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Castle Panic 2e Big Box Review

Castle Panic is such an easy to understand game that is great for all ages. When the original Castle Panic released, I remembered not loving it because of the semi-cooperative nature of the game. That is, you all can win, but whoever killed the most monsters is the ultimate winner. Now with multiple ways to play, and tons of additional content, the 2e Big Box version of the game is the perfect family gift this holiday season! What’s in the…

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Neotopia Board Game Review

Noetopia is one of my favourite tile laying games to come out this year, and I've bought a good number!

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GAP Card Game Review

I used to dismiss small card games as uninteresting or not worth my time, but as I get older and as we play more games as a group, I realize how valuable a quick card game really is. The other night was a great example of this – we were waiting for a 4th person to arrive to play Neotopia (review soon!) So while we waited we busted out GAP and started playing. How to Play This is not an…

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Waterfall Park Review

Negotiation games are not generally my cup-of-tea, but if a game experience is short enough, I feel less ‘robbed’ if I end up losing because I couldn’t get someone to trade with me. With negotiation games, the reasons why players may or may not negotiate with you can extend past the actual game you are playing. Best board game player in the group? Probably getting less trades. Still, since Waterfall Park is such a quick and streamlined experience, I feel…

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Unboxing and Component Review of Archeos Society

I sometimes find it hard to review the components and the quality of components in a full length article if the game is nothing more than a set collection. That being said, Archeos Society comes with so much more in the box, and with environmentally friendly packaging. Still, does this one from Space Cowboys deserve a spot on your shelf, at least as far as component quality is concerned? Let’s take a look!   Ultimately, Archeos Society is a set…

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Unboxing and Component Review of Waterfall Park

Repos Productions makes some pretty nice games, and the production quality of those games are always pretty good. When I saw what Waterfall Park was, I was a bit skeptical of the entire system. It all felt really gimmick to me, and I quickly assumed it likely wasn’t going to work well. Now that I’ve played and checked out the components myself, here is what I think! I love how everything in this game is really bright and vibrant. This…

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Monster Hunter World: The Board Game is a Streamlined Game Experience

Monster Hunter World: The Board Games comes in a really big box, regardless of whether you get the Wildspire Waste set or the Ancient Forest Set. Each has its own unique fighters and monsters, but the core concepts remain the same. I’ve had the chance to begin my ‘campaign’ to play each of these games, and have come away quite impressed. Video games adapted to board games don’t always go as planned – this one does, and captures the essence…

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Star Wars: Shatterpoint – Fistfull of Credits Squad Pack Review

Of all the 2023 Star Wars: Shatterpoint releases, my father-in-law was looking forward to Cad Bane and the Fistfull of Credits Squad Pack. Cad Bane is one of his favourite Star Wars characters, so to have him available in Star Wars: Shatterpoint was a really big deal. But how does this character stack up when finally on the table? How is the secondary character, and the supports? Let’s take a look! Cad Bane The big thing with Cad Bane is…

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Disney Sorcerers Arena Board Game Review

I’m a huge Disney fan – if you were to walk into my house today you would see Disney LEGO sets adorning shelves, Disney Blu Rays in the basement…basically Disney everywhere. Being a sucker for Disney board games, whether good or bad, recently we had the chance to play Disney Sorcerers Arena. I’m always a little sceptical of arena games, but this one does it right, while also being accessible to a wide audience of players. Let’s take a look!…

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Express Route Review

As I’ve noted many times over the past few weeks, I’ve really been enjoying cooperative board games. I especially like when each player has their own character with special powers as it can reduce that feeling of an alpha gamer at the table. Express Route is a fantastic package delivery game that takes simplistic gameplay elements but adds a deep strategic element of planning. I wasn’t sure how much I would like this one, but after a few games, I’m…

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