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Reviews You Can Use: Artisan Dice

Hats off to Artisan Dice for letting us have a look at their Aeneus dice and their Mpingo (African Blackwood) dice.  Now in their fifth year of creating handcrafted dice for the discerning gamer, Artisan Dice continues to impress, as you’ll see from the photos included here. Here we have a wooden dice set that’s been created from Mpingo (more …

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Reviews You Can Use: Onitama

Hats off to Japan’s game designer Shimpei Sato for creating this “elegant and simple game of martial tactics.” Onitama‘s complicated predecessor Shogi remains largely inaccessible to chess enthusiasts in the Western world (owing to Shogi’s two-dimensional complexity, prisoners of war, promoted pieces and Japanese characters.)  Here at last, is a delightfully accessible way to enjoy a Japanese spin on an …

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Q&A Today: Fedor Sosnin

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Fedor Sosnin chime in on DICE BAZAAR and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you tell us about your colorful DICE BAZAAR game?  What makes it different from other games? FS: Dice Bazaar is a bit different than other games because it …

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Q&A Today: Guenter Cornett

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Guenter Cornett chime in on AGAMEMNON and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q: When did your first ideas for the AGAMEMNON board game begin to materialize? GC: My first ideas to this game referred to another theme: ancient Chinese philosophies (Konfuzianism, Legalism, Mohism, Taoism …

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Shahrazad: The Review

Shahrazad is an abstract storytelling tarot puzzle tableaux game for one or two players, being published in the United Kingdom this month.  Hats off to the fine folks at Osprey Games for letting us be among the first to see it. Unlike most two-player games, Shahrazad has no versus mode.  Instead, two players compete against the game itself (co-op style,) in …

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Sneak Peek: BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4) Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR172177) Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR172178) Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR172179) Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR172180) Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR172181) God complex! Achillia and Antonius remain hot on the trail …

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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #2

Vast Expanse #2 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is another anthology comic published by Township Comics.  Just like the previous offering it gives us 4 unique stories in the similar five page per story format as the previous issue.  The cover art for this issue felt very pulpy, which is …