The Lost Expedition Review – Choose your own misadventure

Title: The Lost Expedition Genre: Adventure, Resource Management Designer: Peer Sylvester Artist: Garen Ewing Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Brutal co-operative/solo experiences, equally rough head-to-head gameplay, getting killed by jungles The Lost Expedition is a really fun game,

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Monstrous Review

Title: Monstrous Genre: Action/Dexterity Publisher: Cool Mini or Not Designer: Kim Brebach Artist: Jeff Brown (II), Ben Nelson, Jarrod Owen, R. J. Palmer, John Silva, Sutthiwat Player Count: 2-8 (but those higher player counts are in teams) Monstrous is a

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The King’s Abbey Review

Title: The King's Abbey Genre: Worker Placement Publisher: Breaking Games Designer: Randy Rathert Artist: Randy Rathert, Anna Talanova Player Count: 1-5 The King’s Abbey is a dice-as-workers placement game featuring a rulebook in need of editing, lots of great ideas,

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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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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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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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