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Star Trek Panic! Is Tribble Approved

This review is possible due to the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and Spock. Many licensed tie-in games merely slap the name onto the box and make it vaguely themed. However, Star Trek Panic! by Fireside Games delivers more than just their Castle Panic! game with a sci-fi twist. The Enterprise model is wonderfully sturdy and makes me want …

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Terraforming Mars from Fryx Games

Guest Writer: Ernie Laurence Creator: Jacob Fryxelius Wow! I found out recently that I’m a board game snob. With three younger children, the past few years of playing board games has been intellectually…underwhelming. Thankfully, my twins (8 year olds), are pretty sharp and have started getting into big kids games – and by big kids I mean adult kids like me …

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Hunting Grounds: Dracula’s America expands–plus minis!!

This is a review of the first expansion for Dracula’s America and the accompanying line of minis. Read the review of Dracula’s America first for best results! “He don’t look like no priest to me.” The gunfighter smiled, revealing the fangs he’d had capped in gold. His posse, near-mindless thralls that had been the townfolk of Redemption, hissed and awaited …

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The Refuge: Zombie Fun for the Whole Family

Classic board game play with a focus on simplicity.   The Zombie genre is perhaps the most improbably popular pop culture phenomenon of my lifetime. If someone had suggested back in the eighties when I was running a zombie campaign using the rules for Chill that the Romero films would spawn scores of imitators in film, television, and comics, I would have …

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Midnight Legion Box Set! A Classic Concept Remixed….

Choose your own adventure in the classic, solitaire fashion! Atari. Cassettes. VHS. Safety Dance. Basic Set. By Balloon to the Sahara. Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Mountain of Mirrors. If you are a Generation X-er you likely recognize all of these references. A singular thrill particular to that time were the slim paperbacks that housed a roleplaying game experience within. The …

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Samurai Gardener, the Slightly Violent Gardening Game

This article made possible due to the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and smacking the table. The art of Osprey’s Samurai Gardener game is immediately appealing. A clean lined, colorful break from the overly dark, digital art that graces so many games and RPGs currently. It promises a quick, engaging game of tile matching. Yet underneath the eye catching, …

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Manaforge, resource management with a magical edge!

The Author would like to thank Mystic Tiger Games for providing a copy for review! Manaforge, now you finally know where all those magic items come from! It is no big secret that board games have made a massive comeback over the last 5-6 years.  Once again families gather beneath the dinner table and pop open cardboard boxes for a …

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Modern gamer, should you buy it local or buy it online?

Once upon a time back in 1986… It is 1986.  My dragon magazine is open and inside is a glossy advertisement for this book called Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.  It features an ogre with a black and white mohawk getting skewered by a dwarf with an orange crested mohawk.  My imagination was on fire!  I had to buy this right then …