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?

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!

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?

Review – Captain Flip

By Derek Thompson | June 14, 2024 |

Captain Flip is the debut title from PlayPunk, and was immediately nominated for the Spiel des Jahres. Is it a worthy contender?

Review – Patterns: A Mandala Game

By Derek Thompson | June 13, 2024 |

Patterns is a re-implementation of Mandala, changing it from a card game to an abstract tile game! Who’d’ve thunk?

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. 

Review – Faraway

By Derek Thompson | June 7, 2024 |

Faraway is the new hit card game from French duo Corentin Lebrat and Johannes Goupy, where players score their cards backwards.

Review – Harmonies

By Derek Thompson | June 6, 2024 |

Harmonies is the new tile-laying game from Libellud, a gorgeous game with a good chance at the Spiel des Jahres.

Review – A Gentle Rain

By Stephen Hall | May 30, 2024 |

A Gentle Rain is a solitaire game for those in need of a mental reset. Let’s check it out!

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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Andrew Borck

Likes: RPGs, City Building, Family Games

Dislikes: Eurogames

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Stephen Hall

Likes: Old School Eurogames, Deduction 

Dislikes: Whatever Derek likes

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Spencer Patterson

Likes: Whatever publishers will send

Dislikes: Unknown

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Derek Thompson

Likes: Trick-Takers, Deckbuilders, Party Games

Dislikes: Anything that goes past bedtime

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