Steam Works Review

Title: Steam Works Genre: Worker Placement Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Alex Churchill Artist: Adam P. McIver, Oliver Meinerding Player Count: 2-5 (Becoming way more complex at higher counts) Steam Works has a few innovative mechanics, with players literally building

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Luna Review

Luna, by Tasty Minstrel Games and Stefan Feld, is a pretty special game.  Something of a masterpiece of indirect competition, Luna combines area control, area influence, and worker placement mechanisms into a truly unique whole.  With no hidden information, no

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Thief’s Market Kickstarter Preview

Thief’s Market, a just-heavier-than-filler-level dice-drafting game from Tasty Minstrel and Dave Chalker (who also designed the excellently-thieftastic Heat) is in the final stretch of a *very* successful Kickstarter campaign right now! In it, 3-6 players take on the roles of

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Bomb Squad Review

Bomb Squad, from Tasty Minstrel Games and designed by Dan Keltner and David Short, is a cooperative card game that combines limited player communication, real-time gameplay, and hidden information to create an unbearably tense atmosphere.  Taking on the role of a

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Cthulhu Realms Review

To close out our month of Augusthulhu, we are reviewing Cthulhu Realms, a deck-building game about mysterious cults, sanity-shattering artifacts, eldritch locations, and some rather hilarious art. Designed by Darwin Kastle, Cthulhu Realms is sort of an oddity.  Emerging from

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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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Can’t Get Enough Eminent Domain? Check out the New Battlecruisers & Exotica Kickstarter!

Tasty Minstrel Games has a new Kickstarter up for Eminent Domain that covers not just an expansion, but a whole new standalone game! The expansion, Eminent Domain: Exotica introduces Exotic planets and Asteroids and the new Recon ability. it comes with 9 New Starting

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Eminent Domain Review

It is the dawn of a new era.  Unexplored worlds, ripe for the claiming, hang among the stars.  You and your fellow leaders share a single trait – ambition – and it calls you to action.  Gather your fleets, master

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