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Review: Millennium Blades

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Thrower: The table is a wreck of cards, tokens and wads of cash. One player has collapsed on the sofa, eyes closed, exhausted. Another feverishly sorts their deck, cards held close to face, unable to understand what went wrong. Someone else has walked out, professing a desire for space and calm. I’m wondering where the last two hours went and how I didn’t notice we now have an audience...

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Review: Honshu

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Quinns: Alright. You see Honshu, pictured above? You’re looking at one of the most desirable boxes on the planet. The best thing to come out of Finland since karjalanpiirakat, Honshu made a name for itself during the American convention circuit last year. Contained in its small, peach-tone box are some cards and cubes, and contained within them is a simple card game, and contained within that are...

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SU&SD Play… Arkham Horror: The Card Game!

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

It could be the voices that whisper ceaselessly inside our skull, but it seems everyone is talking about Arkham Horror: The Card Game! We’re only going to review it after a lot more plays and a few more expansions, but for now why not watch Matt and Quinns play the first chapter of the first campaign? For reference, here’s that Garth Marenghi thing they keep referencing. If you...

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Review: Not Alone

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Quinns: You and I need to talk about Not Alone. There are more exciting card games out there, and funnier ones, and ones that are sharp as a tack, but Not Alone is the most deliciously playable little game we’ve encountered since Crossing. This box might as well be full of popcorn. Between 1 and 6 players are the survivors of a crash-landing on a wild alien world. This team (possibly made up of...

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SU&SD Play… Mysterium: Hidden Signs!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Following on from our early review of Mysterium and our video that teaches you the rules, today we’re rounding off our coverage with something a bit special. It’s our most ambitious Let’s Play EVER, featuring both more cameras and more dressing up than ever before. We’re also playing exclusively with the new characters, locations and weapons found in the new expansion...

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Review: Mystic Vale & bonus Mystic Crumble

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Ahh, is there anything more beautiful than that most classic of English summers? What about the so very gorgeous cards of Mystic Vale, cards you don’t just play, but cards you can build, piece by piece? Intrigued? You bet you are! We took our two most experienced druids, Quinns and Matt (Paul is a bard), and we put them in a room with cards and crystals and radiant peaks. We asked them not...

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