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  • Isle of Skye : A Play The Game Boardgame Review

    By / August 19, 2016 / Board Games, Game Reviews, In Play!, Marty

    Recently, while at Gen Con 2016, I picked up a copy of the Kennerspiel de Jahres 2016 award winner, Isle of Skye.  And I can tell you right now, I’m very happy to have done so. In Isle of Skye, players take on the roles of Scottish Clan Lords, involved in the purchasing of land… [read more]

  • Pandemic: Legacy

    By / October 22, 2015 / Board Games, In Play!

    Alex, Jason, Molly and I have all decided to test our friendship.  We have, as a group, purchased a copy of Pandemic: Legacy.  I’ll chart our progress here as we go. The number of games that can be played range from 12 to 24.  If we successfully complete our objectives every month, we will save… [read more]

  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig

    By / July 31, 2015 / Board Games, In Play!

      In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria…one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he’s commissioned you to… [read more]

  • 13th Age

    By / July 31, 2015 / In Play!, Roleplaying Games

    My gaming group finds themselves in the middle of a 10 week/10 level campaign of Pelgrane Press‘ 13th Age, the offspring of the d20 system, birthed by veteran creators Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. Stayed tuned here for weekly updates as the gang makes their way through the Dragon Empire and the ultimate (and perhaps… [read more]

  • Tokaido

    By / March 27, 2014 / In Play!
  • Cardline: Animals

    By / March 25, 2014 / Featured, In Play!
  • Timeline: Discoveries

    By / March 14, 2014 / In Play!

    Timeline by Asmodee Games – I’ve reviewed the original Timeline in the past and last night my wife and I sat down to break open one of it’s expansions.  The Discoveries expansion covers a timeline spanning from -7,000,000 to 1996,  covering events such as the discovery of Angor Wat to the creation of Insulin and gives… [read more]

  • Seasons

    By / March 3, 2014 / In Play!

      My wife and I sat down the other night to give this a play.  We have a standing “agreement” that we will sit down at least once a week and play a board game.  This, of course, usually turns into us playing more than one game, but also, unfortunately, tends to get pushed back… [read more]

  • Puppet Wars

    By / June 8, 2012 / In Play!

      Puppet Wars gives you insight into the lives of Puppets when no one is around to watch. It’s simple, just find the other army’s leader, and rip him. If he’s more frayed thread than stuffing, you’ve won. Start by wielding Pins and Needles to go on the offensive, or Hide Under the Bed if… [read more]

  • Takenoko

    By / May 31, 2012 / In Play!

    A delightful game about growing bamboo to keep a ravenous panda content.  Tile placement and judicious use of limited actions all in an attempt to accomplish goals and capture points lead to a competitive and fun game.  Look for a more in depth review in a future episode of the podcast!

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