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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POD-X Kickstarter Preview – A Bluffing Game For Anywhere

Microgames are here to stay.  Designed to be fast, small and affordable, games like Love Letter (which may have started the current craze) promise to deliver lots of game in as small a package as they can manage.  With this

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Mutology Kickstarter Preview

Mutology, going up on Kickstarter soon (we’ll provide links when it does), is a head-to-head card battle game and the first outing by Jeremy Bartlett & ThinkForm Games.  You and your opponent will take on the roles of Mutologists: ‘scientists’ with

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Bloodsuckers Review – Area Control With Some Bite

Anne-Marie DeWitt is a talented designer whose work we really appreciate.  Her company, Fireside Games, has produced some extremely family-friendly games, such as Here Kitty Kitty and Bears!, which is a great little real-time dice-roller.  We previously reviewed her game The

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Alchemy! Review – Transmuting Gold into Lead

Alchemy! (exclamation! point!) from Mike Kanarek and Aviary Games, is a take-that set-collection game for 2-5 players.  In it, everyone takes on the role of an aspiring alchemy student, competing against their fellows to prove they are worthy of the

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