Caverna: Cave vs Cave Review

Title: Caverna: Cave vs Cave Genre: Tile Placement Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Uwe Rosenberg Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 1-2 For People Who Like: Extremely well-tuned 2-player games Caverna: Cave vs Cave is a fantastic little game for 2, giving

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Before The Earth Explodes Kickstarter Preview

Title: Before The Earth Explodes Publisher: Green Couch Games Designer: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews Artist: Davy Wagnarok Player Count: 2 Before The Earth Explodes is a great little game, combining action selection, a twist on rock-paper-scissors, and a bit of

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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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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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Starving Artist Review

Title: Starving Artist Genre: Set Collection Publisher: Fairway 3 Games, LLC Designer: Mike Wokasch Artist: Vaughn Reynolds (plus, like, a million others) Player Count: 1-4 Starving Artist is an abstract, light set collection game with some gorgeous art and a

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Groves Kickstarter Preview

Title: Groves Genre: Worker Placement, Bag Building Publisher: Letiman Games Designer: Steven Aramini, Dan Letzring Artist: Michael Cofer, Nolan Nasser Player Count: 1-4 Groves is a simple, absolutely beautiful worker placement/bag building game.  With clean mechanisms and quick, satisfying turns,Groves

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Karmaka Review

Title: Karmaka Publisher: Hemisphere Games Designer: Eddy Boxerman, Dave Burke Artist: Lane Brown, Marco Bucci Player Count: 2-4 Karmaka delivers both great art and some truly unique mechanisms, but a heaping spoonful of ‘take that’ gameplay makes this otherwise clever title

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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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Game in a Minute Ep 44: Tides of Time & Tides of Madness

Title: Tides of Time & Tides of Madness Genre: Card Drafting Publisher: Portal Games Designer: Kristian Čurla Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Chris Ostrowski, Dan Pellow, Blake Rottinger, Artur Sadlos, Rafał Szyma Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Gorgeous art, set

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