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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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Project EOS Rise Review

Over the past few months, I’ve really been enjoying complex and difficult cooperative games, and Project EOS Rise scratches that specific itch very well. This isn’t a game for beginning players as there is a lot going on, but for board game veterans who want a real challenge, I cannot recommend Project EOS Rise enough! In Project EOS Rise, you will be looking (with your crew) for the Paradise Planet, and once you find it you need to reach it…

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Marvel Dice Throne Review

If you’ve never played Dice Throne you need to head to your nearest local game store and purchase one of the two packs of characters. It’s such a simplistic idea but there is so much strategy. Dice Throne quickly became one of my favourite games when I received it as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and just recently the publishing team behind the game were nice enough to send over Marvel Dice Throne, a version of Dice Throne…

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Fightline Collectible Battle Game Review

Five Nights at Freddy’s has been one of the most popular, family safe “horror” experiences that is, for the most part, OK for most ages. It’s big on jump scares and creepy scenarios, but in a safe and fun way. Funko Games recently released a collectible board game around the franchise, much like they did with Star Wars Rivals . Will a similar collectible concept work for Five Nights at Freddy’s as well? Off the top, I do need to…

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Ticket to Ride Berlin Review

I always like to write decently long reviews for board games, but I think this one might be our shortest. That is not a knock on Ticket to Ride Berlin, however, but rather a testament to how quickly the game can be played and how simplistic yet deep it is. There have been a lot of small box Ticket to Ride games over the years (San Francisco, Amsterdam, New York) but I think Berlin is quickly becoming my favourite. If…

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Star Wars: Shatterpoint – Witches of Dathomir

I’ve enjoyed almost every figure released for Star Wars: Shatterpoint, and I knew there would eventually be a day where a set of figures released and I was less than enthused. To be fair, my excitement level for Mother Talzin and the acolytes was not huge, but as with all Shatterpoint figures, I was willing to give them a try. I should note that, as a non-competitive player, my father-in-law and I, and our group of gaming friends, love to…

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The Party’s Over! – Star Wars: Shatterpoint Expansion Review

Atomic Mass Games can go ahead and keep releasing packs of figures, because I’m finding more and more that even when I’m sceptical – ahem Padme ahem – they surprise me in the best possible way. I love having more Jedi to use out on the Shatterpoint battlefield, so Mace Windu and The Party’s Over expansion pack was something I was really excited about. Let’s dive in and see how good it is! Usually I like to wax poetic a…

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Sushi Boat Review – A Great Experience from Japanime Games

Between Sushi Go, Sushi Go Party, and Sushi Roll, I have a number of sushi themed board games on my shelf at home. When Japanime Games offered me the opportunity to review Sushi Boat, I jumped and got it to the table as fast as possible. With a very simple gameplay experience, but a decent amount of depth, this is a great and beautiful title that will easily find a spot on many board game shelves. Sushi Boat Overview In…

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Disney Lorcana Review

We know that Disney Lorcana has been plagued with stock issues, price gouging by Local Game Stores, and more. This article isn’t about that though, although talking about these issues is important. Instead, let’s focus on what Disney Lorcana is doing as a game, and how well it works in the ever growing trading card game space! How does Disney Lorcana work? Almost all trading card games have rules attached that limit how many of each card you can have…

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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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