The Shipwreck Arcana Unboxing

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Last year I did a preview of Meromorph’s The Shipwreck Arcana for the game’s Kickstarter campaign. The game successfully funded and just recently fulfilled backer rewards. The game came out absolutely beautiful with a stunning white box, amazing card art, and wonderful wooden tiles. I have to admit I was a bit excited to get my copy in the mail as …

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Highways & Byways Preview

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Designers: Brandon Rollins Publisher: Pangea Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $49 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-60 min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: N/A Highways & Byways, the latest game by designer Brandon Rollins, is a drafting/hand management game where players are planning out driving routes along the country’s byways and completing those routes before returning home. The game launches on Kickstarter …

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Cooks & Crooks Preview

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Designers: Luis Muñoz, Andrés Novelo Publisher: Aether Tower, Detestable Game Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30 min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Cooks & Crooks Fire up your oven, get your recipe book, prep your ingredients…and made sure you’ve got a rat handy to toss into your competitors’ kitchens. Cooks & Crooks is a …

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Magnets: The Game Preview

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Designers: Jeff Lyon, Isaac Zal Publisher: Self Published Year: 2014 (Original Run) Minimum Pledge: $20 (Estimate) Players: 1-6 Play Time: 15 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Magnets: The Game Magnets: The Game, originally released in 2014, will be hitting Kickstarter soon to fund a new edition of the game. The campaign is expected to launch in April with an …

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State of Wonder Preview

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Designers: Emelie Rodin Publisher: BetterBuilt Studio Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $37.95 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 20-50 min Ages: 15+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: State of Wonder State of Wonder is a new CCG coming to Kickstarter soon by BetterBuilt Studio. Unlike other CCG’s that require a deck of 40-100 cards, State of Wonder limits decks to 17 total cards. Now, you …

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Noir Review

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Designers: Kedric Winks Publisher: The Game Crafter Year: 2017 MSRP: $4.99 Players: 3-6 Play Time: 10+ Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Noir Prelude As of this writing, Noir is a semi-finalist in The Game Crafter Hook Box Challenge. It also looks to be a shoe-in to win with over 100 more community votes than the next highest-ranking game. Noir is an 18-card storytelling game where …

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Tao Long Review

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Designers: Dox Lucchin, Pedro Latro Publisher: Thundergryph Games Year: 2017 MSRP: €25.00 Players: 2 Play Time: 10-30 Min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Tao Long Prelude Thundergryph Games’ 2nd Kickstarter campaign was for Tao Long, a game of dueling dragons that raised a whopping €281,529. A ton of extras were unlocked during the campaign giving players a multitude of play options and varying quality levels of …

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Black Hole Council Preview

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Designers: Don Eskridge Publisher: Orange Machine Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 4-8 Play Time: 45-60 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Black Hole Council “Well, I say, Charles. I do believe the taxes on this red planet should be increased.” “Indeed, good sir! Let us discuss the complete and utter annihilation of the green planet.” “Feed it to the …

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Bitcoin Empire: To The Moon Preview

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Designers: David Thomas Publisher: Self Published Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: £10 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 10-15 min Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Bitcoin Empire Bitcoin Empire: To the Moon, the 2nd Edition of 2017’s Bitcoin Empire, is currently up on Kickstarter looking to raise a little over $14,000 to go to print. I’ve never played the original but got an …