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Travis Williams

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Maestro of cardboard and plastic.


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The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game Review: For Dresden-heads

The Dresden Files is a campy, entertaining series of books about a wizard private detective who solves all manner of cases that deal with the supernatural. In the books (the…

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Black Orchestra Review: Rewrite History or Die Trying

Black Orchestra is an interesting “what if” style of game. The game is based in World War II Germany and places its players in the shoes of the Schwarze Kapelle,…

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Hand of Fate: Ordeals Preview: Deal Me In

Hand of Fate: Ordeals is a tabletop game inspired by the video game (the TechRaptor approved Hand of Fate) that was in turn inspired by tabletop games. Despite the awkwardness…

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Sailing Toward Osiris Preview: Smooth Sailing

Daily Magic Games wasn’t really on my radar until I happened to stop by their booth at PAX Prime last year and played a short demo of ManaSurge. I’m certainly…

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Quests of Valeria Review – Cards of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep is one of my favorite games. It blends depth, playtime, and complexity near perfectly and adds in just enough theme to keep things interesting. It’s great for…

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ShadowRift Review: A Heroic Last Stand

I make no secret my love of deckbuilding games, and I also tend to view cooperative games very favorably. Deckbuilding games provide a constant sense of growth and reward, and…

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Assault of the Giants Review – Making Plans, Butting Heads

Dudes-on-a-map games have been around for a long time with Risk being one of the most well-known, not only of this style, but it’s one of the most well-known boardgames…

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Preview: Spawns for the Spawn God

Bringing mobile ports to PC is a tricky prospect. Mechanics that work on a touchscreen often feel clunky and archaic when you make the switch to keyboard and mouse, and…

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Unspeakable Words Review – Fart Noises

A few years ago, before I began writing reviews, I used to enjoy a show on Youtube about boardgames. On the show, a geeky celebrity gathers up some of his…

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Review – Cistem Aperio!

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rum and Coke. Simon and Garfunkel. Harry Potter and deckbuilding. These are all two great tastes that taste great together, with the latter…

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