Review Roundup

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Jul 30th, 2016
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It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show.
Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy.
But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s time to bring you the reviews that you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Book of Nox Deluxe, Fishy Tactics, Agamemnon, Infinity Morat Rodoks, Tyrants of the Underdark, Scythe, Dungeon Busters, Dead of Winter: The Long Night, Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquistion Game, Vampire Hunters, Via Nebula, Antarctica, Titan Race, Agricola: Revised Edition, and Vikings on Board.

Toucan Play That Game:

Book of Nox Deluxe Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Book of Nox Deluxe by Shed Games.

Fishy Tactics Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Fishy Tactics by Mushroom gaming Co.

Agamemnon Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Agamemnon by Osprey Games.

Brueckenkopf:

Infinity Morat Rodoks Review

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Another Brueckenkopf Review. This time we take a look at the Infinity Morat Rodoks.

Play Board Games:

Tyrants of the Underdark

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Tyrants of the Underdark combines deck-building with area control as you play a drow house looking to subjugate the Underdark.

Dog and Thimble:

Scythe Review

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Scythe is the long-awaited and much-hyped 4X game from Stonemaier Games. The hefty box is packed with depth and a richly storied world. You will explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. And you will also be immersed in a story told in few words, and a world that is both beautiful and haunting.

It’s all part of the brilliance of Scythe.

Drive Thru Review:

Dungeon Busters Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (00:58); final thoughts and review (08:18)

Dead of Winter: The Long Night Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:03); final thoughts and review (15:16)

Polyhedron Collider:

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquistion Game

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Now, I like cake. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t. Cake is one of life’s fantastic luxuries. It’s never a bad time for cake and it goes with pretty much any meal, snack or beverage. It’s like the friend everyone has who is always up for a beer no matter what day of the week it is. And like that friend, you’ll always end up consuming far too much, feel sick and regret it the next day as your gut grows steadily larger. But you’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Assuming it still beats after troughing a mountain of chocolate fudge.

Vampire Hunters Kickstarter Review

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The hordes of the undead and creatures of the night definitely go in and out of popularity faster than global hyper colour t-shirts. It’s seems like only yesterday that Vampires where the undead du jour, there was a brief spate of werewolf popularity, then non-threatening vampires and now zombies are bloody everywhere, shambling about the place trying to catch Pokémon.

Board Game Quest:

Via Nebula Review

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During the course of the game, the players’ main goal is to construct their 5 buildings. To do so, the must not only harvest resources from the game board, but also create paths to bring them to their building sites. When a player constructs a building, they will earn both victory points and also gain an immediate power they can use.

Once a player has built their fifth building, the game ends and the player with the most victory points is the winner.

Antarctica Review

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Antarctica is an area control game for two to four players that takes place in Antarctica, approximately when our planet’s natural resources run low (i.e. the near future). The object of the game, like 93% of all Euros, is to collect the most victory points (VPs) by the end of the game.

iSlaytheDragon:

A Little Reminder About Titans (A Review of Titan Race)

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Titan Race pits up to 6 players against each other in an aggressive and dangerous race to the finish line. The first player to complete three laps and cross that finish line claims victory!

Farming Is Hard (a review of Agricola: Revised Edition)

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Agricola is worker placement resource management game for one to four players. Players are farmers who are building a sustainable farm out of meager resources. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

“Now Boarding. Please Stow All Swords and Helmets in the Hold.” (A Review of Vikings on Board)

Vikings On Board

Vikings on board combines elements of worker placement, area control, and action selection to create a game in which the object is to earn points by controlling valuable ships when they set sail, and placing bets on which clan will control a ship when it sails.

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