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Be Splendid at Splendor

At the recent 10 year anniversary party for my Not Dead Day, a lot of Splendor (by Asmodee/ Space Cowboys) got played. It’s a light to mid-weight game with elements of luck and strategy in fairly equal mixes, a solid

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Lords of War: Know Your Enemy!

Lords of War: Lords of War is an expandable (not to be confused with collectible) tactical card/board game from Black Box Games.The game comes in sets containing 2 Armies each allowing 2 players to instantly play out of just one

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How To Prevent Richard From Winning Tzolk’in

Every game designer should know a Richard for play-testing purposes (and a Harvey and a Scott for that matter, but that’s another post). A Richard will orchestrate his entire strategy around maxing points out in one area of a game

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Taking it With You: #1 Strategy for winning Valley of the Kings

Easily the most fun deckbuilder I’ve played in quite some time, Valley of the Kings has players portray Ancient Egyptian nobility vying to stash away the most impressive treasure collection in their pyramids. Like most deck builders, all players start

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