Review – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Boardgame

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Designers: Sam Mitschke, Randy Scheunemann Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Year: 2016 MSRP: $24.95 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 25–50 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Boardgame Prelude Strange things are afoot at the Circle K… Bill & Ted need to collect famous people throughout time to pass their history test, form their band, Wyld Stallyns, …

Review – Warlock’s Tower

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Developer: Midipixel Publisher: Whippering Year: 2017 Platform: Steam, iOS, Google Play MSRP: $9.99 (Steam) / $1.99 (Mobile) Prelude I’ve been sitting on this review of Warlock’s Tower for too long, mostly because I thought I had already written it! Developed by Minipixel and published by Whippering for Steam, iOS, and Google Play, Warlock’s Tower tries to capture the look and …

Review – KhromaZones

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Designers: Darrin Horbal Publisher: DPH Studioz Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 1-3 Play Time: <30 min Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: N/A Prelude I was first introduced to DPH Studioz’ games when I had a chance to sit down with designer Darrin Horbal and play his Star Guard prototype. KhromaZones is a departure from the last game, containing …

Review – 3D Central Life Counter and Dice Box

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3D Central is a local operation based out of Richmond, Virginia. They offer a variety of 3D printing equipment and accessories. The store has been owned and operated by Chris Caswell and Cyndi Laird since 2011, when they bought their first 3D Printer and opened up an online store together. In addition to some really innovative services, like one-on-one training …

Review – InspiredCraftwork Imperial Assault Tokens and Storage

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Piggybacking off my recent reviews of Broken Egg Games’ custom acrylic Imperial Assault tokens and Feldherr’s foam trays, I wanted to take a moment to spotlight the print work of InspiredCraftwork, a custom print shop out of Daly City, California, owned and operated by Derick Hui. InspiredCraftwork prints a number of 3D items that you can purchase on Etsy.com, such …

Review – Stratos

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Designers: Jacob Chodoriwsky, David Gundrum Publisher: Board & Tale Year: 2014 MSRP: $59.95 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-120 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Stratos Prelude I first heard about Stratos on Instagram of all places. Drawn in by the artwork of the game’s new expansion, I messaged Board & Tale seeing if they’d be interested in a …

Review – Dragoon: The Barbarian and Rogue Expansion

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Designers: Jake Given, Zach Given, Jonathan Ritter-Roderick Publisher: Lay Waste Games Year: 2015 (2017 expansion) MSRP: Varies per edition Players: 2-4 (2-6 with expansion) Play Time: 23-60 min Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Dragoon Prelude I first had a chance to give Dragoon a shot back in 2015, shortly after PAX East while Lay Waste Games was still …

Review – Legion Supplies Hero Realms Cardbox

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What’s got 240 card sleeves, 4 dividers, 1 Captain Koska promo card, and can fit up to 500 of your fully-sleeved Hero Realms cards? Let me show you. Shortly after I had gotten White Wizard Games’ Star Realms I was sent a Legion Supplies box for the game to store it in. I loved it, as the Star Realms box …

Review – Double Dragon IV

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Developer: Arc System Works Publisher: Arc System Works Director: Yoshihisa Kishimoto Year: 2017 Platform: Playstation 4 / Steam MSRP: $6.99 Prelude I remember first playing Double Dragons in the arcade, popping quarter after quarter in the machine. I remember how my dad used to try and play, too, and I’d get frustrated and knock him into pits. I also remember …

Review – Feldherr Imperial Assault Foam Tray

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Anyone who owns and plays Star Wars: Imperial Assault by Fantasy Flight Games knows that there are a lot of box components. And, with Fantasy Flight releasing expansion after expansion—and hoards of solo units—the free space on my closet shelf is dwindling fast. Organization is also a problem. Where do you keep all of the game tiles, tokens, and cards? …