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  • El Presidente

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The adventure in Cuba goes on. Now several Cubans and even a president also come into play. This expansion provides new tactical possibilities. Besides this, new ships, new acts and new buildings are optionally available.The basic game is “Cuba”;…

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  • El Caballero

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The players are following Columbus by exploring the islands he discovered. Players slowly explore the islands and discover wealth in the form of Gold and fish. As they learn about the land and sea areas of this new land, they position their Caballeros…

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  • #61 Eketorp

    Eketorp

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The Viking fortress Eketorp on the north side of the Baltic Sea island Øland needs reinforcing against enemy attacks. The viking chiefs send out their men to bring back the necessary construction materials for the fort. But supplies are rare and…

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    [Family]
    [Strategy]
  • #62 Egizia

    Egizia

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Egizia lasts for 5 rounds. In each round, the players can increase the strength of their construction crews, add new quarries or fi elds, take Nile and sphinx cards, and cooperate in the building of king‘s graves, obelisks, pyramids, and temples.…

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  • #63 DVONN

    DVONN

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    DVONN is a challenging stacking game with very simple rules. It is played with 3 red DVONN pieces, 23 white pieces, and 23 black pi eces. The players must try to control as many pieces as possible by building stacks, preferably by jumping on top of…

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    [Strategy]
  • Dream Factory

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    As the producer of a multimillion Hollywood studio, it is your job to sign the most wanted stars, obtain the rights for anticipated screenplays and assemble a buzzworthy team to produce the biggest blockbusters. After years of hard work, you have…

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    [Family]
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  • Dominion: Cornucopia

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Autumn. It seemed like the summer would never end, but that fortune teller was right. It's over. Autumn, the time of the harvest. Agriculture has advanced significantly in recent years, ever since the discovery of the maxim, "leaves of three, let…

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    [Strategy]
  • Dominion: Alchemy

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    There are strange things going on in your basement laboratories. They keep calling up for more barrels of quicksilver, or bits of your hair. Well it's all in the name of progress. They're looking for a way to turn lead into gold, or at least into…

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  • #67 Doge

    Doge

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Venice, also called Serenissmia, the most venerable, flourished in the late middle ages as a merchant center. The old established families competed for political power and influence in this city state. As the heads of these families, the players use…

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    [Strategy]
  • Dawn Under

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Help! The sun is rising! In the false dawn before sunrise, the vampires search for a dark resting place for the day. But, just when you think you have found the perfect grave, you find it is already occupied. Or worse, it contains dreaded garlic!Dawn…

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    [Childrens]
    [Family]
  • Darjeeling

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    In 1835, the British East India Company leased theregion around the location of the modern-day city of Darjeeling.The British had more than a strategically placed trading post in mind – because of the favourableclimate, they wanted to build a sanitorium…

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  • #70 Italia

    Italia

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Italia takes us on a journey through 1500 years of Italian history, where the Mediterranean peninsula was invaded countless times by different tribes and people. Italia contains two games: Italia I, a 3 player game, which centers around…

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  • #71 Horus

    Horus

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Journey to Ancient Egypt's sacred Nile valley! Great kings compete to forge mighty kingdoms in a struggle to control the land of "Kemet." Along the banks of the great river they expand their influence and explore new territory. And…

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  • Hector & Achilles

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The Trojan War is a colorful, exciting and fast playing card game for 2 players in the times chanted by Homer. One player leads the Trojan army, the other the Achaean army. In a series of battles the players try to beat their opponent.…

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  • Black Gold

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Is your wallet thirsty for Texas tea? The year is 1922 and the Texas Oil Boom is in full swing. Prepare to head West, surveying the Permian Basin for profitable gushers and gaining more wealth than your fellow prospectors. Are you part…

  • #74 Poseidon

    Poseidon

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Poseidon is a game about prestige, fortune and exploration. Greece, a long time ago. Due to the development of ships suitable for crossing the Ionian Sea, different nation start setting up trading routes and exploring new…

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  • Travel Blog

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Some people love to travel. Others love to read about traveling. Project Boundless is an internet magazine designed to bring those people together. As a travelblogger for Project Boundless, your job is visit new places and write about…

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    [Childrens]
  • #76 Go West!

    Go West!

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    In the late 18th Century, the fast growing population of the emerging United States of America showed the increasing interest in the Wild West. Millions of poor immigrants were arriving from Europe, and the population of cities on the East coast swelled…

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    [Travel]
  • #77 FBI

    FBI

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    You are the leader of a team of field agents. Your aim is to collar as many criminals as you can. Your superior and the media spotlight has you in the pressure cooker to perform above and beyond the call of duty. But, of course, no one is perfect...…

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  • Black Friday

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    When you invest in the stock exchange, you want to buy low and sell high! But it does not always go that way, so sometimes you will need subsidies from the government to keep investing. To keep the stocks you have acquired on the rise, you must convince…

  • #79 Batavia

    Batavia

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Magnificent sunsets, exotic flora and fauna, the aroma of finest spices in the air – the Far East has always had a magical appeal to adventurers, soldiers of fortune, explorers, traders and merchants.Around 400 years ago, merchants in many different…

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  • Review: Imperial 2030

    Money! Money makes the world go round. Money also makes factories, fleets and armies that around that world and bash each other to bits, at least that’s according to Imperial 2030! But is it really all about war? Just because it looks like Risk and even smells like Risk, that doesn’t mean you should

  • Review: Millennium Blades

    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 of a new visitor and a cat. I realise, suddenly, that on this cool spring evening I’m bathed in sweat. This is the aftermath of Millennium Blades.

    We’ve spent the time pretending to be players of a fictional collectible card game in an anime universe. Millennium Blades is, then, a game about playing games. This sounds like a recipe for a design that disappears up its own backside. Instead, this game is interesting, intense and ingenious. Stuffed with self-referential satire, it sits, winking at its players from the comfort of its oversize box. If you can unpick all the parodies from a card called “I’ll Form the Head” from the “Obari as Hell” card set, you’re a higher voltage gamer than me.

  • RPG Review: Trail of Cthulhu

    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 that prepared me for the bizarre investigations that I commenced upon my return to Minneapolis –– investigations that continue as I write. Therefore, while I still retain enough of my mind to write, I find it imperative to tell you all this:

    There is no Lovecraftian mystery game as engrosssing, as well-crafted, or as much sheer fun as Pelgrane’s roleplaying game, Trail of Cthulhu.

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 10-1

    Paul: Gawd, I love BGG. It’s one of my favourite gaming places on the internet and this has been a fascinating journey.

    Quinns: It’s an astonishingly rigorous database. As if IMDB was combined with a… an educated mosh pit, but with a set of scales in the corner that told you how much every actor weighed.

    As we close out this feature, I’m simply left wanting to play more board games. Which is surely the best possible result.

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 20-11

    Quinns: Matt, we have to abort this feature! Reddit’s disapproval is reaching critical levels.

    Matt: That’s not the Reddit alarm, that’s my egg timer. I’m making everybody lunchtime eggs to keep up our strength.

    Quinns: Wow! I could kiss you.

    Matt: Don’t kiss on me, daddy-oats, kiss on these great games.

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 40-21

    Paul: Matt it’s nearly Friday, how are we only now poking our way into the top 40? Why did we take on this challenge?

    Matt: Trains.

    Quinns: He’s a goner, Paul. There’s nothing we can do for him now. PRESS FORWARD.

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 60-41

    Quinns: As we continue our marathon-like jog through Board Game Geek’s top 100 games ever, today I can reveal that we’re out of the weeds. We’ve played every single board game in the 60-41 slot!

    Which isn’t to say that we always enjoyed ourselves…

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 80-61

    Paul: Our exhaustive look at the games jostling their way about BoardGameGeek’s Top 100 continues! Today, we have everything from international illness to urban development to mischievous academics. Oh, and opinions. Always with the sassy opinions. ONWARD.

    Star Realms

  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 101-81

    Board Game Geek is a titan of the board game scene, one of the most comprehensive and consulted sites the hobby has, as well as a place to which we owe a huge debt of inspiration. It’s also home to the absolute Board Game Geekiest among us, namely those with a monthly allowance for small zip-lock baggies. While we undoubtedly fall into that category ourselves, we appreciate that not everyone does and it’s inevitable that our opinions will diverge now and then.

    Just what do we make of those most esteemed of titles that are forever locked in an eternal battle for a place in BGG’s Top 100 rankings? This week, we’ll be giving an extensive, nay, exhaustive breakdown of that list, telling you what we’ve covered, what we thought and even admitting what we’ve missed out on. So come with us as we count down the games in a whole week’s worth of analysis and adventure!

  • Board games reviews: Plague Inc; Evolution: The Beginning; Kingdomino

    A mobile game makes an infectiously good transition to tabletop, a card game richly rewards smart selection and a domino-strategy mashup is a quickfire winner

    There’s a faintly luddite spirit to the board game renaissance of recent years, perhaps a reaction to the heavy demands screens now make on our time. Yet there isn’t such a great divide between games built of cardboard and those spun from code. They explore similar themes and their designers frequently learn from one another.

    In 2007, a simple web game, Pandemic, challenged players with spreading an infection across the world. Around the same time, an unrelated board game of the same name tasked its players with preventing the spread of disease and quickly assumed cult status. Soon after, a mobile game called Plague Inc reversed the goal again, making global epidemic a mainstay of many commutes, while happily crediting the original Pandemic web game as an inspiration. Now Plague Inc has been reimagined as a board game that looks much like a homage to the board game, completing a considerable circle over 10 years.

    Continue reading…

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