Commander Spotlight: Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

April 8, 2017

Hello folks! My name is Jordan, your friendly neighborhood Barrister from the Mayfair Mall location. This is my first post here on the Barrister Blog, so please let me know what you think of the content. If you disagree with …

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What the Heck is a Living Card Game?

February 20, 2017

There are a lot of card games out there beckoning you to experience the joys they can provide. Fortunately, most of these games are excellent. Unfortunately, they often employ different methods for adding new cards to your collection that can …

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What’s In A Game: Space Exploration/Colonization Games

February 13, 2017

Welcome back to What’s In A Game, where I pick a genre and look at some examples of games in that genre. This month, I’m going with one of my very favorites, Space Exploration Games. There’s a lot of variety …

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Classic Games Worth Another Look in 2017

January 17, 2017

New games with their shiny bits, expansions, hexagons, and everything else are awesome! But let’s not forget some of the time honored classics – there’s a reason they’ve been around so long. Here’s a run-down of a few short and …

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Harry Potter: The Battle for Hogwarts

January 9, 2017

Like many out therhogwartsbattkee, I saw the new Harry Potter game and thought: “Oh yay, another media marketing ploy and tie-in to promote a brand that’s slapped onto a generic game!” But, as a former teacher and a fantasy …

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What’s In A Game: Dice Games

January 4, 2017

Welcome to What’s In A Game, what will hopefully turn into a regular feature on this blog, where I write about different genres of games out there. This time, the topic is dice games. Dice are a simple enough …

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The game with everything: Twilight Imperium

December 27, 2016

twilightimperiumboxIt finally happened. I finally got to play the big one. I finally played Twilight Imperium and let me say that it was an experience. I first heard about Twilight Imperium a few years back when I was first getting …

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2016 Spiel des Jahres Winner: Codenames

November 21, 2016

codenamescomponentsWe don’t often talk about board game awards here, and probably for good reason. I would venture to guess that most folks aren’t familiar with most of the awards that are handed out to board games each year, which makes …

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Great Small Games: Welcome to the Dungeon

October 24, 2016

There are plenty of games where players find themselves in a dungeon battling monsters. I mean, Dungeons & Dragons is founded on the idea and has been an institution in its own right for quite some time now. But have

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Discover Costa Rica

October 16, 2016

Costa Rican rainforests are just waiting to be explored. Discover the incredible wildlife that calls these verdant lands home, toucans, jaguars, monkeys, and more!costa_rica_box

Costa Rica is a push your luck tile exploration game. The game starts with each player …

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