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More Playmobil 1.2.3 Featuring Winnie-the-Pooh!

A few years ago, we received some of Playmobil’s 1.2.3 lineup of toys. These toys were aimed at children ages 1 – 3, and our son had a blast using the small water park we received. The 1.2.3 sets tend to be a big chunkier than standard Playmobil, and include characters with less articulation and accessories. As they are toys aimed at young children, these are by no means negatives about the toys! In fact, the 1.2.3 lineup from Playmobil…

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First Impressions of Spellbook from Space Cowboys and Phil Walker-Harding

A few months ago I attended an expo in Toronto that was primarily for distributors to connect with stores for purchasing products. As a lone media member invited, I was given the same access as these stores received, even going behind the curtain to look at a few games. After looking at Disney Dixit I was given a brief look at an upcoming game called Spellbook. Honestly, while the presentation and the explanation of the game was top notch, the…

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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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Life of the Amazonia – Impressions After One Play

Last night, my father-in-law, my wife and a friend sat down at the table to play Life of the Amazonia, the latest game successfully Kickstarted by Bad Comet Games. “’Life of the Amazonia’ is a medium-weight strategic meeple placing game that combines bag building and pattern building. In Life of the Amazonia, you’ll be invited to the lush jungle of the Amazon to join in the mission of building an ecologically rich jungle. The beautiful animals of the Amazon will…

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Unboxing Life of the Amazonia

Bad Comet Games has made one of my top 5 animal games of all time in Wild: Serengeti (soon to be renamed Life of the Serengeti). When I saw they were releasing another animal game through Kickstarter, I reached out to see if there was a chance we could review the game. Not only were they nice enough to send over the Kickstarter edition of the game (with all the stretch goals), but also included the upgraded tokens as well…

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Unleash the Heroes: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ New Line of Collectibles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem has been my favorite movie this year, even one of the few I went out to the theater to go see. TMNT had peaked in popularity prior in the late 80’s to early 90’s, I was the prime age demographic for who they wanted in a consumer. I had all of the figures, a massive collection, enjoyed the movies, all the games (even the tough as nails NES one) and yes, I even had…

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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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LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion Set Review

I’ll be honest – despite how much my kids love each and every LEGO Super Mario set that comes into the house – whether for review or purchase – I’ve begun to wonder what would be next from LEGO and Nintendo. The sets are always fantastic, as are the figures they are creating. But after a while, you wonder when they branch out from the Mushroom Kingdom thing and into something else. With the launch of LEGO Super Mario &…

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Disney Dixit Review

I’m not really a big fan of party games, but Dixit has always been one of my favourites. I love the gorgeous artwork and trying to come up with clues to fool some of my friends, but not all of them. I enjoy how the scoring mechanisms work – you want someone to guess yours, but not everyone! – and I love how quickly the game runs. Even if you are far behind in score, it’s the kind of game…

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