Review

Red Rising, Red Falling

Whenever Jamey Stegmaier releases a new game, it’s an event. Love or hate his designs, you must respect the amount of passion and production he puts into his company and his board games.

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I’m never playing Arboretum again

As a reviewer, I make sure to play a game 3 or more times before a review. This depends on the game, as heavier games take a lot more plays before I’m comfortable enough to say I’ve seen all their nooks and crannies. With Arboretum, I’ve played it once, and I’m never playing it again.

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Review

Roll dice and build wonders in Unearth

We are living in a golden age of board games. There are literally thousands of games being created and released every year. It’s only fitting that some great games get overlooked, and buried under the sheer amount of plastic and cardboard produced. But what kind of board game do we find when we unearth… Unearth.

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Review

Is Escape Plan a successful heist?

You’ve just scored the big one. After this you’ll disappear to a beach somewhere with no extradition, and yes, pina coladas. But that has to wait. Right now, you need to escape; quickly. Can you avoid the cops and find the most money before they close in? Find out in Escape Plan.

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Dune: Imperium lives up to the hype!

When I reviewed Paul Dennen’s previous game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure my overall feel was that it was good, but it was missing that special something to make it a great board game. Well, since then, it seems Paul found the missing piece and then some!

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Review

Is Dinosaur Island a roar, or a whimper?

In my head, Dinosaur Island was a turning point for the board game industry. Specifically in regards to premium components. Before Dinosaur Island, we were happy when we got animeeples for Agricola what a step up in terms of immersion. Then Dinosaur Island came along and went all out, have a million and one plastic […]

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Review

Fight for the forest in Root

Being on board since the first Kickstarter I received Root in 2018. I loved the artwork, and the idea of animals fighting to rule the forest. I didn’t get to play it until 2020. Part of that is me being lazy, but a bigger part is me being terrified of learning and teaching this asymmetrical […]

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