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Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 3

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 3   Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the final installment of a three-part, deep-dive review series. We’ll be concluding our review and leaving you with some parting thoughts on Shroud of the Ancients, from Dark Tavern Press. Make sure you check out Part I and Part II….

Review – Song of Shadows and Dust

Song of Shadows and Dust

Scott Pyle, Play Unplugged Ganesha Games has been producing outstanding, fast-playing skirmish battle games since the release of its now classic Song of Blades and Heroes (SoBaH) more than ten years ago. Since then, this versatile, D6-based rules engine has been bent to many different genres. In Songs of Shadows and Dust (SSD) author Nicholas…

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 2

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 2 Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the second of a three-part deep-dive review series. In this, we’ll be looking primarily at the magic system of Shroud of the Ancients. If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out Part I. If you have, welcome back, and let’s…

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 1

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

  Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the first of a three-part deep-dive review series. We’ll be taking you on a quick overview of the book and the core mechanics of Shroud of the Ancients, by Dark Tavern Press. Shroud of the Ancients is a relatively new tabletop role-playing game. After a successful Kickstarter last year, it…



Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Wiggity Bang is at it again! For those unfamiliar with their previous offerings, Wiggity Bang is the creative force behind games like QUAO, Magic Feather, and FURT. These titles definitely place them on the lighter side of gaming fare, but their games are entertaining and enjoyable, and great for a family game…

Review – ApocalypZe: Those Left Behind


Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Dealing With the Zombie Problem Let’s face it: zombies aren’t exciting any more. When George Romero re-introduced zombies into modern pop culture, the clock started ticking for their transition from terrifying movie monster to slightly less terrifying metaphor for impending doom – still a problem (to say the least) but maybe…

Review – Loonacy

Loonacy card game from Looney Labs

  Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged “MATCH THE BRAIN NO I KNOW YOU HAVE A BUTTERFLY BUT I HAVE A BUCKET A BUCKET A BUCKET AH, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA–” *ahem* So, Loonacy is a card-based party game from Looney Labs, whom some of you may know as the makers of Fluxx. It’s a simple-enough matching game, but when…

Review – High Command: Elemental Rage

Elemental Rage Hordes High Command Review Matt Snodgrass Play Unplugged Privateer Press Card Game

  Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged HORDES: High Command – the game that keeps on giving. Or, rather, Privateer Press – the company that keeps on giving. Whatever the case, we’ve got another expansion for High Command to review, so let’s dig in! If you’re just now reading about High Command, three things need to happen: Congratulate yourself…

Review – AlakaSLAM

It won't take all of Wimbledon Fortnight to get through a game of AlakaSLAM!

Paul Carboni, Play Unplugged When I’m considering what games to add to my library, one of the factors I look at is time to play. I like having games that fit a range of time limits. It is easy for me to find really good games that can take an entire day to play. It’s…

Conspiracy, Khans, and the 75 Percent

MTG Magic the Gathering Conspiracy Dethrone Marchesa the Black Rose Multiplayer EDH Commander Format

Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Happy Friday, everyone! It’s another one of those months where there’s so much going on in Magic: the Gathering that just picking one bit and harping on it wouldn’t do it justice. Conspiracy! The first set designed for multiplayer games (sorry, Battle Royale, but you were a giant preconstructed pack) launches today! Lots…