APEX: TDBG – Stomping Grounds – What’s New, Different, and Possibly Better

Remember Apex: The Deck Building Game? Remember how much I adored it? Well last year Die-Hard Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for something called the “Stomping Grounds” expansion, along with three new playable predators and some much-improved packaging. It even

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Clash of the Battle Goats Kickstarter Preview

Brent Critchfield is at it again!  Last time we reviewed a game from Studio Woe, we got Gruff, a head-to-head card battler featuring mutated necromantic cyborg fairygoats battling it out (and yes, it is exactly as awesome as it sounds).

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Blend Off! – Kickstarter Preview

Blend Off! from Thunderworks Games and Scott Eaton, is a fast-paced dice-chucking set collection speed game up on Kickstarter right now!  In it, 2-4 players will do their darnedest to be the best master mixers, blending up smoothies as fast

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Darkest Night: Second Edition Kickstarter Preview

**Edit:  The new Kickstarter is up!** I reviewed Darkest Night – from designer Jeremy Lennert and publisher Victory Point Games – at the tail end of last year, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. So much so that I’ve

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Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time Review

Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time, from Matt Riddle & Ben Pinchback (Fleet, Morocco, Wharfside) and IDW Games (Machi Koro) is a set collection, hand management, role selection game about zipping around the timeline of the iconic films,

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Patchwork Review

Even as a total Uwe Rosenberg fanboy, I wasn’t all that interested in checking out Patchwork. I mean he’s a great designer – one of my favorites – but a game about quilting? Meh. Diana: But it’s a game about

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Peptide: A Protine Building Game Review

Peptide: A Protine Building Game, from John Coveyou and Genius Games, is a card drafting and set collection game all about the chemistry of RNA Translation.  Using a very straightforward series of drafting and action selection mechanics, 2-6 players will take

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Tak: A Beautiful Game Kickstarter Preview

The Kingkiller Chronicle, from Patrick Rothfuss, is one of our favorite fantasy series (no, seriously, you should check it out, it’s amazing).  And in amidst the magic and the drama that Kvothe experiences in his journeys through Temerant, Rothfuss makes special

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Quests of Valeria Kickstarter Preview

Quests of Valeria is the latest Kickstarter project from Daily Magic Games and is the third game in the Valeria series (including Valeria: Card Kingdoms, which we love).  In Quests of Valeria, each player takes on the role of a

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Ave Kickstarer Preview

Ave, from Vitsika Games is a game of political intrigue and influence set in the court of the Roman Empire that will be up on Kickstarter shortly.  In Ave, 2-4 players will take on the roles of various persons of

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