Dead Man’s Draw Review

Dead Man’s Draw, from Mayday Games (Viceroy, Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000), is a fast-paced push-your-luck card game of pirates and treasure and the occasional kraken for 2-4 players.  First created as a digital game by Stardock Entertainment (which I think is

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Capo Dei Capi Review

Designed By Steve Finn (Biblios, The Institute for Magical Arts) of Doctor Finn’s Games, Capo Dei Capi is a dice-rolling push your luck game for exactly 2 would-be mafia dons.  You’re gunning for the number one spot in the seedy underworld of the

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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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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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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 Now Available for Mobile!

Uwe Rosenberg’s two-player resource management board game, Le Havre: The Inland Port, has been released for iOS and Android by Digidiced. Using your badass warehousing skills you will store Grain, Lumber, Fish, and Clay that can be turned into Francs

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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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