Tagged: Area Control

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Skymines Review

Skymines is a blast. I’ve taught it to my regular group and they all had a great time with it. It’s a strange game in as much as there’s quite a lot going on, but it never feels like it’s too much.

Votes For Women Review

In previous reviews, I’ve talked about how theme is woven into games, like threads in a tapestry. In Votes for Women it’s less ‘weaving threads’ and more like ‘pick up that tapestry and dunk it in a tank of permanent dye’.

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Crown Of Ash Preview

Four undead lords seeking to avenge their betrayal by the hand of their own king. Raise an army of once-dead fighters, rebuild your strongholds, and usurp the king, claiming his citadel

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Pearladora Review

Pearladora is a game set around a series of lagoons, and in these lagoons are piles of pearls, just waiting to be claimed. The inhabitants of the islands, dotted around the lagoons, want to be the best and to collect the most pearls.

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Hiroba Review

In the first of a series of reviews of new French games, this is Hiroba. Hiroba is a quick and light game from publisher Funnyfox which leans heavily on the gameplay concepts of Sudoku.

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Terracotta Army Review

Terracotta Army is based on the creation of the army of statues for the mausoleum of Qin Shi Shuang, who was the first emperor of China. In the game, the emperor has died, and you play the role of one of his craftspeople.

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Amulet of Thrayax Preview

Not too many games put you in charge of your own cult. Fewer still task you with collecting the souls of the host city’s inhabitants by killing them all.

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Brian Boru Review

Peer Sylvester is the designer behind one of my favourite games ever: The King Is Dead. When Brian Boru: High King of Ireland was announced, I got excited.

Cytress Preview

When you get Cytress setup on the table, there’s no denying it makes for an impressive sight. The modular boards, plastic tubes, and garish neon hues all scream “Cyberpunk, yo”.