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Board Game Reviews

Samara Review

Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Game Type: Time Management, Worker Placement Designer: Corné van Moorsel Initial Year of Release: 2015 (TMG 2016) Artist: Philip Kustov Artist: Josh T. McDowell Theme and What is It? The village of Samara is looking to grow.  Two to five players…
Board Game Reviews

Joraku Review

Theme and What is It? With the Ashikaga shogunate in decline, Japan is rife with division as the many Daimyo fight for control.  Take control of your army and, through an interesting mix of trick-taking and area control mechanisms, defeat every Daimyo standing in your…
Board Game Previews

PAX Unplugged Preview

1 2 3 The Penny Arcade Expo Unplugged, otherwise known as PAX Unplugged or even PAXU is the new con targeting board gaming, or the table top gaming world. PAX started in 2005 by the creators of the web comic Penny Arcade. Penny Arcade was…
Board Game Demos

Liberatores Preview, Pre-Essen

Publisher: Moaideas Game Design Designer: Yan Yegorov Artist: Zhen Lu Game Type: Social Deduction, Political Influence, Card Drafting, Engine Building Initial Year of Release: 2017 Theme and What is It? Veni. Vidi. Vici! Rome wasn't built in a day! I just made that phrase up,…