Swamped Review

Title: Swamped Publisher: Bellwether Games Release Date: 2016 Designer: Jonathan Logan Clark, Benjamin Gerber, Dennis Hoyle Artist: Jonathan Logan Clark Rob: I think I’m always going to prefer cooperative board games over competitive ones, but I sometimes like it when

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9 Solo Boardgames Perfect For Valentine’s Day Distractions

If you’re by yourself on Commercialized Love Day, worry not! We’ve got a list of nine awesome single player games you can enjoy all by your lonesome – no second wheel required. Why nine? Because Love Potion Number 9 I

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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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Grimslingers Review

Title: Grimslingers Publisher: Greenbrier Games Designer: Stephen Gibson Artist: Stephen Gibson Player Count: 2-6 (versus), 1-4 (co-op) For People Who Like: Sci-fi, fantasy, cowboys, magic, adventure, and humor. Grimslingers can be as entertaining as it is gorgeous, and offers up

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Healthy Heart Hospital Review

Title: Healthy Heart Hospital Publisher: Victory Point Games Designer: Anna-Marie Nelson, Scott Nelson Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Tense co-op problem solving games As a game about managing ever-worsening conditions with limited resources, Healthy Heart Hospital certainly doesn’t

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Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China Review

Title: Legendary: Big Trouble In Little China Genre: Co-operative Deck Builder Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment Designer: Rob Heinsoo Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Co-op Deck Builders, Other Legendary Games (though it's not as strong as its siblings, thematically)

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New Bedford Review

As much as I might lament spending the bulk of my adolescence in Connecticut and loathing “New England style” (i.e. put buoys and nets all over everything), I have to grudgingly admit that I have a bit of a soft

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Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave Kickstarter Preview

Because my life has been lacking in frustration lately, I’m taking a look at Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave – the new standalone/expansion to the original (from designer A.J.Porfirio and publisher Van Ryder Games) that I hate-loved so much. We’re talking

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Baseball Highlights: 2045 Mobile Review

Right. Well. Let’s get this over with. Some of you might recall that I freaking adored the Baseball Highlights: 2045 Super Deluxe edition. It’s a great game that plays quickly, offers plenty of team customization, and it’s baseball with robots

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Leaving Earth Review

Outer space – not necessarily sci-fi, but also actual space grounded in real science – has always been a fascinating board game theme for me. I mean, I like a bit of implausibility just fine, but there’s something about distilling

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