Category Archives: Reviews

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 »

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 »

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 »

Review – Odin’s Ravens

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Spencer and Lara take a look at the second edition of Odin’s Ravens, a two player racing game from Osprey Games and designer Thorsten Gimmler. Description from the publisher: Every morning Odin sends his ravens, Huginn and Muninn, across the entire world to bring back news of what life is like… Read more »

Review – Shahrazad from Osprey Games

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Spencer and Lara Williams from Married with Board Games takes a look at Shahrazad, from Osprey Games! Description from the publisher: “You shall be rewarded if your tale amuses me.” The eccentric king issued the edict to all over the country. You are a bard who is willing to take… Read more »

Review – King of the Creepies by IDW Games

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Spencer and Lara Williams take a look at King of the Creepies, from IDW Games and designed by Jon Cohn. Description from the publisher: In King of the Creepies, up to six players try to build their ultimate teams by collecting creepie cards and outfitting them with gear and special… Read more »