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Cosmic Encounter: Choose, Ally, Betray.

Sometimes, a board game is simple, quick, and to the point; other times, they are complex epics that you spend hours strategizing over with a rulebook open and a wiki at hand. It’s rare to find those games that you can play in an hour that still offer a semblance of…

The Jekyll Island Comic-Con

This past weekend marked my trip to the Jekyll Island Comic-con (http://www.jekyllislandcomicon.com) in sunny Georgia. Artists, gamers, and nerds united to pay homage to a plethora of different genres and talents at this small town comic convention. Even being a low-scale two-day event, there was plenty to look at and…

It’s a SMALL WORLD after all!

Small World is an epic battle royal of tiny proportions. Players take turns picking different races with unique modifiers to battle for a world that’s “just not big enough for the both of us”. Up to 5 players can join in the melee, and the game is hugely different depending…

Libertalia: A pirate’s life for me

ARRR ye ready for a game of plundering and pillaging, brutes and scallywags, curses and daggers? Do ye enjoy sitting around the galley, talking like a pirate? Are ye a fan of the booty (No, not like that)? Well then matey, Libertalia may be the game for you.

Talisman: It Really is a Magical Quest

Let’s make this easy, if you are a fan of board games, dungeon crawlers, variety, replayability, D&D, or not just staring at your wife for two hours when she says “entertain me!”, go out and get a copy of Talisman, from Fantasy Flight Games. If you haven’t heard of Talisman,…

Kickstarter, Board games, and You

Kickstarter has changed the way we put our ideas into action. From a reissue of Newton’s Principia Mathematica to a box that does absolutely nothing useful, Kickstarter has given ordinary people with extraordinary ideas a method to make those visions real. One of the largest explosions we have seen from…