Author Archives: Andrey Sanin

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn A New Dawn is the latest in the line of Civilization-style board games. Fantasy Flight has managed another solid game while simultaneously reducing the difficulty of the genre significantly. From now on, A New Dawn seems to be the best way to introduce gamers to the genre, taking a […]

7 Wonders Anniversary Expansion Packs (Cities & Leaders) To celebrate 7 years of 7 Wonders, Repos has released two Anniversary expansion packs for 7 Wonders: 15 cards each for both the Cities and Leaders expansions to further enhance gameplay. This expansion is a thematic win, both in content and in release strategy. The new cards […]

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, […]