Review – [email protected]

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Prelude I grew up on ASCII dungeon crawls like Rogue, Hack, Ragnarok, ADOM, and more. While I still enjoy modern rogue-likes like Risk of Rain, Dungeons of Dreadmor, and Rogue Legacy, my excitement upon seeing [email protected] was palpable. Stormcloud Games has managed to take old-school ASCII adventure and turned it into something modern and fresh. I jumped at the opportunity …

Review – Element

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Prelude I was luck enough to receive a copy of Element before it’s actual release. You can see my unboxing of the game here. I sat down with both my 11-year-old and 6-year-old sons ti give it a whirl and see what the hype is all about. It wasn’t long before the night had gotten away from us and a …

Review – Siege

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Prelude To tell you the truth, I had never even heard about Siege until it showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Apparently, AEG is aware that people may have missed out on this game with the craziness that is the holidays. Released in December of last year, Siege is a card-based strategy game of deduction for 2-6 …

Review – Pocket Kingdom

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Prelude Published by Plug In Digital, and WhisperGames, Pocket Kingdom is an indie puzzle platformer released on Steam back in December. The game is a throwback to the Amiga days of old and certainly, captures the look, feel, and sounds of the era. I’ve had the game for a while now and have certainly put it through its paces. Play …

Review – Shift DX 3DS

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Prelude Shift began its life as an online game back around 2008. There have been several sequels and iOS ports since that time. Now Shift DX arrives on the Nintendo 3DS containing all the levels from the first two Shift games and adds over 100 new levels. Play At its core, Shift DX is simple to control. You can jump …

Review – Safari Ltd Jungle Dragon Dragon

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Prelude Back in October I did my first review for Safari Toys Ltd. Since then I’ve been chomping at the bit to add to my Mythical Realms collection. Safari came to the rescue by sending me their new Jungle Dragon to take a look at. Play Just like the Behemoth and Crystal Cave Dragon I previously reviewed, the Jungle Dragon …

Review – Attack on Titan: Deckbuilding Game

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Prelude Back in November, I took some unboxing shots of Attack on Titan. Unfortunately, it sat, unplayed, on my shelf for quite some time after that with the craziness that is the holidays. Finally having a chance to sit down and play, I discovered a very competent deck builder with a movement mechanic that really brings the game to life. …

Review – The Rose King

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Prelude Originally published in 1997 (with a theme of farmers and ranchers), then reprinted in 1999 as part of KOSMOS’s 2-player series, Rosenkönig was never really an easy game to find in the US. Last year Thames & KOSMOS brought a new reprint to the states, titled The Rose King. The game brings almost a nostalgic feeling back when playing, …

Review – Race to the Treasure!

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Prelude It’s pretty well known by anyone who’s read this site, or Purple Pawn, that my kids and I are big fans of Peaceable Kingdom games. The latest to arrive on my doorstep, Race to the Treasure!, requires a bit more thought on my little ones’ part. That’s a great thing. It’s got simple rules and quick gameplay, just what …

Review – Santorini

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Prelude Santorini hit Kickstarter like a storm, raising over CA$ 700,000 and blasting through its stretch goals. It’s a game focused on strategy but comes packed with beautiful 3D components and amazing artwork that elevate what used to be a purely abstract game into the thematic masterpiece. A wonderful update to an excellent game. Here’s my Santorini Review. Play Roxley’s …