Preview – Crop Cycle

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Preview – Crop Cycle Jasmine Davis and Pete Butler, Play Unplugged As a reviewer, you get to do a lot of things. You can entertain the reader, or steer them toward something cool they might not have known about. You can help them understand the rules, or offer insight into card design. You can illuminate…

Review – Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem

Sons of Anarchy

Review – Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged The problem I have with reviewing games based on television shows is that, if I haven’t seen the show, I end up basing at least part of my opinion of the game on my wild-ass guess at what the show is about. Based…

Do You Freyalise?

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Do You Freyalise? Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged We’re knee-deep in spoiler season for the newest Magic: the Gathering product: Commander 2014. There’s a lot to be excited about for Play Unplugged Fans! For starters, Commander/EDH is perhaps the most popular casual format going. Almost every card ever printed is legal to use under the rules and you…

Pre-Kickstarter Review – Operation F.A.U.S.T.

Operation Faust

Pre-Kickstarter Review – Operation F.A.U.S.T Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Update: You can catch the Kickstarter here. Operation F.A.U.S.T. (Fine Art Underground: Stolen Treasure) by Robert Burke Games is a bluffing game for 3-8 players that, at its core, is a not-too-distant cousin of the classic game Cheat. (You may know this game by another name,…

Review – Level 7: Invasion

Level 7: Invasion

Review – Level 7: Invasion Jasmine Davis, Play Unplugged I have A Thing for the end of the world. Apocalypse books and zombie movies are absolutely my cup of tea. As a philosopher once said, “Some people just like to watch the world burn.” I’m one of them, I guess. Ask me sometime about my…

Go Go Game Night! Finding Your Party

New gamers assemble!

Go Go Game Night! Finding Your Party Jasmine Davis, Play Unplugged Solitary gamers who love tabletop games really have the short end of the stick. While video games can be played alone, they don’t offer the social experience of pushing stacks of cardboard and plastic around a table (plus, video games entirely eliminate the possibility…

Unboxing – Relic Knights Shattered Sword Battle Box

Shattered Sword Battle Box

Unboxing – Relic Knights Shattered Sword Battle Box Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged More miniature gaming goodness! Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini unboxes the Relic Knights Shattered Sword Battle Box from Soda Pop Miniatures and Ninja Division. Tweet

Review – Regular Show Fluxx

Regular Show Fluxx

Review – Regular Show Fluxx Dan BidwaDan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Does a game need a goal? Should that goal be constant? What if players could change the end condition at the same time that they’re working towards it?Fluxx has been posing those questions to gamers for seventeen years now. One of the kings of the chaotic…

Recap – Khans of Tarkir Prerelease

MTG Khans of Tarkir Feat of Resistance

Recap – Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Many of you will be out there soon playing some Sealed Deck with Khans of Tarkir. This past weekend, I came in 3rd place of 28 at my Local Gaming Store, and there’s a slight chance I could have come in first, if I hadn’t made…

Go Go Game Night! Picking the Right Game

Just say no to boring game nights!

Go Go Game Night! Picking the Right Game Jasmine A. Davis, Play Unplugged So you’ve found a likely gaming group, and you’re ready to get some games on the table? Not so fast, buster. If you’ve played a few games in your life, you’re probably familiar with the flow of a deckbuilder, or how set…