The Lost Expedition Review – Choose your own misadventure

Title: The Lost Expedition Genre: Adventure, Resource Management Designer: Peer Sylvester Artist: Garen Ewing Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Brutal co-operative/solo experiences, equally rough head-to-head gameplay, getting killed by jungles The Lost Expedition is a really fun game,

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Monstrous Review

Title: Monstrous Genre: Action/Dexterity Publisher: Cool Mini or Not Designer: Kim Brebach Artist: Jeff Brown (II), Ben Nelson, Jarrod Owen, R. J. Palmer, John Silva, Sutthiwat Player Count: 2-8 (but those higher player counts are in teams) Monstrous is a

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The King’s Abbey Review

Title: The King's Abbey Genre: Worker Placement Publisher: Breaking Games Designer: Randy Rathert Artist: Randy Rathert, Anna Talanova Player Count: 1-5 The King’s Abbey is a dice-as-workers placement game featuring a rulebook in need of editing, lots of great ideas,

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Mint Works Review

Title: Mint Works Genre: Worker Placement, Microgame Publisher: Five24 Labs Designer: Justin Blaske Artist: Felix Janson, Thomas Tamblyn Player Count: 1-4 Mint Works is a great little game, packing a complete worker placement experience into a tight 15 minutes and

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Game in a Minute Ep 48: The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction

The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction may look like a card game, but there are definite shades of worker placement as we use cards both as resource generators as well as the workers who generate those resources.  How does Chain Reaction

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Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides Review

Title: Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides Genre: Hand Management Publisher: Z-Man Games Designer: Josh Cappel Artist: Chris Quilliams Player Count: 2 Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides is a ship-to-ship brawl for two, which is both beautifully presented and ultimately lacking in depth.

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Shahrazad Review

Title: Shahrazad Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: ゆお (Yuo) Artist: ことり寧子 (Kotori Neiko) Player Count: 1 or 2 Shahrazad is a microgame for one or two, combining delightful presentation with an abstract tile-laying puzzle.  A simple puzzle as a solitaire game,

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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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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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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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