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Barbarians: The Invasion Review – Absolutely Barbaric

Occasionally I’ll see a game where a single interestic mechanic hooks me. In Barbarians: The Invasion, that mechanic was a rotating game board that represents an active volcano where you place…

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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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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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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Hero’s Crossing

There are countless games out there where you can experience the trials and tribulations of being an adventurer, but at the end of the day someone needs to supply those…

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Hero’s Crossing Preview – Shop’s Open

When I was at Play NYC 2017, I encountered a game that looked like you built a little RPG town with tiles. I’m a sucker for games that let you…

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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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Tabula Games Announces Barbarians – A Dynamic Board Boardgame

Tabula Games, a newly-founded tabletop game studio, has announced that Barbarians will be their first project as a new company according to a press release. Barbarians will be a worker placement style eurogame…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Chimera Station

Many of us have worked at a company where everybody is good at that one thing. Bob is really fast at his job, Jim is always on time, and Mary…

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The Godfather: A New Don Review – A Game You Can’t Refuse

The Godfather movies are so entrenched in American culture that, often, even people who haven’t seen the movies know at least a bit about it. It’s comfortably familiar. The Godfather:…