Beasts of Balance Review

Title: Beasts of Balance Genre: Dexterity, Digital, Cooperative Publisher: Sensible Object Designer: George Buckenham, Alex Fleetwood Artist: Tim Burrell-Saward, Lyall McCarthy, Chris Shaw Player Count: 1-5 Beasts of Balance is a beautiful dexterity game that takes advantage of a cool

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Review

Title: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Genre: Cooperative, Deck Building Publisher: USAopoly Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, Andrew Wolf Artist: Joe Van Wetering Player Count: 2-4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle delivers a very playable, engagingly dynamic deck building experience that will

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Barenpark Review

Title: Barenpark Genre: Tile Placement Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 2-4 Barenpark is a fantastic filler (and yeah, we think it’s a filler despite its size).  The art is great, the gameplay is accessible,

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Happy Salmon Review

Title: Happy Salmon Publisher: North Star Games, LLC Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir Happy Salmon from Northstar Games, is a fantastic, frenetic party game for 3-6 players who are comfortable being a bit loud and also wiggling their arms against each

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Dozen’s Donuts Review

Rob: What even is this game? The rules booklet is only two pages. Diana: Something about donuts, I guess. I dunno, let’s just get this done so we can work on the review. *Ten Minutes Later* Diana: Why is this

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Pocket Madness Review – Not Quite Mad Enough

Title: Pocket Madness Genre: Rummy-style card game Publisher: Funforge Designer: Bruno Cathala & Ludovic Maublanc Player Count: 2-4 Pocket Madness is a well-produced little abstract card game.  While the minds behind it have designed some excellent games, overly-simplistic mechanics and occasionally-slow

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Boomtown Bandits Review – Real-Time Dice-Chucking Goodness

Title: Boomtown Bandits Publisher: Breaking Games, Squirmy Beast Designer: Isaac Epp Artist: Isaac Epp, Erwin Haya Player Count: 2-5 (Definitely fun with more) Boomtown Bandits is a light, real-time dice rolling shootout that will appeal to a crowd looking for

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Trekking The National Parks Review

Title: Trekking The National Parks Genre: Set Collection, Hand Management Publisher: Bink Inc, LLC Designer: Charlie Bink Artist: Charlie Bink Player Count: 2-6 Trekking the National Parks is a family-weight game that features some similarities, both in mechanisms and weight

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The Metagame Review – A Party Game For Everyone

Title: The Metagame Publisher: Local No. 12 Designer: Colleen Macklin, John Sharp, Eric Zimmerman Player Count: 2-33 (I mean, seriously?) For People Who Like: Party games that don't necessarily center around dick jokes The Metagame is just one more in

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Go Cuckoo! Review

You know what?  I think HABA is pretty brilliant.  While the majority of their games are aimed squarely at kids, they are making better and better forays into the hobby gaming market.  Recently, we reviewed Treasure of the 13 Islands,

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