Orléans Review

Title: Orléans Genre: Pool building, Worker Placement Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Reiner Stockhausen Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 2–4 Players Orléans is a generous, brilliant game that can easily hang with the best in its genre. At its heart,

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Game in a Minute Ep 78: Joraku

Title: Joraku Publisher: Moaideas Game Design, Tasty Minstrel Games Release Date: 2015 Designer: Iori Tsukinami (月並いおり) For People Who Like: Trick-taking & Area-control Iori Tsukinami’s Joraku is a small box area-control/trick-taking hybrid, but does it’s tiny size mask a ton

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5 Games to Help Strengthen & Explore Relationships

It’s Valentine’s Day and crafting an amazing, board-game filled date night can be easy and fun. All you need is your playmate, a generally flat surface, and a pile of your favorite shared games to make for an awesome evening

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Jess’s Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week 1/26/18

Jess: Oh man, I am so glad its Friday! Let’s kick it off right with some exciting Kickstarters! 1. Valeria: Card Kingdoms – Shadowvale We are huge fans of Valeria: Card Kingdoms. It’s a fantastic city building game that adds

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PAX Unplugged Chimera Station Interview

Chimera Station is a worker placement/worker builder game. Customizable workers bring a whole new strategy into the mix. Will you splice your worker with tentacles to grab resources or leaves to make them self sustaining? You’ll need to make these decision

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Game in a Minute Ep 59: Okey Dokey

Title: Okey Dokey Genre: Cooperative, Hand Management Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Hisashi Hayashi Artist: Ryo Nyamo Player Count: 1-5 For People Who Like: The Game Okey Dokey is, simply, better than its name might imply.  This quick little patter-building

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Jess’s Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week 7/28/17

I’m going to Coney Island today, but I couldn’t leave without giving you all my list of awesome Kickstarters of the week! Here’s what caught my eye. 1. The Spiel Press Roll and Write Gamebooks – Book 1 and 2

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Aquasphere board game

AquaSphere Review

Title: AquaSphere Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Stefan Feld Artist: Dennis Lohausen Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Tight, cerebral, but not overly-long worker placement AquaSphere is heavier than it looks, shorter than it seems, and tighter than is

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Jess’s Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week 5/19/17

Jess: Ah Friday. The day the marks the beginning of our weekends and also the emptying of our wallets. Yep, its the Fav Five again! Let’s see what i’m looking at this week. 1. Flow of History – Deluxified and

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Dairyman Review

Title: Dairyman Publisher: Homosapiens Lab, Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Chih-Fan Chen Artist: Chih-Fan Chen, Katie Welch Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Pushing their luck and failing to produce milk Dairyman is a light, fast, mercilessly dice-driven struggle for

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