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Game Buzz: Heaven and Ale/KeyperHNAKPasutbone

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:00:12 +0000

Regular readers of the blog may know that I typically take most of the month of December off to recharge a bit and focus on Christmas-y things.  And this year is no different – my last regular post just happens to be published on December 1.  So let’s take a look at a couple more […](image)

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Game Buzz: Noria/OtysNOOTasutbone

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:54 +0000

Time to cover a couple more game from Spiel 2017.  Both games are visually striking but I wanted to delve more into how they play.  We’ll start with Noria is a 2-4 player game designed by Sophia Wagner and published by Edition Spielwiese (Stronghold will be releasing it in the US).  Art in the game is […](image)

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Kickstarter Blitz #47KSasutbone

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:00:03 +0000

Mama always said, Kickstarters are like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get.  So let’s find out. Echidna Shuffle (Kris Gould, Wattsalpoag Games) is a pick-up-and-deliver game for the whole family.  From the BGG description: Echidnas pick up bugs and deliver them to their home stumps in the family-friendly game Echidna Shuffle. In […](image)

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Game Buzz: Charterstonecsasutbone

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:14 +0000

When Stonemaier Games burst onto the scene in 2013 with Viticulture, they quickly became the gold standard in how to run a Kickstarter campaign.  After taking the world by storm with last year’s release of Scythe, they’ve now started to try to test the waters outside of Kickstarter.  I believe that their first game to […](image)

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Game Buzz: Clans of Caledonia/AltiplanoCOCAasutbone

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:22 +0000

Today, we’ll look at two of the hottest games from Spiel 2017.  First, let’s check out Clans of Caledonia is a 1-4 player game designed by Juma Al-JouJou, and published by Karma Games.  The game is set in 19th century Scotland, and players are participating in the transition from being an agricultural society to an […](image)

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Game Buzz: The Climbers/Mini Railsunnamed-2asutbone

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:00:17 +0000

Today’s post is dedicated to the Heavy Cardboard podcast, and a couple of games they talk about a lot that have attracted my attention.  We’ll start with The Climbers is a game by Holger Lanz that was first published in 2008 by Chili Spiele.  This year (2017), a new edition has been published by Simply […](image)

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The Eleven: Games of 20162016asutbone

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:11:26 +0000

This year, I have been celebrating a decade of being in the board gaming hobby by going through each year and picking out games that I enjoyed from that year.  We’ve reached the final installment of this series – I’m not covering 2017 because it’s not over yet – so here are 11 games I […](image)

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Buzzworthiness: Sellswords OlympusSSOasutbone

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:00:01 +0000

Thanks to Level 99 Games for providing a review copy of today’s game. About three years (and exactly 300 posts) ago, I reviewed a game from Level 99 Games called Sellswords.  The company now has a new version of the game called Sellswords: Olympus is a game by Cliff Kamarga that is published by Level […](image)

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Game Buzz: Azul/Indian SummerAISasutbone

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:00:04 +0000

For today’s post, I wanted to take a look at a couple of games that came out at Essen.  No real link between the two, other than they are tile laying games.  First, let’s check out Azul is a game by Michael Kiesling, published by Plan B Games.  It’s for 2-4 players, takes 30-45 minutes, […](image)

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Buzzworthiness: I Can’t Even With These MonstersICEWTMasutbone

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:00:23 +0000

Thanks to Level 99 Games for providing a review copy of today’s game. Happy Halloween!  Seems like a perfect time to talk about I Can’t Even With These Monsters is a game designed by Daniel Solis and originally published last year by Smart Play Games.  Level 99 has released the second edition.  It’s a 2-6 […](image)

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