Qwixx

Qwixx

The first nominee for this year’s Spiel des Jahres award, a light but clever dice game by Steffen Benndorf. While some luck is obviously involved, there are also decisons to be made at every corner.

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Elder Sign

Elder Sign

The city of Arkham just doesn’t get a break. When it’s not monsters in the street, it’s a Great Old One at the museum. And it’s the same people that have to mop up the mess again and play YAHTZEE AGAINST CTHULHU!
Yeah, sounds weird, I know. But bear with me, it’s actually a lot of fun.

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Docker

Docker

Small and quick games – we don’t write about them much just because they are small and quick. But we all play them. Between other games. Before dinner. Sitting in a pub waiting for people to show up. And then, sometimes, we do write about them.

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Final Frontier

Expensive game components, the final frontier for board game publisher. These are the games of Victory Point Games. Their continuing mission: to bring you new games, to seek out new authors, new genres, to boldly ship their games in a ziploc bag.
You guessed it, Final Frontier is a science fiction game that keeps referencing a certain TV series. But is a good theme and paper components in a ziploc game enough to make a great game?

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Strike Dice

Strike Dice is a game that promises epic conflict and adventure. After all, there are monsters on the box and the game board shows the conflict of Good vs. Evil. Also of Sight vs. Hearing, a conflict that recieves too little attention these days.

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Pickomino

Not every game can be a brain-twisting, deeply strategic game. A gaming evening/weekend/vacation needs the fillers, the quick, light games that nevertheless everyone enjoys. And that’s where Pickomino, a game that you wouldn’t expect to show up in a serious gamer’s play time, has its niche.

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Dungeon Fighter

Dungeon crawler games tend to be dice rolling festivals: you find a monster, you throw a die and either you die or the monster dies. Dungeon Fighter is not so different from that, only now you throw the dice on a target, and whether you hit or not is much more important than what face the die shows.

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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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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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