Captain Sonar Review SUBterfuge

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The sales pitch for Captain Sonar is ridiculously compelling. A real time game about battling submarine crews? Sold. Who doesn’t want to play that? Submarine battling is, as a game concept, inversely as awesome as I imagine real life submarine … Continued

Harvest Review

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Once, in the Ancient Times of board games (about 10 years ago), from the exotic lands of Germany, a game called Agricola was made. It was about farming, and also about misery and existential dread. Agricola is a masterpiece for … Continued

Forbidden Desert Review The Sands Of Fate

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It feels like games season, with all of the sales and PAX Unplugged literally overflowing my game room shelves (I’ve resorted to stacking games on the floor). There are so many exciting games I haven’t played enough to review yet…Gloomhaven, … Continued

Downforce Review Vroom Vroom

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Is love at first sight possible with board games? I say yes, and I can prove it. It’s happened to me twice before. I open up a box, and the components and look of the game immediately attract me. I … Continued

Dominion Review Classic

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This week at The Thoughtful Gamer we’re celebrating what I would say is unequivocally a modern classic in board gaming–Dominion. Below is my review of the game. Tomorrow we’ll have mini-reviews of each individual expansion. Wednesday we have a massive … Continued