Game in a Minute: SHŌBU

Title: SHŌBU Publisher: Smirk & Laughter Games Release Date: 2019 Designer: Manolis Vranas, Jamie Sajdak Player Count: 2 SHŌBU is a beautiful, austere abstract game that somehow feels both modern and timeless.  Check out Game in a Minute to see

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Tonari Review

Title: Tonari Genre: Area Movement, Set Collection Publisher: IDW Games Release Date: 2019 Designer: Bruno Faidutti, Alex Randolph Artist: Kwanchai Moriya, Julián Tunni Player Count: 2-4 (fun at 2, gets interesting at more) Tonari is an elegant, intuitive game that

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Game in a Minute: Draftosaurus

Title: Draftosaurus Publisher: Ankama Release Date: 2019 Designer: Antoine Bauza, Corentin Lebrat, Ludovic Maublanc, Théo Rivière Artist: Jiahui Eva Gao, Vipin Alex Jacob Player Count: 2-5 This week, Andrew takes a look at the dino-drafting, theme-park-building game Draftosaurus.  If you’re

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SHASN – The Political Strategy Board Game Kickstarter Preview

Title: SHASN Genre: Area Control, Political Publisher: Memesys Culture Lab Release Date: 2019 Designer: Zain Memon Artist: Soumik Lahiri Player Count: 3-5 When we first saw SHASN, we immediately featured it in one of Jess’ weekly Kickstarticles – the game

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PARKS Review

Title: PARKS Genre: Set Collection, Worker Placement Publisher: Keymaster Games Release Date: 2019 Designer: Henry Audubon Artist: Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series Player Count: 1-5 PARKS is just about as beautiful a game as we’ve seen, but the stunning presentation only

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Wobble King Review

Title: Wobble King Release Date: 2018 Designer: Heinz Meister Artist: Pascal Nöldner I adore dexterity games. There is something very satisfying about gracefully placing a piece just right and the deliciously terrible tension that builds as you see the first

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Trekking The National Parks: Second Edition Review

Title: Trekking The National Parks: Second Edition Genre: Set Collection Publisher: Bink Inc. Designer: Charlie Bink Artist: Charlie Bink Player Count: 2-5 Trekking the National Parks: Second Edition is an overall improvement on the original, which is a fantastic family-weight

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Rise of Tribes Review

Title: Rise of Tribes Genre: Area Control, Action Selection Publisher: Breaking Games Designer: Brad Brooks Artist: Sergio Chaves Player Count: 2-4 Rise of Tribes features a few really clever game design choices that power its accessible mechanical core.  It does

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Game in a Minute: Tiny Towns

Title: Tiny Towns Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group, Lucky Duck Games, White Goblin Games Release Date: 2019 Designer: Peter McPherson Artist: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette Player Count: 1–6 Players This week Andrew takes a quick look at a resource drafting/city-building game

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Aerion Review

Title: Aerion Series: Oniverse Genre: Hand Management, Press Your Luck, Dice Rolling Publisher: Z-Man Games Designer: Shadi Torbey Artist: Élise Plessis Player Count: 1-2 Aerion, the latest game in Shadi Torbey’s Oniverse series, delivers a tough little dice-rolling experience in

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