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Torres Review

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Some games provide you with a wide-open sandbox of opportunity, with little to no limits on the number of actions you can take on a particular turn. These games are like the skies in the Great Plains, endless as far as the eye can see, with no rules an…

Steepseers Preview

Posted on June 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. To Teenaged Alex, a ‘cup of tea’ meant a Lipton or Bigelo…

Majesty: For the Realm Review

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In 2014, Marc Andre made a huge splash in the gaming industry with Splendor, which received critical acclaim, a slew of awards nominations, and became a top choice for families and introducing new gamers to the hobby. With Majesty: For the Realm, Andre…

Clans of Caledonia Review

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The economy of Scotland in the 19th Century is known for the improvement of the steam engine by James Watt, and becoming an international center for the development of railway and locomotive technology. The development of steam power and the dawn Indus…

Cytosis Review

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Ask anyone my age about cellular biology, and the response you will typically get is that “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.” It is the one fact, thanks to overzealous biology teachers and recent memes, that has lodged itself in the memor…

Mistborn: House War Review

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , . Posted by

Brandon Sanderson is one of the more prolific and creative fantasy writers today, developing fantastic worlds that dazzle the imagination and inspire the mind with epic tales of heroes & villains, honor & betrayal, and redemption & corrupti…

Samurai Gardener Review

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Asian and Asian-inspired gardens always seem to promote a sense of calm and tranquility in me every time I am fortunate to visit one. The careful placement of the rocks, the care of the trees and bushes, and the lush colors of the flowers all create an…

Yogi Review

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I can still remember the first time I played Twister as a kid. We thought it was hysterical to get into weird poses and then shove each other over in an attempt to be victorious as we played in between rounds of NES games. We were rather lucky that we …

Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Project Review

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Note: This will be a spoiler-free review. Escape rooms have grown in popularity in recent years, as evidenced by your Facebook and Instagram feeds filled with pictures of your friends experiencing the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat at the han…

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Review

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Legend of the 5 RingsLegend of the Five Rings and its world of Rokugan are one of the most beloved fictional setting in gaming. With eight great Clans and several minor houses clamoring for position to become the Emperor, the mythology is full of military stratagems and posturing, political intrigue, and danger around every turn. It found success as […]

The Expanse Review

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The ExpanseIn 2011, two novelists under the pseudonym James S.A. Corey published Leviathan Wakes, the first in the Expanse novels, a science fiction saga taking place in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, with Earth and Mars as the superpowers, and the disenfranchised and exploited Belt poised for a rise to rebellion. The […]

Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents Review

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Tesla vs EdisonMy home state of New Jersey was the site of one of the greatest feuds in history, and I am not talking about Hamilton and Burr. Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla set up competing electric companies practically down the road from each other, working to achieve supremacy in the burgeoning power and light industry. Based […]