Steam Time Review

Steam Time, delivered to us by Thames & Kosmos (Kahuna, Tumult Royale) is a worker placement/engine building hybrid for 2-4 players.  It is designed by Rudiger Dorn, who has to his credit some of my favorite game of all time;

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Hostage Negotiator Abductor Pack 2 & 4 Review

Hostage Negotiator, from Van Ryder Games, is, simply, the only solitaire game that I play regularly.  It is a really fun combination of deck building and dice rolling, all played against a merciless hostage taker and their unreasonable demands (for

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Hostage Negotiator – Abductor Pack 1 & 3 Review

If you haven’t read our review of Hostage Negotiator – from designer A.J. Porfirio and publisher Van Ryder Games – you can check that out here. Maybe also consider buying it because it’s a great solitaire game. Anyway, that’s not what

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The Butterfly Garden Kickstarter Preview

The Butterfly Garden is the latest game designed by Doctor Finn’s Games (Biblios, Biblios Dice), going up on Kickstarter tomorrow, 2/23.  In this rather beautiful hand management/set collection card game, 2-6 lepidopterists will compete to see who can deliver the most

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Tumult Royale Reivew – A Royale Rumble

Diana: I am the most glorious ruler in all the land! You must gaze upon my face in all its marble glory, feel the power of my command. Andrew: Um, yeah. So you are the Queen for this round. Her

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Thief’s Market Kickstarter Preview

Thief’s Market, a just-heavier-than-filler-level dice-drafting game from Tasty Minstrel and Dave Chalker (who also designed the excellently-thieftastic Heat) is in the final stretch of a *very* successful Kickstarter campaign right now! In it, 3-6 players take on the roles of

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Xenon Profiteer Review

Xenon Profiteer is a deckbuilding game from T. C. Perry III (VivaJava, Club Zen) and Eagle-Gryphon Games (Baseball Highlights 2045, Fleet).  In it, 2-4 players will run air-separation facilities, each trying to provide valuable Xenon gas, cryogenically distilled from the

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Neanderthal Review

Today we’re going to talk about Neanderthal, a game about cultural evolution, the development of societal relationships, and survival-  Andrew:  And everyone dying in a blizzard. …*Ahem*.  If that sounds kind of heavy, that’s because it is. And you can

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The Opulent Kickstarter Preview

The Opulent, from Black Locust Games (Regnum Angelica) is a very unique cooperative game up on Kickstarter as of 2/2/16.  Set in the Jazz-era excesses of the Roaring Twenties, The Opulent features asymmetrical co-op gameplay for 1-4 players.  You and

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Zerpang! Review

Zerpang!, designed by Whirling Derby Games and published by our pals at The Gamecrafter (The Captain Is Dead), is an awesome game of swashbuckling pirates, crashing through the waves of an uncharted sea as they search for a place to bury their

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