobel Player Count: 2 Circle the Wagons is a 2-player filler microgame with great aesthetic and simple (but strategic) gameplay

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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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Swamped Review

Title: Swamped Publisher: Bellwether Games Release Date: 2016 Designer: Jonathan Logan Clark, Benjamin Gerber, Dennis Hoyle Artist: Jonathan Logan Clark Rob: I think I’m always going to prefer cooperative board games over competitive ones, but I sometimes like it when

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Game in a Minute Ep 62: Codenames Duet

Title: Codenames Duet Series: Codenames Genre: Deduction, Cooperative, Word Game Publisher: Czech Games Edition Designer: Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton Artist: Tomáš Kučerovský Player Count: 2 (technically 2-4, but it's really for 2) For People Who Like: Codenames for the gameplay,

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Game in a Minute Ep 57: Jaipur

Title: Jaipur Genre: Set Collection, Hand Management Publisher: Asmodee/GameWorks Designer: Sébastien Pauchon Artist: Alexandre Roche Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Scoring sets, date-night games, camels  Jaipur is one of our favorite date-night games, playing quickly and featuring fun, interesting

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