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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Dear Leader Preview

 Jess: Supreme Glorious Leader Jess has declared that we preview Dear Leader! Andrew: Why are you talking like that?  In the third person and all strangely dictatorial?  Jess: You have displeased me! Back to the kitten farms with you! Dear Leader is a party

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Starving Artists Kickstarter Preview

Starving Artists from Fairway 3 Games, is a resource management/set collection game with a seriously artistic flair, up on Kickstarter right now! Thankfully requiring no actual artistic talent, Starving Artists lets 1-4 players slip into the second-hand shoes of a

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Valeria Card Kingdoms Review

Valeria Card Kingdoms is a really beautiful engine building game from Daily Magic Games.  With spectacular art and easy-to-learn gameplay, Valeria  lets 1-5 players take on the roles of the Dukes of Valeria, all trying to win the most glory and prove

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The Goonies Adventure Card Game Kickstarter Preview

HEY YOU GUYYYYS!!!  The Goonies Adventure Card Game is up on Kickstarter right now!  Designed by Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback (Morocco, Fleet, a half-dozen of my other favorite games) and published by Albino Dragon, The Goonies is a set-collection

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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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