Review – Shift DX 3DS

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Prelude Shift began its life as an online game back around 2008. There have been several sequels and iOS ports since that time. Now Shift DX arrives on the Nintendo 3DS containing all the levels from the first two Shift games and adds over 100 new levels. Play At its core, Shift DX is simple to control. You can jump …

Pokémon Duel for Mobile / Pokémon Bank Update

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There’s been two new announcements coming from the Pokémon camp in the past few days. The first is Pokémon Duel, a new mobile game for iOS and Android that brings the excitement of of a tabletop game to your phone or tablet. The goal of each match is to get your Pokémon to the other side of the board by …

10 x 10 Board Game Challenge Picks

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Back toward the beginning of the month I posted about the 10×10 Board Game Challenge. I’ve finally printed out the sheet and picked my 10 games. Here they are in no particular order (lies, they’re alphabetical.) Avoid the Void is an excellent game that was released last year by Geek Fever Games. It’s faced paced, handles up to 7 players, …

Unboxing Hasbro’s Beyblade Burst – Part 2

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Beyblade Burst is finally showing up on store shelves in the US allowing fans in the states to finally snag these awesome Beys at reasonable prices. I was able to get my hands on some more of Hasbro’s releases, and I’m still pretty impressed. Stadiums are still a disappointment, but I didn’t expect Hasbro to produce any of quality like …

Review – Safari Ltd Jungle Dragon Dragon

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Prelude Back in October I did my first review for Safari Toys Ltd. Since then I’ve been chomping at the bit to add to my Mythical Realms collection. Safari came to the rescue by sending me their new Jungle Dragon to take a look at. Play Just like the Behemoth and Crystal Cave Dragon I previously reviewed, the Jungle Dragon …

Review – Attack on Titan: Deckbuilding Game

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Prelude Back in November, I took some unboxing shots of Attack on Titan. Unfortunately, it sat, unplayed, on my shelf for quite some time after that with the craziness that is the holidays. Finally having a chance to sit down and play, I discovered a very competent deck builder with a movement mechanic that really brings the game to life. …

Mageling Kickstarter

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Mageling is a “dice-activation” game being Kickstarted by Familiar Games that promises to bring the feel of a deckbuilding game without card shuffling or sorting. Dice are used for obtaining and activating cards throughout the game as players race to cure the Evertree of a horrible curse that was put upon it. The game handles 1-4 players and can be …

Review – The Rose King

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Prelude Originally published in 1997 (with a theme of farmers and ranchers), then reprinted in 1999 as part of KOSMOS’s 2-player series, Rosenkönig was never really an easy game to find in the US. Last year Thames & KOSMOS brought a new reprint to the states, titled The Rose King. The game brings almost a nostalgic feeling back when playing, …

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 …