Andrew Borck

Christian/Husband/Dad/Gamer/Writer/Master Builder. Jesus saves and Han shot first.

Review – Sweet & Spicy

By Andrew Borck / June 29, 2024 /

Sweet & Spicy is a cat-themed kid-friendly version of Spicy, which is a reimplementation of the popular standard-deck card game BS. Players will try to empty their hand while also keeping other players from doing so by calling their bluffs when they think someone’s sneaking a false card. But since you can only challenge the number OR the suit, they might still be able to get one past you! So is it fun for everyone or just a cat’s game?

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Review – Leviathan Wilds

By Andrew Borck / May 19, 2024 /

Leviathan Wilds is the first game from publisher Moon Crab Games, a publisher made up of former Fantasy Flight Games and Z-Man Games employees. In Leviathan Wilds, 1-4 players will form a deck based on a character and a class, then shuffle them together. Players will have to manage their deck carefully however, because if their draw deck (known in-game as your Grip) is ever empty, you lose your grip and fall. So is it a colossal amount of fun, or just a shadow of other card games?

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Review – D&D Vecna: Eve of Ruin

By Andrew Borck / May 18, 2024 /

Players will have to come together in this D&D 5E story and save the multiverse from the evil lich Vecna as he tries to pull his version of a Thanos Snap(™). Only with the help of other players level 10-20 will you have any chance of winning as you hop between different planes and locales trying to find the tools and allies able to stand up to him. Helping you are some of the most famous archmages in the universe, but in the end, will it be enough?

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Review – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E) – Tales from Eriador/Ruins of Eriador

By Andrew Borck / April 30, 2024 /

Back in 2022, Free League published The One Ring, a roleplaying game set in the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings where players could role-play as different Hobbits going on increasingly dangerous missions from Bilbo and other well-known Tolkien characters. Later, that same game was adapted into the D&D 5th Edition, also known as 5E. Tales from Eriador and Ruins of Eriador are expansion books to that 5E world, giving players new missions, characters, story hooks, and locations to explore.

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Review — Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Trilogy

By Andrew Borck / March 8, 2024 /

Tomb Raider Remastered makes these classic games more accessible than ever while still keeping the original gameplay and graphics available.

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