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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Commander Spotlight: Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep

Playing EDH is a dedication for any Magic player, if nothing for the fact that it operates in several overlapping fields of complexity. Magic: the Gathering itself is not an easy game to become proficient at thanks to lengthy rules...
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Commander Spotlight: Deadbridge Chant

Fully understanding and comprehending the entirety of all Magic’s terminology is a complex, labyrinthine endeavor that’s challenging to experienced players and down right scary to newcomers. The game doesn’t just insist that you learn about the basic tenants of turn...
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Announcing: The 2018 Laurel Nominees

Well, here we are for the next annual Laurels of the Republic. The Laurels are our way of highlighting and rewarding some of the best games of the last year among their respective gamer archetype categories. Just like our reviews,...
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Commander Spotlight: Prismatic Strands

We all have blind spots. Whether it’s something massive, such as your own naivety on some societal or cultural facet simply due to the fact that it doesn’t impact you, or something absolutely trivial, like completely overlooking owning a basic...
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Commander Spotlight: Kudzu

By modern board gaming standards, Magic is somewhat ‘old’. It came about in the mid 90s, at a time when the US was only just beginning to experience a resurgence in gaming as a hobby. It was around this time...
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