Review – Hex Casters

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Prelude Hex Casters was created by five students at RIT: Douglas Mansell, Norman Greenberg, Tom Smith, Samuel Sternklar, and Alex Bogart. Originally called Hexes!! The Card Game, they submitted the game in an attempt to win the top prize of the national Hasbro Gaming Lab and Indiegogo “Next Great Game” contest. They didn’t come out on top, but Hasbro picked …

Tricksters Preview

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Aether Tower reached out to me a few months ago asking if I’d like to try a prototype of their game, Tricksters. After a quick peek at some of the materials they sent over I agreed to give it a go in time for their Kickstarter campaign. The game is quick, fast-paced, and filled with adorable creatures called Annukuh. Since …

2017 Toy of the Year Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association

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Yesterday the Toy Industry Association announced 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Between now and January 15, 2017, consumers can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toy picks in each of the 14 categories – including new categories for 2017, like Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the …

Review – Looting Atlantis

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Prelude Looting Atlantis is a game I first saw at the CT FIG Mid-Year Event. After the event, Shoot Again Games was kind enough to send over a copy for me to take a better look at the game. I’ve had several chances to sit down with the kids and play, and the game has held up pretty well from …

Pokémon Sun and Moon Alolan Diglett/Dugtrio, New Z-Moves and Ultra Beasts, Mystery Pokémon Revealed

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are right around the corner, and The Pokémon Company has released some new info about the game today. First is the Alolan variations of Diglett and Dugtrio, each with some fabulous hair. Alolan Diglett Type: Ground–Steel The Mole Pokémon Alolan Diglett live near volcanic areas, so they have few places to hide themselves away. It’s said …

Kickstarter – Twin Flames

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My first-ever video game Kickstarter pick is Fat Panda Games’ Twin Flames. It’s actually not on Kickstarter yet but should be soon. From the Fat Panda Games Website: Twin Flames is a 2D action platformer with roguelike elements to spice it up. You can play as either Joachim or Boaz, a pair of God >siblings who must fight for all …

Review – Four ($)

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Prelude I hadn’t previously heard about March Forth Games until they reached out to me to do a review of their game, Four. I took a quick look at their page while waiting for the game to come in, but there wasn’t much in-depth detail there. Once the game came in I was pleasantly surprised to find a fun, little, …

Unboxing Four ($)

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Four is a new, team-based card game by March Forth Games. It’s a chaotic game where teams of players ages 8+ can enjoy an easy-to-learn rule set and a quick 20 minute play time. March Forth sent me a copy to review so I figured I’d do a quick unboxing before I did so. There’s not much in the box …

Party Hard: High Crimes, New Twitch Integration

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Party Hard has some new DLC, new Twitch integration features, and an iOS and Google Play builds coming out tomorrow. This is great news for those who have played through the main game and are looking for a bit more out of the excellent, quirky, slasher game. The new story DLC, High Crimes, takes place 10 years after the main …

Review – Gigamons

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Prelude I’m sure most of us have grown up playing Memory. It’s a classic kids’ game that’s being playing in hundreds of thousands of households even to this day. Gigamons takes the Memory mechanic and adds a bit more gameplay to it. It’s a kids’ game through-and-through, but certainly improves on a tried-and-true formula. Play The game starts off with …