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[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Critical Reviews – Voluspa and Voluspa Order of the Gods

In the oldest poem of Norse Mythology, the “Völuspá” tells the story of the endless struggle of powerful gods, dangerous creatures, and forgotten races. Which beings will dominate?

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[24 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Gravwell (Video Review)

In Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, players command spaceships that have been pulled through a black hole, transporting them into a different dimension. With each ship lacking fuel to get home, each player must collect basic elements from surrounding asteroids, using the gravity of the dimension and what little resources they have in order to reach the warp gate that will take them home. But in this dimension, moving ships will travel towards the nearest object, which is usually another ship, and when those objects are moving either forward or backward, reaching the warp gate isn’t always easy.

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[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Voluspa (Video Review)

In Völuspá the game, the story will unfold differently each time, as a new force rises in dominance! Players take turns playing tiles with twelve different characters and creatures of Norse Mythology, using the power of these tiles to block, capture or intimidate in order to control other tiles and score points. The player who scores the most points by dominating other tiles wins the game.

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[3 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sparta (Video Review)

In the strategic game Sparta, set in 228 B.C., you will relive the fascinating experience of skillful Spartan and Achaean warriors. Will Sparta seize power, or will the Achaeans maintain their stance?

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[14 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Scrabble – a quick hit

In this classic word game, players use their seven drawn letter-tiles to form words on the gameboard. Each word laid out earns points based on the commonality of the letters used, with certain board spaces giving bonuses. But a word can only be played if it uses at least one already-played tile or adds to an already-played word. This leads to slightly tactical play, as potential words are rejected because they would give an opponent too much access to the better bonus spaces.

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[13 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Quinto – quick hit

Players take turns placing their numbered tiles on the board so that their sum, both rank and file, is equal to a multiple of the “multile” number that is selected for that round. Highest score once all the tiles have been placed wins.

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[24 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Casa Grande (A Video Review)

Ultimately, this is a 3D abstract with a city building theme. Bright colors and great quality components complement this easy to learn, light-medium weight game.

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[16 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Indigo (A Video Review)

Indigo is a tile-laying game along the lines of Metro, Tsuro and Linie 1 in which players build paths bit by bit, with no player owning the individual paths and everyone trying to exploit the paths already present.

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[3 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Boom & Zoom (A Video Review)

Boom & Zoom is a two-player strategy game about the “wars of the future” where Laser Tower vehicles conduct fire and movement across the battlefield.

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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Colony (Review & Play Through)

A mancala – like game featuring competing ant colonies.