51st State: Master Set Review

Title: 51st State: Master Set Publisher: Portal Games Designer: Ignacy Trzewiczek Artist: Grzegorz Bobrowski Player Count: 1-4 For People Who Like: Engine/Tableau Building 51st State: Master Set is a fun, excellently-designed romp through the post-apocalyptic wasteland.  Tactical choices in the

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Circle The Wagons Kickstarter Preview

Title: Circle The Wagons Genre: Tableau Building Publisher: Button Shy Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka Artist: Beth Sobel Player Count: 2 Circle The Wagons is a great little bite for 2, combining satisfying but simple mechanics with thousands

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Villages of Valeria Review

Title: Villages of Valeria Publisher: Daily Magic Games Designer: Rick Holzgrafe, Isaias Vallejo Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski Player Count: 1-5 Villages of Valeria is another excellent addition to Daily Magic’s Valeria series (including Valeria Card Kingdoms and the upcoming Quests of

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10 Minute Heist: The Wizard’s Tower Kickstarter Preview

Headed to Kickstarter Tuesday, 10/4, 10 Minute Heist: The Wizard’s Tower is a set collection/tableau building game from Daily Magic Games.  Designed by Nick Sibicky (Who also designed the quite-enjoyable dice chucker King’s Forge) and gorgeously illustrated by Denis Martynets,

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Unfair Kickstarter Preview

Unfair,  up on Kickstarter now from designer Joel Finch and Good Games Publishing, is a card game where 2-4 players compete with each other to build the most profitable, prestigious theme park.  With fantastic art, a tight 8-turn playtime and

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GEN CON 2016 News: Good Games Publishing

During Gen Con we had the pleasure of meeting with Good Games Publishing, an Australian publishing company. They are partnering with CoolMiniOrNot to bring their games Monstrous and Unfair to wider audiences, including us lucky folks here in the states! Unfair Joel Finch (designer), Nicole

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Merchants of Araby Kickstarter Preview

Merchants of Araby is the newest title from Daily Magic Games (Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Quests of Valeria) to head to Kickstarter.  Designed by Jay Treat and beautifully illustrated by Zulkarnaen Basri, this tableau building and set collection game features a

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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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