Review – Race to the Treasure!

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Prelude It’s pretty well known by anyone who’s read this site, or Purple Pawn, that my kids and I are big fans of Peaceable Kingdom games. The latest to arrive on my doorstep, Race to the Treasure!, requires a bit more thought on my little ones’ part. That’s a great thing. It’s got simple rules and quick gameplay, just what …

Review – Santorini

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Prelude Santorini hit Kickstarter like a storm, raising over CA$ 700,000 and blasting through its stretch goals. It’s a game focused on strategy but comes packed with beautiful 3D components and amazing artwork that elevate what used to be a purely abstract game into the thematic masterpiece. A wonderful update to an excellent game. Here’s my Santorini Review. Play Roxley’s …

Micro Review – Barnyard Battle

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Prelude KidRealm recently released a new stand-alone game called Barnyard Battle. Basically, it’s a re-theme of Castle Combat using barnyard animals and wrapped in a retail-friendly package. I got the game in the mail a week or so ago and finally had a chance to sit down and play with my home’s reigning Castle Combat champ, my 6-year-old. Play Like …

Review – Stack Up!

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Prelude I’ve always been a fan of Peaceable Kingdom and their family-friendly cooperative games. Stack Up! is no exception. It follows a very similar formula to some of their other games but in a different manner enough to make it stand out in Peaceable’s lineup. Play Playing Stack Up! is very simple. You spin the spinner, collect the color block …

Review – Hex Casters

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Prelude Hex Casters was created by five students at RIT: Douglas Mansell, Norman Greenberg, Tom Smith, Samuel Sternklar, and Alex Bogart. Originally called Hexes!! The Card Game, they submitted the game in an attempt to win the top prize of the national Hasbro Gaming Lab and Indiegogo “Next Great Game” contest. They didn’t come out on top, but Hasbro picked …

Review – Looting Atlantis

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Prelude Looting Atlantis is a game I first saw at the CT FIG Mid-Year Event. After the event, Shoot Again Games was kind enough to send over a copy for me to take a better look at the game. I’ve had several chances to sit down with the kids and play, and the game has held up pretty well from …

Review – Four ($)

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Prelude I hadn’t previously heard about March Forth Games until they reached out to me to do a review of their game, Four. I took a quick look at their page while waiting for the game to come in, but there wasn’t much in-depth detail there. Once the game came in I was pleasantly surprised to find a fun, little, …

Review – Gigamons

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Prelude I’m sure most of us have grown up playing Memory. It’s a classic kids’ game that’s being playing in hundreds of thousands of households even to this day. Gigamons takes the Memory mechanic and adds a bit more gameplay to it. It’s a kids’ game through-and-through, but certainly improves on a tried-and-true formula. Play The game starts off with …

Review – Yeti

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Prelude Dice rolling to hunt down the elusive Yeti, that’s what AEG’s Yeti is all about. Roll the dice, gain points, coins, sherpas, tents, or even trigger a blizzard. Purchase new equipment, snap pictures of the yeti, camp out on the mountain, and try to catch up to the elusive beast before anyone else. Yeti comes in a big box, …

Review – Fone Bone 4-Inch Vinyl Figure

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Prelude Jeff Smith’s Bone is the winner of 11 Harvey awards and 10 Eisner awards, including best cartoonist and best humor publication. It’s also been named the best comic book by the National Cartoonists Society. Fone Bone, the series main protagonist is a widely recognized character and Cryptozoic has perfectly captured his likeness in a 4” vinyl figure. Play Fone …