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Detective A Modern Crime Boardgame

Portal Games Announces Detective: A Modern Crime Boardgame

Portal Games, a Poland-based publisher of tabletop titles such as Neuroshima Hex and Tides of Madness, has announced their first release for 2018 titled Detective: A Modern Crime Boardgame according to a press release. Detective: A…

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Tides of Madness Review – Draft Away Your Sanity

Card drafting is fun. It’s one of those mechanics that feels really good, and it provides a satisfying feeling of working towards something, of moving forward, and it provides a…

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Gen Con 2016: Portal Games

Portal Games made a big splash at Gen Con 2016 with Cry Havoc and, even if that had been the only game they had shown, I’m sure that Gen Con…

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Gen Con 2016: Cry Havoc Interview and Gameplay with Grant Rodiek

Cry Havoc is hot right now and for good reason. Co-designed by the super-team of Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, and Michał Walczak, and published by Portal games, Cry Havoc hit…

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Neuroshima Convoy Review: You Gotta Dig Deep

I’m a huge fan of games set in the Neuroshima universe. Neuroshima Hex 3.0 is in my personal top 10, and 51st State is a current favorite of my extended…

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Board Game News: Announcements Galore!

Convention season is huge in the board games industry. New titles are being announced left and right, with many on the docket for release at major conventions, such as GenCon,…

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51st State Master Set Review: Build it Up, Burn it Down

51st State: Master Set is, essentially, a second edition of 51st State, (a game that I haven’t played), that incorporates a few expansions released for the original game and, supposedly…

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Portal Games announce New Imperial Settlers Expansion

Polish publisher Portal Games have announced the second expansion for Imperial Settlers – 3 Is A Magic Number. This newest Empire Pack introduces an all new mechanic and cards to…

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Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot Review – Fun and Happiness

When I spoke with Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot designer Ignacy Trzewiczek at GenCon 2015 he described the game as being about fun and happiness. I’m happy to say that…

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GenCon 2015 – Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot!

If you are a fan of fun, happiness and rolling dice you are probably going to enjoy Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and published by Portal…