Travis Williams

Tabletop Editor

Maestro of cardboard and plastic.


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Betrayal Legacy Review – Suspense, Surprise, Satisfaction

It’s incredibly hard to review Legacy-style games, because the thrill of discovery is such a huge aspect of the experience of playing them. I’ve been struggling even harder than normal…

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Let’s Talk About Loot Boxes and Kids – My Personal Experience

I never really saw what the big deal with loot boxes, packs, skins etc was. Who cares what other people do with their money? Sure, some people might get the…

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Scythe: The Rise of Fenris Review – Superb

Scythe is one of my favorite games ever; so much so that I feel like I criminally underrated the game when I originally reviewed it and only gave it a…

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Tactics Take Center Stage in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics‘ title tells you exactly what you are getting with this game. This is a turn-based tactics game that focuses almost entirely on tactical combat set in World…

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Axis & Allies & Zombies Review – If You’re Going Through Hell, Stay a While

Axis & Allies & Zombies took me completely by surprise. I love this game. The addition of zombies (an admittedly overused pop-culture trope) to a long-in-the-tooth dudes-on-a-map wargame (Axis & Allies…

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Claustrophobia 1643 Rises Up From the Catacombs on November 6th

Claustrophobia is one of those games that I’ve always wanted to play but never got around to. The original game came out in 2009, a time when my core boardgame…

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Raging Heroes Inquisition Anger Pack – Beautiful and Bad Ass

I’ve always been fascinated by the Raging Heroes Toughest Girls of the Galaxy line of miniatures. While we’ve run quite a lot of coverage of the line over the past…

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My Little Scythe Review – The Best Welcome

I love board games. I love big complex games. I love games with mature and difficult themes. I love games that play quickly, and I love games that take dozens…

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Sailing Toward Osiris Review – Bumping Elbows to Honor Pharaoh

There’s something incredibly satisfying about experiencing a boardgame in both its prototype forms, and then again in its full-production glory. The first few times I played Sailing Toward Osiris I…

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Charterstone Review – Building Pleasantville

First things first: this review is going to be almost entirely spoiler free. I’ve been going back and forth for a while about how to actually approach writing about Charterstone,…

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