Previewing: City of the Big Shoulders

Board games have a nearly boundless array of thematic options to choose from. They are, after all, an extension of generalized play, and play often intersects with imagination. A game can therefore take on any theme we deem worthwhile, from...
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Previewing: Meeple Party

Humans are undeniably social creatures, a trait biologically hardwired into us. It was a necessity for our distant ancestors’ survival and a welcomed convenience as we spread and grew civilization. We instinctively realized that groups of people could succeed and...
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Previewing: Bee Lives

Ask someone what they know about bees, and you’re likely to get a handful of the same answers. They fly, have nests, pollinate flowers, operate in a hive with a queen at the core, are generally yellowish in color, and...
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Previewing: Thieves Den

They say that crime doesn’t pay. Yet in the world of fiction and pop culture, few crimes are more glamorized than that of The Heist. Second only to perhaps the quest for vengeance, thievery is one of those topics that...
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Previewing: Western Legends

There are few things so fundamentally associated with the definition of an American than that of the Old West. Cowboys. Indians. Tall hats and showdowns at high noon. Brazen stagecoach robberies and drunken saloons. These are but a few of...
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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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