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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 – Courtisans

By Derek Thompson / July 5, 2024 /

Courtisans is the latest small, fast card game from Pandasaurus, publishers of The Mind, Faraway, and Sea Salt & Paper.

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Review – Cities

By Derek Thompson / July 5, 2024 /

Phil Walker-Harding joins Steve Finn for this tile-laying game with a clever worker placement system. But is it good?

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Review – King of Tokyo: Origins

By Derek Thompson / June 30, 2024 /

King of Tokyo is back, with a Target-exclusive edition. Let’s take a look!

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Review – Mindbug: First Contact

By Derek Thompson / June 16, 2024 /

Mindbug: First Contact is a two-player dueling game from Richard Garfield and friends. What if all you had were creatures and Control Magic?

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Review – Sail

By Derek Thompson / June 15, 2024 /

Sail is a Japanese, cooperative, trick-taking game for two players. What a load of adjectives! But is it any good?

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