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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Ethnos – TL;DR Review
Nov29

Ethnos – TL;DR Review

Ethnos is an area control / card drafting game in which players take control of giants, merfolk, halflings, minotaurs and other fantasy tribes. Collect glory, as your armies gain control of areas in the land of Ethnos, most glory at the end is the winner. Start the game with one card featuring a tribe type and region. On your turn you can recruit new allies, or place a band in a region, that’s it! Super simple and thus is the draw of...

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Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review
Nov03

Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review

Dice Bazaar is a 2-4 player dice-rolling / press your luck / dice-placement game. Players purchase goods from a little bazaar by placing matching dice in spaces until all dice match the items cost. Each product in the bazaar has victory points and – usually – a special ability. If you purchase an item, you can choose to use the ability, but you will lose the card and thus the points. Needless to say, most points at the end...

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Codenames Duet – Written Review
Aug21

Codenames Duet – Written Review

Codenames Duet is the latest released Codenames game from Czech Games Edition (with more to come). If you’ve not played one of the other titles in the Codenames series, it’s a word based game in which one word clues are given and that clue relates to words on the table. Cover the correct words and you win, cover the assassin word and you’re done. It’s loosely based on the spy genre with players playing spies, trying to uncover other...

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