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Dark Harvest Board Game Review

Thanks to our friends at Skybound and Sideshow Collectibles, I had the early opportunity to play Dark Harvest, a game about harvesting and spending souls, as well as influence tokens, to...well...get more souls. Because to win at Dark Harvest, you need to have the most souls in your possession, and how better to get souls than to get some great reapers on your side. But does Dark Harvest deliver enough fun to warrant the $25 price tag? Let's take a look!

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Tapestry – Board Game Review

Civilization building games have always been a huge favourite for me, whether it is the Age of Empires franchise or Civilization. When it comes to transferring these types of games to the table, it’s not always so clean and nice. While there are numerous civilization building board games available, few really grab you and immerse you in the experience. Then Tapestry was released.

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Space Base Board Game Review

Few games have grabbed me as much as Space Base, and although the space required to play is massive, it is some of the most fun I have had all year. In addition, with a legacy game option out now for fans to enjoy, it doesn’t look like Space Base is going to die anytime soon. In Space Base, players are competing to have the best space fleet, earning as many victory points as necessary, and ultimately winning the game.…

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King Me! – Review

Although we’ve never been huge fans of checkers, there was something instantly appealing about King Me! from Ravensburger. I believe it was the extra elements introduced into the game that made the standard game of checkers much more enjoyable, and even more intriguing! After all, who doesn’t want to control regions, and be crowned King? Let’s dive into King Me!, thanks to our friends at Ravensburger. If you haven’t read our How to Play article on King Me!, please do…

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GraviTrax Review

We’ve reviewed our fair share of toys over the last number of years, including one of the most iconic construction toys on the entire planet: LEGO. Yet somehow, a new toy has entered the Roffel household that is like no other, that has captured the imagination of my kids, even weeks after we first opened it up. I’m talking about GraviTrax, a marble track STEM toy from Ravensburger, one that has already taken Europe by storm, and is now invading…

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Istanbul: The Dice Game – Review

Thanks to our friends at Alderac Entertainment Group, we had the excellent opportunity to play Istanbul: The Dice Game, a simplified version of the original game title Istanbul, which removes the worker placement elements and instead uses dice rolls to determine potential actions. While I’ve always been a fan of worker placement games – and Istanbul is an excellent title that can take some time to complete – it’s nice to add games to my collection that take less than…

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Escape from Iron Gate Review

Unless you have been living under a rock, it is likely that you have heard of a little company called The Escape Game, who are famous for marketing and delivering a wide variety of escape rooms across North America, drawing in millions of fans each year. Groups of friends are enclosed in an area, and given a set amount of time to escape the room. Not only has it provided a fun experience on a Friday night, but has also…

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Greedy Kingdoms Review

A few weeks ago, Alderac Entertainment sent us a bundle of games to play and review, one of which was a fun and quick 2 player title, Greedy Kingdoms. We posted a “How to Play” article which is up on the site now, but basically, players are racing to collect resources using heroes, in order to build 2 Royal Palaces. The first to build 2 wins! Two player games are sometimes hard to come by, and finding a good 2…

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Game of Thrones: Catan Review

A few weeks ago, we posted our “How to Play” article for Game of Throne: Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch. While I’ve been fairly vocal about my dislike of the base version of Catan, many of the spin off adaptations – most notably to date the Star Trek version – have improved on my main problems with the original. Was Brotherhood of the Watch also able to satisfy my concerns? Let’s dive in! In my opinion, the additions to…

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Villainous Review

When consuming different forms of media when it is based on something we love, it’s often hard to determine whether the media you are engaging with is actually good, or if you are looking and experiencing it with rose colored glasses. This was the worry I had when Ravesnburger first published Disney’s Villainous, but since the original release – and two stand-alone expansion – I can easily say that Villainous is one of the best games I’ve played within the…

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