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Episode #30 – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s the time of year for gift giving, and Spencer and Lara have some recommendations for which board games to give to people on your list! We break down our list by category, so we’ve got you covered! Reviews on this episode include Fog of Love by Hush Hush Projects… Read more »

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Board Gamers

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This is a sponsored post by a service we think is awesome! Please see the bottom of the article for a special promo code from UnboxBoardom, a board game subscription box.   ‘Tis the season for gift giving, and board gamers can be hard to shop for. You see, board gaming… Read more »

Review – Samurai Gardener

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Spencer and Lara review the beautiful garden building game, Samurai Gardener, published by Osprey Games and designed by Hisashi Hayashi. Description from the publisher: Samurai Gardener — first published as Edo Yashiki — is a tile-laying game with an historical Japanese theme in which players try to construct as impressive… Read more »

Review – Haspelknecht

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Spencer and Lara take a look at Haspelknecht, The Story of Early Coal Mining! Designed by Thomas Spitzer and published by Capstone Games, in Haspelknecht, players take upon the role of farmers with opportunities to exploit the presence of coal in their lands in the southern part of the Ruhr region… Read more »

Episode #28 – Top 5 Gateway Games with Mike Young

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Spencer and Lara review the newest game from Plan B Games, Azul. Azul is a beautiful tile laying game in which players take turns drafting colored tiles and then score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Haspelknecht is also discussed. In that game from Capstone Games, the players take… Read more »

Review – Iron Curtain

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Spencer and Lara take a look at Iron Curtain, a two player Cold War game from Jolly Roger Games and Ultra Pro. Description from the publisher: Imagine re-living the struggles and nail-biting dilemmas of the Cold War in a game that only consists of 18 cards. Imagine learning a game… Read more »

Episode #27 – Top 5 Spooky Games

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In this episode, we begin with some reviews! First we talk about the latest game from Jolly Roger Games, Iron Curtain. Then we discuss the incredibly-hyped Terraforming Mars from Stronghold Games. Finally, we give our thoughts on Roll Player, a game about character creation from Thunderworks Games. For the main… Read more »

Review – Hotshots

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We review the cooperative dice rolling, wildfire fighting game, Hotshots, by Justin De Witt and Fireside Games. Description from the Publisher In the cooperative, press-your-luck game Hotshots, crews of 1 to 4 players take on the roles of wildfire fighters — crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer — with special… Read more »

Review – Lisboa

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We review Lisboa, a game where players compete to rebuild the city of Lisbon after a series of natural disasters. Lisboa was designed by Vital Lacerda, with art by Ian O’Toole and published by Eagle-Gryphon Games. Description from the publisher: Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of Lisboa after… Read more »