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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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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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Madison Vorgeben: Review of Awkward Moment and Buffalo (Tiltfactor)

Awkward Moment and Buffalo: An End of Semester Reflection Paper by Madison Vorgeben It’s almost summer vacation! Em (that’s my BFF, Emily) and I have so many plans that I can’t even tell you them all. Of course, we’re going … Continue reading

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Review: Space Cadets

Designer: Brian Engelstein, Geoff Engelstein, Sydney Engelstein Publisher: Stronghold Games Ages: 8+ Players: 3-6 Time: 90 mins Reviewed by Matt Carlson Review copy provided by Stronghold Games As someone who plays a lot of boardgames with casual gamers, I’m a … Continue reading

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Review: Water Lily

By Melissa Rogerson 23 February 2011 Publisher: GameWorks SàRL http://www.gameworks.ch Designer: Dominique Ehrhard Artist: Vincent Dutrait Players: 2-5 Ages: 7 and up Playing Time: 5-12 Minutes Rules Language: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Frog. Game Language: Language Neutral Game … Continue reading

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