Review – Game Matz Kraken Dice

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Recently, the fine folks over at Game Matz shared some of their wares with us—Kraken Dice. Based out of San Diego, Game Matz specializes in producing and selling unique gaming mats and dice sets and dice bags for RPG gaming. Shown below are a few examples of what they have to offer: A leather dice bag containing a 7-piece metal …

Review – Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

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Developer: Prideful Sloth Publisher: Prideful Sloth Year: 2017 Platform: Steam, PS4 MSRP: $19.99 Prelude Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles was recently released by Prideful Sloth on Steam and the PS4. It’s an open world game where you’re tasked with saving Gemea, an island paradise slowly being consumed by Murk. I was able to get a copy for review a bit …

Review – Siren Miniatures

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Recently, Siren Miniatures sent over a few of their newly released minis for us to take a look at. Located in Warsaw, this small creative workshop in Poland makes some really great miniatures. The models they produce are highly unique, stylized, and of very high quality. Let’s take a look. Wrought with personality and imagination, these 32mm scale models are …

Review – Lovecraft Letter

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Designers: Seiji Kanai Publisher: AEG Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-6 Play Time: 5-15 minutes Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Lovecraft Letter Prelude Seiji Kanai’s Love Letter made waves when it first arrived in 2012. The game packed a lot of fun into just 16 cards, leading a micro-game revolution. Since then AEG has put out a bunch …

Review – Children of the Zodiarcs

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Developer: Cardboard Utopia Publisher: Square Enix Year: 2017 Platform: Steam, PS4 MSRP: $19.99 Prelude When I first saw the Kickstarter for Children of the Zodiarcs I felt a mixture of excitement and skepticism. Who wouldn’t be after the dumpster fire the Unsung Story Kickstarter has been. I know. Different companies. Different campaigns. Did I mention I was also a backer …

Monopoly Gamer Review

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Designers: N/A Publisher: Hasbro Year: 2017 MSRP: $24.99 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-60 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Monopoly Gamer Prelude The boardgame community collectively lost its mind when Hasbro and Nintendo pretty much dropped Monopoly Gamer in stores without much warning. Of course, everyone’s reactions weren’t overwhelmingly positive as Monopoly has a bit of reputation among …

Review – Dead by Daylight

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Developer: Behaviour Interactive Publisher: Starbreeze Studios Year: 2016 Platform: PS4, Xbox One Steam MSRP: $29.99 Prelude Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where 4 players are trying to survive the night with a horror movie serial killer trying to do them in a number of terrifying and graphic ways. It’s been available on the PC since 2016, with …

Review – Netflix Original Castlevania (Mostly Spoiler Free)

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When I first heard that Netflix was going to air a Castlevania series I was both overly excited and fearful. As one of my favorite video game series of all time I really wanted to see Castlevania done justice, but didn’t have high hopes that anyone could really pull it off. Once Netflix released their first trailer for the show, …

Review – Herbaceous

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Designers: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka Publisher: Pencil First Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $24.99 Players: 1-4 Play Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Herbaceous Prelude Herbaceous is a card game about potting herbs. Seriously. It raised $59,032 from 2,208 on Kickstarter last year. Its goal was $6,500. What did Eduardo Baraf of Pencil First Games …

Review – Deathstate

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Developer: Bread Machine Games Publisher: Black Shell Media Year: 2015 (PC) / 2017 (PS4) Platform: PS4, Steam MSRP: $9.99 Prelude Professor Elinberg has gone missing while opening a portal endless void. It’s up to you to find out what happened to him by using astral projection in a death-like meditative state. A Deathstate that allows you to travel the far …