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CompoundIt! Preview

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Designers: Andrew Lyman-Buttler Publisher: Bouncy Castle Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-90 min Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: CompoundIt! On its surface CompoundIt! looks eerily similar to Scrabble, and with good reason; CompoundIt! plays almost identical to the classic word game. The big difference here is that players aren’t using letters to create words, they’re using chemical …

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Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares Preview

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Designers: Brent Critchfield Publisher: Studio Woe Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $35 Players: 1-4 Play Time: 20-45 min Ages: 11+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares I was first introduced to Gruff in 2016 when Studio Woe was Kickstarting their second set, Clash of the Battle Goats. Since then I’ve met Brent, the game’s designer, at various conventions, played the base set, …

A Look at Star Wars: Legion

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Designer: Alex Davy Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $89.95 Players: 2 Play Time: 60-120 Min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Star Wars: Legion Prelude Star Wars: Legion was designed by the same brain behind Star Wars: Armada and Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game: Alex Davy. As the man himself explains, “You can see a lot of …

VISITOR in Blackwood Grove Unboxing

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I first previewed VISITOR in Blackwood Grove in July of 2017 when the game was working towards its funding on Kickstarter. Now it’s time for a VISITOR in Blackwood Grove unboxing! The $17 two-vs-many deduction game has been arriving on backer’s doorsteps and looks great! Inside the box are a circular board, privacy screen, Trust Board, player cards, cards, standees, …

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Wakening Lair Review

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Designers: Mike Richie Publisher: Rather Dashing Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $34.99 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 30-40 Min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Wakening Lair Prelude Something evil..terrible…is stirring at the heart of a dungeon in a thick forest near the edge of your town. It’s up to your party of heroes to brave the beast’s lair and strike the Monstrous Terror within down before it …

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Untold: Adventures Await Review

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Designers: John Fiore, Rory O’Connor Publisher: Hub Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $35 Players: 1-4 Play Time: 45-60 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Untold: Adventures Await Prelude Our household is a huge fan of Rory’s Story Cubes. My wife and I used to run a social-communication game group which relied heavily on the dice. I remember the excitement when I saw the Kickstarter for Untold: Adventures …

Unboxing Barbarians: The Invasion

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  Just over one year ago, I posted a preview for Tabula Games’ then upcoming Kickstarter, Barbarians: The Invasion. Barbarians funded in less than 10 hours and began shipping to backers last month. Last week, we got our hands on a fresh copy and it is impressive to say the least. Let’s take a look: The game box is made …