The River- TL;DR Review
Nov29

The River- TL;DR Review

The River is a light worker placement / tile placement game from Days of Wonder (a publisher known for only releasing one or so high-quality games per year). In it players are trying to create the best scoring river settlement, by collecting resources, building up land types and building various structures for additional scoring. This is very basic worker placement, place a worker, collect a resource, or do an action. This is repeated...

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Lift Off from Z-Man Games announced – News
Nov20

Lift Off from Z-Man Games announced – News

Z-Man has announced Lift Off from designer Jeroen Vandersteen. Not to be confused with the Queen Games title of the same name, Lift Off sees players running their own space agency. Do some R&D and try and reach your space travel goals before the other players. Send your astronauts into space, ensuring you’ve got the right specialists aboard. To prepare for your missions you’ll need to develop technologies: life support,...

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Smash City from WizKids – News
Nov16

Smash City from WizKids – News

Like a bit of Kaiju city smashing? You’re in luck come March when WizKids Games releases “Smash City”, a dexterity game in which monsters rampage through a cityscape. When we say cityscape, we mean a cool 3D cardboard city with players trying to knock over certain buildings. This sounds pretty interesting, humans defending the city against 4 different monster types. Smash City is for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up...

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Thanos Rising – Written Review
Nov13

Thanos Rising – Written Review

Avengers Assemble! It’s time to work with your mates to stop Thanos taking over the universe and turning your friends to dust. Thanos Rising is a cooperative / dice rolling / card drafting game in which you recruit heroes and vanquish the villains of Thanos and put paid to his evil plot. Now at first glance, Thanos Rising may look like just another IP cash cow, particularly given its publisher is USAopoly (not really known in the...

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The Quest for El Dorado:  Heroes & Hexes – News
Nov09

The Quest for El Dorado: Heroes & Hexes – News

If you bought Dr. Reiner Knizia’s The Quest for El Dorado this year (or last dependent on where you live), add New Year’s Day to your diary if you’re a fan of the game, because you’re getting an expansion. The Quest for El Dorado: Heroes & Hexes sees players searching for the legendary “city of gold”. With all new challenges including demons and curses to contend with, Heroes & Hexes features new...

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Reavers of Midgard – Kickstarter
Nov02

Reavers of Midgard – Kickstarter

Champions of Midgard sequel Reavers of Midgard is now live on Kickstarter with 17 days to go. It’s already smashed it goal and it seems only has one stretch goal to go (at time of writing). Can’t afford jumping on the Kickstarter? Fear not, the game is expected to hit retail once the Kickstarter fulfilment is completed. Check out the Kickstarter page for more...

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Photosynthesis board game – Written Review
Apr18

Photosynthesis board game – Written Review

Photosynthesis is a 2-4 player game designed by Italian designer Hjalmar Hach and published by Blue Orange Games. Photosynthesis brings together resource management with area control. The game will see you plant seeds, gather sunlight, and grow trees to produce a beautiful forest and then expect you to completely lay waste to your forest for points. It’s way more fun than I make it sound. The first thing that will stand out to you is...

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