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Cardline Animals Review

I love simplistic games that can also teach something valuable, and that is exactly what Cardline Animals does. The goal of the game is to take all your cards from your line of cards and slot them into the "cardline" before your opponents. But how exactly do you get cards down on the table? Let's take a look!

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Unlock! Kids Detective Stories Review

My wife and I have played through almost all of the Unlock! experiences, whether they be random mysteries or those themed around Star Wars. We really enjoy playing them, but doing so does leave out the younger members of the family. With Unlock! Kids, we can have a similar unlock experience but one that we can enjoy with our 8 year old, Lochlan. So how does Unlock! Kid hold up against the original? Let's take a look.

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Explorers Board Game Review

Simple roll-and-write games, flip-and-write games, etc. are a dime a dozen it seems. Some are really good, others are really bad, and most hover in that middle category of just being OK. The popularity of these games is due to how inexpensive they are to produce, and therefore, purchase. When we got our hands on Explorers, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. After playing it multiple times over the past few weeks, I'm glad it is in my collection.

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Dwar7s Legendary Forest Makes its Way to Kickstarter

Launching earlier today, Dwar7s Legendary Forest Kickstarter has already surpassed it's goal on Kickstarter, smashing the target within two hours! Dwar7s is a "family weight, engine building game for 2 to 4 players. Players assemble an army of heroes and train dragons to battle monsters as they strive to expand their settlements across the world. The playing time is approximately 25 minutes per player and the recommended age is 13+."

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Viticulture World – Is Growing Grapes and Making Wine Better with Friends?

Viticulture is easily one of the best games available. Not the best in its genre, not even the best from Stonemaier. One of the best period, and there is a reason for it. The game is so smooth, is easy to understand, and can be tackled in a bunch of different ways, with each person who chooses a different path to victory having an equal shot at winning. This is not a one-way-to-win experience, but rather one that requires some…

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Sobek Board Game Preview

I’ve really enjoyed games produced by Pandasaurus Games, so when the opportunity came to check out their latest, a 2-Player re-launch of Sobek, I couldn’t wait to dive in. The backstory for the game is pretty straightforward, “Sobek awaits the creation of a grand temple in his honor to be built in Faiyum. To support the construction, a huge market has emerged, bustling with rich goods. You and your opponent will vie to take advantage of this opportunity. Sobek will…

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Deal with the Devil Major Announcement!

A spectacular medieval city awaits your construction, but will carefully managed loans be enough to outpace your rivals? Wouldn't you rather have unspeakable wealth to build important buildings and boost the city right away? What's the price for such extravagance, you might ask? Oh nothing more than a piece of your very soul...

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Playmobil Announces New Eco-Friendly Line

We have been reviewing a number of Playmobil sets on the site over the past year or so, and the company is ready to announce their next big series. This time around, the new playsets – under th theme Wiltopia – are being made with 80% sustainable materials! This move towards a more eco friendly production plan is such a fantastic, industry leading practice that I hope more companies adopt. And there is no better way to launch this new…

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Love Letter a Ruthless Card Deduction Game

Every once in a while a game hits the board game industry that is so popular, it not only sells out everywhere, but it also gets spinoff releases based on various popular intellectual properties. And that game over the past half decade or so has been Love Letter. While standard Love Letter is a lot of fun, you can now get Batman Love Letter, The Hobbit Love Letter, Marvel Love Letter, and so many more. While each version might give…

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Box Monster is Mysterious Fun for Kids

Finding games that I actually want to play with my kids can be pretty hard as most games geared towards younger ages are pretty boring, lackluster, or I’ve played them way to much. Every once in a while a new game will come around that offers a lot of promise, and generally delivers a fun experience¬†for all involved. While Box Monster didn’t quite hit that high for me, it is still an excellent game my kids have enjoyed over…

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