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Review – Paradox

Your history is not forgotten, lil' koboldy dude.

Review – Paradox Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Let’s just get it out early: Paradox will mess with your head. In this drafting, set collecting, Tetris/Bejeweled-esque sci-fi puzzler from Split Second Games, you’re a scientist. And, as scientists are wont to do, you have to not-just save the world, but save lots of the worlds. The entire…

Review – Sellswords

Sellswords

Review – Sellswords Jasmine Davis, Play Unplugged For a certain type of couple, it’s very easy to wear out all the usual two-player games quickly. Jaipur? Been there, done that. Lost Cities? Sure, it’s fun…the first hundred times. Twilight Struggle? You might play again now that Nate Silver’s talking it up. But two-player games are…

Review – Dungeon Dwellers (Demo)

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Review – Dungeon Dwellers (Demo) Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Dungeon Dwellers, by S2 Adventures, is a 2-4 player cooperative, dungeon-crawling, loot-hoarding card game that pits you against three progressively difficult levels of monsters and a final boss. All heroes must survive in order to achieve victory, and the winner is the one with the most…

Review – Achtung! Cthulhu: The Investigator’s Guide to the Secret War

Achtung Cthulhu

Review: Achtung! Cthulhu – Investigator’s Guide to the Secret War Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Dust off your flak helmet, shine your boots, and pin on your jump wings, kids; it’s time to go to war.  Not just against the Axis, though, but against the nameless and faceless horrors that exist just beyond the realm of…

Review Doubleheader – Cash ‘n Guns and Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

Review Doubleheader – Cash ‘n Guns and Sheriff of Nottingham Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Whatever your preference of winter holiday—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Getting Loaded With Friends—chances are good that, unless you are a bear headed for hibernation, you will end up trapped at a party full of strangers. (If you are a bear trapped in…

Further Review – The Agents

"Would you believe this is a worthwhile variant?"

Further Review – The Agents   Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged If you’ve not yet heard of The Agents, my first question to you is: have you been in a bomb shelter for the past year? I’d then tell you that the creator of The Agents, Saar Shai, had been updating his kickstarter from an actual…

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…

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…