A Chat with Luke Laurie – Dwellings of Eldervale

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Dwellings of Eldervale is currently wrapping up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. I got a chance to chat with Luke Laurie, the game’s designer, and ask him a few questions about Dwellings and the world where the game takes place. Why don’t you start by telling me a bit about yourself? I’ve been designing for about seven years or so. …

Sparkle*Kitty Nights Review

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Full Sparkle*Kitty Nights Review Sparkle*Kitty Nights is a new, and bit more adult, entry in the Sparkle*Kitty, a 2017 Silver Pawn’s Pick, line. It features a brand new set of cards that, while on their own seem fairly innocent, can be combined in all sorts of ways to titillate the dirtiest of minds. There’s nothing outwardly profane here. It’s all …

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Trellis Review

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Full Trellis Review It’s hard to pass by Trellis without at least stopping to take a look. The black box filled with tangles of colorful vines is visually striking and immediately grabs your attention. Inside the box is a game of equal beauty, and clever simplicity. Trellis is a game of growing vines and blooming flowers. A tile laying game …

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Rise of Tribes Review

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Designers: Brad Brooks Publisher: Breaking Games Year: 2018 MSRP: $50 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-60 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Rise of Tribes Prelude Rise of Tribes takes place in a prehistoric period just as civilization is starting to dawn. Each player controls a tribe of people who must migrate, populate, produce resources, and develop new technologies while competing for space with other prehistoric …

Rise of Tribes Unboxing

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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 …

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Expancity Review

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Designers: Alex Cutler Publisher:  Breaking Games Year: 2018 MSRP: $60 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-60 Min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: Expancity Prelude Expancity, one of Breaking Games’ latest releases, is a city building game where players are competing to build the highest residential and commercial buildings while also competing to complete their own secret Contracts to score …

Expancity Unboxing

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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 …

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Sparkle*Kitty Nights Preview

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Designers: Manny Vega Publisher: Breaking Games Year: 2018 Minimum Pledge: $19 Players: 2-8 Play Time: 15+ min Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: N/A If you’re a reader of A Pawn’s Perspective you already know my feelings about Sparkle*Kitty. In fact, it won a SIlver Pawn in my 2017 A Pawn’s Picks for the year. Sparkle*Kitty Nights is a more…PG-13 version …

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Mixtape Review

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Designers: N/A Publisher: Breaking Games Year: 2018 MSRP: $20 Players: 2+ Play Time: 15+ Min Ages: 12+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Mixtape Prelude Mixtapes may be a thing of the past. An 80’s relic that moved on at the same time as the cassette tapes they were so lovingly recorded on. Those who remember them remember staying up late nights perfectly matching different songs in the perfect …

Nor’easter – Jeff Johnston

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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 …