Can’t Stop Review

Can’t Stop Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 1980 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 30 Minutes  If you like press your luck games, Can’t Stop will

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Love Letter Review

Love Letter Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 20 Minutes Love Letter – The Premise In Love Letter, you have

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Lost Cities Review

Lost Cities Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 1999 Players: 2 Playing Time: 30 Minutes Lost Cities – The Premise OH HOLY HECK it’s Lost

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Tzolk’in Review

Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 90 Minutes  This review assumes basic knowledge of the game’s

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Lords of Waterdeep Review

Lords of Waterdeep Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-5 (2-6 w/expansion) Playing Time: 60-120 Minutes The PremiseLords of Waterdeep is a worker

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Problematic Games

Problematic Games And how to have better conversations about them By MARK WILSON We’re going to discuss problematic games today. That is, games with morally

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Takenoko Review

Takenoko Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2011 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 45 Minutes  Look kids, it’s cute pandas! Look mom, you only need to

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Buttons Board Game Review

Buttons Board Game Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 20-30 Minutes  Buttons is an entry into the “press your luck”

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Food Chain Magnate Review

Food Chain Magnate Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 120-240 Minutes  This is the perspective of someone who’s played several

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Seasons Review

Seasons Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 60 Minutes  Seasons is a game with a lineage. It’s not uncommon to

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Songbirds Board Game Review

Songbirds Board Game Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 1-4 Playing Time: 20 Minutes  Songbirds vs. Birdie Fight – What’s In a Name?

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Saboteur Board Game Review

Saboteur Board Game Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2004 Players: 3-10 Playing Time: 30 Minutes  Saboteur is one of several games I discovered through

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Tokaido Review

Tokaido Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 45 Minutes  Tokaido – The Premise In what may be one of the

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Libertalia Review

Libertalia Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 40-60 Minutes  “Pirates” is a theme that’s well covered in board games. Libertalia

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Paperback Review

Paperback Card Game Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2014 Players: 2-5 Playing Time: 45 Minutes  Paperback – The Premise Dominion and Scrabble had a

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Elfenland Review

Elfenland Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 1998 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 60 Minutes  A Forgotten Pioneer Elfenland is an odd duck; it’s Alan Moon’s

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Dice Forge Review

Dice Forge Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2017 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 45 Minutes  Dice Forge is a gimmick game. I don’t mean that

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Targi Review

Targi Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2 Playing Time: 60 Minutes  Targi – The Premise Targi is a moderately abstract worker placement

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Colt Express Review

Colt Express Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2014 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 30-40 Minutes  In Colt Express, you’re a train robber trying to get

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Mr Jack Review

Mr. Jack Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2006 Players: 2 Playing Time: 30 Minutes Mr. Jack – The Premise Jack the Ripper is one

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Dixit Review

Dixit Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2008 Players: 3-6 Playing Time: 30 Minutes Dixit – The Premise Dixit is a simple card game wherein

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Quacks of Quedlinburg Review

Quacks of Quedlinburg Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2018 Players: 2-4 (2-5 w/expansion) Playing Time: 45 Minutes  Quacks of Quedlinburg breaks a general rule

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Keyflower Review

Keyflower Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2012 Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 90-120 Minutes Keyflower plays out over four rounds (seasons). In each season, you’ll

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Emergent Gameplay

Emergent Gameplay Emergent elements in board games, video games, and tabletop roleplaying games By MARK WILSON Emergent gameplay is a slippery duck. Any longtime gamer

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Scythe Board Game Review

Scythe Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 1-5 Playing Time: 90-115 Minutes  What’s in a Name? 4X Games in Modern Board Gaming There

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Concordia Review

Concordia Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2013 Players: 2-5 (2-6 w/Concordia: Venus) Playing Time: 100 Minutes  Concordia is a game with a lot of

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Forgotten Waters Review

Forgotten Waters Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2020 Players: 3-7 Playing Time: 120-240 Minutes  Forgotten Waters is a game that is trying to be

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Russian Railroads Review

Russian Railroads Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2013 Players: 2-4 Playing Time: 90-120 Minutes  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a dense,

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Sushi Go Party Review

Sushi Go Party Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2016 Players: 2-8 Playing Time: 20 Minutes  If I ever want to remember the value of

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Mysterium Review

Mysterium Review By MARK WILSON Year Published: 2015 Players: 2-7 Playing Time: 42 Minutes  The Balance of Ambiguity When I play Mysterium, I see something

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