Travis Williams

Tabletop Editor

Maestro of cardboard and plastic.


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Claustrophobia 1643 Review – Fighting the Devil on His Turf

Claustrohpobia 1643 is a beautiful, thematic remake of the game Claustrophobia, which was originally released in 2009. Ten years is a long time in any form of media, and board…

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Off The Shelf – Middara (Unboxing and First Impressions)

Middara is both similar to many games that I’ve played over my years as a hobby board game enthusiast and something entirely new and unique. The game was born via…

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Crusaders Thy Will Be Done Review – Reinventing the Action-Wheel

Elegant is a word that gets thrown around a lot in hobby board gaming circles, so much so that it has almost reached meme status in some cases. It’s a…

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Off The Shelf – Claustrophobia 1643 (Unboxing and Preview)

Claustrophobia 1643 is a new take on the original game Claustrophobia, which was originally published nearly a decade ago. The new version of the game came to life courtesy of…

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Marvel Strike Teams Review – Panels of Action, Tidbits of Story

There are a few board game designers who I always keep an eye out for because they consistently put out solid, interesting, and fun games. Over the past few years…

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Mage Knight Ultimate Edition Review – The Best Version of One of the Best Games Ever

Mage Knight is an absolute classic. It’s interesting, crunchy, deep, thematic, satisfying, and challenging. The base game alone has an incredible learning curve and enough content to keep a hardcore…

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Old School Tactical Volume 2 – Fought With Weapons, Won By Men

A little over two years ago, I reviewed the first volume of Old School Tactical. Just about everything that I said for Volume 1 remains true for Volume 2, so…

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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…