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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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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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Yokohama Review – Presidential

The various themes of board games never cease to amaze me. From the outlandish to the incredibly mundane I often find myself amused at, and often my interest is piqued…

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Viticulture Essential Edition Review – Aptly Named

I’ve been waiting to play Viticulture for a long time. It’s actually the first game that I sent a proper request for a review copy after I started writing boardgame…

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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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Steam Works Review – Grinding Your Gears For Fun And Profit

Hello, TechRaptor readers. It’s time to bounce back to board games and take a look at Steam Works, a steampunk-themed European-style board game from Tasty Minstrel Games. You’ll be building…

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Scoville Review: Spicy!

One of my absolute favorite board games growing up was The Farming Game. It uses outdated roll-to-move mechanics similar to Monopoly and sees players moving around the board, planting various crops,…

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Brew Crafters Review – Full Bodied With Notes of Fun

Earlier this year I set out upon a quest to acquire and play Dice Hate Me Games’ Brew Crafters. I love craft beers and I love board games and I…

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AquaSphere Review – My Brain Burns!

AquaSphere, published by Tasty Minstrel Games, is a game of interesting strategies and difficult decisions. Designed by Stefan Feld, AquaSphere is a Euro-style board game for 2 – 4 players…