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[10 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Machi Koro Review

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region.

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mad City Review

Mad City is a real-time competitive tile-laying game in which players compete to build the most lucrative city. In rounds that last exactly one minute, players must lay their hand of nine tiles out in a 3×3 grid in order to build their city districts in the most beneficial way.

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[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
A Critique of… Glass Road

The game consists of four building periods. Each player has an identical set of fifteen specialist cards, and each specialist comes with two abilities. At the beginning of each building period, each player needs to choose a hand of five specialists.

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Madeira Review

Madeira is an island officially discovered early in the 15th century by Portuguese seafarers. Madeira, the Portuguese word for wood, refers to the dense forest that covered its wild, fertile landscape.

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Hoyuk Review

In Höyük each player represents a clan which will settle with other clans to erect a village. A replica of a Neolithic settlement will be built on the Höyük board using tiles to represent houses. Many additional pieces, such as ovens, shrines, and pens, will also aid a player in building their settlements.

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[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
City Council Review

In City Council each player takes the role of a council member of a newly founded city. The government will select the members of the city council for the first few years until the city rises and flourishes, by which time the most popular member will receive the position of Mayor.

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[13 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Bruges

In Bruges (a.k.a. Brugge or Brügge depending on the country in which you live), players assume the role of merchants who must maintain their relationships with those in power in the city while competing against one another for influence, power and status. Dramatic events cast their shadows over the city, with players needing to worry about threats to their prosperity from more than just their opponents…

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[1 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Saint Malo ( Video Review)

Developer Stefan Brück at alea describes Saint Malo as “a light, dice-rolling strategy game in which the players draw their own city buildings, walls, and people on wipe-off boards”.

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[14 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Caylus (A Video Review)

An instant classic. Caylus is a medium-heavy worker placement and resource management board game centering around civilization building in 13th century France.

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[22 Sep 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Urban Sprawl Video Review

Players assume the roles of entrepreneur, tycoon and politician — each helping in the development of a hypothetical “Anywhere, USA.” Wealth and Prestige will be earned and spent throughout the game.