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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 …

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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 …