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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 …

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Space Cowboys’ T.I.M.E Stories Narrative Game

 Guest Writer: Dave Johnson -This review was brought to you by the gift of a review copy, the letters QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. T.I.M.E. Stories is a fantastic science fiction board game/role-playing game. It has elements of both types of games and I really think this makes it a unique and entertaining gaming experience that all will enjoy. Months …

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Sailing on The Dangerous Sea, a sneak peek

The Dangerous Sea Sneak Peek Demo copy provided by Dangerous Games to the reviewer free of charge.  All logos and the name The Dangerous Sea are trademarks of Dangerous Games. Svalfi Kolfinnsson fought the strong current, holding the sun stone up periodically to site their position.  They had been moving upon the water for many settings of the sun, and …

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Spaceteam: Chaotic Five Minutes of Fun

Guest Writer: Michael S Romano -This was made possible by a gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. All was calm on the dining room table while I and 5 other space travelers had sat down and dealt out a stack of cards.   I pushed play on the timer and the mechanical voice started, “Ready. Set. GO!” …

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Constipated Cow: fantastic feral family fun

Guest Writer: Bryan Parke MJ Games are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a new card game entitled “Constipated Cow; The Game”, and the guys have very kindly sent me a review copy to play around with. Let’s see what this is all about! Contents check first; 54 playing cards (27 green, 27 red) and a rules card in a …

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Hear That? Cthulhu Dice is Calling For You

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson I’ve always been a big fan of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s works! You name it I love it. With that said; I was at Books-a-Million one day and spied the Cthulhu Dice game. Oh, I wanted it. I could feel a longing for the game; like Cthulhu was calling, compelling me to buy it. So I did. …

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Family Friendly Gaming With Burger Joint

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reviewing family friendly and party friendly games. Guest Writer:  Rob Johnson Game Designer:  Joe Huber Game Publisher:  Rio Grande Games Age:  13+ (manufacturer’s recommendation)  7+ would be fine Burger Joint is a game for 2+ players Hello again everyone! I must tell you about the game, Burger Joint, that McKinna (age 5) …

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Eminent Domain: TMG’s dynamic empire creating deck builder

Eminent Domain galaxy conquering review Review by Christopher Bishop A review copy was graciously provided to the author for review. There are many deck builders out there these days.  Many of them have various mechanics that over complicate or add layers that give a superficial layer of difficulty.  Eminent Domain is thankfully not among them.  With clear-cut rules and fast gameplay, …

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Family Friendly Review: Treasures & Traps

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reviewing family friendly and party friendly games. Guest Writer: Rob Johnson Studio 9 Games Age: 10+ 2-4 Players INTRO: Treasures and Traps™ is a complete card game that puts you in the role of the hero. Your quest is to collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough, right? Now throw …