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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Horizons

Daily Magic Games is back on Kickstarter with their newest game Horizons. Horizons, designed by Levi Mote, is a space themed 4x-Euro game mashup that is already, in it’s prototype…

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Horizons Preview – Throwing Shade

There is no shortage of space-themed 4x games in the tabletop world. From massive games that see multiple revisions and take hours to days to play, to abstracted and simplified…

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Scythe Review – Beauty, Grace and Style

Scythe is hype. Every now and then in the board game world a game will burst onto the scene and cause an incredible uproar based on some tidbit, some tease,…

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Empires at Sea Review – Simply Beautiful

I am rather partial to nautical themed adventure boardgames. There is just something compelling and inherently interesting about the age of sail, whether it be in the role of a…

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March of the Ants: Minions of the Meadow Expansion Preview

I really enjoy March of the Ants. It combines a unique thematic approach with grand strategy 4x gameplay and distills it down into a fun, tight experience. It hits just…

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Imperial Stars II Review – Grognard Gateway

Imperial Stars II is a big game in an unfortunately small package. The game sits in an interesting space between more straightforward tactical skirmish games, and heavier, not to mention…

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March of the Ants Review – 4X-cellent

Space exploration and colonialist expansion—two themes that are prevalent in the 4X genre of board games and, while many excellent games have used those themes in the past, March of…

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Pocket Imperium Review – Less 4X, More Competitive Puzzle

The first time that I played Pocket Imperium, I played with just one other player, and the game felt tense and exciting. My opponent and I were constantly trying to…