Medici Review

Originally published a decade ago, Medici is an abstract auctioning game from famed designer Reiner Knizia.  On the auction block today is a recent re-release by Grail games.  The folks at Grail (who were kind enough to offer us a review

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Farmageddon Review – The Harvest Is Upon Us

When you think of farming games, a few common themes probably come to mind.  Deep, resource-intensive Euros where feeding your family is your first priority.  Arranging rows of crops, tending to your cattle, caring for the land so that it

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Sky Dynasty Kickstarter Preview – Once More Unto The Gateway

A bit over a year ago, we did a preview for Sky Dynasty, a game by Robert Miedel.  Our review went up toward the end of that project’s time on Kickstarter, and we were sad to see it not fund, because

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Stellar Armada Kickstarter Preview – Space Battle, Just Add Dice

Stellar Armada is a tiny space-themed dice duel for two.  Up on Kickstarter now (and weeeeell over-funded), Stellar Armada is the first game designed and published by Jerason Banes.  Promising light, fast gameplay at a ludicrously low price, is Stellar Armada

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Sagrada Kickstarter Preview

Sagrada is a dice-drafting and placement game for 2-4 players from Floodgate Games.  Up on KS now and at almost 200% funded, Sagrada , designed by Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews, has its players acting as stained glass artisans (which is to

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Circus Flohcati Review

Sometimes, it’s easy for a small game to squeak by.  Honestly, it is; a small box, a modest price tag, a low run-time, these attributes can often forgive a less-than-stellar game, giving it space in a library or on a table that

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Dadaocheng Review

Dadaocheng is a difficult game to quantify.  Designed by Eason Kao & Tsai Huei Chiang and published abroad by Soso Studio (at the moment there is no US distributor), this pattern building game is built around a match-3 mechanism, and features

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7 Wonders Duel Review Featuring Broken Token Insert

For the uninitiated, 7 Wonders, from the brilliant Antoine Bauza and published by Asmodee, is among our favorite city building card drafting games.  Since its initial publication in 2010, 7 Wonders’ unique take on resource management and tableau building have

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Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft Review – A Mystery Made For 2

In Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, 2 players will take on the roles of the titular geniuses as they attempt to unravel the details of a bombing in London.  Designed by Diego Ibanez, beautifully illustrated by Pedro Soto, and distributed afar

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Plums Review – A Real Peach Of A Game

Plums, or Pi Mal Pflaumen (as it was originally titled) is a beautiful trick taking game from designer Matthias Cramer and publisher Crash of Games (Backyard Builders Treehouse).  With a refined aesthetic, easy-to-grasp rules, and a snappy playtime, this small-box game

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