Tag Archives: Kickstarter

An Interview with Chad DeShon of BoardGameTables.com

Series Note: This is the first in a series of interviews I’m doing with publishers and designers. With many game conventions cancelled, and the number of new releases already declining, I’m asking questions about what is coming out in the … Continue reading

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8 Bit Attack

  DESIGNER: Lincoln Petersen PUBLISHER: Petersen Games PLAYERS: 2-5 AGES: 10 and up TIME: 20- 60 minutes TIMES PLAYED: 2, with a review copy I received at no cost I thought I hated cooperative games after the first few times … Continue reading

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Lots: A Competitive Tower Building Game (Game Preview and Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Zachary Connelly Artist: Claire Donaldson Publisher: Royal N. Games Players: 1-4 Play Time: 20-30 minutes Times Played: 5 Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Lots A Competitive Tower Building Game from the publisher in order to preview … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Game On! Travel Coins

Many boardgamers spruce up their games with additional bits and do-dads that improve the look and feel of a game to improve the gaming experience.  One common improvement is to replace paper or cardboard versions of coins/points/money. Some gamers will … Continue reading

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Werewords Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Preview by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Roland MacDonald Players: 2 – 20 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On a Preview Copy in Advance of Kickstarter Campaign) Werewords is in my top 20 games … Continue reading

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Werebeasts (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Jeremie Kletzkine Publisher: Bezier Games Artwork: Victor Perez Corbella Players: 5 – 10 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 12 (On the Kickstarter Deluxe Edition) As regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of social … Continue reading

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One Night Ultimate Alien (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: > 5 I’m a big fan of social deduction games (as I detailed at this Geeklist) and the “One … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Skepticism: Why we’re not eager to play that game you backed…

By: Chris Wray and Jeff Lingwall Game night begins, and everybody stands around waiting for somebody to nominate a game.  These days, most large groups have at least one Kickstarter enthusiast, and he or she always seems to speak first. … Continue reading

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Salem (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Travis Hancock Publisher: Facade Games Players: 4 – 12 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 25-35 Minutes Times Played: 8 I’m a huge fan of social deduction games.  I love playing them, I collect them, and I even enjoy moderating … Continue reading

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Review of Pups

Pups is competitive trick-taking card game in which players are dog trainers using their packs of loveable pups to complete in a series of legendary canine showdowns to become the top dog. During each of seven rounds, trainers will receive a pack of seven Pups, bid on how many showdowns can be won during the round, complete in a series of showdowns by playing Pups with the highest valued one winning, and then collect Reward Treats for successful bids or Penalty Poos for failures. The trainer that has earned the most overall treats wins and is declared Top Dog! Continue reading

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