Announcing: The 2016 Laurel Nominees

Well, here we are for the second annual Laurels of the Republic. The Laurels are our way of highlighting and rewarding some of the best games of the last year among their respective gamer archetype categories. Just like our reviews,...
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The 2016 Laurels

Last year, the Cardboard Republic unveiled its first  (formal) annual Games of the Year awards, known as the Laurels of the Republic. Or Laurels for short. These awards showcase what we feel were some of the best games of their...
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January Board Game Club – Tokaido

As with many other things, a new month means a new Board Game Club meetup. (What is Board Game Club?) For January, come take a walk with us as we look at 2012’s Tokaido by Funforge and Passport Game Studios....
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What’s A Rundown Review?

Hail Citizens! As we’ve moved into yet another year at the CR here, we’ve started laying out the roadmap for 2017 and the various changes and improvements we hope to make. There’s quite a few of them that we’re optimistic...
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Prepare For Some Greatway Games!

Psst. Guess what? A new podcast is coming! Prepare for some Greatway Games! Greatway Games will be a collaborative podcast from several women in the gaming hobby, including the CR’s own Erin. The goal is to provide a monthly low-key...
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News Desk Revival

Hail citizens! We have some good news today to share with you to. Dare I say it’s a bit…news worthy? For those long-term readers of the site, you may recall that in years past we used to post occasional news...
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Extra Life 2016

Greetings one and all! As members of the board gaming site, The Cardboard Republic, we want to tell you a story. It involves robots. And ninjas. And elves. And factories. And ships. And aliens. And zombies. And sheep. What sort...
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Building The Pantheon Of Meeples

There’s an age-old argument among gamers when it comes to jazzing up a game: miniatures or meeples? Miniatures are usually highly detailed and help encapsulate the world that they’re representing. These tiny plastic and resin statues add an extra immersive...
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Announcing: Board Game Club!

Today we have a pretty special announcement, pertaining to an idea we had circulating for a while. That idea, which you can hear more of in the video below, is about the idea of a board game club. We bandied...
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The Indie Cavalcade Returns!

It’s official: the prepping for Gen Con 2016 has begun. And we’re happy to report that the Indie Cavalcade list is set to return! Gen Con is one of the largest game conventions in the world. There is an incredible...
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