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Kickstarter Roundup: Alkemia

Written by (@nightskyre) on October 28, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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The game featured in this week’s edition of Kickstarter Roundup comes from a relatively recent thematic addition to board gaming. In just the last few years at least three new games have hit the scene associated with alchemy – the medieval practice of attempted checmical transmutation. 2014 gave us Alchemy! and Alchemists, and earlier this… Read More »


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Kickstarter Roundup: Ragnaroll and World’s Fair

Written by (@nightskyre) on October 7, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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This week I was able to check out two more Kickstarter games, and once again I was treated to two completely different yet enjoyable games. Ragnaroll In Ragnaroll, you are a Viking clan weathering a long winter season, and your stores are running out. “But all hope is not lost; there are others out there… Read More »


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Kickstarter Roundup: Comrades and Patriots and Campaign Trail

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 18, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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Wow. This week we’re looking at two of my favorite games since I began this Kickstarter journey. They’re completely different, and completely awesome. Comrades and Patriots Comrades and Patriots is a game by first-time Kickstarters This and That Games. It’s a hilariously themed and detailed game that can be played three different ways. 1. Most… Read More »


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Kickstarter Roundup: CatTube Famous and Side Quest: Pocket Adventures!

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 3, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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Kickstarter Roundup this week is all about the card games. Both of these games are small deck games that can be played virtually anywhere. The rules are simple, the themes fun, and the gameplay rewarding. This week we take a look at CatTube Famous and Side Quest – Pocket Adventures. CatTube Famous Whether it’s invisible… Read More »


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Kickstarter Roundup: Cabaret and Fantasy Football: Draft, Deals, and Dice!

Written by (@nightskyre) on August 18, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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Its a tale of two games this week. I had the opportunity to check out two very different games over the last few weeks: one casual and one deep. One was basically finished, and the other in the midst of development. I’m excited for both games for completely different reasons. This is exactly why I… Read More »


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Kickstarter Roundup: GenCon, Five Minute Delivery, and Mow Money!

Written by (@nightskyre) on August 3, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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What a week it’s been for board gaming! In addition to great new games coming out of Gen Con, a few wildly successful Kickstarter games began shipping this week: Exploding Kittens, from Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Tesla vs Edison, by Artana Games. We’ll have an unboxing video for TvE up shortly. Nonetheless, this column… Read More »


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KickStarter Roundup: Tabletop Game Edition

Written by (@nightskyre) on July 20, 2015 in Features, Opinion

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Kickstarter has been in the news quite a bit over the last few years. Whether it is the questionable need for a Kickstarter for a well-known game like Shenmue III, the runaway success of Kickstarters like the Pebble Time, or the heartwarming story of every child of the 80’s resurrecting Reading Rainbow, Kickstarter appeals to… Read More »


Review: Warlords & Sellswords

Written by on March 12, 2015 in

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Last September I attended the second annual Boston FIG. While there I met the folks at Nasty Dragon Games, an independent board game developer local to New England. Nasty Dragon Games was showing off their game, Warlords & Sellswords, which at the time was just about to wrap up its Kickstarter. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter was… Read More »


Review: Pleasant Dreams

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What do you dream about? This fairly innocuous question is asked among friends, partners, and even medical professionals. The dream state is still a mystery for many of us. What induces nightmares? What causes us to snap awake in a cold sweat through fear? How can we avoid these traumatic episodes? How can we enjoy… Read More »


Review: The Counting Kingdom

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As a parent I’m always on the lookout for games my children find interesting that offer something beneficial to them (in my eyes). Games like Minecraft, for example, are incredible examples of fun activities that cultivate the creative spirit in all of us. Many parents who let their children play Minecraft report that it has… Read More »