The Oregon Trail Card Game Review

Title: The Oregon Trial Card Game Publisher: Pressman Toy Corp. Release Date: 2016 Player Count: 2-6 For People Who Like: Wasting Time, Not Having Fun, Dysentery

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Pairs: Deluxe Edition Review

Title: Pairs: Deluxe Edition Genre: Card Game, Hand Management Publisher: Cheapass Games Release Date: 2014 Designer: James Ernest, Heinrich Glumpler, Paul Peterson Player Count: 2-8 For People Who Like: Quick, light, family-level card games that can go anywhere Pairs: Deluxe

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11 Great Abstract Games for Beginners

Abstract games are a staple of the tabletop genre.  You know the kind – paper-thin theme (when there’s even one at all), simple, often stark presentation, and a focus on mechanics above all else. Wait, you don’t know what I’m talking about?

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Pyramid Arcade Review

Title: Pyramid Arcade Genre: Abtsract, Game System Publisher: Looney Labs Release Date: 2016 Designer: Andrew Looney, John Cooper, Kristin Looney Artist: Eileen Tjan Player Count: 1-10 For People Who Like: Clever abstracts, Pieces of gaming history, Pyramids Pyramid Arcade is

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Cauldron Master Review

Title: Cauldron Master Genre: Set collection Publisher: Alley Cat Games Designer: Caezar Al-Jassar, Kuly Heer Artist: IrenHorrors, Sebastian Koziner Player Count: 2-4 Cauldron Master is a relatively simple set collection game with neat art and beginner-friendly mechanics.  While we found it

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Ticket to Ride: First Journey Now Available on Steam and Mobile

Asmodee Digital has announced the release of Ticket to Ride: First Journey, a popular family version of the classic game, for digital platforms! Now available on Steam, iOS and Android devices (Mac version coming soon), the game is designed for younger

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Beasts of Balance Review

Title: Beasts of Balance Genre: Dexterity, Digital, Cooperative Publisher: Sensible Object Designer: George Buckenham, Alex Fleetwood Artist: Tim Burrell-Saward, Lyall McCarthy, Chris Shaw Player Count: 1-5 Beasts of Balance is a beautiful dexterity game that takes advantage of a cool

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Review

Title: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Genre: Cooperative, Deck Building Publisher: USAopoly Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, Andrew Wolf Artist: Joe Van Wetering Player Count: 2-4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle delivers a very playable, engagingly dynamic deck building experience that will

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Barenpark Review

Title: Barenpark Genre: Tile Placement Publisher: Mayfair Games Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Artist: Klemens Franz Player Count: 2-4 Barenpark is a fantastic filler (and yeah, we think it’s a filler despite its size).  The art is great, the gameplay is accessible,

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Happy Salmon Review

Title: Happy Salmon Publisher: North Star Games, LLC Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir Happy Salmon from Northstar Games, is a fantastic, frenetic party game for 3-6 players who are comfortable being a bit loud and also wiggling their arms against each

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