Dice Forge Review

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So much of the pleasure of board gaming comes from moments of frisson, those exciting moments of suspense and anticipation before pulling a key card, seeing if an opponent has noticed your ploy, or, most commonly, rolling dice. There’s something … Continued

Nusfjord Review

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I suspect I have somewhat of an unusual perspective in the board game world, being a reviewer but still feeling somewhat outside of the board game media community, so this might be completely off the mark, but I feel like … Continued

Telepathy Review

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I can distinctly remember the first time I played Mastermind. We were in Canada on vacation. My grandparents had rented a house for the summer, and my family took a trip up there, exploring the sights of British Columbia on … Continued

Eminent Domain Review

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More than any game I’ve played in recent memory, Eminent Domain truly feels like a game made for dedicated gamers. It’s not particularly complicated, it doesn’t take up a lot of table space, and it doesn’t require a group to … Continued

Burning Rome First Impression

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Burning Rome is a game I’ve had a very difficult time contextualizing. It comes in this saturated blood-red box with the subtitle “Rome’s Nightmare”. The cards have attractive, but realistic depictions of Roman, Carthaginian, Celtic, and Gaelic soldiers on them. … Continued

Carthage Review

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Did you know that there’s a segment of the Gladiator film score that Hans Zimmer apparently turned into the main theme for Pirates of the Caribbean? I know this because we decided to put on the Gladiator film score to … Continued