Sprawlopolis Review Sprawling

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Alright, people. I’ve got to be honest here. I’ve staked my reputation here on blunt honesty, so I’m just going to say it: when I saw what Button Shy Games was up to, with their large collection of “wallet” microgames, … Continued

Smoke and Mirrors Review

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Avid readers may recall my somewhat controversial review for Hunt For The Ring, where I talked about the fine line deduction games walk between giving too much information and not enough information. The key in a game like that is to … Continued

The Shipwreck Arcana Review

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I was walking through the Expo Hall at PAX East when I saw it. A small package, but alluring, with its milky-white…exterior. Okay, I can’t do this. Sometimes you sit down to write a board game review and can’t think … Continued

Tabletop Gaming Manual Review

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I have one of those fuzzy childhood memories of visiting my grandparents house and finding what I think was some kind of children’s encyclopedia. It was a delight to my knowledge-hungry child self. I remember learning all kinds of fun … Continued

Lisboa First Impression

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Lisboa, Portuguese eurogame master Vital Lacerda’s newest design, is a visual and mechanical smorgasboard–a hodgepodge of player incentives, feedback loops, and iconography teetering on the brink of “too much!” Until, of course, you play through your first game. Then, thinking … Continued