Back to the Future: Dice Through Time Review

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As far as classic 80s franchises go, none may be as sacred and universally beloved as the Back to the Future trilogy. The adventurous time-traveling series remains mercifully untouched by modern adaptations, but that doesn’t mean we don’t deserve a proper modern board game – or two!

Back to the Future: Dice Through Time (not to be confused with Back to the Future: Back in Time, another cooperative BTTF board game that released this year), continues Ravensburger’s trend of turning popular film franchises into satisfying, family-friendly tabletop experiences.

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Sea of Legends Kickstarter Preview [Dicebreaker]

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When faced with the choice of spilling my pirate captain’s blood over an altar in order to gain supernatural powers over the dead, or looting the shrine for mere gold, I’m taking the blood path every time. For the cost of a temporary wound, I’m rewarded with powerful relics that render me immune to the skeletal conquistadors rapidly spawning around the archipelago amidst the gold-burying, relic-hunting, port-raiding pirate adventure board game Sea of Legends.

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Burgle Bros. 2 Board Game Preview [Dicebreaker]

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It took Danny Ocean and ten other highly trained thieves, hackers and con artists to break into Las Vegas casino vaults in Ocean’s 11, but designer Tim Fowers is confident we can get it done with just two to four players in Burgle Bros. 2: The Casino Capers, the co-op board game sequel releasing later this year.

The original Burgle Bros. released in 2015, and has become publisher Fowers Games’ best-selling title. Players chose from among a team of professionals such as The Acrobat, The Spotter and The Hawk and took turns moving through grid floors made up of room tiles, sneaking past patrolling guards and avoiding motion sensors. Teamwork was key when searching for safe combinations, looting goods and escaping via the fourth-floor rooftop.

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Jaws Board Game Review [Pixelkin]

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Building upon the success of last year’s Jurassic Park Danger board game, Ravensburger returns with another movie license in the Jaws board game. Released in 1975, Jaws is often considered the original summer blockbuster, as a trio of men on the vacation destination of Amity Island try to keep a man-eating shark from, well, man-eating, first by trying to close the beaches, then by getting on a boat and hunting the shark themselves.

The Jaws game brilliantly captures both halves of the film in a unique two act structure, culminating in an exciting finale where the shark player rips apart a sinking boat while other players desperately try to fend it off.

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Win or Die: The Games of Game of Thrones [Tabletop Gaming Magazine]

Game of Thrones has ended. No matter your feelings about the show, you can read up on the many different tabletop games based on the TV series and novels with my feature in the latest issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine.

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker Review [Pixelkin]

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When you play the game of thrones you win or you die, but when you play Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, everyone has a great time. Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is a social deduction and bluffing game for large groups of five to eight players that builds upon the successful game mechanics of other social card games. The Game of Thrones theme fits perfectly as players hide their loyalties, accuse their neighbors, and ultimately serve their own personal ambitions.

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RogueWatson Review – A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

Review of A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King, designed by Bruno Cathala, published by Fantasy Flight Games.

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RogueWatson Reviews – Keyforge: Call of the Archons

[I uploaded this last week for Early Access Patrons, then totally forgot to make it public, oops.]

Review of Keyforge: Call of the Archons, by Fantasy Flight Games.

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RogueWatson Reviews – Clank in Space + Apocalypse Expansion

Review of Clank in Space, and the Apocalypse expansion, by Dire Wolf Digital and Renegade Games Studio

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Clank in Space + Apocalypse Review [Pixelkin]

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In space no one can hear you scream, but Lord Eradikus will surely hear all that noise you’ve been making while snooping around his ship. All that clanking will summon his wrath, and your only hope is to run faster than your friends.

Clank in Space is a brilliantly fun board game that combines the strategy of a deckbuilding card game with a space-themed dungeon crawl. The recently released Apocalypse expansion adds new villainous schemes to thwart your heist plans even more, creating an always exciting and memorable race through the mother ship.

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