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Review of Herbaceous

Herbaceous is self-described as “a flavorful card game” in which players can “relax while enjoying this elegant game of picking and potting herbs.” The objective is to score the most points by potting the best collection of herbs. To do this, players take turns drawing and planting herbs into the Community Garden and their individual Private Gardens, and later picking those herbs to pot into various containers. Every player has an identical set of Container Cards, but each type of container has different requirements for what it can hold. Points are scored at the end of the game based on the number of Herb Cards potted in each container.

Herbaceous is the fifth game successfully crowdfunded by Eduardo Baraf and Pencil First Games using Kickstarter. The campaign ended on September 23, 2016 and was supported by 2,208 backers. The game shipped to backers in January 2017. Continue reading

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Unauthorized (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designers: Patrick & Katherine Lysaght Publisher: Chara Games Players: 6 – 12 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 30 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with Prototype Provided by Chara Games) Unauthorized, a social deduction game by Chara Games, will be released on … Continue reading

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Santorini (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Gordon Hamilton Publisher: Roxley Game Laboratory Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: 8 (with 2, 3, 4 Players) Santorini is an abstract strategy game first created by Gordon Hamilton in the mid-1980s. … Continue reading

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Kepler-3042: a quick preview

I was lucky enough to have the possibility to play Kepler-3042 before the end of the kickstarter campagin and I want to share with you my first impression. It was a 4-player game. In the game you have to try … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Review of Terrible Monster

    Terrible Monster Designer: Shun Publisher: Sweet Lemon Games Players: 2 Ages: 10+ Time: 10 minutes Times played: ~15 (I honestly lost count)   Terrible Monster is a neat little battling card microgame.  With a miniscule deck of only … Continue reading

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Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment (SPOILER FREE)

How to play Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment is quite easy; just open the box, read the rules, choose a leader, start a countdown timer, solve the puzzles, open the locks and then win (hopefully). It’s that easy! In all seriousness, setting up the game and learning how to play is very quick and easy since there are only six rules along with a few “Tips for Success.”

Actually playing the game is not quite as easy, but it’s a whole lot of fun! Once the “Rule” panel is removed, the game has started and the clock is ticking… Continue reading

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