Discovering Tak

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Cheapass games wrapped up a wildly successful Kickstarter to bring Tak to life. For those unfamiliar, Tak is a fictional game in Patrick Rothfuss’ novel A Wise Man’s Fear. Though the mechanics of the game are never laid out in the story, James Ernest set it upon himself to bring the abstract game to life. I’m eagerly awaiting my copy …

Review – Hex Shards of Fate

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Another free-to-play, digital CCG, Hex: Shards of Fate attempts to combine CCGs with MMOs. Players navigate through the world and narrative battling anything that stands in their way. It’s very familiar to veteran CCG players, using gems as energy to cast cards. Each gem adds to your total mana count, but each color adds to your color level. This means …

Pokemon Alola Region and Legendaries

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The Pokémon Company has released more Pokémon Sun and Moon information today, including information on the Alola Region, Legendaries, and more. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon take place in the Alola region, which centers around four tropical islands and one artificial island. When the main character moves to Alola, the story begins. Players will customize their character, choose their starter …

Unboxing Storyline Fairy Tales

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Having just written a review for Storyline: Fairy Tales, I figured I’d take the time do take some unboxing photos. The game doesn’t contain much except cards and tokens, but the production value is excellent. One of the coolest things about Storyline is how the Narrator Cards and Story Cards combine to look like pages in a book. Combine this …

Triple Triad on Mobile

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I’ve been a fan of Triple Triad ever since I first played it in Final Fantasy 8. I even bought some physical cards back in the day, though I have no idea whatever happened to them. I hit a bit of nostalgia for the game when I wrote about Card Master over on Purple Pawn the other day. Card Master …

New Pokemon GO Details Revealed

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More details for Pokémon GO came out from The Pokémon Company and Niantic, Inc. today, including information on the battle system, a new peripheral, and microtransactions. The game has also entered a closed-beta phase while it’s still being developed. In Pokémon GO players can catch Pokemon at real locations using their phone. Pokéballs and other special items used to capture …

Review – Cthulhu Realms

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A few days ago White Wizard Games provided me with a review code for the Android version of Cthulhu Realms, the Lovecraftian re-theme of Star Realms. Eager to give the game a shot, I immediately downloaded the game and dug in. If you’ve played Star Realms, there’s nothing really new here gameplay wise, yet the amount of detail put into …

Awaiting Pai Sho

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Ever since gamers saw Pai Sho played on Nickelodean’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, they’ve been coming up with ways to play. Pai Sho, in a playable form, has come a long way. There’s been many rules sets, and even tile sets, and lots of people have made their own boards and pieces. You can find a bunch on Etsy, but …

Review – New BCW Products

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Every once and a while BCW shoots me some samples of their new products to take a look at. It’s nice, seeing as I’m a huge fan of their line of stuff, and we can always use some new deck boxes, card protectors, and folios in the house. This time around they sent me a deck box filled with 80 …

Total War – WARHAMMER Stream

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Today I was lucky enough to receive and early access copy of Total War: WARHAMMER for review/streaming. I did a quick stream of the game’s Campaign Mode using the Empire and running through the tutorial. I’ve exported the video to YouTube. It runs about 19 minutes long, and you can watch me play while having no idea what the hell …