Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition – Kickstarter
Nov12

Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition – Kickstarter

Sometimes a game get’s a new edition that’s worth squawking about, so here we are squawking about Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition from Elf Creek Games. Presently on Kickstarter Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition sees all new art from Vincent Dutrait and as usual, it is gorgeous. A cooperative / worker placement game for 1-6 players, Atlantis Rising sees players sending out their Atlantean workers to unleash actions to help save their...

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Hotshots – TL;DR Review
May09

Hotshots – TL;DR Review

Hotshots is a cooperative, press-your-luck firefighting game for 1 to 4 players. You take on the roles of wildfire fighters — crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer — all with their own special abilities. Each turn players roll dice to deal with fires burning across the hexagonal tile landscape. Draw fire cards for various effects, including if the wind blows it in a certain direction, or embers take hold. Hotshots from Fireside...

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Fog of Love – Written Review
May05

Fog of Love – Written Review

Fog of Love is a two-player game where you are trying to manage life and a relationship. Not the most compelling of pitches I admit. Most people play games to get away from the complexity of life and relationships. However, I have found Fog of Love to be a surprising and wonderfully engaging game to play. Fog of Love is designed by first time designer Jacob Jaskov and published by Hush Hush Projects. Fog of Love is not a competitive...

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Fog of Love – TL;DR Review
Jan18

Fog of Love – TL;DR Review

Fog of love is – according to the box – “romantic comedy as a board game”. A two-player only game, Fog of Love puts the players into the roles of characters, undertaking a romantic relationship. Characters are created with random card draws. Occupation, physical features and traits dictate who you are, gender, name and backstory are up to you. The overall concept sounds simple, but incredibly smart game mechanics and a bit...

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Flip Ships – TL;DR Review
Dec11

Flip Ships – TL;DR Review

Flip Ships is a cooperative action / dexterity game by designer Kane Klenko and Renegade Game Studios. Players take on the roles of starship pilots, battling a great alien invasion. Enemy “ships” are a tableau of cards spread upon the playing surface in a specific manner. A long health meter / height tracker is placed to the side and acts as a card placement guide. The mothership sits above the tableau of ships. Battle begins. Players...

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Apocrypha Adventure Card Game – Written Review
Dec07

Apocrypha Adventure Card Game – Written Review

Apocrypha is Mike Selinker doing what he does best, bringing together amazing talent to provide gamers with adventures they can immerse themselves in. The successor to Pathfinder the Adventure Card Game (PACG), Apocrypha draws you into a story of world-ending horror while developing the deck building system that made PACG popular. You play as “Saints” who are have the gift to see the horrors that are working in secret to destroy the...

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Mountains of Madness – Written Review
Nov20

Mountains of Madness – Written Review

It’s 1931 and a team of budding scientists (you and your mates numbering 3-5) head off on a dangerous expedition to traverse a mountain, a mountain of madness. The game is loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, in which a group of intrepid explorers – led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University – head to Antarctica and discover dangerous secrets beyond a mysterious...

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