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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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Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Review – Dice-mehameha!

I used to love watching Dragon Ball Z on Toonami. I used to love watching the melodrama play out as my favorite Z fighters grew in power after getting their…

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Chess Ultra Review – A Strong Gambit

Chess is among the oldest games in existence and still played by millions worldwide. Its simple mandate and generations of strategic gameplay have made it a favorite for casual and…

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Scythe: The Wind Gambit Review – Fly Away On My Zephyr

Scythe is one of the greatest boardgames of all time. Despite scoring it lower than it should have been (let’s face it, Scythe is a 10/10) it easily walked away…

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Valeria Card Kingdoms – Flames & Frost Expansion Review

I tend to lump board game expansions into three broad categories. There’s the “more stuff” expansions that simply add more of what the game already has, which usually increases replayability…

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Legend of the Five Rings LCG Review – The New Dynasty

Legend of the Five Rings (popularly known as L5R) was a setting first published in 1995 by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG).  It was a roleplaying game, collectable card game and…

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Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Review – Stay With Me

Please forgive me as I ramble a bit before I go into the review proper for this game. Axis & Allies is one of the few board games that I…

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Joraku Review – Onward to Kyoto

I like it when a game surprises me. I’ve played enough games at this point that I can usually get a read on a game’s depth by the time I’m…

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Outpost Siberia Review – Good Luck Winning This One

Every now and then a game will make me feel a bit dumb. For whatever reason, there will be some hurdle that I can’t get over or around mentally, and…

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Ars Alchimia Review – Grand Alchemy, Small Stature

Ars Alchimia, a worker placement game by Tasty Minstrel Games, sits in a really unique spot in my head. My group and I really like the game, but we all…

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