Game in a Minute Ep 63: The Rivals for Catan

Title: The Rivals for Catan Publisher: Catan Studio Release Date: 2010 Designer: Klaus Teuber Artist: Michael Menzel In this episode of Game in a Minute, Andrew reveals his deep, dark secret! Also he gives us a look at The Rivals for

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Game in a Minute Ep 62: Codenames Duet

Title: Codenames Duet Series: Codenames Genre: Deduction, Cooperative, Word Game Publisher: Czech Games Edition Designer: Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton Artist: Tomáš Kučerovský Player Count: 2 (technically 2-4, but it's really for 2) For People Who Like: Codenames for the gameplay,

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Game in a Minute Ep 57: Jaipur

Title: Jaipur Genre: Set Collection, Hand Management Publisher: Asmodee/GameWorks Designer: Sébastien Pauchon Artist: Alexandre Roche Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Scoring sets, date-night games, camels  Jaipur is one of our favorite date-night games, playing quickly and featuring fun, interesting

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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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