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Dual Powers Review

Imagine an area control game where you and one opponent are fighting over control of one space. On each turn you roll a die and

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The Search for Planet X Review

Deduction is rigid, which makes it difficult to incorporate into board games, which thrive best in the rivers of uncertainty and doubt. If a deduction

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Oceans Review

Going scuba diving was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. It’s at once impossibly serene, a blanket of subaqueous white noise and

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Nidavellir Review

Nidavellir assembles together a number of tried and true mechanisms with such a sure hand that I didn’t realize until my second play how completely

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Bat Flip (prototype) Review

Bat Flip will be available on kickstarter on the 18th You’d think there would be more sports board games, with both sports and board games

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SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD Review

I can explain a lot of the emotions that board games give me. Tension and release; the satisfaction of solving a difficult puzzle; the greedy

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Suburbia Review

Ted Alspach’s Suburbia combines two simple pleasures, drafting and tile-placement, as well as any game ever made. Like an ice cream parlor displaying its sweet

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Dinosauria Review

Honestly, I’m split. Now that the paleontological scholarship has shifted towards dinosaurs being feathery and perhaps occasionally brightly colored, I can appreciate the appeal of

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Carpe Diem Review

Stefan Feld’s Carpe Diem is so clearly riffing on many of the same ideas in his masterpiece The Castles of Burgundy that I can’t help

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