Reviews written by Matt Thrower

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July 19, 2019
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5.0

The abstraction of infantry combat with deckbuilding is a stroke of genius, leaving a tactically and strategically rich game which is perhaps too abstract for its subject.

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Matt Thrower
July 08, 2019
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4.0

A fresh take on galactic conquest with some novel ideas and a good balance of strategy and dirty dice rolling.

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Matt Thrower
June 24, 2019
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4.0
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Matt Thrower
June 19, 2019
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3.0

An enjoyable old-school, low-interaction Euro, centred around optimal actions and multi-use cards, but which fails to capitalise on its delightful source material.

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Matt Thrower
June 09, 2019
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5.0
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A brilliant design that distils engine building down to such bare essentials that it almost feels like it shouldn't work, shouldn't pack so much variety - yet it does. At least for two players. three at a push.

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Matt Thrower
May 26, 2019
Rating 
 
4.0
Wildlands: The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyo

A fantastic pair of new boards which open up an array of fun and intriguing new tactical possibilities on the wonderfully-painted surfaces.

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Matt Thrower
May 26, 2019
Rating 
 
2.0
Wildlands: The Unquiet Dead

The easy icon-matching that's the core of this warband makes them exciting and aggressive, but reduces the amount of tactical decisions in card play. The included play variant isn't much fun and the expansion doesn't come with the extra coloured base it should.

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Matt Thrower
May 12, 2019
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4.0
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A quirky approach to history undermines the theme, but The Romans uses it well to deliver an interesting, innovative approach to conquest in a balanced and deep Euro-esque design.

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Matt Thrower
May 06, 2019
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5.0
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Atmospheric, exciting and brilliant.

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Matt Thrower
May 06, 2019
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5.0
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