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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, …

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 …

Nor’easter – Jeff Johnston

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Rob KalajianMedia personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn’s Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare …

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Cooking Rumble Unboxing

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Time for my Cooking Rumble Unboxing! You may remember by Cooking Rumble preview back in August of 2017. After a super successful Kickstarter campaign, Aether Tower is finally sending copies of the game out to backers! My copy arrived yesterday and I’m ultra-happy with the final product. Cooking Rumble comes in a sturdy little box with a full-art sleeve. Inside, …

Interview with Studio Woe’s Brent Critchfield, Designer of Gruff

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Recently Studio Woe announced their plans to make their card game of battling mutant goats, Gruff, Kickstarter exclusive going forward. Designer Brent Critchfield took some time to answer a few of my questions about Gruff’s transition and what it means for the future of the game. — So before we dig into the big announcement why don’t you introduce yourself …