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Jamaica, Just One

Sometimes, too much theme is not a good idea. Jamaica’s rulebook looks and functions literally like a treasure map – complete with arrows leading to different “islands” of rules and all. Amusing for a few seconds – until you realize that in a rulebook, you’re looking for succinctness, clarity, flow, good organization, and maybe a […]

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7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

I’ve enjoyed every play-through of 7 Wonders Duel. It’s a straightforward 2-player-only drafting and resource management game with an occasional one-time action. I also find it more interesting than the multi-player version of 7 Wonders. Specifically the decisions around the card draft shape – being able to “look ahead,” hate drafting, and card reveals/unlocks – […]

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Episode 10: Tapestry

In this episode we discuss some games that you did grow up playing! In our board game topic we tackle how technology has been, is being, and will be integrated into board games. Is it a fad or here to stay? Did you ever guess we would discuss Mall Madness or Mystery Date? We also […]

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The Taverns of Tiefenthal, Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

I hated The Taverns of Tiefenthal. The others seemed to like it though. The theme is cute and the art fits, but the gameplay was a randomness nightmare for the complexity of the game and the times when I should’ve had fun when I had a good round were overshadowed by the overwhelming frustration of […]

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Rhino Hero: Super Battle, Mystery House: Adventures in a Box

Continuing on with our dexterity games-laden week, we played Rhino Hero: Super Battle along with replays of some other games. Rhino Hero is always fun. I enjoy it for what it is – it’s entertaining in a lighthearted way. I’d say the highlight of the evening was the “Family Portrait” scenario of Mystery House: Adventures […]

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Riff Raff, ICECOOL2, Letter Jam

Riff Raff was neat! Putting it together was a bit of a construction project, but it was not as bad as I expected it to be. The pendulum mechanics work extremely well, placing things and balancing all the objects is more difficult than I expected, the catching mechanic is unique and gives you hope to […]

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Menara

My initial impressions from playing Menara are very positive! After a rocky start (we had an early floor collapse), we decided to try again. There were some blunders, but in the end we barely scraped our medium difficulty win with a 6 level requirement! At some point, Matt didn’t think it was possible and I […]

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Flick ’em Up!: Dead of Winter and Junk Art

Dexterity game night! We played Flick ’em Up!: Dead of Winter and Junk Art in preparation for talking about our dexterity game preferences.

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Tapestry

We played Tapestry! Photos featuring Robert enjoying having stolen Justine’s Era IV navigation track building with a tapestry card probably a little too much 🙂 . Is the game too hyped? Does it live up to it? Tune in to our next podcast where we will be spotlighting the game and talking about the mechanics […]

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Cursed Dice

Not a D&D player, but this is hilarious. (turn sound on too)