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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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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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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Happy Salmon Review

Title: Happy Salmon Publisher: North Star Games, LLC Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir Happy Salmon from Northstar Games, is a fantastic, frenetic party game for 3-6 players who are comfortable being a bit loud and also wiggling their arms against each

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Dairyman Review

Title: Dairyman Publisher: Homosapiens Lab, Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Chih-Fan Chen Artist: Chih-Fan Chen, Katie Welch Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Pushing their luck and failing to produce milk Dairyman is a light, fast, mercilessly dice-driven struggle for

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Order of the Gilded Compass Review

Title: Order of the Gilded Compass Genre: Dice Placement/Yahtzee-style Publisher: Grey Fox Games Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers, Bernd Eisenstein Artist: Mackenzie Brewer, Vicente Sivera Catalá, Felipe Gaona, Grace Liu Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Rolling dice and making

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Guilds of London Review

Title: Guilds of London Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Tony Boydell Artist: Tony Boydell, Klemens Franz, Charlie Paull Player Count: 1-4 Guilds of London is an interesting take on area control, with a card-driven core that has lots of potential.

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Escape from Colditz Review

Title: Escape From Colditz Genre: Prison Break, 1-vs-Many Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: Bob Brechin, Brian Degas, Major P.R. Reid M.B.E., M.C. Artist: Antonio Catalán, Peter Dennis Player Count: 2-6 For People Who Like: Old-school games with some updated sensibilities Escape

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