Game Highlight: Spyfall 2

January 31, 2017

Spyfall2Espionage is a tricky game. If you’re going to be a spy, there are certain things you’ll need to be able to read: People, Hints, and Between-the-Lines. These are the skills you’ll employ in Spyfall 2.

Each round, you 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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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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Great Small Games: Hanabi

September 6, 2016

HanabiCoverArtSo you like card games, eh? You like collecting different sets of cards and then playing them? Does it make you feel good when you’re able t o put together a really good combination of cards? Well, you know what’s …

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Welcome to the 51st State

August 24, 2016

51stStateBoxThe world as you know it is gone. The United States has crumbled and those that survived its fall are starting to rebuild in what is left. Four factions are struggling to carve out their own little place in the …

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Games for Two: Patchwork

August 18, 2016

patchwork1Although board games are undergoing something of a renaissance right now, it’s still hard to find good games that are strictly for two players. As most contemporary board games rely on variants and different rule sets in order to accommodate

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Barrister Glenn Conquers the True Dungeon

August 16, 2016

truedungeonGen Con has come and gone once again, dice were rolled, monsters were slain, and many dollars were spent. There are so many events happening in the span of those four days that picking the ones that will give you …

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Why It’s Awesome: Mystic Vale

August 12, 2016

MysticVale1You’ve probably heard of deckbuilding games, the genre that was made popular all the back in 2008 by a little game called Dominion. But have you heard of “card crafting” games? In an attempt to shake up the genre,

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