San Juan Review

San Juan, designed by Andreas Seyfarth and published by Ravensburger, is a city-building card game for 2-4 players.  In it, players will develop the buildings under their control, produce and sell goods, and vie to be the most prosperous citizen

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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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Norsaga Review

Norsaga, designed by Kevin Bishop and published by Meromorph Games is an interesting combination of set collection and hand management gameplay, dressed up as a Norse boasting contest.  Each of the 2-4 players will tell an epic saga of their

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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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Three-Player Chess on Kickstarter

Jess: I am by no means a “good” chess player. I learned back when I was a kid and have probably played a total of ten games in my life (unless you count wizard’s chess. that game was so cool).

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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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