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May 13, 2018

Shelley and I head out west, hoping to avoid major difficulties in the dice drafting game

Pioneer Days by Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling from Tasty Minstrel

and then get all abstract like Mondrian in

De Stijl by Lucas Gerlach from Quick Simple Fun Games

May 6, 2018

A few weeks after Tony Boydell and I sat down over Skype, Shelley gets her chance to tell the world her favorites of 2017.  Here's the list:

Honorable Mentions:

Codenames Duet

Palace of Mad King Ludwig

Santa Maria


Pulsar 2849


Majesty of the Realm

Concordia Expansions


Apr 29, 2018

Shelley and I delve into two smaller-box card-based games from different areas of the world this week.

Riga by Stefan Risthaus from Ostia Spiele finds the players gaining commodities in the Baltic and then building structures in other Baltic area cities.

Rataneer by Hisashi Hayashi from Okayzu Brand has the...

Apr 22, 2018

Shelley and I have a great time with Scythe and its expansions, then do some action selection as we attempt to gain commodities in Carthago.


Scythe: Invaders From Afar

Scythe: The Wind Gambit*

From Stonemaier Games and designed by Jamey Stegmaier and *Kai Starck

Carthago: Merchants and Guilds by Bernd Eisenstein...

Apr 9, 2018

Tony Boydell's on board this week from across the pond for a discussion of some of 2017's best (and worst) games.  Here are some of the games we touch on

Tony's Lists:

Top 10 of 2017




The Cousins War

Mini Rails


Fox in the Forest

John Company

Seasons (revisited)