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Review – Escape Tales: The Awakening

The Escape Tales series from Board&Dice are games in the 'escape room in a box' style. Follow the story, solve puzzles and make decisions to see how what happens in your adventure
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Preview – Cosmic Voyage

Cosmic Voyage is a co-operative game in the same style as the Forbidden series, where you'll need to work together to overcome the hazards thrown your way and make it safely home.
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Preview – The Tu’x Rebellion

The Tu'x Rebellion is a competitive, yet co-operative game, set in a fantasy world. It combines Euro-like resource management, and outright war-gaming, in a grand scale campaign.
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Top 5 – Two Player Games

Looking for some great two-player only games? Read on for my Top 5
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Interview – Alexander Pfister

Alexander Pfister is the designer behind some of the best games being made at the moment. Great Western Trail has been riding high in the BGG charts for five years now, along with other hits like Maracaibo, Port Royal, Oh My Goods, Isle of Skye and last year's CloudAge.
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Feature – The Dark Imp

This special feature looks at the games produced by The Dark Imp, and designer Ellie Dix
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Review – Hadrian’s Wall

Garphill Games' first big release for 2021 is here, and it's a flip-and-write game. The roll/flip-and-write genre has traditionally been...
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Review – La Viña

Ever fancied yourself as the owner of a vineyard? You're in luck. La Viña is a card game from Devir Games, where players compete to get the best grape yield from an abandoned vineyard, and turn it into wine. The player who does best, inherits the vineyard!
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Blog – From Screen to Table: Board Games of Video Games

Over the last few years we've started to see a lot of board game adaptations of video games. It's a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Why are we seeing more and more of them, and most importantly - are they any good?
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🧐🤔Puzzle fans, it’s Escape Week on Punchboard Reviews this week. I’m looking at the Escape Tales series from @BoardAndDice , and we’re starting off today with The Awakening. If you like escape room games and puzzles, check it out – https://punchboard.co.uk/review-escape-tales-the-awakening/

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Next week is Escape Week over on my little corner of the internet. @BoardAndDice have a series of games called Escape Tales, and I’ve been immersed in them for the last few weeks. I’ve got reviews of all three ready to go, so be sure to keep an eye open, puzzle fans. #boardgames

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