Outpost: Siberia Review A Cold, Bitter Death

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Co-op games have become very popular in the modern boardgaming hobby. Pandemic in particular was a huge success and has contributed to the growing popularity of boardgaming generally. The problem with co-op games is that they’re almost always essentially solo … Continued

Friday Review I'm On An Island!

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I just realized the main irony of Friday. It would be a great game to have with you if you were stuck on a desert island. It’s portable, a solo game, challenging, and replayable. Plus it’s about being stuck on … Continued

Seikatsu Review A Pleasant Stroll

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The name Seikatsu confuses me. The rulebook says that it is a Japanese word meaning “life”, but all of my life I have associated “katsu” with deliciously breaded and fried cutlets. I mean, if there’s anything more life-affirming than fried … Continued

Quantum Review Dice In Space

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It’s the kind of thing where you play it, and then wonder why no one had thought of it before. Quantum, above all else, is novel and elegant in its main conceit–essentially using dice for every task. Your dice act … Continued

Tokaido Review

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I don’t like to take walks, much to the chagrin of my doctor, who tells me I should probably exercise, like, at all. Talk to my wife and she’ll tell you how pointless it is to try to get me … Continued

Star Realms Review

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One of my biggest pet peeves in board gaming is the oversized box. Companies compete for prominence on limited shelf space by putting their games in too-large boxes, and it ends up being an annoyance to literally everyone except the … Continued

Mage Knight Review A Bit Of Zen

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To those who have read the articles here or listened to the podcast, you will not be surprised to learn that I am a huge Vlaada Chvatil fan. Even the games I don’t think quite hit the mark (like Dungeon … Continued

Tzolk’in Review Time Is A Flat Circle

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A quick glance at the board and you’ll know exactly what kind of game Tzolk’in is. Right away. The kind of game covered in strange and unusual symbols, like ancient hieroglyphics. There are no words–literally. No words on the board … Continued

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