Atlanta Game Fest 25: Day 0

So, Tim and I are attending Atlanta Game Fest (AGF). The 4-day weekend of almost 24-hour gaming doesn’t actually begin until Thursday. We arrived Wednesday evening. We got an invite to the Games Well Played Meetup. So after checking into our room, we headed over to a local Moe’s to check it out. It solved two dilemmas: what to eat […]

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Five Tribes – Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

Five Tribes - Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

In the land of the Arabian Nights, oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes of Viziers, Elders, Builders, Merchants and Assassins to gain influence over the legendary city-state Naqala in their bid to become Sultan. Some will even call on the powerful Djinn for help. In Five Tribes, your goal is to become the new Sultan by acquiring […]

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Tuscany Expands the Game of Viticulture in Myriad Ways

Tuscany Expands the Game of Viticulture in Myriad Ways

Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture does just that with a collection of 12 expansions for Viticulture designed to be uncorked one at a time, Risk Legacy-style, and added to the game. There are three tiers of expansions, plus materials and rules for a solo-play experience. The designers recommend starting with the Tier 1 expansions, adding them one at a […]

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Viticulture – A Game of Growing Grapes and Making Wine

Viticulture - a Game of Growing Grapes & Making Wine

Viticulture, designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone of Stonemaier Games, is all about the planting, harvesting and crushing of grapes to make wine. Four types of wine, in fact: red, white, blush and sparkling wine. To accomplish this, players utilize their limited work force (yes, it’s a worker placement game) over the course of a year broken down into […]

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DC Comics Deck-building Game Series Overview – Super Frenemies of America

DC Comics Deck-building Game Series

DC Comics Deck-building Game (DBG) is a competitive deckbuilding card game in which you take on the role of a famous DC Comics Superhero – or in the case of Forever Evil a Supervillain! Your goal is to acquire the most Victory Points (VPs), mostly by defeating Villains and Super-Villains – or Heroes and Super Heroes when you’re playing Forever […]

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Wok Star – Everyone cooks in this real-time cooperative board game!

Wok Star - Everyone Cooks in this real-time cooperative board game!

Wok Star is a real-time, cooperative board game in which 2 to 4 players work together to make their brand new Chinese Restaurant a success. You’ve got three days to train your staff, acquire new recipes, upgrade your preparation techniques and get the whole process down to a science in time for your Grand Opening on day 4 when your […]

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An Introduction to The Glass Meeple

The Glass Meeple logo

An Introduction to The Glass Meeple In April 2013, I began writing monthly game reviews for Here Be Books & Games‘ monthly newsletter. (I write all the other content for it, too.) I’d written a few game reviews here and there before, but not on a regular basis. The newsletter got me on a schedule of writing one to three each […]

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Sushi Go! – A Fresh, Light Quick Snack

Sushi Go! is a delightful, light card game that plays in about 15 minutes. Your goal: rack up the most points by collecting yummy sushi dishes as you Pick, Play and Pass each turn. Yep, it’s that simple. Each turn, players simultaneously Pick a card from their hand and place it face down in front of them. When everyone is […]

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Splendor – Splendidly Addicting

Ah, the Splendor of it all! Splendor is an easy-to-learn, quick-playing and addictive game for two to four players. Players play rich Renaissance merchants acquiring mines, transportation methods, and artisans so they can turn raw gems into beautiful jewels and increase their prestige. If you’re resourceful and acquire just the right combination of developments one or more nobles may visit […]

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4 Dice Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking

4 Dice Games You Can Stuff In A Stocking

Continuing my quest to find small games you can actually stuff into a Christmas stocking, here are three dice games that fit the bill. Roll For It! – A Roll and Match Dice Game Roll For It! is a fun, family-friendly dice game with simple rules: Roll It! Match It! Score It! But watch out, one of your opponents may steal the card you’re […]

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6 Kids’ Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking

Every year I read long lists of games that supposedly make perfect stocking stuffers. Every year I find myself saying, “Really, what stocking does that fit into? One made for King Kong?!!!” So I thought I’d put together some lists of games that can actually fit into a normal Christmas stocking. The first of which is this list: 6 Kids’ […]

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