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That’s a Question! by CGE

Guestwriter: Thessaly Tracy If you frequent online discussions of boardgames to any degree, it is almost assured that you have come across a fan asking the following: “What is a good game to bring to a family/friend gathering, where most of the other guests would not be familiar with modern style games?” “That’s a Question!” is one of the first …

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Going Abstract With TAK

Going Abstract With TAK Written by Ryan Barnard TAK is an entertaining spin on the game of Tic-Tac-Toe.  Originally a concept in the popular fantasy novel The Wise Man’s Fear (penned by Patrick Rothfuss,) TAK is described by the tale’s protagonist Kvothe as, “simple in its rules, [but] complex in its strategy.”  Although TAK’s rules were not created until after this novel was …

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Dhavon: Avremier Supplement 1 from Mothshade Concepts

David A. Hill’s follow-up to Avremier offers a grand expansion to a uniquely fetching OSR world. Fans of the Original Edition and the many excellent retro-games that spring from it, take heed.   This is the second in a series of reviews focusing in on Mothshade Concepts “Original Fantasy RPG” supplements series. These supplements offer both a glimpse into a …

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The Game of Things in the Classroom

Guestwriter: Joani Enfield While exploring The Game of Things, this is what I discovered while unboxing and reviewing the box and its contents, playing the game with others, and using it in my classroom with students. First, during the initial unboxing phase of my investigation, I found that the plastic tray is not necessary inside the box, due to the …

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Osprey Games’ London Second Edition

Guestwriter: Michael Romano Designer: Martin Wallace Artist: Mike Atkinson, Natalia Borek, Przemysław Sobiecki Publisher: Osprey Games + 3 more players If you knew nothing about the original London and saw this on the shelf at your FLGS you may just walk past it, and that would be a crime. London (second ed) is a fabulous game. Let me say that …

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Haywire’s Box of Rocks Answers Some Important Questions

Guestwriter: Luke Heller Does Trivia Pursuit make you feel unintelligent?  Does it make you cringe and fake an illness whenever your friends suggest playing it?  Do you feel dumber than a box of rocks?  If that’s the case then here is a game for you… Box Of Rocks!! I discovered this game by happenstance at this year’s GenCon (2018).  Twenty …