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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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RPG Review: Trail of Cthulhu

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Cynthia: It is a little known fact I accompanied Paul Dean during his fearless investigations into the horrific Mythos Tales affair earlier this spring. I witnessed some of those same horrors, unearthed dark revelations couched in official documents, grappled with non-euclidean maps, and ventured alongside him into spaces where our accustomed rules of time and space seemed to break down. None of...

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Review- EXIT: The Game vs. Unlock!

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Quinns: As “escape rooms” continue to spread across the world like an architectural venereal disease (but a nice one!), you may or may not know that there are now lots of escape room board games. Yes! You can have (almost) all the fun of escaping a real room, but at a tidy fraction of the price. For the last few weeks I’ve been fretting and sweating against these games’ arbitrary countdowns...

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Review: Burgle Bros.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Matt: Chucking Pandemic Legacy in the bin proved to be an uncomfortable day for my board game collection, causing a cardboard-flavoured existential wobble. As much as I love – had loved – Pandemic, experiencing the full-fat campaign spin-off had left me wondering if I’d ever bring myself to go back to the standard co-op game that had been such a household staple. I’ve spent a while...

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Review: Fresco

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Paul: Here are two things that are absolutely and irrefutably true: 1) I love art. 2) I hate getting up early. Here are two more things that are painful in their truth: 1) Sometimes you have to get up early in the service of your art. 2) This feels awful. Here are three other things that feel awful: 1) When the guy at the market has nothing to sell but combinations of the same sickly yellow paint...

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RPG Review: The Firefly Role-Playing Game

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Cynthia: The television show Firefly, one of Joss Whedon’s series, has wriggled deep into the shared geek consciousness since it aired in 2002-3. Phrases such as “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal”, “I can kill you with my brain”, and “Yessir Captain Tightpants” now serve as entry passwords into secret geek spaces, flashes of color that we use to...

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Review: Android: Netrunner – Terminal Directive

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Quinns: Oof, reviews don’t get much tougher than this. I’ve just finished playing an advance copy of Terminal Directive, the most dramatic expansion that Android: Netrunner has ever received. This big box introduces not just a campaign to the superlative cyberpunk card game, but the dramatic “Legacy” elements that you might remember from Pandemic: Legacy. As the story...

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Review: Cry Havoc

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Quinns: Oh my god. Where do we start? Maybe just gaze into the above image. Try and take it all in. Crystals! Robots! Colours! Cards! Three dozen unique kinds of token, each with a different shape, as if they were all so scared of this primary-coloured scrum that they started to collapse in on themselves. This is Cry Havoc, one of 2016’s most striking and well-received war games, and if you take...

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Review: Diamant

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Paul: QUINTIN. I know we want to tell people all about Diamant and how this cute-but-cruel game of pushing your luck can make you either rich or dead, but I’ve got to say one thing right thing right here, right now, right off the bat. Right? Quinns: I’ll allow it! Paul: Diamant is probably the most fun I’ve had for the least investment of time and energy SO FAR THIS YEAR. I’m so sorry. I...

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Review: Quartermaster General: 1914

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Quinns: It can be lonely reviewing games by yourself. Matt and Paul might be at the Game Developer’s Conference, but I have a solution! Matt’s head made from papier-mâché: that’s because you’re great quinns Quinns: Ha ha, you flatter me! Let’s get down to business, Matt. Matt’s head made from papier-mâché: i love business Quinns: Today we’re reviewing Quartermaster General 1914...

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