Board Game Bowls Review

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  Recently, the good folks at Board Game Bowls, sent over a 16-piece Master Bundle ($85.00) for us to take a look at. Board Game Bowls, home-based in Auckland, New Zealand, crafts beautiful sets of wooden tabletop bowls to help organize and contain various board game components like tokens, dice, and coins. Board Game Bowls launched on Kickstarter a little …

Boston FIG 2017 – Ten Candles

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Cavalry Games booth at Boston FIG was showcasing a game they’ve had out since 2015 called Ten Candles, a zero-prep tabletop horror storytelling game designed for one-shot 2-4 hour sessions. Played by the light of ten candles that also functions as a sort of timer for the game, players try to complete meaningful tasks in a world where catastrophe has …

Yu-Gi-Oh! Wave of Light Structure Deck

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Love Fairies? If so, you’re in luck. The 2nd Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release of 2018 will be the Wave of Light Structure Deck, available starting Friday, Jan. 19. The 41-card Fairy themed Deck focuses on the Counter Trap Fairy strategy and contains: 36 Common Cards 3 Super Rare Cards 2 Ultra Rare Cards 1 Token Card 1 Beginner’s Guide 1 Double-sided …

Boston FIG 2017 – You’ve Been Poisoned!

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Tim Blank, one of the Boston FIG organizers and founder of Gameworthy Labs, has a most interesting booth setup on the show floor. You’ve Been Poisoned! was an escape room experience condensed and modified to work within a convention booth space. The premise behind the game is that the players have been poisoned and have been locked inside their poisoner’s …

Boston FIG 2017 – THE CRINIMALS

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THE CRINIMALS table at Boston FIG was packed full of players every time I walked past it, so, unfortunately, I never got a chance to play. I did, however, get to watch several games and it was enough to really catch my eye. In THE CRINIMALS up to 4 players take the role of animal criminals who have just successfully …

Boston FIG 2017 – F.L.O.W

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Winner of Boston FIG’s “Most Innovative Game”, F.L.O.W., designed by Tam Myaing, is a cooperative time-travel game utilizing sets of strings as movement pathways between different areas. Players in the game take on roles of time travel agents who must work together to repair the timeline. By placing links between locations, architecting, and managing the Butterfly Effect of those actions they’ll …

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Re-Chord Preview

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Designers: Marshall Britt, Andrew Toth Publisher: Yanaguana Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $39 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-45 min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Re-Chord Prelude It’s time to pick up your guitar, learn your way around the strings and become the most popular player of all time. Re-Chord is a set collection and area control game that …

Boston FIG 2017 – Biome Builder

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Over the weekend I attended to 2017 Boston Festival of Indie games both to cover the show and to present an award. At the end of the day, I presented the show’s Best Family Game award to Biome Builder from Killer Snails, LLC. “In Biome Builder, your mission as an ecologist in training is to build a food chain from …

TileScape: Into the Wilds Preview

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Rocket Pig Games has launched their latest Kickstarter: Stout-Hearted Heroes DUNGEONEERS + TileScape: Into the Wilds. This project, launched on September 19th, promises a wide array of dungeon terrain tiles and over 200 unique fantasy-themed miniatures to go along. TileScape is expected to ship out May 2018, so unlike most tabletop Kickstarter projects, there is not a long wait between …