The Quacks of Quedlinberg Review

Title: The Quacks of Quedlinberg Genre: Push Your Luck, Bag Builder Publisher: North Star Games Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch Player Count: 2-4 The Quacks of Quedlinberg won the 2018 Kinnerspiel des Jares, and we have no

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Game in a Minute: Ravine

Title: Ravine Genre: Cooperative, Survival Publisher: Stellar Factory Designer: Mathew Sisson Artist: Mathew Sisson Player Count: 3-6 (or up to 9 with the expansion) We did a really positive Kickstarter preview for Ravine, but now that we’ve gotten our hands

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Beyond Scrabble – 6 Fantastic, Fresh Spelling Games

Truth be told, I generally don’t love spelling games.  Or, at least that’s what I used to think.  But recently, a pile of truly excellent spelling games, each with unique themes, mechanics, and aesthetics, have come into the market, and

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My Little Scythe Review

Title: My Little Scythe Genre: Area Control, Set Collection, Action Selection Publisher: Stonemaier Games Release Date: 2017 Designer: Hoby Chou, Vienna Chou Artist: Noah Adelman, Katie Khau Player Count: 1-6 For People Who Like: Scythe, Wonderfully Adorable Games, Apples My

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Adventure Land Review

Title: Adventure Land Publisher: HABA Designer: Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer Artist: Franz Vohwinkel Player Count: 2-4 Adventure Land is a wonderfully accessible and wonderfully playable family-weight game that has just the right level of strategy to keep more seasoned players

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Vast: The Crystal Caverns Review

Title: Vast: The Crystal Caverns Genre: Dungeon Crawl, Asymmetrical Publisher: Leder Games Designer: Patrick Leder, David Somerville Artist: Kyle Ferrin Player Count: 1-5 (or 7 with the expansion) Vast: The Crystal Caverns is a tremendously ambitious piece of game design

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Game in a Minute: Luna

Title: Luna Genre: Worker Placement, Area Control Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Designer: Stefan Feld Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 1-4 Luna, from designer Stefan Feld (whose catalog practically constitutes its own genre of games) is a thoughtful, engaging worker placement

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Roar: King of the Pride Review

Title: Roar: King of the Pride Publisher: IDW Games Designer: Daryl Andrews, Erica Bouyouris Artist: Vincent Dutrait Player Count: 3-6 For People Who Like: Contentious Area Control, Lions, Roaring Roar: King of the Pride is an attractive area control game,

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Tower of Madness Review

Title: Tower of Madness Genre: Press Your Luck Publisher: Smirk & Dagger Games Designer: Curt Covert Artist: EJ Dela Cruz, Gunship Revolution, Jen Santos, Brian Valeza Player Count: 3-5 Standing tall above the table, Tower of Madness is one part

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Mercado Review

Title: Mercado Genre: Bag Building, Set Collection Publisher: Kosmos Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Artist: Fiore GmbH Player Count: 2-4 Mercado is a luck-driven bag builder where players will follow in that finest tradition of the wealthy – buying stuff to be

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