Variant Chess

Chess has been one of the foremost games of strategy and skill in the Western world for centuries. However, chess is partially defined by the fact that the stronger player will almost always win. There is no handicap built in,...
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VHS Board Games: The Interactive Experiment

During the 80’s and 90’s, board game developers discovered a new competitor in the growing influence of household digital games. People had been playing in arcades for years at this point, but they usually had to leave their house in...
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Variant Forbidden Island

I picked up Forbidden Island a few years ago and was immediately struck at the elegance of its ease of play. It’s almost another Pandemic, but on a smaller scale. Players work together to collect four Treasures and escape while...
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Variant Race For The Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy is a card game of interstellar development, with various factions sprinting to acquire the most economic, social, or military power to emerge as the dominant civilization in the galaxy. Since it’s release in 2007, it has...
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Variant Arkham Horror: Door to Saturn

You’ve sent your investigators to face the horrors and solve the mysteries of Arkham, Massachusetts. While trying to discover the truth behind recent events they’ve faced terrors that wracked their sanity and placed their lives in peril… They’ve been inducted...
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Horde Magic Revisited

I’ve been playing and enjoying the money sink known as Magic: The Gathering for many years now. To those unaware, games of Magic fall into two main camps of¬†gameplay:¬† Tournament and Casual. Tourney play is fast and challenging, but if...
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Variant Settlers of Catan

Ah, Settlers of Catan. It is in so many ways the gateway game, introducing unsuspecting people everywhere to the new world of modern board games. It mixes the right features that are simple enough to pick up: you compete with...
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Variant Risk

No discussion can be made on rule variants without eventually bringing up Risk. This classic board game is iconic, right behind Monopoly as one of the most recognizable board games ever made. Risk is a game of global domination, with...
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