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Review of 8Bit Box

Game: 8Bit Box Published: Iello Games Designer: Frank Crittin, Grégoire Largey Players: 3-6 Playtime: 15-40 Minutes Synopsis: Sit down and enjoy games inspired by the 8 Bit Games. Game Play: 8 Bit Box is a collection of games that make use of common components. The base game comes with three small games, all of which are easy to… Continue reading Review of 8Bit Box

Articles · General Gaming

Do You Track Your Games?

I personally am in awe of the people who always track their plays. I love seeing the data charts it can produce, and the stats on who has won games versus how many times they have been played. The information really excited me. However, whenever I think about starting to do so myself, I really… Continue reading Do You Track Your Games?

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Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Recently in many of the board gaming groups I follow, I have been seeing a trend of people complaining about games being over produced. This is a somewhat puzzling statement to me, after all I find a lot of joy in games that go a step above and beyond. Generally when I see this statement,… Continue reading Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

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September Kickstarters You Should Check Out…

It's time for my monthly delve into the world of Kickstarter! Here are three campaigns I am excited about in September: September 18th: Kill Merlin! This is an upcoming hand management and resource management game that focuses on game play that pivots to keep players on their toes. Word on the street is that the game… Continue reading September Kickstarters You Should Check Out…

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Review of Kingdomino Age of Giants

Game: Kingdomino: Age of Giants Designer: Bruno Cathala Published: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-5 Playtime: 15-20 Minutes Play Type: Tile Placement/ Tile Drafting   Synopsis: You are a powerful lord seeking to expand your kingdom into new lands. You will grow as a kingdom as you explore new territories to seek the best combination of… Continue reading Review of Kingdomino Age of Giants

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Review of Visitor in Blackwood Grove

  Game: Visitor in Blackwood Grove Designer: Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman Published: Resoynm Players: 3-6 Players Playtime: 5-15 Minutes Play Type: Deduction/ Hidden Information     Synopsis: On a dark night in the small town of Blackwood Grove, the peace is disturbed by a sudden crash. Luckily only the Kid is around to see the chaos unfold. Government… Continue reading Review of Visitor in Blackwood Grove

General Gaming · Personal Stories

Decking Out a Board Gaming Room

  I moved into my new house a little over a year ago, and when we looked around this week we realized that we still had not started to decorate our new place. Not a single piece of art, or photograph lined the walls. We still have not even fully furnished one room in our… Continue reading Decking Out a Board Gaming Room

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Ways to Make Your Gencon Experience a Little Easier

Gencon is an amazing experience that can be a little overwhelming the first few times you attend. The first year I went, I spent probably half of the time staring wide eyed in the exhibit hall. You could probably spend all four days in there and not see everything, but then you'd miss out on… Continue reading Ways to Make Your Gencon Experience a Little Easier

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Review of Istanbul: The Dice Game

Game: Istanbul Dice Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Published: Pegasus Spiele and AEG Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 20-40 Minutes Play Type: Dice Rolling, Set Collection Synopsis: As you wander the bustling street of Istanbul's bazaar you have only one goal in mind, trading goods and coin for the glittering rubies that the venders sell. Quickly make the… Continue reading Review of Istanbul: The Dice Game

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News on Overturn: Rising Sands

It's been under a week since Death May Die hit Kickstarter and CMON was in the middle of controversy. Once again the boardgame publisher is in the middle of a Kickstarter controversy, but this time on the other side. It seems as though Foxtale Studios has directly copied CMON'S rulebook for their upcoming game Overturn:… Continue reading News on Overturn: Rising Sands