Review – Race to the Treasure!

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Prelude It’s pretty well known by anyone who’s read this site, or Purple Pawn, that my kids and I are big fans of Peaceable Kingdom games. The latest to arrive on my doorstep, Race to the Treasure!, requires a bit more thought on my little ones’ part. That’s a great thing. It’s got simple rules and quick gameplay, just what …

88 Heroes Gets a Physical Release

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Rising Star Games today announced that 88 Heroes, the chaotic 2D action platform game from acclaimed development studio Bitmap Bureau, will release in March 2017. Available digitally on the PS4, PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox One, 88 Hereos is also getting a special, physical release on the PS4. 88 Heroes Key Features: 88 unique and original playable characters, each with …

Mega Man Mobile Out on Google Play Store

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Capcom has released the first six Mega Man games have been released on the Google Play store today. They look terrible. Aside from a terrible frame-rate, the games do no support a Bluetooth controller. That means you’re limited to the virtual controls on the screen. These two things alone kill the twitch-based side-scroller that so many of us have grown …

Tokyo 42 – A Mix of Syndicate and GTA1

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Today I received an email about Tokyo 42, a new isometric shooter coming out for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Developed by SMAC Games and published by Mode 7, Tokyo 42 claims to be the lovechild of classic games Syndicate and GTA1. In the game you’re a freelance assassin in a world where sinister forces are …

Review – Santorini

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Prelude Santorini hit Kickstarter like a storm, raising over CA$ 700,000 and blasting through its stretch goals. It’s a game focused on strategy but comes packed with beautiful 3D components and amazing artwork that elevate what used to be a purely abstract game into the thematic masterpiece. A wonderful update to an excellent game. Here’s my Santorini Review. Play Roxley’s …

Unboxing Santorini

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Roxley just sent me a copy of Santorini, a game I’ve been excitedly waiting for. It’s pretty awesome, but I’ll leave that for the review later this week. Until then I’ve snagged pics of all the amazing components that come with the game. Everything is top notch from the storybook to the 3D board to all the building pieces and …

Tao Long

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Thundergryph has a great new Kickstarter up and running. Tao Long is a game of two dragons trying to outdo the other, but are bound by Tao. Each action taken by one dragon opens up new options for the other to move, attack, or block. In the end, there can be only one. Everything about Tao Long looks amazing and …

10 x 10 Board Game Challenge

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I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about the 10 x 10 Board Game Challenge now that the new year has started. The first place I saw it was on Tim Blank’s post on Gameworthy Labs’ site. The idea is to choose 10 board games and play each 10 times over the course of the year. Not an easy task, …

2016 Five and Dime List

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It’s that time of year again! Below is my Five and Dime list for 2016. What’s a Five and Dime list? It’s a list of all games I played 5+ or 10+ times. I review a lot of games, so not a lot get repeat play. It’s always interesting to see what games actually got played this much. The real …

Dragoon’s Upcoming Expansion has a Print-and-Play Beta

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Lay Waste Games announced a print-and-play beta of their upcoming 5-6 Player expansion for Dragoon. The expansion adds humans into the mix, specifically a Barbarian and Rouge. Each has their own nasty way to play and cause trouble for those pesky dragons. The Rogue is a stealthy character, sneaking around other players, digging tunnels for quick movement across the map …