17 Jun

Piece o’ Cake / San Marco

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Combining cakes of all kinds into a single pie is odd enough, but to top it off, the baker apparently thinks that everything is better with whipped cream. This is not a game for the calorie conscious! Now that I’ve left Kota Kinabalu, this will probably will the last post I write about boardgames for […]

23 May

To Court the King

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Nice looking cards and you even tap them to use their abilities, just like Magic: The Gathering. I was pretty surprised to learn after the fact that this game was designed by Tom Lehmann, the same person responsible for Race for the Galaxy. While this game has cards, and those cards can be “tapped” to […]

18 May


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Once again, a game set on a map of Europe, a continent that is way over-represented in boardgames. Imperial is one odd game that looks a lot like a wargame but is in fact an economic one. I had a hard time getting to grips with it as it wasn’t immediately clear to me what […]

9 May


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Europe is in the middle while the places you can colonize are all around it. Sadly to maintain this esthetic they had to put India and Asia above Europe. Endeavor was originally on my radar because a Kiwi QT3 friend heavily touted it on the forum as a New Zealander-designed game. It also helped that […]

4 May


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Cool, the box is part of the game? How else could you prop the board up so that canoes can fall over the edge? Not much to say about Niagara as it is a light family game. Or at least it’s supposed to be one, as our session turned into a protracted bout of vindictive […]

29 Apr


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One thing I can unreservedly say about this game that is better than Princes of Florence is the inherent coolness of the theme and the components. Apart from Agricola, it’s been a while since we last played a good solid Euro game. The past month has been mostly filled with children’s games, party games and […]

20 Apr

Shadows over Camelot

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There’s a surprising amount of stuff in this game, including oversized cards for each player summarizing the rules and possible actions. Though not intentionally, Battlestar Galactica has turned out to be one of the games I’ve played the most often. Since I’ve heard that Shadows over Camelot is sort of a precursor to BSG, I’ve […]

5 Apr

Cosmic Encounter

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The art for each of the aliens is the usual Fantasy Flight awesomeness, especially since there are so many races, but feel a little out place given the game’s actual rules. I wanted to play this one because it’s an old classic that I’d heard a lot about, especially since it was cited by Richard […]

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