Junkyard Races

Many here will recall playing one of the many incarnations of Mario Kart on their Nintendo console. Playing with a few people around the same TV was great fun, but had one big downside: it was not a board game. Now, finally, the same kind of fun can be had around the table, with up to 8 people in Junkyard Races. And oh boy is it fun.

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Perpetual-Motion Machine

Perpetual-Motion Machine, the new game by Ted Alspach, has nothing to do with physics, despite the title. Instead, it’s a set collecting game shooting for poker hands, where playing a hand lets you improve one attribute of your game play.

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i9n

i9n, or "Information" is a deduction game that uses punch cards to give new, hidden information during the game. It also adds some strategy and a bit of luck to the mix, making it a very fun game that certainly won’t be the last one to employ this new mechanic.

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Kingsburg

Kingsburg is a medieval dice-fest about building up your shire (no, not The Shire, but you can always add a bit of roleplay if you want) and defeating demons and dragons that attack each winter, all through bribery at the court. It seems the ends do justify the means here.

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