Tak Review

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Designers: James Ernest, Patrick Rothfuss Publisher: Cheapass Games Year: 2016 MSRP: Varies (standard set $55) Players: 2 Play Time: 20-60 minutes Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Tak Prelude “The point isn’t to win the game. The point is to play a beautiful game.” Tak is an abstract strategy game from the best-selling novel The Wise Man’s Fear, the 2nd book of the Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss. …

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Kerala Review

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Designers: Kirsten Hiese Publisher: Thames & Kosmos Year: 2016 MSRP: $39.95 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Kerala Prelude The Elephant Festival in the Indian province of Kerala is underway! Highly decorated elephants are paraded upon festively decorated platforms. Music fills the air and vibrant colors adorn everything. Kerala is an abstract game tile-laying game that has players competing to create the …

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Zendo Review

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Designers: Kory Heath, Andrew Looney Publisher: Looney Labs Year: 2017 (New Edition) MSRP: $40 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 15-60 minutes Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Zendo Prelude Looney Labs classic inductive logic game, Zendo, is back with a brand-new look. Originally released in 2001 and a stand-alone Icehouse Pyramids (now Looney Pyramids) game, Zendo used to contain a Buddhist theme and the only building pieces were the …

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Showdown! The Samurai Card Game Review

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Designers: Chris Amburn Publisher: New Experience Workshop Year: 2017 MSRP: $17.99 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 5-30 minutes Ages: 9+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Showdown! The Samurai Card Game Prelude Following up on their release of Shootout! the High Noon Card Game, New Experience Workshop has released the game’s first standalone expansion, Showdown! The Samurai Card Game. Fully compatible with Shootout!, Showdown! can be shuffled in with its predecessor or …

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Squirrel or Die Review

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Designers: Seppy Yoon Publisher: Fight in a Box (Distributed by Atlas Games) Year: 2014 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 20 minutes Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes (for an older version, but still good) BGG: Squirrel or Die Prelude Being a squirrel isn’t easy, especially when it comes time to prepare for winter. Not only do they have to work their furry little tails off collecting food for …

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Entropy: Worlds Collide Review

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Designers: Allen Chang, Alistair Kearney Publisher: Rule & Make, Passport Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $20 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15 minutes Ages: 12+Entr Rules Available Online: No BGG: Entropy: Worlds Collide Prelude Originally published in 2015 under the name Entropy by Rule & Make, Entropy: Worlds Collide is a bluffing and deduction card game set in a sci-fi world or realities tore …

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POW! Review

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Designers: Reiner Knizia Publisher: Gigamic Year: 2016 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-5 Play Time: 20 minutes Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Summary BGG: POW! Prelude POW! is a push-your-luck dice game designed by the famous Reiner Knizia where players are trying to recruit equal amounts of heroes and villains. The theme is loosely based around creating an exciting superhero story. Play POW! is …

Eschaton Review

Eschaton Review

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Designers: Petras Vaznelis, Adam Watts Publisher: Archon Games Year: 2016 MSRP: $60 Players: 2-6 Play Time: 60-180 minutes Ages: N/A (Recommended 12+) Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Eschaton Prelude It’s the end times. Armageddon is almost here and the Dark One will only choose a single cult of followers to his Chosen in the emptiness that follows The End. Eschaton puts you …

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Human Era Preview

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Designers: Jake Given, Zach Given Publisher: Lay Waste Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $25 Players: 4-10 Play Time: 15-30 min Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Human Era Humans are kind of dumb. They’ve gone and messed up the time and space with all their time traveling and meddling. As part of the crew of the last time machine, you …