Azuchi Castle Review

Title: Azuchi Castle Genre: Card Drafting, Worker Placement (Sorta?) Publisher: Baccum Inc. Designer: Sungwoo Hyun Artist: Jamsan Player Count: 2-4 Azuchi Castle is a tiny game that plays both very quickly and very easily.  While brevity may be the soul

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Samara Review

Title: Samara Publisher: Cwali Designer: Corné van Moorsel Artist: Philip Kustov Player Count: 2-4 Samara is a unique, accessible game with very few, but very clever mechanics.  Its time track adds a neat spin on Worker Placement, and the cost/benefit

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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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Area 1851 Review

Title: Area 1851 Publisher: Game Salute Designer: Justin Blaske Artist: Dann May, Lucas Soriano Player Count: 2-5 (Simultaneous turns keep any player count humming right along) Area 1851 comes at worker placement mechanics with a fantastically wacky premise, great artwork, and

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New Releases for Quined Games in 2017 (Including Yours?…)

Quined Games has announced they will be releasing Haspelknecht: The Ruhrvalley , an expansion for Haspelknecht, this upcoming year. Haspelknecht is Thomas Spitzer‘s first title and is a worker placement game about coal mining in the Ruhr region of Germany. The expansion will be listed

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Game In A Minute Ep 28: Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem

Title: Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart Artist: Katie Dillon, Charles Woods Player Count: 3-4 (Our only real gripe about the game is its narrow player count) For People Who Like: Worker placement

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Ether Wars Returning to Kickstarter!

Ether Wars is coming back to Kickstarter! They had a bit of a rough start the first time around and didn’t meet its funding goal, but this time around the publishing company, Burning Games, has picked it up. If you

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C.O.G by Dr Finn

Dr. Finn’s Games has launched a new project on Kickstarter: C.O.G.! C.O.G. is a steampunk-themed worker-placement spelling game for 2-4 players. We had the pleasure of trying out the prototype of the game with Dr. Finn himself, and it is

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Chimera Station Splices Fun into Kickstarter Later This Month!

Tasty Minstrel Games has a new Kickstarter coming this September: Chimera Station! Designed by Mark Major (Jupiter Rescue), Chimera Station is a worker placement/creation game. You play a space station designer looking to out build your competition. In the game, 2-4 players

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New Bedford Review

As much as I might lament spending the bulk of my adolescence in Connecticut and loathing “New England style” (i.e. put buoys and nets all over everything), I have to grudgingly admit that I have a bit of a soft

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