Grail Games Announces Kashgar: Merchants of the Spice Road

Grail Games has announced that Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road will be coming soon! They licensed the game from Kosmos and will be releasing the first English-language edition in early 2018. Gerhard Hecht’s Kashgar is a deck-building game where players build

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Photosynthesis Review

Title: Photosynthesis Publisher: Blue Orange Games Designer: Hjalmar Hach Artist: Sabrina Miramon Photosynthesis is a beautiful game that hides a bit of abstract complexity underneath its pastoral appearance.  Though not a heavy game, Photosynthesis can be surprisingly thinky and more

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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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Starving Artist Review

Title: Starving Artist Genre: Set Collection Publisher: Fairway 3 Games, LLC Designer: Mike Wokasch Artist: Vaughn Reynolds (plus, like, a million others) Player Count: 1-4 Starving Artist is an abstract, light set collection game with some gorgeous art and a

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51st State: Master Set Review

Title: 51st State: Master Set Publisher: Portal Games Designer: Ignacy Trzewiczek Artist: Grzegorz Bobrowski Player Count: 1-4 For People Who Like: Engine/Tableau Building 51st State: Master Set is a fun, excellently-designed romp through the post-apocalyptic wasteland.  Tactical choices in the

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Groves Kickstarter Preview

Title: Groves Genre: Worker Placement, Bag Building Publisher: Letiman Games Designer: Steven Aramini, Dan Letzring Artist: Michael Cofer, Nolan Nasser Player Count: 1-4 Groves is a simple, absolutely beautiful worker placement/bag building game.  With clean mechanisms and quick, satisfying turns,Groves

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Aquasphere board game

AquaSphere Review

Title: AquaSphere Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Stefan Feld Artist: Dennis Lohausen Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Tight, cerebral, but not overly-long worker placement AquaSphere is heavier than it looks, shorter than it seems, and tighter than is

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They Who Were 8 board game

They Who Were 8 Review

Title: They Who Were 8 Publisher: Air and Nothingness Press, LudiCreations Designer: Todd Sanders Artist: Todd Sanders Player Count: 2-4 (But not really 2) They Who Were 8 is something of a tragic juxtaposition; its presentation is stark and attractive,

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saloon tycoon ranch

Saloon Tycoon Expands on Kickstarter

Saloon Tycoon’s The Ranch Expansion here! Van Ryder Games’ saloon building game, Saloon Tycoon, is getting bigger with the addition a whole new board. With the Ranch board you be able to raise animals and keep them for points or

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Karmaka board game box

Karmaka Review

Title: Karmaka Publisher: Hemisphere Games Designer: Eddy Boxerman, Dave Burke Artist: Lane Brown, Marco Bucci Player Count: 2-4 Karmaka delivers both great art and some truly unique mechanisms, but a heaping spoonful of ‘take that’ gameplay makes this otherwise clever title

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