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 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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Cavern Tavern Review

Title: Cavern Tavern Publisher: Final Frontier Games Designer: Ivana Krstevska, Vojkan Krstevski, Maja Matovska, Toni Toshevski Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski, Vojkan Krstevski Player Count: 1-6 Cavern Tavern is a gorgeous game of dice placement and set completion that will have you

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Agamemnon Review

Title: Agamemnon Genre: Abstract Publisher: Osprey Games Designer: Günter Cornett Artist: José Daniel Cabrera Peña, Rocío Espín Piñar Player Count: 2 For People Who Like: Abstract strategy Agamemnon is a gorgeously-presented game for 2, with tactical, strategic gameplay supporting its

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Guilds of London Review

Title: Guilds of London Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Tony Boydell Artist: Tony Boydell, Klemens Franz, Charlie Paull Player Count: 1-4 Guilds of London is an interesting take on area control, with a card-driven core that has lots of potential.

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Azuchi Castle Review

Title: Azuchi Castle Genre: Card Drafting, Worker Placement (Sorta?) Publisher: Baccum Inc. Designer: Sungwoo Hyun Artist: Jamsan Player Count: 2-4 Azuchi Castle is a tiny game that plays both very quickly and very easily.  While brevity may be the soul

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