Previewing: Cerebria

Are you a happy person? It’s a seemingly simple question on the surface. Yet the more you poke at it, the deeper and more complex it becomes. Is there an objective definition of happiness? Can anyone be happy all the time? Should...
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Previewing: The Networks: Executives

Welcome back from our midsummer hiatus! (Look, we paid the electric bill and Steve is totally fixing that little issue we had with the family of raccoons living in the station.) We’re excited that you’ve decided to stop in and...
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Champions of Hara Preview Redux

Normally when we sit down to discuss a game that was on Kickstarter two years ago, we’re gearing up to provide a comprehensive critique of the finished product. This can be a fun experience as we get to look at...
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Previewing: Visitor In Blackwood Grove

When it comes to new games, there’s a natural assumption among a large swath of the gaming community that anything truly original or interesting has to come with a degree of length and complexity to it. The logic being that...
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Previewing: Ursa Miner

As the number of new people entering the gaming hobby continues to rise, so too does the volume of new games brought to market. It’s highly commendable on the one hand, as it means that more and more designers are...
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Previewing: Path of Light and Shadow

History has shown us time and again that uniting a fractious country is not an easy task. As a leader, it’s up to you to decide how to proceed. Is it better to merge opposing factions together by strength of...
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Previewing: Trickster: Champions of Time

Throughout the course of history nearly every society develops stories about the trickster. They are the consummate outsiders who openly question the current norms of their culture. The trickster feeds on upending the status quo, revels in breaking rules, and loves...
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Previewing: Monsters In The Elevator

On paper, the idea of creating a game that’s both interesting and educational seems blisteringly simple. All it has to do is incorporate teaching something substantive alongside an entertaining and fun experience. Of course, on paper it’s easy to draw...
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Previewing: Twilight Of The Gods

The fall of Rome was a big deal. We’re told this over and over again in history class. For hundreds of years, Rome wasn’t just the center of the western world – it was the world. The Roman Empire had spent...
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Previewing: Wordsy

Word games are always a tricky genre to carve out unique space in. The reasons for this vary, but they usually boil down to two main issues. The first one is that so many such games tend to rely on...
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