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Review – Cat Lady

Review – Cat Lady

This is a review of Cat Lady designed by Josh Wood. It plays 2 – 4 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 20 minutes or so. Mechanics Cat Lady is as simple a game as you’d expect, but deceptively engaging. Players endeavor to feed […]

Review – Downforce

Review – Downforce

This is a review of Downforce designed by Wolfgang Kramer, Rob Daviau, & Justin D. Jacobson. It plays 2 – 6 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 20 – 30 minutes. Mechanics Despite its theme, Downforce is a game of financial gains. The race […]

Review – Flamme Rouge

Review – Flamme Rouge

This is a review of Flamme Rouge designed by Asger Harding Granerud. It plays 2 – 4 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 30 minutes. Mechanics Compared to our recent review of Downforce, Flamme Rouge is a much more “pure” game about the race […]

Review – Unearth

Review – Unearth

This is a review of Unearth designed by Jason Harner & Matthew Ransom. It plays 2 – 4 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 30 – 45 minutes. Mechanics Unearth is a set collection game fueled largely by dice placement – these are the […]

Review – Tournament at Camelot

Review – Tournament at Camelot

This is a review of Tournament at Camelot designed by Karen Boginski, Jody Boginski-Barbessi, and Kenneth C. Shannon. It plays 3 – 6 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 45 minutes. Mechanics Trick-taking games are a distinct sort of animal…insomuch as they orbit around […]

Tutorial and Review – The Fox in the Forest

Tutorial and Review – The Fox in the Forest

Shane and Justin teach and review The Fox in the Forest, a two player trick-taking game designed by Joshua Buergel and published by Renegade Games.

Review – Yamataï

Review – Yamataï

This is a review of Yamataï designed by Bruno Cathala and Marc Paquien. It plays 2 – 4 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 90 minutes. Mechanics Yamatai is probably best described as a route-building game with elements of upgradeable, variable player powers. I […]

Review – Dice Forge

Review – Dice Forge

This is a review of Dice Forge designed by Régis Bonnessée. It plays 2 – 4 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 45 minutes (30 for seasoned players). Mechanics Dice Forge is a game that stands out largely as a gimmick, so an analysis […]

Review – Star Wars:  Imperial Assault (Skirmish Mode)

Review – Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Skirmish Mode)

This is a review of Star Wars: Imperial Assault (skirmish mode) designed by Corey Konieczka, Jonathan Ying, Justin Kemppainen. It plays 2-5 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 60 minutes in skirmish. Mechanics Imperial Assault borrows heavily from it’s high-fantasy predecessor, Descent. Basically, this […]

Review – Hanamikoji

Review – Hanamikoji

This is a review of Hanamikoji designed by Kota Nakayama. It plays 2 players. Realistcally, I’d estimate the playtime at 10 minutes, but this game induces some serious analysis paralysis… Mechanics This is an insanely clever hand management game! Between the two players, there is […]