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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Cards of Cthulhu Review

Rob:  Very few board gamers who have crossed the line from Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley to Z-Man and Fantasy Flight have managed to do so without learning about a few go-to Cthulhu-themed titles. I’m looking at you, Arkham Horror

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Sylvion Review

Rob: Buckle-up all you dream defenders; Gameosity is going back to the “Oniverse.” Sylvion is the latest game from designer Shadi Torbey (Onirim, Urbion) and publisher Z-Man Games, and takes us back to the land of dreams. Because apparently the

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Temple of Elemental Evil Review

If I’m being honest (and I am), I’d never really heard of Temple of Elemental Evil before this month. Andrew: Blasphemy! Rob: Moving on… I’d never heard of it, but apparently a lot of other people had because it was

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