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A Pawn’s Picks 2017

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Rob KalajianMedia personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn’s Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare …

Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition – Unboxing Contents Photo Gallery

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Last month, Fantasy Flight released the long-awaited Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition board game. Now that the 2017 holiday frenzy is slowing down, I found a moment to post some unboxing photos of the game’s contents. Let’s jump right in and take a look: Opening the large game box, the paper materials (game tokens, faction sheets, system tiles, rule books) sit …

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Dead Man’s Doubloons Review

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Designers: Jason Miceli Publisher: Thundergryph Games Year: 2017 MSRP: $49 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 30-60 Min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Dead Man’s Doubloons Prelude The retail release of Dead Man’s Doubloons is right around the corner with Passport Games distributing the game in the US in March of 2018. Having previously done a Dead Man’s Doubloons preview I was thrilled to obtain a pre-release copy …

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 …