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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Portal of Heroes Review

Title: Portal of Heroes Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Johannes Schmidauer-König Artist: Dennis Lohausen Player Count: 2-5 Portal of Heroes is an unfussy, attractive little set collection card game with great art and quick, clever turns.  While a little chaotic and

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Cavern Tavern Review

Title: Cavern Tavern Publisher: Final Frontier Games Designer: Ivana Krstevska, Vojkan Krstevski, Maja Matovska, Toni Toshevski Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski, Vojkan Krstevski Player Count: 1-6 Cavern Tavern is a gorgeous game of dice placement and set completion that will have you

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Agamemnon Review

Title: Agamemnon Genre: Abstract Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: Günter Cornett Artist: José Daniel Cabrera Peña, Rocío Espín Piñar Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Abstract strategy Agamemnon is a gorgeously-presented game for 2, with tactical, strategic gameplay supporting its

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