Review – Brass Empire

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Designers: Mike Gnade Publisher: Rock Manor Games Year: 2016 MSRP: Sold Out Players: 1-5 Play Time: 30-60 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Brass Empire Prelude Brass Empire is a steampunk deckbuilder that I first saw at PAX East last year and then again at the first Connecticut Festival of Indie games. It had a very successful Kickstarter, …

Review – 3D Printworks Dice Tower and Vault

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For those of us that don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a 3D printer, there are some quality “go-between” printing operations out there. One of those is 3D Printworks. Owned by Barbara Thorndyke and based out of Springfield, Missouri, 3D Printworks offers a number of gaming items. Thorndyke’s operation is characterized by an approachable small-town flavor with …

Review – 88 Heroes

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Developer: Bitmap Bureau Publisher: Rising Star Games Year: 2017 Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One MSRP: $14.99 Prelude OK. I normally don’t do this, but it’s just too perfect of an introduction to a game to not. From 88 Heroes store page: “It’s 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the …

Micro Review – SlowQuest: The Goblin Guard

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Bodie Hartley is an illustrator and author of SlowQuest, fantasy zines that he creates himself and sells on Etsy. I can’t even remember how I came across his shop, or how I first found out about SlowQuest, but I was immediately intrigued by the idea of it. The first book, in what Brodie hopes will be a series of books, …

Review – CraftLessTraveled Custom Tokens

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Recently, I connected with Rebecca from the CraftLessTraveled. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, CraftLessTraveled makes a number of custom game tokens. In their online shop, they offer a variety of tokens for the board game Myth and Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing. Additionally, CraftLessTraveled creates custom tokens for local gamers. CraftLessTraveled kindly provided me with a handful of these awesome tokens …

Review – Kentucky Sawdust Dice Trays

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Thomas Elmore of Kentucky Sawdust was generous enough to send over two woodwork dice trays for review. Kentucky Sawdust, based out of Louisville, Kentucky, crafts a number of custom wood gaming products and has been selling them in their online shop since 2015. Shown below are two of their Premium Dice Trays. The first dice tray displayed is a personal …

Review – Blossom Tales

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Developer: Castle Pixel Publisher: FDG Entertainment Year: 2017 Platform: PC MSRP: N/A Prelude It wasn’t that long ago that I had posted about the upcoming release of Blossom Tales, an action-RPG in the vein of A Link to the Past. Since then I had first downloaded the demo, then received a key for a pre-release copy of the game. Since …

Review – Rise & Shine

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Developer: Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team Publisher: Adult Swim Games Year: 2017 Platform: PC / Xbox One MSRP: $14.99 Prelude Gamearth is the world where classic video game characters live. It’s also the world that Space Grunts from Nexgen planet are currently invading for no reason other than they’re big and have giant guns and like to use them. …

Review – Dungeon Time

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Designers: Carlo A. Rossi Publisher: Ares Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $30 Players: 1-5 Play Time: 10-60 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Dungeon Time Prelude In June of last year, Ares Games had a successful Kickstarter campaign for Dungeon Time with a final funding of 650% of their initial goal. The final shipments of the game went out …

Review – Thinkgeek’s New Bag of Holding

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It wasn’t long ago that I had posted about the release of ThinkGeek’s new Bag of Holding. The other weekend at PAX East I met with ThinkGeek to see what else they had coming out soon and they were kind of enough to send me home with one of the new bags to help me carry all my con swag …