Preview – Dead Man’s Doubloons

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Designers: Jason Miceli Publisher: Thundergryph Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: €39 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-60 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Dead Man’s Doubloons Prelude Dead Man’s Doubloons has been on my radar for quite some time now. I played a very early prototype over Tabletop Simulator with the game’s designer, Jason Miceli, back in July of …

Preview – Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game

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Designers: John Coveyou Publisher: Genius Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $39 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 50-75 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game Prelude I’d only recently found out about Cytosis, a game that may have slipped by my radar if it weren’t for a PR company I deal with on a normal basis. …

Preview – Ruin of the Reckless

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Faux-Operative Games had a successful Kickstarter campaign for Ruin of the Reckless, a pixel-art, fast paced, action rogue-like that focuses on melee combat and twitch reflexes. I was lucky enough to get an early build of the game to put through its paces and to see how it’s coming along. It’s quickly become one of my favorite games of the …

Hexpanse Preview

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I’ve been interested in Hexpanse since I first laid my eyes on Korona Games’ Kickstarter project for the game. Here was a game that claimed to be an abstract strategy game, but looked to be oozing with a sci-fi theme. I immediately wrote to Korona asking if they’d be interested in letting me preview the game. A few weeks later …

Tricksters Preview

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Aether Tower reached out to me a few months ago asking if I’d like to try a prototype of their game, Tricksters. After a quick peek at some of the materials they sent over I agreed to give it a go in time for their Kickstarter campaign. The game is quick, fast-paced, and filled with adorable creatures called Annukuh. Since …

Card Master Preview

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Having already signed up as an early backer for Card Master on Prefundia, I was excited to get a prototype in today to preview. For those unfamiliar, Card Master is basically Triple Triad, a popular card mini-game found in Final Fantasy 8. Not collectable, it’s a deck of 81 cards with the numbers on the sides only ranging from 1-3. …