Going Beside The Box

These days, you have no shortage of podcasts to choose to listen to, gaming or otherwise. We know that. We understand your time is valuable. We don’t want to waste it. But in the not too distant future, we’re hoping...
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Commander Spotlight: Mage-Ring Network

Throughout the the course of history, the number of times someone has come up with an idea well before their time is innumerable. Whether it’s limitations of their physical location, social standing, need for capital, or the technological limitations of...
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Dave of the Five Rings: Chapter Thirty

Originating as a series chronicling David Gordon’s return to the Legend of the Five Rings CCG after a several year absence, Dave of the Five Rings continues on as he examines the current and future of the iconic world of...
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July 2018 Games To Be Played

The next in our monthly To Be Played series has been posted. Check it out! We want to know if you’ve played any on our list or what you hope to get to your own table this month. 

Commander Spotlight: Jeskai Charm

When it comes to designing a game, one of the most important aspects is cohesiveness. If a game is too tightly bound to its framework and leaves little room for the players to make weighted decisions, then the game can...
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Cardboard Quills Returns To Gen Con 2018

Contrary to popular belief, the written review is not dead. In reality, board gaming has never had a better, richer assortment of written content as it does right now. They’re the ones making the articles you read in a crowded...
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AVES

Editor’s Note: This is a Rundown Review, a subset style of review that allows us to provide an Archetype breakdown on games when a normal comprehensive review isn’t possible or necessary. You can read more here for details.   The Overview...
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Commander Spotlight: Last Laugh

For some players, there is no way to satiate their desire for wanting to know what comes next in the world of Magic: the Gathering. Whether it’s the ravenous desire to consume product, the dopamine-infused spoiler cycles, or merely a...
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Terraforming Mars Expands Deeper Into Space

The fourth planet from our sun is getting some new neighbors as Stronghold Games confirmed plans for another expansion to its popular Terraforming Mars. Dubbed Colonies, this latest addition marks the fourth expansion to the publisher’s tile-laying game of planet...
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Commander Spotlight: Tariff

Like any game, a player’s skill comes from many places. Some of that may simply be raw potential, such as having a faster reaction time trying to evade an opponent on the athletic field or the ability to easily read...
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