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Squire for Hire

Jon Merchant’s Squire for Hire, published by Letiman Games,  caught my eye on Kickstarter for a couple of reasons. The first, as always, is the artwork. Hard to imagine a game getting traction on KS nowadays that doesn’t look good and Squire for Hire looks adorable. Anthropomorphized forest creatures, dressed up in their finest adventuring gear each with their own backpack crammed full of gear, and snacks.

Board Game Expo 2020

YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL GAME STORE IS WHERE IT’S AT!
I have been noticing pre-release announcements for games from a few publishers like Red Raven, Pandasaurus Games and Renegade that have been a little bit different. They all mentioned that this game (Deep Vents by Red Raven) or that game (Sonora by Pandasaurus) will be available at BGX on April 4.

Ben Boersma, Darwin Games

I recently connected with Ben from Darwin Games over Instagram after we had both posted images of Crokinole boards a few days apart mentioning that we were each waiting 30 days for the topcoats of polyurethane to dry. His board was one he had built himself and painted to look like a giant eyeball from one of the Occulite creatures that live in his tabletop universe. Mine was a less impressive resurfacing of an old hand-me-down I had received.

Top 5 BG Apps

I would like to talk about peripheral apps. The ones that help us play or navigate the world of board games. The ones that help me most anyway. The apps that I use almost every day either while playing games or between games while thinking about other games.

Spirits of the Wild

I have had this full review of Spirits of the Wild kicking around the hard drive for a long time now and figured I might as well put it up.

Necromolds

Necromolds! Coming to KS. Finally a miniature game where you get to destroy the minis. Again and again and again. Maybe I am too excited about this idea.

Love Losing

It is often said that the journey is more important than the destination. This small bit of wisdom can easily be seen traveling the world of board games. Playing the game is the journey. Winning or losing is merely the destination. It’s important to have a destination but the majority of the fun happens along the journey.

All You Need is Love

I’ve only played Fog of Love a few times now, but in just those three plays, the game has told some of the most immersive and touching stories I’ve ever encountered in a board game.

Royal Bastards, a KS Preview

We recently had a chance to play Royal Bastards by Flamestryke Games. A chaotic area control game in a fantasy world filled with magical bastards and dice combat. Royal Bastards is launching soon on Kickstarter. Steve has put a few of his thoughts together here for your consideration.

Cat Lady the game, a review

This a small box of lighthearted gaming for 2-4 players. It plays quickly and is bursting with charm. If you are a Cat Lady. Don’t like cats, well there might not be enough for you here.
Looking for a family game that will work with everybody and introduce some more complex mechanics this is a great stepping stone for drafting, set collection and resource management.

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