Budo Review

Diana: Let’s get this over with. Rob: Whoa, whoa, whoa. At least give me a chance to do the intro before launching into things. Diana: I’m sorry but I can’t get over how wrong the artwork is. The stances, the

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Mythe Review

Title: Mythe Publisher: Passport Games, Ludicreations Designer: Koji Malta Artist: Yoshihiro Arisawa, Sami Laakso Player Count: 2-5 Mythe is a beautifully presented little game with a couple of clever little mechanisms that make it fun to play.  It doesn’t have enough

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Azuchi Castle Review

Title: Azuchi Castle Genre: Card Drafting, Worker Placement (Sorta?) Publisher: Baccum Inc. Designer: Sungwoo Hyun Artist: Jamsan Player Count: 2-4 Azuchi Castle is a tiny game that plays both very quickly and very easily.  While brevity may be the soul

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Villages of Valeria Review

Title: Villages of Valeria Publisher: Daily Magic Games Designer: Rick Holzgrafe, Isaias Vallejo Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski Player Count: 1-5 Villages of Valeria is another excellent addition to Daily Magic’s Valeria series (including Valeria Card Kingdoms and the upcoming Quests of

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Game In A Minute Ep 35: Lotus

Title: Lotus Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Designer: Jordan Goddard, Mandy Goddard Artist: Anita Osburn, Chris Ostrowski Player Count: 2-4 Lotus is a set collection/area influence game with gorgeous table presence and deceptively simple gameplay very much akin to Dragon Heart, an

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Brewin’ USA Review

Title: Brewin' USA Genre: Area Control, Auction, Set Collection Publisher: Adam's Apple Games, LLC Designer: Adam Rehberg Artist: Maki Naro Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Beer Brewin’ USA is sort of an odd melange of game mechanisms, featuring

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DragonFlame Review

Title: Dragon Flame Genre: Set Collection, Area Influence, Card Drafting Publisher: Minion Games Designer: Matt Loomis Artist: Clay Gardner, Rob Lundy Player Count: 2-5 Players in DragonFlame are raging dragons, burninating the countryside and snagging all the treasure they can get

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Boomtown Bandits Review – Real-Time Dice-Chucking Goodness

Title: Boomtown Bandits Publisher: Breaking Games, Squirmy Beast Designer: Isaac Epp Artist: Isaac Epp, Erwin Haya Player Count: 2-5 (Definitely fun with more) Boomtown Bandits is a light, real-time dice rolling shootout that will appeal to a crowd looking for

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Trekking The National Parks Review

Title: Trekking The National Parks Genre: Set Collection, Hand Management Publisher: Bink Inc, LLC Designer: Charlie Bink Artist: Charlie Bink Player Count: 2-6 Trekking the National Parks is a family-weight game that features some similarities, both in mechanisms and weight

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Samara Review

Title: Samara Publisher: Cwali Designer: Corné van Moorsel Artist: Philip Kustov Player Count: 2-4 Samara is a unique, accessible game with very few, but very clever mechanics.  Its time track adds a neat spin on Worker Placement, and the cost/benefit

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