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Review – Bavarian Holiday

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Spencer and Lara review Bavarian Holiday from StrataMax Games. This is a push-your-luck style game for 2-5 players. Description from the publisher: What can be better than drinking beer at a fine pub and enjoying the scenic mountain views? In the dice game Bavarian Holiday, players choose how many and… Read more »

Kickstarter Preview – Rabbit Island: Explore, Build, Conquer

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Spencer and Lara preview Rabbit Island: Explore, Build, Conquer from Infinite Heart Games. Rabbit Island was designed by Leslie Et Alia and Samantha R. Et Alia. Description from the publisher: You are a rabbit — one of a wandering band of rabbits in search of a new land to call home…. Read more »

Review – Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

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Spencer and Lara review a Lovecraftian take on Pandemic, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, published by Zman games. Description from the publisher: Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be… Read more »

Review – Rococo

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Spencer and Lara review Rococo from Eggertspiele and Eagle-Gryphon Games. Rococo was designed by Matthias Cramer, Louis Malz and Stefan Malz with artwork by Michael Menzel. Description from the publisher: Welcome to the Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV when it’s safe to say that holding lavish balls is quite… Read more »

Kickstarter Preview – Ascended Kings

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Spencer and Lara preview Ascended Kings from Incarnate Games and designer Jason Allen. Ascended Kings is a battle royal, arena combat style game for 2-4 players. This review is based on a prototype. Description from the publisher: Ascended Kings is a battle royal tabletop game for 2 – 4 players that… Read more »

Review – Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

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Spencer and Lara review Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space published by Osprey Games. EFTAIOS was designed by Mario Porpora, Pietro Righi Riva, Luca Francesco Rossi, Nicolò Tedeschi with art work by Giulia Ghigini. Description from the publisher: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a card game of strategy… Read more »

Don’t rob yourself of your joy of gaming

Spencer and Lara at their gaming retreat.

In episode 9 of the Married with Board Games Podcast, Lara and I discussed a problem I have with comparing myself to other gamers and reviewers. I’d like to expand on that here.   First, let me explain what I’m talking about. I see many posts from other gamers and… Read more »

Let’s get physical: Why I’ll always prefer physical board games over digital

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We live in a marvelous time. Pretty much anything can be accessed on demand through a digital device – books, magazines, comics, movies, music, television – you name it, you can have it. (Though I’m still waiting on digital pizza. Don’t know the logistics on that, but it’s not for… Read more »