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Disney Lorcana – Rise of the Floodborn Officially Announced

With major stock woes plaguing the popularity of Disney Lorcana, Ravensburger is pushing forward with their plans to release Chapter 2 of the highly collectible trading card game title, Rise of the Floodborn. Brand new starter decks, deck boxes, sleeves, and mats, here is hoping the Chapter 2 launch of Disney Lorcana goes smoother than Chapter 1, and that Ravensburger plans to do something about Local Game Stores (LGS) selling at ridiculous prices. “The ...

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Life of the Amazonia – Impressions After One Play

Last night, my father-in-law, my wife and a friend sat down at the table to play Life of the Amazonia, the latest game successfully Kickstarted by Bad Comet Games. “’Life of the Amazonia’ is a medium-weight strategic meeple placing game that combines bag building and pattern building. In Life of the Amazonia, you’ll be invited to the lush jungle of the Amazon to join in the mission of building an ecologically rich jungle. The beautiful animals of the Amazon ...

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Disney Lorcana – One Week Later: Is there stock?

Disney Lorcana had it’s final launch last week Friday, so it’s been a week since the game has been available at both Local Game Stores (LGS) and big box stores like Walmart, Target, and GameStop. What we know is that Ravensburger has said they would print Disney Lorcana to meet demand. What they did NOT promise, however, was to make sure there would be stock for everyone. So after a week, let’s take a look and see what the Disney…

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Unboxing Life of the Amazonia

Bad Comet Games has made one of my top 5 animal games of all time in Wild: Serengeti (soon to be renamed Life of the Serengeti). When I saw they were releasing another animal game through Kickstarter, I reached out to see if there was a chance we could review the game. Not only were they nice enough to send over the Kickstarter edition of the game (with all the stretch goals), but also included the upgraded tokens as well…

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Star Wars Villainous – Scum and Villainy Expandalone Experience Review

Disney Villainous is one of my family’s favourite games, and thanks to Ravensburger we’ve had the opportunity to not only review many of them, but own almost all of them! Recently we were sent Star Wars Villainous: Scum and Villainy to review, and after a few times at the table, I think it’s one of the more balanced Villainous boxes that has been released yet. Still, are each of the experiences on their own worth playing, or are fun to…

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Jedi Hunters Squad Pack – Star Wars: Shatterpoint Review

Over the weekend I got my first taste of using the Jedi Hunters Squad Pack. My squad included the Grand Inquisitor, Reva, and the Fifth Brother. My father-in-law did a great job painting up the miniatures, and they looked phenomenal on the table. Understandably, I paired up the inquisitors with Darth Vader, a worthwhile match in my opinion. But while it was also the first time I was personally using Darth Vader in my squad, it was actually the Inquisitors…

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LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion Set Review

I’ll be honest – despite how much my kids love each and every LEGO Super Mario set that comes into the house – whether for review or purchase – I’ve begun to wonder what would be next from LEGO and Nintendo. The sets are always fantastic, as are the figures they are creating. But after a while, you wonder when they branch out from the Mushroom Kingdom thing and into something else. With the launch of LEGO Super Mario &…

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Disney Dixit Review

I’m not really a big fan of party games, but Dixit has always been one of my favourites. I love the gorgeous artwork and trying to come up with clues to fool some of my friends, but not all of them. I enjoy how the scoring mechanisms work – you want someone to guess yours, but not everyone! – and I love how quickly the game runs. Even if you are far behind in score, it’s the kind of game…

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Emerge Board Game Review

If a game has cute wooden pieces included in the box, there is a solid chance it’s something I’m going to enjoy. I’m only half kidding, of course – I’m not going to play a really bad game just because it has animeeples, am I? Am I? Thankfully, Emerge from Pandasaurus Games is bringing a familiar concept to the table but in a whole new way, and after playing half a dozen games over the past week or so, I’m…

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Disney Lorcana was called Project Famous During Production, Ryan Miller Speaks!

GenCon 2023 has come and gone, but one of the highlights of my weekend was interviewing Disney Lorcana designer Ryan Miller. During our 20 minute interview, Ryan and I chatted about how Lorcana came to be, some of his favourite cards, and what the actual targeted demographic was for the game (hint, it wasn’t kids!) You can watch the entire video below, but I will post some of the highlights as well! Disney Lorcana was code named Project Famous during…

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