Cauldron Master Review

Title: Cauldron Master Genre: Set collection Publisher: Alley Cat Games Designer: Caezar Al-Jassar, Kuly Heer Artist: IrenHorrors, Sebastian Koziner Player Count: 2-4 Cauldron Master is a relatively simple set collection game with neat art and beginner-friendly mechanics.  While we found it

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Battle for Greyport Review

Title: Battle for Greyport Genre: Deck Builder Publisher: Slugfest Games Designer: Nate Heiss, Sam Waller, and Jeff Morrow Artist: Erin Wong and Megan Langan Player Count: 2-5 For People Who Like: Deck builders, cooperative games, fantasy games Battle for Greyport

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Ambyria: Shroud of the Shadow Demon Review

Title: Ambyria: Shroud of the Shadow Demon Genre: Take That Publisher: Paw-Warrior Games Designer: Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh Artist: Joseph DeDalto Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Easy to set up games, Take That mechanics, competition, or sort of

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Legendary Encounters: Firefly Review

Title: Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game Series: Legendary Encounters Genre: Deck Building Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment Designer: Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Deck builders, thematic game mechanics, sci-fi, the Firefly series,

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Battle of Durak Review

Title: Battle of Durak Publisher: DISRUPTIVE INC Designer: Fedor Sosnin Artist: Fedor Sosnin Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Classic-feeling card games, Effective gateway games Battle of Durak is a last-in card game (like Uno) with a simple card

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Captain’s Wager Review

The first thing that popped into my head after seeing the box art for Captain’s Wager – from designer Jonathan Hager and publisher Grey Fox Games – was “high adventure.” Something like Atlantis or Treasure Planet; films from Disney’s awkward

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Gem Packed Cards Review

Gem Packed Cards, from designer Eduardo Baraf and publisher Pencil First Games, is a bit difficult to pin down. Not because it defies genre conventions or is packed with never-before-seen ideas, but because we’ve all had a tough time figuring

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Linkage: A DNA Card Game Review

In all honesty, I was actually pretty sure I’d have fun with designer John J Coveyou and publisher Genius Games’ Linkage: A DNA Card Game. I love me some a-typical theming in my board games (as is probably obvious by

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Arboretum Review

Now I’m totally a sucker for bizarre themes, but even I didn’t expect a competitive card game about trees like Arboretum – from designer Dan Cassar and published by Z-Man Games – to win me over like it has. Diana:

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Cthulhu Fluxx Review

Once upon a time, I loved Fluxx. Once upon a time, my board game experience was also limited to Monopoly, Life, and Munchkin. Many years and many board games later, my interest has cooled somewhat, and it seems that my

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