Abstract Strategy Game


Gridopolis Launches Today on Kickstarter

It was back at the end of May that I posted a review of Gridopolis, a 3D, abstract family game for 2-4 players. I had mentioned that Gridopolis Games took a somewhat unorthodox approach with their premier game and initially did a small print run. They did of course do a full playtesting and collected […]

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Shobu Review

To define what makes a game fall into the “abstract strategy” category is strangely difficult. Ancient classics like Go and Chess are clearly abstracts that have been played throughout history. In today’s modern board gaming environment we often find otherwise abstract games given a glossy coat of theme—Santorini and Hive come immediately to mind. But […]

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Kamikaze Chess Review

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the stately game of Kings met the random silliness of something like Quelf? Kamikaze Chess turns the timeless game into a trap-laden minefield full of positive and negative consequences. An optimal move could spell disaster, while losing a piece may result in dire consequences for your opponent […]

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Borders of Kanta Preview

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. Borders of Kanta has players write the story of the recovery of the lands of Kanta following a ruthless plague. Eight clans, forced behind the walls […]

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Team Up Review

If you’ve never stacked a pallet before, there is something immensely satisfying about having it be a perfect, uniform shape. Having no boxes jutting out or gaps showing is a thing of beauty. For those of you that have never worked around pallets but always dreamed of stacking one (do those people exist?), you’re in […]

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