Trajan

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History buff? Well, you don’t need to know that Trajan was a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history, along with overseeing extensive public building programs and social welfare policies (more…)

Steam Park

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

After waiting in line for what seemed like an eternity, I stepped into the cart, pulled the bar down, and held on for dear life. The cart starts its climb. Clink, clank, clink, clank. The slow climb to the top is unbearable.The quiet before the storm is the only thing on my mind and, honestly, that doesn’t cover half of it. At the top, my dread suddenly subsides as I take in the beautiful sights from so high in the air. (more…)

Ticket to Ride: Europe

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Ticket to Ride: Europe is the second game in the popular Ticket-to-Ride series. It adds new components to the play of the original game, Ticket to Ride, which I believe enrich the gameplay and make it more balanced and flexible. It is a stand-alone game, not just a map expansion. I love the Ticket to Ride games since they are ideal for first exposing people to Eurogames, and can be a great, relaxing way to spend an evening. (more…)

Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts

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Race for the Galaxy came out six years ago and was quickly adopted as one of, if not the best complex card game to play among gamers. It was amazing in how everyone could take their actions at the same time, and it had very little downtime. (more…)

Bruges

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Broo-jess?  Bruh-guess?  Brooj?  Broog? Brugs? However you decide to pronounce it, Bruges is a great Eurogame of moderate complexity sure to please. Designer Stefan Feld, creator of popular games Castles of Burgundy (more…)

Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm

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Race for the Galaxy is one of my favorite games, as I reviewed it almost one year ago and gave it a 9.5 rating. It is a game I still play very often, though I play it with all three expansions, which makes it a very different game than the game I reviewed. (more…)

Sequence

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Sequence is a light strategy game that uses a double deck of playing cards in order to place markers on a board to make five in a row. The box says it plays 2–12 players but it shines best as a 4 or 6 player partner game. (more…)

Blokus

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Blokus is an abstract strategy game for 2–4 players where the goal is to play the highest number of tetris-like blocks onto a grid. (more…)

7 Wonders

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7 Wonders is a game that at its core features one mechanic: drafting. It uses drafting order to develop cards in order to score points with a mostly pasted-on theme of ancient city development. It is popular among strategy board game players due to its shorter length (30-45 min) than most games of its ilk and plays best with 6 or 7 players, as opposed to 4. It was created by Anthony Bauza and published by Asmodee Games stateside. (more…)