Crabs! Kickstarter Preview

Title: Crabs! Genre: Set Collection, Hand Management Publisher: Daily Magic Games Designer: Shane007 Artist: Claire Donaldson, 日津樹伶 (Hitsukirei) Player Count: 2-5 We got to preview Crabs!, going up on Kickstarter soon from Daily Magic Games.  With adorable art and a

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Renegade Kickstarter Preview

Title: Renegade Genre: Deck Building, Cooperative Publisher: Victory Point Games Designer: Richard Wilkins Artist: Clark Miller Player Count: 1-5 Renegade has a few really interesting aspects to it – some neat mechanics, a smart alternate play mode, and interesting variety

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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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Photosynthesis Review

Title: Photosynthesis Publisher: Blue Orange Games Designer: Hjalmar Hach Artist: Sabrina Miramon Photosynthesis is a beautiful game that hides a bit of abstract complexity underneath its pastoral appearance.  Though not a heavy game, Photosynthesis can be surprisingly thinky and more

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The Lost Expedition Review – Choose your own misadventure

Title: The Lost Expedition Genre: Adventure, Resource Management Designer: Peer Sylvester Artist: Garen Ewing Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: Brutal co-operative/solo experiences, equally rough head-to-head gameplay, getting killed by jungles The Lost Expedition is a really fun game,

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Shahrazad Review

Title: Shahrazad Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: ゆお (Yuo) Artist: ことり寧子 (Kotori Neiko) Player Count: 1 or 2 Shahrazad is a microgame for one or two, combining delightful presentation with an abstract tile-laying puzzle.  A simple puzzle as a solitaire game,

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Barenpark Review

Title: Barenpark Genre: Tile Placement Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 2-4 Barenpark is a fantastic filler (and yeah, we think it’s a filler despite its size).  The art is great, the gameplay is accessible,

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Starving Artist Review

Title: Starving Artist Genre: Set Collection Publisher: Fairway 3 Games, LLC Designer: Mike Wokasch Artist: Vaughn Reynolds (plus, like, a million others) Player Count: 1-4 Starving Artist is an abstract, light set collection game with some gorgeous art and a

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Karmaka board game box

Karmaka Review

Title: Karmaka Publisher: Hemisphere Games Designer: Eddy Boxerman, Dave Burke Artist: Lane Brown, Marco Bucci Player Count: 2-4 Karmaka delivers both great art and some truly unique mechanisms, but a heaping spoonful of ‘take that’ gameplay makes this otherwise clever title

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Portal of Heroes Review

Title: Portal of Heroes Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Johannes Schmidauer-König Artist: Dennis Lohausen Player Count: 2-5 Portal of Heroes is an unfussy, attractive little set collection card game with great art and quick, clever turns.  While a little chaotic and

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