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Showdown! The Samurai Card Game Review

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Designers: Chris Amburn Publisher: New Experience Workshop Year: 2017 MSRP: $17.99 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 5-30 minutes Ages: 9+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Showdown! The Samurai Card Game Prelude Following up on their release of Shootout! the High Noon Card Game, New Experience Workshop has released the game’s first standalone expansion, Showdown! The Samurai Card Game. Fully compatible with Shootout!, Showdown! can be shuffled in with its predecessor or …

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Squirrel or Die Review

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Designers: Seppy Yoon Publisher: Fight in a Box (Distributed by Atlas Games) Year: 2014 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 20 minutes Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes (for an older version, but still good) BGG: Squirrel or Die Prelude Being a squirrel isn’t easy, especially when it comes time to prepare for winter. Not only do they have to work their furry little tails off collecting food for …

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Entropy: Worlds Collide Review

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Designers: Allen Chang, Alistair Kearney Publisher: Rule & Make, Passport Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $30 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15 minutes Ages: 12+Entr Rules Available Online: No BGG: Entropy: Worlds Collide Prelude Originally published in 2015 under the name Entropy by Rule & Make, Entropy: Worlds Collide is a bluffing and deduction card game set in a sci-fi world or realities tore …

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POW! Review

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Designers: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Gigamic Year: 2016 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-5 Play Time: 20 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Summary BGG: POW! Prelude POW! is a push-your-luck dice game designed by the famous Reiner Knizia where players are trying to recruit equal amounts of heroes and villains. The theme is loosely based around creating an exciting superhero story. Play POW! is …

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Eschaton Review

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Designers: Petras Vaznelis, Adam Watts Publisher: Archon Games Year: 2016 MSRP: $60 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 60-180 minutes Ages: N/A (Recommended 12+) Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Eschaton Prelude It’s the end times. Armageddon is almost here and the Dark One will only choose a single cult of followers to his Chosen in the emptiness that follows The End. Eschaton puts you …

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Kingdomino Review

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Designers: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Games Year: 2016 MSRP: $19.99 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Kingdomino Prelude Winner of the 2017 Spiel des Jahres, one of the most prestigious awards in the boardgame industry, Kingdomino has been a huge hit for Blue Orange Games. The game takes the basic mechanic of matching dominos …

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The Game of Dash Review

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Designers: N/A Publisher: BSP Imagine LLC Year: 2017 MSRP: $19.99 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 15 minutes Ages: 5+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: N/A Prelude I normally write a little introduction here, but there’s really not much to go on with The Game of Dash. BSP Imagine’s website just links to an Amazon page for the game with the following sales pitch: …

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Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa Review

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Designers: Nate Weisman Publisher: IDW Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $29.99 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa Prelude Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a card drafting game where players are trying to complete contracts using characters from the game’s 5 Houses to earn favor in the Empire. It’s the first game in a planned trilogy and …

Murder of Crows Review

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 Designers: Eduardo Baraf, Thomas Denmark Publisher: Atlas Games Year: 2017 (2nd Edition) MSRP: $12.95 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 20 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Murder of Crows Prelude “The crows saw it all. Who died, who did it, where it happened… even how it was done.” Atlas Games recently released Murder of Crows 2nd Edition, a quick card game of a murder most foul by Eduardo …

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Onitama: Sensei’s Path Micro Review

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Designers: Shimpei Sato Publisher: Arcane Wonders Year: 2017 MSRP: $12.99 Players: 2 Play Time: 10-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Onitama: Sensei’s Path I first wrote about Onitama back in April of 2016 while I was still writing for Purple Pawn. Back then I wrote that the game was “a game that I believe will stand the test of time” and that it would “always …