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August 27, 2021
Rating 
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews
Descent: Legends of the Dark

The best game of 2021- innovative, forward thinking, and divisive.

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Michael Barnes
August 12, 2021
Rating 
 
5.0
Spire’s End

A magnificent gamebook-influenced solo RPG with a stunning, unique vision.

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Michael Barnes
August 05, 2021
Rating 
 
5.0
Alien: Fate of the Nostromo

A brilliant, thoughtful mass-market design that shows how much you can do with relatively little- and it’s also an amazing Alien experience.

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Michael Barnes
July 01, 2021
Rating 
 
4.0
Jackals

A vibrant, robust setting and some good but possibly overwrought rules packed in a typically appealing Osprey package.

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Michael Barnes
June 03, 2021
Rating 
 
4.0
Very Pretty Paleozoic Pals: Permian Nations

A sweet, darling book (with some teeth) that offers some prehistoric fun for Troika!

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Michael Barnes
May 19, 2021
Rating 
 
4.0
Dungeons & Dragons

An excellent horror sourcebook for the immensely popular game.

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Michael Barnes
May 06, 2021
Rating 
 
5.0
Anachrony

A brilliant, sprawling but immensely playable design with the best implementation of time travel in a board game to date.

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Michael Barnes
April 29, 2021
Rating 
 
4.5
Lost Ruins of Arnak

A hugely accessible, fun to play game that deftly represents some of the top Eurogame design trends of the time.

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Michael Barnes
April 22, 2021
Rating 
 
2.0
Warhammer Quest: Cursed City

A boring, badly developed letdown that fails to meet the expectations set by previous Warhammer Quest titles.

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Michael Barnes
April 02, 2021
Rating 
 
3.0
Symbaroum- Treasure Hunts in Davokar Starter Set

A solid game that makes up for a lack of innovation with a great setting and an awesome look.

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