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Q&A Today: Bryan Kline

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Bryan Kline (Mystic Tiger Games) chime in on MANAFORGE and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you tell us about the mechanics of your dice-rolling tabletop game MANAFORGE? BK:  In Manaforge, players roll dice to obtain mana, the wizard’s basic resource. Mana …

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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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Interview with Leo Normington Jr. of Maverick Games

Chief Games Officer James Carpio interviews Leo Normington Jr. President of Maverick Games about The Hunt and TSRs new partnership. JC: I’m happy to have with us today, Leo “Maverick” Normington of Maverick Games here on Multiverse. Back in the land they called the early 1990s, Leo brought to the table an incredible skirmish game called “The Hunt”. This dystopian …

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Q&A Today: Jeff Morrow

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Jeff Morrow chime in on RED DRAGON INN and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  RED DRAGON INN 6: VILLAINS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this expansion of the game, without giving too much away? JM: We’ve been mulling …