The Laurels: Best Immersionist Games Of 2019

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2019 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  From the depths...
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Commander Spotlight: Fable of Wolf and Owl

Of all the completely revolutionary aspects that came with the rise of the internet, few things were transformed more than the dissemination of information. The internet was always conceived as a means of sharing information and material with one another,...
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The Laurels: Best Architect Games Of 2019

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2019 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Whether it’s amassing...
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Commander Spotlight: Hallowed Moonlight

Superstition has been a mainstay of the human condition since before civilization as we know it existed. From the very moments we were able to think at a higher level than our primate ancestors, humans have continually sought to explain...
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The Laurels: Best Striker Games Of 2019

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2019 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Always looking for...
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Commander Spotlight: Crime / Punishment

For many people of a certain age, there is a specific fondness for the computer game Oregon Trail. An educational game disguised as a fun, challenging experience, this was a game all about survival. Reflecting the real life emigration of...
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The Laurels: Best Socializer Games Of 2019

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2019 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: Star of Extinction

Among the many areas multiplayer Magic strays from the fundamental tenants of the classic duel are those of patience and nuance. When your sole focus is to kill your only opponent before they do you, there rarely is a need...
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Commander Spotlight: Rith, the Awakener

It’s no great secret that the format now known as Commander wasn’t always named as such. In truth, Commander only became Commander once Wizards decided to start creating supplemental products specifically for the product. The logic for that decision makes...
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