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[23 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Preview – Incredibrawl

Incredibrawl is a fast paced, comical thrashing where you will be knights, warriors, zombies and unicorns (yes, unicorns!) fighting over arenas to score glory and beat your opponents in scraps and brawls!

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Strikes – Dino Hunt Dice, Boomtown Tycoon, Cthulhu Gloom

It’s time once again for a Critical Strike, which means a small set of 3 micro-reviews, of table top games. In this episode, we are taking a look at Dino Hunt Dice (from Steve Jackson Games),Boomtown Tycoon (from Ian Brodie and The Game Crafter) andCthulhu Gloom (from Atlas Games)!
Dino Hunt Dice is a “press your luck” style dice game, very similar to Zombie Dice, where your goal is to capture dinosaurs for your zoo before being “stomped”.  Meanwhile Bomtown Tycoon and Cthulhu Gloom are card based, albeit it completely different from each other.  In Boomtown Tycoon, you’ll …

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[8 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Quarriors! Quartifacts


Quartifacts is the latest expansion for Quarriors from Wizkids and brings a new mechanic, called Questing to the gameplay. The story goes that powerful Quartifacts like the Holy Quail, are lost and you and your brave quarries, which you’ll be capturing from the wilds, are questing for them. Will you achieve your goal and gain glory or will you be thwarted by a challenger to your brave questing party? More importantly, is this a good addition or a bad addition to a game that is already a highly dividing game.

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[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Legends of Andor

It’s rare that a game is both challenging in style and also in its ability to be reviewed, but Fantasy Flight Games and Michael Menzel have thrown down that gauntlet with the recent release of Legends of Andor.

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[11 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Fantastiqa

As any good gamer knows, there’s a point where one type of game can get saturated on the market. Currently, everyone and their brother (and their brothers!) has a deck building game. Dominion launched a craze, and everyone is getting in on the fun. While most are fun, quantity doesn’t always equate to quality.

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Unboxing – Mage Wars Forcemaster and Warlord Expansion

If you hadn’t noticed, Arcane Wonders has made an amazing game with Mage Wars!  We gave it out Game of the Year award for 2012 and if the first expansion is any inkling, they aren’t stopping there!  Their first expansion, the Forcemaster and Warlord adds more cards for the base set mages and two new mages!  Add to it a host of new creatures, spells, incantations and abilities and it’s an arena busting good time!

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[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – Zombicide

“It’s like a B-Movie!” – Tim Norris, Grey Elephant Gaming
That was one of the funniest, and yet appropriate ways, I’ve heard Zombicide described to me going into this Critical Review.  I unfortunately was under a gigantic boulder of a rock last year and didn’t pledge into the Zombicide Kickstarter from Cool Mini or Not andGuillotine Games.  However, have no fear, as our Friendly Local Game Store, Dragon’s Lair in Austin, has provided us a copy of the base game to provide a review for you, the Critical Fans!
Zombicide is everything you …

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[13 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Unboxing – Fantastiqa

We recently got a copy of this unique adventure game billed as the “Deck Building Board Game of Adventure”! How can you not like that?  Check out the awesome storage and colorful pieces, bits, bobs, and trinkets inside the land of Fantastiqa from Gryphon Games!

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[11 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Review – City of Gears

Last year, City of Gears won the “Steampunk Challenge” for best Steampunk themed game so when I had the opportunity to get a copy for review, I was very curious, being a lover of cogs, gears, clockwork anything, and of course, steam powered contraptions.

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[31 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Critical Plays – DC Deck Building Game

The recent Critical Review of the DC Deck Building Game from Cryptozoic spawned some good and healthy discussions!  Some people thought I was too light on it and others thought I was too harsh on it. I’ve received several requests to do a Critical Play and I hope that this session helps bring to light some of the things discussed, and possibly, brings up new items to chat about.
In this video, my wife and I sat down to play a two player game, with me being The Flash and her …