Review – Assault Suit Leynos

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Prelude I can’t remember where I had gotten the game, but at some point in 1990, I first played Target Earth for the SEGA Genesis. I immediately fell in love with it. The graphics, the music, the difficulty, and the loadout based customization were an instant hit with a 9-year-old me. When I first heard about Assault Suit Leynos I …

Review – Fantahzee: Hordes and Heroes

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Prelude Fantahzee is a game about using Yahtzee rolls to activate heroes, kill monsters, and save the town. There’re lots of awesome combos that let you kill more monsters, earn more treasure, and hopefully beef you up enough to take down the bosses to win the game. Kill the most stuff to be declared the best hero ever. Wrap all …

Review – Wakanda

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Prelude Wakanda is a game about building totem poles. Being a Blue Orange game I expected it to be fun, easy to learn, and great with the kids. It was all three. The goal of the game is to claim 3 totem poles and have the highest value of poles at the end of the game. The rules clear, and …

Review – Castle Combat

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Prelude Robert Thompson is the owner and operator of KidRealm Camps, a summer camp focused on gaming and creativity in Chantilly, VA. He’s also the designer of Castle Combat, a self-published CCG for kids that takes place in the world of Sagaheim. I first saw the game at Toy Fair in 2013. I took home a sample card, and wrote …

Review – The Final Station

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Prelude A train game taking place during the end of the world? That’s just what The Final Station is. The game starts off during a beautiful morning, and by the end of your first day the world has ended and everyone is struggling to survive. Through traveling to multiple stations you’ll unravel exactly what’s going on, and hopefully save some …

Review – Armadora

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Prelude A while back ago Blue Orange Games sent me some of their older titles to review along with a new one they were pitching. Armadora was one of those. It’s a little game where you’re trying to get the most gold by placing influence and walls around the various hoards on the board. There’s also advanced rules where the …

Review – Pixel Glory

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Prelude Zafty Games had a small booth setup at PAX East 2016 with tons of copies of Pixel Glory stacked all over their table. The minimalist black box and game’s 8-bit art immediately drew me to the game, and I was lucky enough to get a copy for review not too long after the show. It’s a super simple game …

Review – Go Away Monster

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Prelude Gamewright has released a new edition of their classic kid’s game, Go Away Monster. Originally printed in 1997, and again in 2003, 2005, and 2008, the game had previously looked pretty much the same up until this new release. The 2016 edition features a new box footprint, and brand new art to bring a bit more of a modern …

Review – Baba Yaga

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Prelude I’ve always been a fan of Gamewright games, and their latest, Baba Yaga, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a great card game where you’re trying to get your hand value down to 4 or less. One you do you can call “Baba Yaga” to end the game and have everyone tally up their hands. The lowest value overall wins. It plays …

Review – Formula μ

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I received a copy of Formula μ (Formula Micro) from Michael Groll’s Games when I had requested a review copy of Operation Dandelion. Originally I wasn’t planning on writing a review of the game, but I figured I might as well give it a shot since it was sitting on the shelf. I’m glad I did. Formula μ manages to …