Jaipur

Jaipur is an interesting little two player game where you try to accumulate the most goods by first collecting the matching cards. That makes it sound very basic, but there are a couple little twists that make it a fairly strategic and replayable game.

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Qwixx

I got my wife Qwixx for a stocking stuffer this year, and it’s been a huge hit. We played it multiple times on Christmas day and every day since. In fact we ordered extra replacement scoresheets already! It’s quick to learn and play, keeps everyone engaged the whole time, and is super addicting. And it’s only like $9! Great game I can recommend to everyone.

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A new twist for Lords of Waterdeep

As you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, my wife and I have played Lords of Waterdeep A LOT. Hundreds of games, not to mention the thousand or so I’ve played on my iPad. We’ve already added quite a few house rules, but recently we took it a step further, adding a whole new wrinkle that will hopefully add some more longevity to the game.

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Public Knowledge in games

I thought I’d take a quick look at a fairly new concept in games, public knowledge. Well the concept isn’t new, but the term is and it’s something that’s talked about and thought about a lot more. What even is public knowledge in games and why is it important? Read on to find out!

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The Hare and the Tortoise

Did you hear the Tortoise and the Hare had a rematch? And that the Wolf, the Lamb, and the Fox joined them in their race? Well they did and now you can recreate that race and determine the winner by playing the board game version of it.

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Star Realms strategy – red (Machine Cult faction)

Howdy, how are things? We’re back with another installation in the Star Realms series, this time looking at the Machine Cult faction, AKA the reds. One of the mid-tier colors (along with yellow), it’s very viable and probably the color I play the most, due to it having one of my favorite abilities in deckbuilding games.

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Star Realms strategy – blue (Trade Federation faction)

Hi! It’s been quite a while since I posted. We bought a house in April and it’s been a very busy summer so I’ve been slacking on the blog. We’re going to get back into it by looking at Star Realms some more, a game I talked about in the last couple posts. This time we’re going to look at the Trade Federation, or the blues as I call them.

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Star Realms strategy – green (Blob faction)

In the last post I talked about the differences in power between the various colors/factions of Star Realms. Now I’d like to go into a little more depth with the colors, starting with the big daddy, green.

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Star Realms strategy discussion

Real life has put a serious dent in my time lately, but I’m back with a look at a game I’ve been playing a lot whenever I get a chance. I reviewed Star Realms in an earlier post, and now that I’ve had a chance to play it some more (especially since I purchased the app and have played the computer a zillion times) I’d like to delve into it a little more and talk about a little strategy and the different factions (colors) in the game.

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Set Cubed

Set Cubed is a board game version of Set, which is a card game where you try to find cards that make sets before your opponent does. What exactly is a set? How is the board game different than the card game? Read on to find out!

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