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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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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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Pre-Kickstarter Planning and Funding

Hello all. Things are happening fast and starting to come together for launching the Hostile Takeover Kickstarter campaign on December 2nd. I’ve been working hard the last couple weeks talking to a variety of reviewers to get coverage for the

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Cool Finds at Origins this Year:

I spent roughly 20 hours running Hostile Takeover sessions at Origins this year so I had less time than usual to try new things. Fortunately by foregoing food and sleep I was still able to try lots of cool new

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