Review: Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

Designer: Rob Daviau, JR Honeycutt, Justin D. Jacobson, Chuck Kennedy, Bruce Lund Artist: Noah Adelman, Víctor Pérez Corbella, George Doutsiopoulos, David Kegg, Jason Taylor Publisher: Restoration Games Category: Family game Players: 2-4 (5 with expansions) Price: $74.95 Amazon.com If you watched Saturday morning cartoons in the late 1980s, you remember the commercial: a hulking, black idol stands…

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Review: Hunt for the Ring

Designer: Marco Maggi, Gabriele Mari, Francesco Nepitello Artist: John Howe, Francesco Mattioli Publisher: Ares Games Category: Hidden Movement/Deduction Players: 2-5 Price: $29.95 Amazon.com Although it comes from the makers of the bloated, sprawling War of the Ring, Hunt for the Ring shares very little in common with the hours-long dudes on a map experience. Where War of…

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Review: Mansions of Madness Second Edition

Designer: Nikki Valens Artist: Cristi Balanescu, Yoann Boissonnet, Anders Finér, Tony Foti, Corey Konieczka, Jacob Murray, Magali Villeneuve Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Category: Thematic adventure Players: 1-5 Price: $89.95 Amazon.com Mansions of Madness Second Edition, a reworking of the 2011 game, is a narrative-focused, dungeon-crawl style board game. The required downloadable app will guide you through…

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Review: Sonar

Designer: Roberto Fraga, Yohan Lemonnier Artist: Ervin, Sabrina Tobal Publisher: Matagot Category: Family Players: 2-4 Price: $34.99 Sonar takes you and a teammate beneath the waves in a submarine, as you both hunt and are hunted by your foes seated across the table and separated by an awesome giant cardboard divider. Players are each given a dry erase marker…

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Review: Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

Developer: Camelot Software Planning Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Sports Platforms: Nintendo Switch Rating: E for Everyone Price: $59.99 Mario Tennis Aces is the latest in a long list of Mario sports games, from Mario Tennis and Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64 to baseball, soccer, basketball, and more. These games have become known for their over-the-top Mario-flavored spins on the…

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