High Treason: The Trial of Louis Riel Review

Title: High Treason: The Trial of Louis Riel Genre: Hand Management, Area Influence Publisher: Victory Point Games Designer: Alex Berry Artist: Tim Allen Player Count: 2 High Treason: The Trial of Louis Riel presents itself, well, kinda poorly.  The aesthetic

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Game in a minute quantum

Game in a Minute Ep 50: Quantum

Title: Quantum Genre: Area Control. Grid Movement Publisher: Passport Game Studios Designer: Eric Zimmerman Artist: Georges Bouchelaghem, Kieran Yanner Player Count: 2-4 In Quantum, you will compete against other fleets of shapeshifting starships for control over the much-vaunted quantum cubes.

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Battle for Greyport Review

Title: Battle for Greyport Genre: Deck Builder Publisher: Slugfest Games Designer: Nate Heiss, Sam Waller, and Jeff Morrow Artist: Erin Wong and Megan Langan Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Deck builders, cooperative games, fantasy games Battle for Greyport

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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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