Biblios Review

Biblios, designed by Steve Finn (presumably the mild-mannered alter-ego of the intriguing Dr. Finn)  and published by IELLO Games (Welcome To Dungeon), is a very cool card drafting, set collection, auction-based hand management game…but nowhere near as complicated as I

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An Ideal Necklace Kickstarter Preview

  An Ideal Necklace is a “Victorian grabbing and gifting” game from Flintlocks & Fancy, up on Kickstarter now.  In it, 1-4 players will take on the roles of Victorian Ladies who are each trying to achieve the ideal life by

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Tower Review

Tower is a set-collection and worker-placement game, designed by Ben Haskett and illustrated by Derek Bacon, and published by Undine Studios.  Playable in about 45 minutes at all player counts, Tower has 1 to 4 players taking on the role

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Viceroy Review

In Viceroy from Mayday Games (Get Bit!, Meteor, Dead Man’s Draw), players will vie for influence over various characters of the realms, enact sweeping legal reform, and build their own Pyramid of Power as they compete to gain the most Power Points

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Jump Gate Review – Deep Space In A Small Box

Andrew:  The last time we reviewed a game by Matt Worden, he was accomplishing the impossible – making car-racing a viable, enjoyable bit of dice-rolling excitement in Dicey Curves Deluxe.  This time he takes on the far friendlier challenge of

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Days of Wonder’s Splendor Goes Digital

Jess: One of my favorite Days of Wonder games has received the digital treatment. You can now play Splendor on your phone or tablet! The game offers all of the fun of the original board game with with new scenario

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Harbour Review

Andrew:  Today we are checking out Harbour, a game of commodity speculation and shifting trade markets, where- Jess:  You’re making this sound like work.  Is this game work? Andrew:  Not even a little!  Look at these worker meeples. Jess: …Are

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Tokaido Review

Take a deep breath and imagine the beauty of a sakura blossom drifting softly on a warm spring breeze. It floats past several travelers as they wind their way along a mountain path towards the sea. They look happy and

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Caffeine Rush Gets Us Buzzed! (Like, ‘Chipmunk’ Buzzed)

 Andrew: Caffeine Rush from R&R Games is a fast-playing set collection game where a bunch of baristas compete to complete drink orders as quickly as possible, all while stealing ingredients from each other.  But to make it fair, everyone plays

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Holiday Stocking Stuffers (Part 3 – Stuffmageddon)

 Andrew: What do star ships, tuna, the bishop of Tempest, hot potato, and public executions all have in common?  Why, they are all in these, our final five Stocking Stuffer suggestions for great holiday gifts!  As promised, I won’t be singing…anything side

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