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Trash Pandas Review

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Designers: Michael Eskue, Lisa Eskue Publisher: Red Rook Games, Gamewright Year: 2017 MSRP: $12 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15-20 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Trash Pandas Prelude Red Rook Games ran an Indiegogo campaign for Trash Pandas through the Hasbro Gaming Lab competition last year which success fully funded in February. While they didn’t win the competition, they did just recently get the game …

The Shipwreck Arcana Unboxing

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Last year I did a preview of Meromorph’s The Shipwreck Arcana for the game’s Kickstarter campaign. The game successfully funded and just recently fulfilled backer rewards. The game came out absolutely beautiful with a stunning white box, amazing card art, and wonderful wooden tiles. I have to admit I was a bit excited to get my copy in the mail as …

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Highways & Byways Preview

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Designers: Brandon Rollins Publisher: Pangea Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $49 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-60 min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: N/A Highways & Byways, the latest game by designer Brandon Rollins, is a drafting/hand management game where players are planning out driving routes along the country’s byways and completing those routes before returning home. The game launches on Kickstarter …

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Cooks & Crooks Preview

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Designers: Luis Muñoz, Andrés Novelo Publisher: Aether Tower, Detestable Game Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30 min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Cooks & Crooks Fire up your oven, get your recipe book, prep your ingredients…and made sure you’ve got a rat handy to toss into your competitors’ kitchens. Cooks & Crooks is a …

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Magnets: The Game Preview

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Designers: Jeff Lyon, Isaac Zal Publisher: Self Published Year: 2014 (Original Run) Minimum Pledge: $20 (Estimate) Players: 1-6 Play Time: 15 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Magnets: The Game Magnets: The Game, originally released in 2014, will be hitting Kickstarter soon to fund a new edition of the game. The campaign is expected to launch in April with an …

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State of Wonder Preview

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Designers: Emelie Rodin Publisher: BetterBuilt Studio Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $37.95 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 20-50 min Ages: 15+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: State of Wonder State of Wonder is a new CCG coming to Kickstarter soon by BetterBuilt Studio. Unlike other CCG’s that require a deck of 40-100 cards, State of Wonder limits decks to 17 total cards. Now, you …

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Noir Review

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Designers: Kedric Winks Publisher: The Game Crafter Year: 2017 MSRP: $4.99 Players: 3-6 Play Time: 10+ Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Noir Prelude As of this writing, Noir is a semi-finalist in The Game Crafter Hook Box Challenge. It also looks to be a shoe-in to win with over 100 more community votes than the next highest-ranking game. Noir is an 18-card storytelling game where …

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Tao Long Review

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Designers: Dox Lucchin, Pedro Latro Publisher: Thundergryph Games Year: 2017 MSRP: €25.00 Players: 2 Play Time: 10-30 Min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Tao Long Prelude Thundergryph Games’ 2nd Kickstarter campaign was for Tao Long, a game of dueling dragons that raised a whopping €281,529. A ton of extras were unlocked during the campaign giving players a multitude of play options and varying quality levels of …

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Black Hole Council Preview

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Designers: Don Eskridge Publisher: Orange Machine Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 4-8 Play Time: 45-60 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Black Hole Council “Well, I say, Charles. I do believe the taxes on this red planet should be increased.” “Indeed, good sir! Let us discuss the complete and utter annihilation of the green planet.” “Feed it to the …