Game in a Minute Ep 52 – Pyramids

Title: Pyramids Series: Drafting, Set Collection Publisher: IELLO Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Brett J. Gilbert Artist: Camille Chaussy, Michael Menzel Player Count: 2-5 Pyramids is a delightfully straightforward drafting game with a couple of clever scoring systems built in.  Will you

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Game in a Minute Tides of Time Madness

Game in a Minute Ep 44: Tides of Time & Tides of Madness

Title: Tides of Time & Tides of Madness Genre: Card Drafting Publisher: Portal Games Designer: Kristian Čurla Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Chris Ostrowski, Dan Pellow, Blake Rottinger, Artur Sadlos, Rafał Szyma Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Gorgeous art, set

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Sagrada Kickstarter Preview

Sagrada is a dice-drafting and placement game for 2-4 players from Floodgate Games.  Up on KS now and at almost 200% funded, Sagrada , designed by Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews, has its players acting as stained glass artisans (which is to

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Virus: An Infectious Card Game Has Infected Kickstarter

From John Coveyou and Genius Games (makers of ION and Peptide, two games we really enjoy), comes another game of a decidedly sciency bend, up on Kickstarter (and fully funded) now! Virus: An Infections Card Game looks like a neat

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Ion Review – Card Drafting At The Molecular Level

ION: A Compound Building Game is a card drafting and set collection game designed by John Coveyou of Genius Games.  When we last heard from, Genius Games, they were teaching RNA translation in Peptide.  Now they have brought their mission

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Peptide: A Protine Building Game Review

Peptide: A Protine Building Game, from John Coveyou and Genius Games, is a card drafting and set collection game all about the chemistry of RNA Translation.  Using a very straightforward series of drafting and action selection mechanics, 2-6 players will take

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Thief’s Market Kickstarter Preview

Thief’s Market, a just-heavier-than-filler-level dice-drafting game from Tasty Minstrel and Dave Chalker (who also designed the excellently-thieftastic Heat) is in the final stretch of a *very* successful Kickstarter campaign right now! In it, 3-6 players take on the roles of

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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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Heat Review

Andrew: Heat is a heist game, with each player pulling off a series of jobs (or should I say ‘jobs’, ::wink-wink-nudge-nudge-crimes-crimes::), trying to be the criminal mastermind who ends the game with the biggest bankroll.  Some jobs are subtle, requiring

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Holiday Stocking Stuffers (Part 3 – Stuffmageddon)

 Andrew: What do star ships, tuna, the bishop of Tempest, hot potato, and public executions all have in common?  Why, they are all in these, our final five Stocking Stuffer suggestions for great holiday gifts!  As promised, I won’t be singing…anything side

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