Unboxing MoonQuake Escape

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting a copy of MoonQuake Escape since I first saw the game at PAX East last year. The combination of colorful art, awesome board mechanic, and bluffing had me instantly hooked. At PAX East this year designer Jeff Johnston was able to send me home with a copy, and I was super excited to break it out …

Unboxing King of Tokyo Power Up and Cthulhu Monster Pack

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King of Tokyo is a family favorite. I’ve already taken a look at the new edition of the game, and now I have the Power Up! expansion and the first Monster Pack, Cthulhu. The Power Up! expansion is pretty much the same as the original, just updated for the new artwork and monsters that come in the base game. Cthulhu …

Review – 3D Printworks Dice Tower and Vault

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For those of us that don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a 3D printer, there are some quality “go-between” printing operations out there. One of those is 3D Printworks. Owned by Barbara Thorndyke and based out of Springfield, Missouri, 3D Printworks offers a number of gaming items. Thorndyke’s operation is characterized by an approachable small-town flavor with …

Review – 88 Heroes

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Developer: Bitmap Bureau Publisher: Rising Star Games Year: 2017 Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One MSRP: $14.99 Prelude OK. I normally don’t do this, but it’s just too perfect of an introduction to a game to not. From 88 Heroes store page: “It’s 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the …

Micro Review – SlowQuest: The Goblin Guard

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Bodie Hartley is an illustrator and author of SlowQuest, fantasy zines that he creates himself and sells on Etsy. I can’t even remember how I came across his shop, or how I first found out about SlowQuest, but I was immediately intrigued by the idea of it. The first book, in what Brodie hopes will be a series of books, …

Review – CraftLessTraveled Custom Tokens

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Recently, I connected with Rebecca from the CraftLessTraveled. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, CraftLessTraveled makes a number of custom game tokens. In their online shop, they offer a variety of tokens for the board game Myth and Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing. Additionally, CraftLessTraveled creates custom tokens for local gamers. CraftLessTraveled kindly provided me with a handful of these awesome tokens …

PAX East 2017 – EarthNight

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I made sure I made an appointment at PAX East with Cleversoft as soon as I received their press released for EarthNight, an endless runner…that has an end. The hand-painted artwork was an instant draw for me and I eagerly awaited my time slot to sit down and have a chance to play the game. What I saw in that …

Review – Kentucky Sawdust Dice Trays

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Thomas Elmore of Kentucky Sawdust was generous enough to send over two woodwork dice trays for review. Kentucky Sawdust, based out of Louisville, Kentucky, crafts a number of custom wood gaming products and has been selling them in their online shop since 2015. Shown below are two of their Premium Dice Trays. The first dice tray displayed is a personal …

Review – Blossom Tales

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Developer: Castle Pixel Publisher: FDG Entertainment Year: 2017 Platform: PC MSRP: N/A Prelude It wasn’t that long ago that I had posted about the upcoming release of Blossom Tales, an action-RPG in the vein of A Link to the Past. Since then I had first downloaded the demo, then received a key for a pre-release copy of the game. Since …

Review – Rise & Shine

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Developer: Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team Publisher: Adult Swim Games Year: 2017 Platform: PC / Xbox One MSRP: $14.99 Prelude Gamearth is the world where classic video game characters live. It’s also the world that Space Grunts from Nexgen planet are currently invading for no reason other than they’re big and have giant guns and like to use them. …