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It's the crime of the century. Dr. Moriarty has been working at it and now his plans are being put into motion. However, as always, there's Sherlock Holmes right on his trail. It's the final 12 hours, and in the end, either the crime will be committed or thwarted. Who will win? That's what you're going to find out in Clash of Minds: Holmes vs. Moriarty, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

A grand magic tournament is being held. Wizards and Witches from all over are looking to compete. The top prize will go to the magic-user that summons the greatest creature to their side. That's where you find yourself in Alakazoo, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Hey kids. It's Saturday! If you're like me, you're at the LGS, hanging out and talking/playing games. I hope you're doing that, anyway. I mean, it's what Saturday's for!
It's also for reviews. So let's get to it.

This week we have: Heldentaufe, Monster Trap, Galaxy of Train: New Order, Lords of Hellas, Bestiary 6, New York Slice, Orphan Black, Sailing Towards Osiris, Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift, Moons, Adrenaline, and Terraforming Mars.

Creativemaker launched a Kickstarter campaign for Galaxy of Trian, their new tile-based, sci-fi board game. They're already pretty close to their funding goal with still 28 days to go.

Galaxy of Trian


From the campaign:

Galaxy of Trian is a dynamic tile-based sci-fi board game.

During the game, you take command of one alien faction, fighting over the territory and technology left by the powerful Trian race. Players have at their disposal a few kinds of basic units and spaceships, which allow for the exploration and control of the galaxy. Further ships will be released in future expansions.

The game is played in turns, in a clockwise manner. Starting with the first player, in each of their turns, players draw a tile from the stack and place it on the table. The tiles can be placed with either side face up, and must make a legal connection to those already placed on the table.

Tiles are two-sided and stacked in two piles, which gives more tactical possibilities and, at the same time, limits randomness. Special tiles, like teleports, exmitters or trade stations increase the level of interaction and give the players an even greater variety of choices.