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Annunaki: Dawn of the Gods Components Overview and Impressions

4x Board Games can be a bit much to consume, even if you are a hardcore board game player. Most have hundreds of pieces that you’ll need to play the game, complicated boards, and a rulebook as thick as a Harry Potter novel. Annunaki breaks a few of these molds in its production and gameplay, and provides a fairly streamlined 4x game experience. Let’s take a look at what you get in the box, and whether the components are worth…

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Why Perspectives is my Favorite Detective Board Game

I have to start this article by issuing an apology to Asmodee Canada – many months ago, Asmodee sent over a box of games to review, and somehow Perspectives landed on a shelf it wasn’t supposed to be on, and we missed reviewing it all together. I also have to apologize to myself, because I could have been playing one of the best detective board games currently available, but instead it was sitting on a shelf hidden among the 100s…

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Exploding Minions Available at Dollarama in Canada

For the inexpensive price of $5, Canadians can enter their local Dollarama location today and purchase Exploding Minions, a game based on the very popular Exploding Kittens franchise. Exploding Minions works very much like Exploding Kittens except you are playing with cards from the popular movie franchise, Minions and Despicable Me! For the most part, the game plays exactly the same as Exploding Kittens with the exception of a few cards. One of the coolest card in this game is…

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Path of Civilization Components Overview and First Impressions

Civilization Games can be a lot of fun, and when you think of a few popular ones you might be thinking of card heavy games like 7 Wonders or miniatures heavy games like Tapestry. Path of Civilization gives me 7 Wonders vibes in ways I’m not sure I can really describe, but does it match that game’s components (which are quite good!)? Let’s take a look. One of my pet peeves for playing a brand new board game is when…

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Get Ready to Shower Adorable Pets with Love in Super Kawaii Pets!

Arcane Wonders brings the heartwarming card game Super Kawaii Pets to English-speaking audiences, partnering with Studio Supernova. Calling all animal lovers! Dive into the delightful world of Super Kawaii Pets, where you’ll adopt and care for the most irresistible furry (or feathery, or scaly) companions you’ve ever seen. Developed by the imaginative minds at Studio Supernova, Super Kawaii Pets has charmed players worldwide with its adorable artwork, easy-to-learn gameplay, and a theme that tugs at your heartstrings. Get ready to…

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Altered Trading Card Game Preview

Earlier this week, Asmodee Canada invited me to their Canada Plays Trade Show in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Although this event is primarily for retailers to meet with distributors, a few select media folks were invited to attend as well, and it was well worth the trip. One of my favourite moments was getting to demo the upcoming Trading Card Game, Altered. In Altered, players will be using their own decks to move both a companion and a hero from opposite sides…

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Legendary Japanese Party Game Ito Announces English Release in Fall 2024

In the dimly lit tavern of Lysaria, whispers of a mysterious card game known as Ito swirl amidst the haze of pipe smoke and clinking tankards. Arcane Wonders, the renowned purveyors of enigmatic games, have brought forth their latest creation to tantalize the minds of adventurers and strategists alike. And for the first time ever, the secrets of Ito have been unveiled to the English-speaking world, its rules and lore translated into a language understood by many.

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Fractured Sky Components Overview and Impressions

If you want to get your hands on the Fractured Sky Super Deluxe version with all the machine painted miniatures your chance is coming up soon as the game is coming back to Kickstarter with an expansion on April 30 . The game is very impressive to look at and the component work really well when playing as well. I think I’ve buried the lead at this point, but let’s check it out! Everything in Fractured Sky is top notch,…

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New Micro Squadron Star Wars Toys from Jazwares are Perfect for All Ages

Recently, a box of the new Micro Squadron Star Wars toys from Jazwares arrived at the office, and it didn’t take my kids long to find the box, tear them all open, and start playing with all the great little ships and characters inside. Unfortunately, none of them asked me whether I wanted to keep any of the ships for display purposes, but I guess I don’t get a say! It did make me think, however – is this a…

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Dutch Resistance – Orange Shall Overcome is the Most Thematic Game Ever?

I’ve played a lot of games that had really good themes, but so often you look at the game and think to yourself, “this could be another theme and still work.” Sometimes the theme could drastically change, and other times the theme could slightly change. Life of the Amazonia, for example, could have just as easily been Life on the Serengeti, or any other biologically diverse place on earth. City buildings games themes can be swapped out for different eas,…

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