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Spencer Patterson

I'm a resident director, writer, and board game reviewer. My wife is my favorite gaming partner, and our daughters are my favorite reading partners. X: @unstuffedwhale

Review – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters

By Spencer Patterson / June 24, 2024 /

In Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, players select targets, accept contracts, and play bounty hunters to score points. It’s pick-n-pass in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, but should you have stayed in the sushi’s kitchen instead? 

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Review – Timeline Twist: Star Wars

By Spencer Patterson / June 15, 2024 /

Players work together (or compete) to recognize scenes from Star Wars and put together the highest-scoring timeline!

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Review – Unlock!: Extraordinary Adventures

By Spencer Patterson / June 12, 2024 /

The Unlock! franchise isn’t going anywhere, and escape room and puzzle fans everywhere are okay with that. In the latest installment, players will have the chance to jump into a nostalgic video game, solve a case in Hollywood, and explore an unknown planet while making a new friend. 

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Review – Oceans: Solo

By Spencer Patterson / January 29, 2024 /

Oceans: Solo is a singleplayer expansion released for NorthStar Game Studio’s Oceans. You’ll take on a bot named Oceanic who will try to defeat you using a shark, a whale, and plenty of upgrade tiles. Is it worth venturing into the deep waters alone, or should you have stayed ashore?

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Review – Oceans: Legends of the Deep

By Spencer Patterson / January 29, 2024 /

Powerful, mythological ocean creatures from cultures all around the world join the ecosystem in Oceans: Legends of the Deep. Is it a fin-tastic addition to the base game, or should it be forgotten as the tides roll on? 

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