Preview – Metalfest

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Designers: Daniel Hendlowitch Publisher: Danwich Games Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 60 minutes Ages: N/A Rules Available Online: No BGG: Metalfest Prelude Your favorite aunt has just given you $200. What do you do? Start a metal band, of course! It’s 3 days until the big metalfest and you need to put together the best band, the …

Hazelnut Bastille Public Demo Released

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Aloft Studio has just announced the release of the public demo for their game, Hazelnut Bastille. Access to the demo can be obtained by signing up for their newsletter. I happened to come across Hazelnut Bastille when someone retweeted the release of Aloft’s demo yesterday. I was instantly intersted after seeing the retro SNES-inspired graphics and immediately set out to …

Kickstarter – Gruff: Rage of the Trolls

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Just launched on Kickstarter today. Gruff: Rage of the Trolls is the 3rd product in the Gruff line. The first two, Gruff and Clash of the Battle Goats, both had successful Kickstarter campaigns in their own right. For those unfamiliar with Gruff, it’s a card battling game where players take control of a shepherd and mutated goats. It’s a unique …

Review – Embers of Mirrim

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Developer: Creative Bytes Studios Publisher: Creative Bytes Studios Year: 2017 Platform: Steam,PS4, Xbox One MSRP: $19.99 Prelude A great calamity has started to corrupt the world. Two warring factions of creatures, one of the light embers, one of dark, are literally forced together to restore balance to a dying land. Use the powers of both creatures, split into two different …

Wicked Manticore Dice Towers

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Wicked Manticore creates a number of quality hand-finished wooden gaming accessories. Wicked Manticore was formed in 2015 by Michael and Matthew Caron of Maine. They selected the manticore to be their symbol because it represents a fearsome, powerful fantasy creature that hasn’t been played out to death (queue dragon, griffon, etc.). The “wicked” comes from the popular superlative of their …

Yu-Gi-Oh! June Releases

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June is just around the corner, so here’s the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases. June will see two releases: Maximum Crisis: Special Edition and Pendulum Evolution. The Maximum Crisis: Special Edition box is another shot to grab cards like Zoodiac Chakanine, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, and Dragonic Diagram. $9.99 gets you Maximum Crisis booster packs, one of two foil preview …

Preview – Four Elements

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Prelude Four Elements is currently finishing up a successful Kickstarter run with only a few days left remaining in the campaign. The game, a family-friendly dexterity affair is available for a £12 pledge. Pretty inexpensive for what you’re getting. Play Four Elements doesn’t come with a sheet of instructions, just a few pointers etched into its wooden box (Deluxe Version). …

Hasbro Wants You to Host a Beyblade Burst Tournament

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Hasbro wants you to host your own Beyblade Burst tournaments! Recently the toy manufacterer released a few different guides that you can download and print. These include everything you need to run your own tournament including: A Collector’s Guide A Beyblade Burst Component Guide A Guide Book “How to Battle” Sheet Tournament Brackets – 8 player, 16 player, 32 player …

Review – The Deer God

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Developer: Blowfish Studios Publisher: Crescent Moon Games Year: 2015 Platform: Steam,PS4, Xbox One MSRP: $14.99 Prelude Turned into a deer by a deity of nature, a hunter must redeem himself by immersing himself in the hostile world he was once part of. The Deer God is a beautiful “endless runner” platformer with a procedurally-generated world. Play Run! That’s pretty much …

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Comes to the US in September

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The first new Ys game in 8 years is finally on it’s way to the US and Europe. Releasing on September 12, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be available for the PS4 and Vita with both physical and digital versions. The game will also get a digital PC release on Steam (Windows only.) Ys VIII will feature dual audio …