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

Operation Faust

Pre-Kickstarter Review – Operation F.A.U.S.T Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged 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, and it may involve drinks.) In F.A.U.S.T.,…

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…

Mage Wars: Forged in Fire – A Blacksmith’s Review

Mage Wars Box Matt Snodgrass

Forged in Fire – A Blacksmith’s Review Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged [Check out Rico's take on Forged in Fire during his unboxing, too.] OK, so to be fair, I’m not actually a full-fledged blacksmith; I took one ten-week class on metalsmithing. But that’s not going to stop me from reviewing Mage Wars’ newest offering, Forged in…

Review – Ars Victor

Ars Victor: The One-Hour Wargame

Review – Ars Victor Damian Mastrangelo, Play Unplugged Ars Victor bills itself as the “one-hour wargame” prominently on its box cover. Is it? Well…yes, it can be played in an hour, but that description belies the depth present in the game. This is a simple, fast-playing game, but it also presents players with many difficult…

Review – Mindjammer


Review – Mindjammer Scott Pyle, Play Unplugged The publication of Fate Core marked one of the most successful RPG “small-press” Kickstarters in recent memory. Not only did it make gobs of money, it was well run and delivered the goods both literally (in terms of rewards) and figuratively (in terms of quality products). It also…