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How Machi Is Too Machi? – A Review of Machi Koro Legacy

Machi Koro is a very light and cute tableau building game that was released in 2012. Riding on the wave of other legacy games, Machi Koro Legacy was released in 2019. Is this more fun than the original, or is it just too machi? (Warning – this review contains some spoilers for the Legacy version of the game)

This Game Rocks - A Review of Shobu 0

This Game Rocks! – A Review of Shobu

Shobu is an odd combination of components: Four wooden boards, 32 stones, a rope, and a rules sheet. Is this an example of a simple game having complexity in play, or is it just random components thrown together?

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In 51 Words, Click Link – A Review of Cartographers

I’m a big fan of roll and write games. They’re light, quick, and offer a lot of options to players. Flip and draw games are similar, using cards instead of dice. Does Cartographers stand out on the sprawling field of games, or does it simply blend into a fold and disappear?

What's the Frequency - A Review of Incoming Transmission 0

What’s the Frequency? – A Review of Incoming Transmission

Incoming Transmission is up on Kickstarter for another round of backing, trying to take lastย  year’s successfully funded game and make it bigger and better. The combination of hidden intention, light programmatic movement, and cooperative goals makes for a unique experience. Let’s see if it has the lasting power to reach out to the stars or is just some local broadcast.

BGL