Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Game of Thrones: Catan This new version of Catan, is a beautiful return to the gameplay of a classic board game that adds complex, thematic mechanics that deliver on both flavor and fun. In addition to the regular building, trading, and settling, players are tasked with defending the Wall and defending Westeros from the […]

This is Part 2 of our review of Twilight Imperium. Check out Part 1 here. The Mechanics of Twilight Imperium The new edition of Twilight Imperium brings about a myriad of changes to the classic 4X. First off, the trade system has been entirely revamped. Instead of trade contracts, players trade commodities. Commodities do nothing on […]

Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition Twilight Imperium is the heart of the Fantasy Flight catalog. First released in 1997, the epic space 4X has become a legendary part of the board gaming world. Set in the unstable power vacuum left by the collapse of the once-dominant empire of the Lazax race, the game has players war, […]

Shadowrun: Zero Day Shadowrun: Zero Day is a new entry into the Shadowrun IP by Catalyst Game Labs. In the game, 2 players face off as hackers racing to hack into the megacorporations of the cyberpunk IP. Like many 2-player games, Zero Day takes less than 30 minutes to play from setup to breakdown. The gameplay […]

Farlight: Tile Bidding in Space Designed by King’s Forge designer Nick Sibicky, Farlight is a new entry to the tile-bidding genre that was launched on Kickstarter last year. Each turn, players bid for resources, ship parts, and missions. Once they’ve won ship parts, players assemble a Galaxy Trucker-like ship to take on missions. Players then […]

Gotham City Garage DC has been exploring the Batman concept with a renewed vigor lately. Dark Knights Metal has been an insanely good series, spreading the caped crusader’s ways across DC’s twisted dark multiverse. Now with Gotham City Garage, there’s a new take on the world’s greatest detective. Lex Luthor has created his biggest experiment […]

Crazier Eights: Avalon Crazier Eights: Avalon is a standalone expansion to Crazier Eights. Avalon follows the same theme as Camelot and allows 2-3 players to play the game. The deck can be combined, much like Camelot, with additional copies of itself or with a copy of Camelot. The mini-expansion contains 33 additional cards that add […]

Crazier Eights: Camelot Crazier Eights is Uno if Uno was designed for Magic players. In fact, the designer, James Wallace Gray, is a local Magic player, based in the San Fransisco Bay Area, who regularly stops in at the store. Though originally published in 2014, this new version of Crazier Eights, Camelot, updates the art […]

Deadman Returns DC brings back one of their classic heroes to give closure to his story. Neal Adams returns to his original breakout series, writing and providing art and color to this new iteration of his first signature character. Boston Brand, once an acrobat and now the soul-swapping hero Deadman, returns to locate his killer. […]