Review – Heroes & Tricks

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Designers: Eduardo Baraf, Jonathan Gilmour Publisher: Pencil First Games, LLC Year: 2017 MSRP: $20 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 15-25 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Heroes & Tricks Prelude Heroes & Tricks had very successful Kickstarter campaign last year and recently started hitting the hands of backers. The game immediately caught peoples’ attention with its unique box that …

Yu-Gi-Oh! July Releases

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July is pretty much here, so here’s the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases. July will see two releases: Battles of Legend –Light’s Revenge– and Starter Deck –Link Strike–. Both will be released on July 21st. Light’s Revenge is an 80 all-foil card set, 60 Ultra Rares and 20 Secret Rares, sold in 5-card booster packs. Link Strike is a new starter …

Augmented Empire Announced for the Samsung Gear VR

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It’s rare that I see something cool and new come along for Samsung’s Gear VR platform, so I was excited to find out that Coatsink has a new VR RPG on the way called Augmented Empire. Arriving on July 13 for $9.99, the game will be exclusive for the Gear VR and will have over 10+ hours of gameplay, full …

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Launches July 18th

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Prideful Sloth’s first title, launches on the PS4 and on Steam July 18th. Yonder is an open-world adventure game where players can farm, craft, fish, and explore in 8 colorful and detailed biomes. Of course there’s the whole dark threat hanging over the island of Gamea to worry about, too. Yonder will have a price …

Hasbro and Nintendo Team Up for Monopoly Gamer

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If you follow any boardgame circles online you’ve probably heard a lot of Monopoly Gamer in the past few days. A lot of gamers are going nuts for the game, even when most have a strong aversion to Monopoly in general. Hasbro and Nintendo have teamed up for this powered-up version of Monopoly to create a game that plays a …

Unboxing Smash Up All Stars Event Kit

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AEG recently released a kit for retailers to run a Smash Up event with some exclusive goodies. The kit contains 2 copies of the base game, a giant neoprene play mat, a bag with some tokens, and 8 packs of an all new All Star faction that contains some of the best cards from previously released factions. All in all …

Stepping Down from Purple Pawn

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Back in October of 2009, Yehuda Berlinger asked for contributors to his tabletop news site, Purple Pawn. I figured, “why not?” and shot him off an email saying I’d be interested. Shortly after that, I posted my first article on the site. Over the next 7 years and 9 months, I posted 1,440 articles. I went from being a Contributor …

Nintendo Announces SNES Classic

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Today Nintendo announced the upcoming arrival of the SNES Classic Edition, another mini console, that will be released on 9/29. MSRP for this baby will be $80, and it comes with the system, 2 controllers, HDMI cable, USB charging cable with AC adapter, and 21 built-in games. What games are included? Here’s the list: Contra III: The Alien Wars Donkey …

Review – Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD

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Developer: APLUS Co Publisher: Arc System Works Year: 2017 Platform: PS4/Vita MSRP: $14.99 Prelude RAGE, unpiloted Gears (mechs) with corrupt AI, are slowly killing off the world’s population forcing humanity underground. You’re a pilot of an Anti-RAGE Gear unit called Freya, a group tasked with destroying RAGE and taking back Earth’s surface. Damascus Code: Operation Tokyo HD is an HD …

Review – Planetarium

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Designers: Stéphane Vachon Publisher: Game Salute Year: 2017 MSRP: $39 Players: 1-4 Play Time: 45 minutes Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Planetarium Prelude After raising almost $130,000 on Kickstarter during June of 2016 Planetarium was released at the end of March 2017. The game has players creating a unique solar system every play, with an emphasis on science. …