Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings (Living Card Game) Fantasy Flight Games 1 – 2 players (3 – 4 players with 2 core boxes) Ages 13+ 60 Minutes   Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (LCG) is a cooperative game in which players work together to complete scenarios using 3 Heroes and a deck of 50 cards comprised of Allies, Events, and Attachments.   Deck building is an important part of the game as different scenarios…

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Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations USAOpoly 4-8 Players (Original) // 4-12 (Party Pack) Ages 12+ 15-30 Minutes Highly Recommended Telestrations has become the new go-to party game at our gatherings.  A hilarious game for 2-8 players that plays better the less skilled you are. Most of us remember playing The Telephone Game as kids.  You’d whisper a message in your friend’s ear who would then pass it along.  By the time the message made it all the way around…

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The Conspiracy Begins!

The Conspiracy Begins!

The Conspiracy Begins! Friday, June 6th marked the launch of Conspiracy — the latest Magic the Gathering set and the first set developed with multiplayer draft in mind.  I played it over the course of the weekend.  In fact, I played it every single night.  I’m having a hard time holding in my excitement for this new set.  Playing it — drafting it — was even better than I had hoped.  It is fantastic.  It…

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Star Wars Miniatures Review

Star Wars Miniatures Review

X-Wing Miniatures Fantasy Flight Games 2 Players Ages 14+ 20+ minutes Highly Recommended I didn’t think it was possible for a table top game to do such a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Star wars dog fight in space!  Featuring detailed miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures game does an amazing job of giving players a fast paced table top strategy game with straightforward, easy to learn mechanics while also providing depth and complexity to…

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Boss Monster Review!

Boss Monster Review!

Boss Monster Brotherwise Games 2-4 Players 15-30 Minutes $24.99 Highly Recommended I recently picked up a copy of Boss Monster — a Kickstarter funded dungeon-building card game by Brotherwise games. In Boss Monster, you play as the boss at the end of a side-scrolling video game dungeon.  You need to expand your lair to attract and slay heroes, expanding and advancing you rdungeon one room at a time.  Lure in weak heroes to destroy them…

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Jace vs Vraska!

Jace vs Vraska!

The latest Duel Deck has just launched today, this time pitting two Planeswalkers against each other!  Jace and Vraska! Jace Beleren is a Planeswalker who wields blue magic. His specialty is mental magic: spells of mind-reading, illusion, knowledge, and deception. Vraska is a black and green-aligned gorgon planeswalker. Her life had been fairly simple in the undercity, as part of the Golgari Swarm. However, on a world such as Ravnica, even a simple life can…

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Heroes Unite Deckbuilding Game Review

Heroes Unite Deckbuilding Game Review

Heroes Unite DC Deckbuilding by Cryptozoic Heroes Unite is the second DC Comics Deckbuilding game by Cryptozoic. It can be played as a standalone game or mixed with the original. Cryptozoic has a variety of titles in their line of deckbuilding games (from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series, DC Comics and Street Fighter) that use their Cerebus engine mechanics. That is to say that they each play mostly the same, but with some flavor…

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New BOTG Event Deck Casts a Blight on Your Foes

New BOTG Event Deck Casts a Blight on Your Foes

The new Born of the Gods Event Deck has been released — and it’s pretty nice! I’m a little surprised to see a mono colored event deck, but with the other four colors already covered by 2014 and Theros’ decks, black was the only color to need some love.  I knew it was going to be black focused, but I expected a splash of blue.  Glad to see I was wrong. What we get is…

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Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is coming soon —  January 27th.  It is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It’s by a mere coincidence that the Between the Panels book club chose to read Maus during this time, but reading the…

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Card Game Review: Legendary – A Marvel Deck Building Game

Card Game Review: Legendary – A Marvel Deck Building Game

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game Upper Deck Entertainment 2-5 Players 45 Minutes 14yrs and up HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Legendary was one of the two deck building games I had the opportunity to play this past New Year’s Eve.  I thought I’d give my thoughts on the game based on my first two playthroughs.  It’s not so different from other deck building games but it does add some complexities and mechanics that make the game both…

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