Unboxing Aurora

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Aurora is a game about the evolution of a solar system that was entered into The Game Crafter’s Learning Games contest by Rampage Games. I got a chance to see it briefly at CT FIG, but now have my own copy to review and take some pictures of. Everything has a wonderful “space” feel, and it’s always great to see …

The Silver Case HD Remaster

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Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. has announced that they’re remastering SUDA51’s debut game, The Silver Chair, in HD, along with localizing the game in English for the first time. The first trailer for the game just hit YouTube, and contains scenes from the game’s first chapter, “Decoyman.” The Silver Case is an interactive novel which progresses as the player solves various puzzles. …

New Pokemon and Features Announced for Pokemon Sun and Moon

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The Pokémon Company International announced six new Pokémon today, along with a bunch of new features for Pokémon Sun and Moon. Name: Wimpod Type: Bug/Water Wimpod is the Turn Tail Pokémon. This Pokémon is a cowardly scavenger that eats or stores anything that’s been dropped in the sea meaning it is highly valued across the Alola region as a cleaner …

Review – Light of Dragons

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With the Kickstarter for Roots of Mali, SunCoreGames’ new base set, hitting tomorrow I figured I’d get my review of last year’s Light of Dragons up. Light of Dragons and Roots of Mali are both the same game, just with different tribes. The tribes in both games have different spells and innate powers, making them play completely differently. Both games …

Originz on Tabletop Simulator

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The other night I sat down with Evan from Flavor Faction to play their super hero card game, Originz. I had a chance to play this back during CT FIG, but this time I got to play over Tabletop Simulator to check out the implementation. How does it play? Really well. All the cards look great, and the game plays …

Unboxing Yashima

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Yashima is another Greenbrier Games release I have in for review. I first saw it at PAX East, and was instantly drawn to it by it’s art style and amazing looking miniatures. The components are sparse, but top notch. The tiles are thick and sturdy, the miniatures of a high quality plastic, and the cards are nice and snappy. I’ve …

Review – Odd World

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Odd World is a new release from FoxMind, developed by Jack Degnan. It’s a small, inexpensive card game with easy-to-learn rules, but with a little bit more than you’d expect from a kids’ title like this. The goal of the game is simple: have the most points when the cards run out. Look a little deeper and you’ll see there’s …

Kickstarter – ABXY

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This month ABXY has caught my eye. It’s marketed as a simple, 2-player game of monster battles. The overall design of the game is what really drew my attention, but then watching the how to play video really gained my attention. ABXY is all about out maneuvering your opponent. You’ve got 4 actions available to you, 2 of which you’ll …

Unboxing Light of Dragons and Roots of Mali

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I just got a box from SunCoreGames containing their 2015 release, Light of Dragons, and their current prototype, Roots of Mali. Both look really top notch, and I should be playing them soon and posting my official review. Until then, here’s some pictures of what comes in each box. In all the following, Light of Dragons will be on the …

Dead Man’s Doubloons on Tabletop Simulator

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Tonight I had a chance to play Geek Fever Games’ upcoming game, Dead Man’s Doubloons. The cool part? I got to play over Tabletop Simulator and Skype with the game’s designer, Jason Miceli. For those who are unfamiliar, Tabletop Simulator lets you play tabletop games over the internet. It’s all manual, with very little bookkeeping built in. Jason spent a …