Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Roleplayer

There’s nothing like playing a good old game of D&D by the fire as snow piles up outside. Use the holidays as a way to thank your game master or treat your favorite dragon-slayer! Here are a few of our

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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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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Hey!  Do you have someone (or are you someone) whose stocking is just waiting to be stuffed?  Well, our careful research shows that even with a really good running start, you’re never going to get that copy of Kingdom Builder

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Holiday Gift Guide: Big Group Games

The holidays are absolutely the perfect time to break out and share games for big groups – after all, that pile of family members aren’t going to entertain themselves!  And big group games, by which we mean games that easily

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Game in a Minute: Steampunk Rally

This week Andrew takes a look at Roxley’s Steampunk Rally. It’s a racing game where famous scientists build and adjust their flying contraption all along the race. Is it a winner or does it fall short of the finish line? Find

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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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Spell Smashers Review

Title: Spell Smashers Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Release Date: 2018 Designer: Christopher Chung Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Mihajlo Dimitrievski Player Count: 1-5 Players Spell Smashers is a spelling game for those who like to use their words to resolve conflicts (specifically

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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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Root Review

Title: Root Genre: War, Asymmetrical Publisher: Leder Games Designer: Cole Wehrle Artist: Kyle Ferrin Player Count: 2-4 (1-6 with the expansion) For People Who Like: Vast, Asymmetry, Accessible war games Root combines everything that is good about an asymmetrical game

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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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