A.E.G.I.S. Review

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Full A.E.G.I.S. Review I’ve been playing Zephyr Workshop’s A.E.G.I.S. in one form or another for a few years now, having gotten the first paper-based prototype of the game at my first PAX East somewhere around 2014-2015. A couple of years later I got a chance to play the Greenbrier Games prototype, a much more polished game with updated artwork. Now, …


Gridopolis: Matrix Review

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Full Gridopolis: Matrix Review Is it a building set? Is it a game? Gridopolis is a little bit of both, yet not much of either. Gridopolis, itself, is the game system. All the bits and bobs that come in the box. Inside is Matrix, the first game to use the Gridopolis system. At its core, Matrix is basically checkers, but on a …

Greedy Kingdoms Review

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Tim: Kayleigh and I love playing games together. When we had the opportunity to review a new two-player game, we were excited – and even moreso once we saw this new game was a reworking of a 2009 game that I’d had my eye on for a while. I knew that Greedy Kingdoms was a head-to-head card game with a …

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Between Two Castles Of Mad King Ludwig Review

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Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is published by Stonemaier Games as part of a collaboration with Bezier Games that combines Bezier’s Castles of Mad King Ludwig with Stonemaier’s Between Two Cities. It’s a game where every player sits around the table, drafting tiles, and attempting to build the best castle they can with both the person to the left …

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Transformers TCG Review

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Full Transformers TCG Review Autobots, transform and roll out! Decepticons, transform and rise up! Choose your bots, build your deck, and battle until your opponent is defeated. One shall stand. One shall fall. Hasbro’s Transformers TCG brings oversized, double-sided Transformers cards to the table and lets players mix and match their favorites in a family-friendly trading card game both parents …

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Robotech: Ace Pilot Review

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Full Robotech: Ace Pilot Review The Zentraedi are attacking and it’s up to you to grab the best pilots to fend them off! Roll your dice, choose your pilots, and attack different cells of enemy units while trying to snag useful upgrades. The pilot with the most valuable kills, once an entire cell has been defeated, will be declared the Ace …

Crazier Eights: One Thousand & One Nights / Shahrzad Review

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I learned a word today. Expandalone. Previously, I had written about Crazier Eights: Avalon – an expansion card set for the game, Crazier Eights: Camelot. This game has grown on me since my original post, back on April 22, 2017. Over the year and a half, I have come to play this game many times, as it makes an excellent …

The Potion Review

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Full The Potion Review Take a chance and toss your ingredients into The Potion, a game in a bottle from Foxmind. Players all have rare mushrooms, secret liquid vials, and poisonous beetles that they’re trying to get rid of and gain dominance over a potion that’s being created. It’s a bluffing game where players need to outwit their opponents to successfully …

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Trellis Review

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Full Trellis Review It’s hard to pass by Trellis without at least stopping to take a look. The black box filled with tangles of colorful vines is visually striking and immediately grabs your attention. Inside the box is a game of equal beauty, and clever simplicity. Trellis is a game of growing vines and blooming flowers. A tile laying game …

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A Pawn’s Picks 2018

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Here we go! There were a lot of great games I had a chance to review in 2018. 55 of them, in fact. It wasn’t an easy year to make my picks, but in the end, I managed to narrow it down to 15 games. 7 Silver, 7 Gold, and 1 Platinum. To be eligible for a 2018 award a game …