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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Codenames Review

Codenames, by Vlaada Chvatil (Galaxy Trucker, Mage Knight) and published by Czech Games Edition, is a deduction-based party game for 2-8 players.  In it, two teams of competing spies will try to contact with all their agents, who are, of course,

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Onirim vs. Onirim – How do the 1st and 2nd Editions Stack Up?

Onirim is where it all began, back in 2010. From designer Shadi Torbey, publisher Z-Man Games, and featuring the wonderful artwork of Elise Plessis, it was the first title in the now four games strong Oniverse series. Last year Z-Man

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Don’t Turn Your Back Review

Don’t Turn Your Back, from Evil Hat Productions (Race To Adventure, Zeppelin Attack!), is a moody, atmospheric game in which players will take on the role of the Awake as they struggle to survive the Mad City, a sinister realm of nightmares and

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Magnetic Poetry + Dice + NC17 = Dirty Words

Full disclosure, I’m not a teenager anymore, nor am I a college student. Though I am in love with LEGO, play board games, and watch cartoons I’m still an adult in my 30s, and so are my friends. Because of

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Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam Review

Just in time for the holidays, Matt Worden (Dicey Curves, Jump Gate) brings us Santa’s Little Helpers And The Ice Cube Jam, a decidedly lighter game of tiny tiles, colored cubes, and an introduction to set collection and pick up &

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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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Le Havre: The Inland Port Mobile Game Review

I “Le-Hove” Le Havre (see what I did there?). Seriously, it’s probably my favorite Uwe Rosenberg game that I’ve played so far – although admittedly I haven’t played all of them. Still, Le Havre is a fantastic 1-5 player game

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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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Biblios Review

Biblios, designed by Steve Finn (presumably the mild-mannered alter-ego of the intriguing Dr. Finn)  and published by IELLO Games (Welcome To Dungeon), is a very cool card drafting, set collection, auction-based hand management game…but nowhere near as complicated as I

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