Roar of War Kickstarter Preview – Plenty of Bark, But…

Games convey their merit any number of ways.  A game might be beautiful or cleverly made.  It might feature fantastic artwork.  It may be small or grandiose, complex or simplistic, all in the name of creating an entertaining experience for

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Fugitive Kickstarter Preview

Tim Fowers has already done the unlikely.  In the first game of his which I had the pleasure of playing, Paperback, he managed to create a spelling game that I really love (the required backstory there is that I generally don’t

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Trick of the Rails Kickstarter Preview

Trick of the Rails, which is finishing up its run on Kickstarter in the next couple of days, is a trick-taking game for 3-5 players from Terra Nova Games.  In it, players will compete to gain the most points by

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Garden of Bees Kickstarter Preview

Garden of Bees, the first offering from Decking Awesome Games is up on Kickstarter right now.  In it, 2-6 players will each control their own hive of bees, competing for dominance over the garden.  They will collect honey, harvest flowers, draft

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Vikings Gone Wild Kickstarter Preview

Vikings Gone Wild, from Lucky Duck Games, is tearing up Kickstarter right now, with its final stretch goal easily in sight and 7 days to go.  This tableau/deck building hybrid boasts great art and plenty of praise, but vikings are,

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We Talk SeaFall With Creator Rob Daviau

One of the newest (and in some ways most divisive) developments in board games has got to be Legacy games.  Risk Legacy, first published in 2011, brought previously-unseen excitement to the classic area-control game, and last year’s Pandemic Legacy: Season

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Blend Off! – Kickstarter Preview

Blend Off! from Thunderworks Games and Scott Eaton, is a fast-paced dice-chucking set collection speed game up on Kickstarter right now!  In it, 2-4 players will do their darnedest to be the best master mixers, blending up smoothies as fast

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Darkest Night: Second Edition Kickstarter Preview

**Edit:  The new Kickstarter is up!** I reviewed Darkest Night – from designer Jeremy Lennert and publisher Victory Point Games – at the tail end of last year, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. So much so that I’ve

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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk Preview

Jess: We were delighted to have a chance to check out Avalon Hill’s upcoming expansion to Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk. Betrayal was one of the first hidden traitor games we ever played and we love still love it to this day.

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Tak: A Beautiful Game Kickstarter Preview

The Kingkiller Chronicle, from Patrick Rothfuss, is one of our favorite fantasy series (no, seriously, you should check it out, it’s amazing).  And in amidst the magic and the drama that Kvothe experiences in his journeys through Temerant, Rothfuss makes special

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