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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Cosmic Run Review

It is no secret to anyone who reads my reviews that I am a sucker for a good dice game.  I’m not sure what it is, whether it’s the fact that I sort of worship chaos or the fact that

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Neanderthal Review

Today we’re going to talk about Neanderthal, a game about cultural evolution, the development of societal relationships, and survival-  Andrew:  And everyone dying in a blizzard. …*Ahem*.  If that sounds kind of heavy, that’s because it is. And you can

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The Opulent Kickstarter Preview

The Opulent, from Black Locust Games (Regnum Angelica) is a very unique cooperative game up on Kickstarter as of 2/2/16.  Set in the Jazz-era excesses of the Roaring Twenties, The Opulent features asymmetrical co-op gameplay for 1-4 players.  You and

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Police Precinct (Second Edition) Review

Police Precinct – from designer Ole Steiness (who recently created the awesome Champions of Midgard) and publisher Common Man Games – is kind of a miraculous combination of elements that probably shouldn’t work all that well together, but somehow totally do. It

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Bomb Squad Review

Bomb Squad, from Tasty Minstrel Games and designed by Dan Keltner and David Short, is a cooperative card game that combines limited player communication, real-time gameplay, and hidden information to create an unbearably tense atmosphere.  Taking on the role of a

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Tiny Epic Defenders Review

Tiny Epic Defenders, by Scott Almes and Gamelyn Games (Tiny Epic Kingdoms), is a cooperative area defense game that picks up right where Tiny Epic Kingdoms left off.  Swapping the role selection that I loved in TEK for action-point based,

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Darkest Night – Solitaire Review

There are so many board games that ask you, as a player, to prevent Armageddon. Sometimes you’re teaming up with friends against a relentless deck of cards, other times another person is in control of the evil entity trying to

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Castellion Review

  This may come as a shock, but I’m kind of a Shadi Torbey fan. More specifically, I’m a fan of all his “Oniverse” games (Onirim, Urbion, and Sylvion). There’s something about each of them that fascinates me – whether it’s

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Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game Review

Best to get this out of the way right at the start. Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game – 1-5 players, from designers Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Super Awesome Games), and publisher Upper Deck – isn’t Legendary Encounters:

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