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Matt Carlson: Review of Evolution (2nd Edition)

In Evolution, players shepherd their species through a progressively more competitive environment.  Get your species to live long and prosper, measured by one’s food intake over the course of the game, and you win the game.  Limited food, players creating … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Istanbul (Plus Kebab Shop)

Istanbul (Plus Kebab Shop) Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) [Included: Istanbul: Kebab Shop Mini Expansion, by Spielbox] Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Artists: Andreas Resch, Hans-Georg Schneider Players:  2-5 Ages: 10+ Playing Time: 40-60 min MSRP $49.99 Released: 2014 Reviewed by: Mary … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica Publisher: Z-Man Games/Filosofia Editions Designers: Helge Ostertag, Jens Drögemüller Artist: Dennis Lohausen Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 30 min per player MSRP $79.99 Released: 2012 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: … Continue reading

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iBoardgaming – Eclectic Fall 2014

Perhaps a surprise to the hard-core boardgamers, there are strategic apps on the app store that are NOT direct ports of boardgames. Here’s a selection of various game apps (including wargames and collectible card games) that might be worth a … Continue reading

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iBoardgaming – Fall 2014

Welcome back to iBoardgaming, it’s been awhile. (Amazing what adding a third child into the family can do.) A good crop of games has arrived in the past few seasons and it’s more than time to give them a proper … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2014 Mega Rundown – Day Two

Bright and early Saturday morning I headed down for day two.  Armed with my inferior back-up camera, I had a series of appointments to attend.  Sadly, this reduced the overall games examined, but had the advantage of a deeper discussion … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2014 Mega Rundown – Day One

Serendipitously, GenCon and I moved to Indiana at the same time.   Since then, I’ve managed to attend every year as my once-a-year delve into all things “current” boardgames.  This year is no different.  Thursday, after sending my middle child … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Primary Designer: Mike SelinkerPublisher: Paizo Publishing Ages: 13+ Players: 1-4 (5 w/ expansions) Time: 90 mins It’s almost been a full year since the highly popular launch of the Pathfinder Adventure Card … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Designers: Tom Cleaver Artists: Banu Andaru Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Playing Time: 45min Languages: English MSRP $19.99 Release: 2014 Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: The Gathering of Friends 2014

The Gathering of Friends, hosted by game designer Alan Moon, was held April 11-20, 2014, in Niagara Falls, NY. You may want to read last year’s post first – a few things are continued here. This is a photo of … Continue reading

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