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Review of Pirates: The Great Chase and Pirates: The City of Skulls

Game: Pirates: The Great Chase and Pirates: The City of Skulls Published: Van Ryder Games Designer: Shuky Players: 1 Playtime: 30-130 Minutes Play Type: Choose Your Own Adventure Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/graphic-novel-adventures-new-gamebooks-for-2021?ref=discovery&term=Graphic%20novel%20adventures Synopsis: Throughout these two books, you are a pirate seeking the prisoner that has escaped from your ship! Use the tools around you as you trek through the jungle… Continue reading Review of Pirates: The Great Chase and Pirates: The City of Skulls

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Review of Red Rising

Game: Red Rising Published: Stonemaier Games Designers:  Jamey Stegmaier and Alexander Schmidt Players: 1-6 Playtime: 45- 60 Minutes Play Type: Hand Management, Combo Building Synopsis: Red Rising from Stonemaier Games is based off the first trilogy in the Red Rising Series from Pierce Brown. The setting is a dystopian society that has been broken into a caste system divided by… Continue reading Review of Red Rising

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The End of a Hiatus and a Brief Apology…

I am back! I wanted to take a moment before I get back into reviewing and other board game related activity to explain why I went very suddenly on hiatus and to apologize to anyone who provided content for me to review during that period. In October, I completed my review for the Wingspan Oceania… Continue reading The End of a Hiatus and a Brief Apology…

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Review of Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Expansion: Wingspan Oceania Expansion Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave Publisher: Stonemaier Games ***This is a review of the second expansion for Wingspan, if you are interested in a full Wingspan review you can find one here*** Overview Positives: Balancing Different Strategies New Goal Tiles Beautiful Artwork Adds Replayability New Player Mats New Ways to Score More Flexibility… Continue reading Review of Wingspan Oceania Expansion

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Review of Tapestry: Plans and Ploys

Expansion: Tapestry: Plans and Ploys Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games   ***This is a review of the first expansion for Tapestry, if you are interested in a full Tapestry review you can find one here*** Overview Positives: Provides New Goals for Game Play New Civilizations Provide Variety and Replayability Beautiful Artwork Creates More Tension During Conquer Actions Includes… Continue reading Review of Tapestry: Plans and Ploys

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Review of Pendulum

Game: Pendulum Published: Stonemaier Games Designers:  Travis Jones Players: 1-5 Playtime: 60-90 Minutes Play Type: Simultaneous Worker Placement     Synopsis:The Timeless King has vanished. The Time of Change has begun, and you a powerful noble are vying to become the successor to the Timeless King. Compete with the other nobles for the title or The Timeless King or watch… Continue reading Review of Pendulum

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Review of Lizard Wizard

Game: Lizard Wizard Published: Forbidden Games Designers: Glenn Drover Players: 2-5 Playtime: 45-90 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection/ Economic Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/954412004/lizard-wizard   ***This review was completed based off a prototype. All components and rules are subject to change. Photos have been provided by Forbidden Games*** Synopsis:You are one of the Arch-Mages in land of Astoria, a magic filled world that is… Continue reading Review of Lizard Wizard

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Review of Starlink

Game: Starlink Published: Blue Orange Games Designer: Markus Slawitscheck and Arno Steinwender Players: 3-6 Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type: Party Games Synopsis: It is now your job to map the sky into a variety of picturesque constellations. Connect the stars in the sky to create a variety of masterpieces but then rely on your follow enthusiasts to name the constellations.… Continue reading Review of Starlink

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Review of My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky

Expansion: My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky Designer: Hoby Chou and Vienna Chou Publisher: Stonemaier Games     ***This is a review of the first expansion for My Little Scythe, if you are interested in a full My Little Scythe review you can find one here*** ComponentsMy Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky adds some great new components… Continue reading Review of My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky

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Review of Root

Game: Root Designer: Cole Wehrle Published: Leder Games Players: 2-4 Players Playtime: 60-90 Minutes Play Type:  Asymmetric War Game Synopsis: You are a member of a proud faction of folk who dwell in the wilderness. Your goal is to capture the wilderness and take control before the other factions can get a hold on the space. Using… Continue reading Review of Root