Commander Spotlight: Surge of Strength

Despite an EDH deck consisting of 100 different cards, space has a tendency of running out much quicker than you’d expect. If you’ve ever spent time compiling your own EDH deck, this is one of the first hard lessons you...
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The Laurels: Best Immersionist Games Of 2018

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2018 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  From the depths...
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Death, Empathy, and Community Care

As board gaming continues to grow in popularity, it is reaching whole new swaths of potential gamers. With that comes not only whole new ideas about the games themselves but also new perspectives on matters of theme, culture, representation, and...
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Commander Spotlight: Ashes to Ashes

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s an old adage that bears meaning in any number of ways, from a reassuring notion that despite life continually changing certain elements remain constant, to an exacerbated critique that...
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The Laurels: Best Architect Games Of 2018

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2018 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Whether it’s amassing...
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The Laurels: Best Striker Games Of 2018

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2018 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Always looking for...
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The Laurels: Best Socializer Games Of 2018

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2018 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  There are few...
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Commander Spotlight: Cloud Cover

In any major conflict, there are innumerable moments where the entire outcome of the engagement can change based on something seemingly inconsequential. From a split-second change in decision, to accidental meetings, to a simple change in the weather, history is...
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