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Mystic Vale Review

Mystic Vale is a card crafting game from AEG and designer John D. Clair. In Mystic Vale players acquire clear advancement cards to increase their cards’ power rather than buy new cards like in a traditional deck builder. The game is innovative, beautiful, and chock full of replay ability.

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‘Hand of the King’ on Geek & Sundry

A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King is an upcoming, card game from Fantasy Flight Games where players are trying to gain the most influence over the great houses of Westeros. There’s an great article over the Geek & Sundry website about the game, so click here to jump over there and read it!

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Flick em’ Up! Plastic Version

Are you a fan of Flick em’ Up! by Pretzel Games? Have you always wanted to try it but were detoured by the steep price tag of the original, wooden version? There’s good news! The Plastic Version of Flick em’ Up is available now! Whereas the wooden version retails for $70.00, the new, Plastic Version will cost…

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Kickstarter Preview – Elemental Mystics

Elemental Mystics is an expandable card game with a mythological/fantasy theme currently on Kickstarter. The campaign’s “how to play” video shows some really unique twists on the traditional 2 player card games that have been prevalent in the past. I should think that players who enjoyed Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn would find this game interesting…

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My Experience at QPC Games

Many moons ago I was searching for a printer/manufacturer to make my upcoming game, Search and Survive. I got in contact with upwards of 20 companies requesting capabilities and quotes; some were very acceptable and some were well beyond the reach of a would be indie game designer’s first game. Then my wonderful friends, Trudi…

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Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne

Are you a fan of the classic board game of galactic conquest, Cosmic Encounter? How about the hit book series/tv show Game of Thrones? Both, you say? Well, Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne might be just what the maester ordered! From the Fantasy Flight Games website: “Using game systems from the legendary board game…


Game Night Report #28

Some really great games have been played lately! In this edition Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, Jenga Quake, and Mystic Vale are played. “Mystic Vale” I have been looking forward to this game for a while now. Mystic Vale is a card crafting game which is similar to a deck building game, except the number of…

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2016 Spiel des Jahres Winners

The winners of all three categories have been announced! Last year I made two predictions, for the Kennerspiel and the Spiel, and I was wrong on both. This year I made predictions for all 3 categories. How did I do? Only slightly better as it turns out! Kinderspiel des Jahres Winner Stone Age Junior a.k.a.…

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Search and Survive Final Artwork

Search and Survive is quickly approaching the announcement of its Kickstarter campaign. In preparation for that we are featuring some of the final artwork over on the Unkindness Games website. Click here to see several enlargeable images of the game in its final prototype form!

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Mysterium: Hidden Signs

The first expansion for the fantastic 2015 game, Mysterium, became available just a few days ago. It’s called Hidden Signs and it looks just as visually impressive as the base game. The expansion features 78 new cards divided amongst vision, character, location, and object cards. If you’re unfamiliar with Mysterium it might best be described…

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Math Wiz Review

We haven’t featured a lot of educational games on this website, but this game is something special. Check out the video to see the very unique and clever card design that makes learning math fun. If you’re a teacher or a parent of a grade school child you might want to check this one out!…


Game Night Report #27

Things have been busy with Search and Survive approaching the announcement of the Kickstarter Launch Date, but I’ve managed to squeeze in a few games. On this edition of GNR My First Stone Age, Math Wiz, and Dice Heist are played. My First Stone Age I love Stone Age (regular edition) and so I was…