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  • Tabletop Review: What Would You Give FOR CROWN & KINGDOM?

    Tabletop Review: What Would You Give FOR CROWN & KINGDOM?

    As a game store owner, I spend a lot of my time looking through distributor sites looking for games that my customers may have missed or not found yet. Sometimes when I’m researching reviews and such, I’ll discover one that gets me excited enough to grab a demo copy. That’s how I discovered For Crown & Kingdom, designed by Dave Mansell and published by Rio Grande Games in 2016. RELATED: My Tabletop Game To-Do List For 2017 For Crown & Kingdom […]

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  • My Tabletop Game To-Do List For 2017

    My Tabletop Game To-Do List For 2017

    Happy New Year, nerds!  2017 is upon us and that means another year of board gaming goodness has begun.  During the holiday season I secured a nice hoard of board game treasure, including some titles I had never heard of that slipped past my nerdar.  I figured I’d list them here in case they slipped past yours, too. 1) Raiders Of The North Sea – Garphill Games, 2-4 Players This is the next game in my queue.  I’ve prepared myself […]

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  • Rob’s 12 Games of Christmas

    Rob’s 12 Games of Christmas

    Christmas is usually the most wonderful time of my year. The weather’s a little cooler, the Vince Guaraldi Trio is in full swing, and I have fantasies of having plenty of time to sit with friends, grab an ale, and play some games over the holiday season. This year fantasy has become reality, and I’ve had the chance to get some quality tabletop time in. I have “randomly” decided to share twelve (or a baker’s dozen) of games that I’ve […]

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  • My Favorite 2-Player Card Games Of 2016

    My Favorite 2-Player Card Games Of 2016

    As the holiday season rocks along and 2016 comes to a close I thought I would share my favorite 2-player card games of the year in case you need any last minute gift ideas for your nerd people. 1) Thunder & Lightning (ZMAN Games) Thunder & Lightning is a two player card game where one player is Loki and the other is Thor. Each player has her own deck of cards from which to draw. The art on the cards […]

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  • 3 Table Top Games to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

    3 Table Top Games to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

    Hey folks! It’s my favorite time of year. The weather is getting cooler, the music is getting nostalgic, and the families are getting ready to annoy the hell.. I mean… share precious moments together around the table. What better way to avoid talking about politics and other uncomfortable topics than pulling out a seasonally themed game to play? If this sounds good to you, then you should seriously (or humorously) consider these games: 1) Letters To Santa (AEG, 2-4 Players, […]

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  • Check Out The Latest STAR WARS Offering from Fantasy Flight Games – It is your DESTINY

    Check Out The Latest STAR WARS Offering from Fantasy Flight Games – It is your DESTINY

    Recently Fantasy Flight has produced two epic Star Wars titles, Imperial Assault and Rebellion. These games have rightly received critical acclaim for their implementation of squad combat (Imperial Assault) and tactical strategy (Rebellion). But while both of these games focus on the grand scale, neither focuses on 1 vs. 1 combat between iconic Star Wars characters. Enter Star Wars: Destiny, a two player dice/card game designed by Cory Konieczka and Lukas Litzsinger and published by Asmodee/FFG. Destiny pits two main […]

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  • Tiny Epic Western: She’s A Root Toot Tootin’ Knee Slappin’ Hoot, Ya’ll

    Tiny Epic Western: She’s A Root Toot Tootin’ Knee Slappin’ Hoot, Ya’ll

    I really dig the Tiny Epic series designed by Scott Almes and published by Gamelyn Games. I’ve played Tiny Epic Galaxies a lot, Tiny Epic Kingdoms a few times, and now I’ve gotten the chance to play the latest – Tiny Epic Western – a couple of times, so it’s time to share my thoughts on this little feller. TEW places 1-4 players in an 1800’s western town. Each player has his or her own character they will play during […]

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  • Timeline: American History – Learning CAN Be Fun!

    Timeline: American History – Learning CAN Be Fun!

    I’ve had Asmodee’s Timeline: American History in my possession for months now, but I’ve been staring it down like Greg Focker with his Speedo in Meet The Parents, afraid to try it out. Well, as has been proven many times, I’m a dummy. At the office yesterday my co-workers and I had a rare birthday lunch together and out came Timeline. I figured it was simple and quick and could appeal to a wide swath of interests. It worked out […]

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  • A Halloween Table For Two? Make Mr. Jack Your Third Wheel

    A Halloween Table For Two? Make Mr. Jack Your Third Wheel

    Everyone knows that Halloween is the most romantic holiday and Valentine’s Day is for posers. I think John Mayer even wrote a song about that. Or maybe that was St. Patrick’s Day. Hell, I don’t know. Anyways… If you find yourself in an intimate setting this Halloween, why not try the new anniversary edition of Mr. Jack, a two-player mind-melter published by Asmodee and designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc. In Mr. Jack one person plays the investigator and […]

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  • Last Will – A Game That Bequeaths Fun and Humor

    Last Will – A Game That Bequeaths Fun and Humor

    Czech Games’ Last Will, designed by Vladimir Suchy, is a game that I’ve had my eye on for a while. The premise of the game is that we are all nephews of a rich uncle who just died and left us each a sum of money, with one requirement – that we spend it as quickly as possible. The person who gets rid of all of his money first gets the real inheritance (winning the game). During the course of […]

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  • Arcane Wonders’ Royals – No Tigers On A Gold Leash, But Still A Great Game

    Arcane Wonders’ Royals – No Tigers On A Gold Leash, But Still A Great Game

    I had heard some buzz from my “in the know” gamer buddies about a game called Royals, and I became intrigued (pun intended). I love deep strategy, I love rules that make sense, and victory conditions that are not mind boggling. Word on the street was that this game brought all of those to the table in a pretty, Euro-style package. So, when I heard Royals’ second edition was coming out this year, it was on my short list of […]

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  • Game Night! (Good) Table Top Games For Groups of 8 Or More Players

    Game Night! (Good) Table Top Games For Groups of 8 Or More Players

    Some of the most sublime gaming moments have happened when I have least expected it, especially when an 8 player game comes together flawlessly. I mean, a loud group of engaged gamers, seasoned and unseasoned alike, always brings a smile to my face. How could it not? My people are usually like a herd of cats! Over the last couple of years I have come across several games that can play at least 8 players and are really fun. Here […]

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  • Z-Man’s Thunder & Lightning: Stormy With A Good Chance Of Fun

    Z-Man’s Thunder & Lightning: Stormy With A Good Chance Of Fun

    ~Rob Fenimore Dice Drop Games When I am looking for two player games, I usually am pulled toward the ones that are relatively compact, because I play them mostly when I’m on a trip or at a pub. Some of my favorites currently are Eminent Domain: Microcosm, 7 Wonders Duel, Brew Crafters Travel Card Game, and Mr. Jack Pocket. And while transportability is important, it is still not as important as solid strategy and plain old fashioned fun. So, I […]

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  • Battle Line: ‘Cause It’s Always Fun To Give Your Opponent A Wedgie

    Battle Line: ‘Cause It’s Always Fun To Give Your Opponent A Wedgie

    ~Rob Fenimore Dice Drop Games I’m always looking for two player games that pack a lot of strategy in a small box, so I can bring them to conventions or to my local tavern in case the opportunity for a game arises. A couple of weeks ago, I happened to come across Battle Line, designed by Reiner Knizia and published by GMT Games. In Battle Line, players use cards as soldiers to make formations, in order to break through their […]

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  • Android: Mainframe – Fantasy Flight Proves It Is The Brady/Manning Of Table Top Gaming

    Android: Mainframe – Fantasy Flight Proves It Is The Brady/Manning Of Table Top Gaming

    ~Rob Fenimore Dice Drop Games BREAKING NEWS: Fantasy Flight makes fantastic games. If you play table top games, you already know this. But I figured I would remind you just in case you forgot. As with most things in life, I think we take constant excellence for granted sometimes. It happens in sports quite often. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were so good for so many years, it was no big deal when they they would throw 40 TD’s in […]

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