Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds Review

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Late-stage prototype pictured below. Art is final; graphic design isn’t. Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds will be on Kickstarter in the first half of July. Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds. It’s the kind of schlocky, B-movie premise that tempts less scrupulous critics … Continued

Anxiety Review

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Anxiety? It sucks. 0/10. Do not recommend. Oh, wait, I’m reviewing the game called Anxiety here. That’s a different story. I first heard of this game from a thread on r/boardgames where the designer, David Libby, talked about how he … Continued

Onitama Review

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I find that modern board gamers tend to have a strange relationship with the classic abstract strategy games. By nearly any measure both Chess and Go are tremendously good games. They’re simple to learn and as strategically complex and deep … Continued

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