Fry Thief Review

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Fry Thief is on Kickstarter until 2/24. Check it out! I have never seen a game with a more relatable theme. You’re at dinner and your partner has ordered a burger and fries. In a moment of health-consciousness you got a salad. Now you’re done with your leaves and … Continued

Pioneer Days Review

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A version of this review first appeared at Love Thy Nerd. Check it out! The cover of Pioneer Days depicts a colorful cast of eclectic characters smiling in the sun and looking like they’re having a splendid time in the great outdoors. I had the pleasure of learning quite a bit about the … Continued

Tak Review

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As abstract game month here at The Thoughtful Gamer spills into February for a bit, I have to admit that I’ve fallen more and more in love with the abstract game aesthetic. I enjoyed it before–particularly the black and white … Continued

Drop It Review

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Drop It, the silly abstract dropping-things dexterity game from Kosmos, is part of that eclectic board game sub-genre where the title of the game is also a command. It joins games as diverse as Smash Up, Roll For The Galaxy, … Continued

Master of Wills Review

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After opening my review of SPQF talking about the slightly strange occurrences when two movies with very similar premises are released at the same time, I arrive, by complete happenstance, to this review of Master of Wills, a game that … Continued

Anthelion Review

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Anthelion is on Kickstarter until 1/18/19 Some games feel open and comfortable. Whatever system the designer created feels like it could contain endless iteration and tweaking. You’ve got a general idea that it’s probably balanced, but there’s room in the … Continued

SPQF Review

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In film there’s a bizarrely frequent occurrence where two movies with remarkably similar premises or inspirations will release at roughly the same time. Like, remember when we got two mediocre movies about the White House blowing up? Or that same … Continued

London (2nd Edition) Review

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I was at the wonderful PAX Unplugged earlier this month, and I was able to share the experience with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. I’ve been dabbling in Magic The Gathering Arena recently, and I enjoy the … Continued

Deep Sea Adventure Review

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Remember when Love Letter was the hot new game taking the western world by storm? A fun game, with fun art, and only 18 cards! This was going to be the beginning of a wave of small Asian games hitting … Continued

Circle the Wagons Review Yeehaw

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The “we want an objective review” cry that frequently pops up on the internet is one of the most annoying arguments on the face of planet earth, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any interesting wrinkles with the subjectivity … Continued