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Derek Thompson

I’ve been a board game reviewer on Geeks Under Grace since 2011. I love card-driven games and party games. I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics and teach the subject at Taylor University in Upland, IN. My wife and kids are my favorite gaming partners.

Review – Unlock! Kids: Stories from the Past

By Derek Thompson / February 20, 2024 /

We have a sequel to 2021’s excellent Unlock! Kids, but are your kids still interested in board games with dad?…

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Review – Sandbag

By Derek Thompson / February 20, 2024 /

Sandbag is a new trick-taking game from Bezier Games, where the goal is to avoid taking tricks as much as possible.

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Review – Robot Quest Arena

By Derek Thompson / February 12, 2024 /

Robot Quest Arena is a multiplayer battle game using the deckbuilding system from Star Realms. Is it any good? Let’s take a look!

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Review – The Vale of Eternity

By Derek Thompson / February 12, 2024 /

The Vale of Eternity is a new “card combo” game from Renegade Game Studios, with some really unique mechanisms. Derek has the review!

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Review – World Wonders

By Derek Thompson / February 7, 2024 /

World Wonders is a tile-laying game from Arcane Wonders, which includes wonderful looking wooden miniatures of landmarks from the past.

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