10 Down Game Review

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Simplicity suggests minimalism. That is to say, a lot can can be gained with little. While many might think that “more is better”, there is a growing movement of minimalists who challenge that way of thinking, choosing to instead reduce and focus on the essentials rather than acquire bulk. In this game, simplicity is a given, but the process of winning is anything but a minimal effort. Continue reading

Speechless Game Review

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They say that silence is golden, but what good is gold if you can’t shout for joy? In this game, players will be challenged to keep silent when acting out words and guessing them. Not as easy as it sounds, since hilarity ensues at every moment. Get ready to be creative and disciplined as you try to guess words and act them out without making a single sound. Continue reading

Abaddon: Shattered Command Game Expansion Review (prepublished version)

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The land was once green and fertile. Now it’s lifeless and pockmarked with craters. It’s in this desolate landscape that men and women fight for survival. Some hunt on foot looking for their enemy, while others pilot giant mechanized battle mechs called Links. From the Command Bunkers, the word goes out that the enemy is approaching. Without hesitation, the soldiers once again charge into war. Continue reading

Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius Game Review (prepublished version)

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Pompeii was a Roman city situation on the sea. It was a bustling place, full of life, leisure, and commerce. Above it stood Vesuvius, a sleeping giant that none in the city believed to be a threat. There were the occasional quakes, but they were minor and became just part of the city life. Little did the people know that the quakes were a warning and soon Vesuvius would come to life, bringing ash, fire, and death to Pompeii. Continue reading

Bad Decisions Game Review

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Sergeant Stryker, in the film Sands of Iwo Jima, says “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”So true. For those poor souls who are unfortunate enough to be born without common sense, just walking across the street can be full of trials and tribulations. In this game, the worse off you are, the better you do. Prepare to laugh, as stupid is as stupid does. Continue reading

Hunting Sasquatch Game Review (prepublished version)

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The hunt for the elusive Sasquatch (a.k.a “Big Foot”) has taken place all over the world. Due to the Sasquatch’s elusive nature, hunters must travel to remote and dangerous locations, putting their own lives at risk. But such risk is necessary in order to find proof of Sasquatch’s existence. For those who believe, no cost is too great to pay to finally bring the truth to light. Continue reading

5-Minute Dungeon Game Review (prepublished version)

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They say that the longest a hero can hope to survive in a dungeon is 5 minutes. That’s not very long, but you and a group of your heroic friends have devised a plan. You’ll jump in the dungeon, explore, and defeat the boss monster in less than 5 minutes! Some say you are crazy and they may be right, but one thing is for certain. If you are going to beat the odds, you best be quick about it. Continue reading

Knowledge Game Review (prepublished version)

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Some believe that the power of mages comes from an otherworldly place. This is only partially true. What makes a mage a mage is not the fireballs they throw in the air or the conjuring tricks. No. Knowledge of the arcane and what it’s capable of is what makes a true wielder of magic powerful. In this game, you will seek knowledge to crush your foes before they crush you. Continue reading

Escape the Room Game Review

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When the highly respected and eccentric astronomer lost his wife to a terrible accident, he retreated to his work and his manor. There he stayed hidden, a recluse in the small seaside town. Now strange lights at night are blinking from the manor’s windows and odd smells and dark smoke come from its chimneys. You are tasked to venture into the manor to find out what is going on. Just make sure you can make it out again. Continue reading

Munchkin Gloom Game Review

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Some believe that the more you suffer in this world, the more deserving you are of a happier afterlife. That is to say, pain now equals gain later. If such is the case (and I’m not suggesting it is), then the characters in this game will certainly find the Great Hereafter to be filled with uncountable pleasures and delights. Prepare to suffer and be happy about it. Continue reading

Robit Riddle Game Review (prepublished version)

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In Tink Town, everything is built to order. From the car to the road, from the yard to the house, and from the robot to the robit. What’s a robit you ask? Why it’s the greatest companion a robot could ask for. That’s why the town fell into gloom when all the robits went missing. But a few robots want their friends back and are willing to do whatever it takes to find them! Continue reading

Cultists and Cthulhu Game Review

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Men foolishly believe they can summon ancient gods and chain them to their will. The very thought is insane! Luckily, insanity is a major component of most cults. Sounds bad, but cults have incredible benefits and an outstanding 401k. Too bad no one ever has a chance to use them. Most end up being eaten or worse. Yes, there are worse things than being eaten alive. Continue reading