Review – The Captain is Dead

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Designers: Joe Price, JT Smith Publisher: AEG Year: 2017 MSRP: $20 Players: 1-7 Play Time: 90 minutes Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: The Captain is Dead Prelude It’s the last 10 minutes of your favorite sci-fi show. The captain is dead. The ship is in chaos. It’s up to the remaining 18 crew members to fix the ships …

Review – Heroes & Tricks

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Designers: Eduardo Baraf, Jonathan Gilmour Publisher: Pencil First Games, LLC Year: 2017 MSRP: $20 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 15-25 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Heroes & Tricks Prelude Heroes & Tricks had very successful Kickstarter campaign last year and recently started hitting the hands of backers. The game immediately caught peoples’ attention with its unique box that …

Review – Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD

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Developer: APLUS Co Publisher: Arc System Works Year: 2017 Platform: PS4/Vita MSRP: $14.99 Prelude RAGE, unpiloted Gears (mechs) with corrupt AI, are slowly killing off the world’s population forcing humanity underground. You’re a pilot of an Anti-RAGE Gear unit called Freya, a group tasked with destroying RAGE and taking back Earth’s surface. Damascus Code: Operation Tokyo HD is an HD …

Review – Planetarium

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Designers: Stéphane Vachon Publisher: Game Salute Year: 2017 MSRP: $39 Players: 1-4 Play Time: 45 minutes Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Planetarium Prelude After raising almost $130,000 on Kickstarter during June of 2016 Planetarium was released at the end of March 2017. The game has players creating a unique solar system every play, with an emphasis on science. …

Review – Unearth

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Designers: Jason Harner, Matthew Ransom Publisher: Brotherwise Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $29.95 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 25-50 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Unearth Prelude A once-great civilization now lies in ruins, buried beneath the earth. As a tribe of Delvers, you try to unearth what was once lost and rebuild the Wonders that the old-world enjoyed. Reclaim. …

Review – Carrotia

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Designers: Malte Kühle Publisher: MAGE Company Year: 2016 MSRP: $19.99 Players: 1-6 Play Time: 20-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Carrotia Prelude With carrot supplies running low the rabbits must venture out into bird infested paths to try and collect enough carrots to survive. In Carrotia players must build the most efficient maze in time to get …

Review – Beasts of Balance

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Designers: George Buckenham, Alex Fleetwood Publisher: Sensible Object Year: 2016 MSRP: $99.99 Players: 1-5 Play Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 7+ Rules Available Online: Sort of BGG: Beasts of Balance Prelude Created by a team of designers from Sensible Object, Beasts of Balance combines elements of toys, boardgames, and video games to create a unique dexterity game experience where players work …

Review – Rhino Hero

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Designers: Scott Frisco, Steven Strumpf Publisher: HABA Year: 2011 MSRP: $13.99 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 5-15 minutes Ages: 5+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Rhino Hero Prelude Super Rhino is a super, and very heavy, hero. As he patrols the city and keeps its citizens save he bounds from building to building, being very careful not to topple them! Rhino …

Review – BattleGoats

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Designers: Tucker Smedes Publisher: CardLords Year: 2016 MSRP: $19.99 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 30-90 minutes Ages: 9+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: BattleGoats Prelude BattleGoats was funded on Kickstarter in May of 2016 raising over $9,500 from 331 backers. The game features, you guessed it, goats that battle it out for total supremacy in a mix of War and Memory. …

Review – Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers

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Developer: Daredevil Development Publisher: Rising Star Games Year: 2017 Platform: iOS, Google Play MSRP: $3.99 Prelude The Harvest Moon series of games has been entertaining players since 1996 with its combination of farming, building, and relationship dynamics. Throughout the years there has been a multitude of family-friendly Harvest Moon games, but none specifically aimed at preschoolers. Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers …