Game in a Minute Ep 69 – Samurai Gardener

Title: Samurai Gardener Genre: Tile Placement, Real Time Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Artist: Kevin Hong, Ryo Nyamo Player Count: 2-5 Samurai Gardener, from the rather brilliant Hisashi Hayashi, combines a real-time card slapping element with pattern-building/card placement elements. 

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Fruit Ninja: Card Master Kickstarter Preview

Title: Fruit Ninja Genre: Dexterity, Deck Building Publisher: Lucky Duck Games Designer: David Cicurel, Pierre Compain Artist: Mateusz Komada, Katarzyna Kosobucka Player Count: 2-4 Publisher Lucky Duck Games has taken on another ‘app-to-cardboard’ conversion.  Riding the success of their previous

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Boomtown Bandits Review – Real-Time Dice-Chucking Goodness

Title: Boomtown Bandits Publisher: Breaking Games, Squirmy Beast Designer: Isaac Epp Artist: Isaac Epp, Erwin Haya Player Count: 2-5 (Definitely fun with more) Boomtown Bandits is a light, real-time dice rolling shootout that will appeal to a crowd looking for

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Voila! Review

For most hobbyist boardgamers, it’s not uncommon to think about a long evening of gaming as a meal with many courses.  You might get started with an appetizer of Between Two Cites or Karuba.  Maybe some Resistance for the table. 

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Spaceteam Review

In space no one can hear you scream… but on a malfunctioning spaceship everyone can hear you scream and is probably screaming along with you. Welcome to Spaceteam, a shouty, cooperative card game based on the popular mobile game of the

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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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Tumult Royale Reivew – A Royale Rumble

Diana: I am the most glorious ruler in all the land! You must gaze upon my face in all its marble glory, feel the power of my command. Andrew: Um, yeah. So you are the Queen for this round. Her

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Bomb Squad Review

Bomb Squad, from Tasty Minstrel Games and designed by Dan Keltner and David Short, is a cooperative card game that combines limited player communication, real-time gameplay, and hidden information to create an unbearably tense atmosphere.  Taking on the role of a

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XCOM: The Board Game Review

 Rob: Today we’re going to be protecting the Earth from an alien invasion in XCOM: The Board Game – a cooperative strategy/push your luck game for 1 to 4 players from designer Eric M. Lang and publisher Fantasy Flight Games and is

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