Mysterium Review

Mysterium Review

Growing up I really liked clue. I liked the deduction component and trying to be smarter about your reveals than your neighbor. I don’t like Dixit. It’s essentially artistic Apples to Apples. It requires subjective art interpretation and creativity that my left-brained self doesn’t really have. Today’s review is a combination of the two games I’ve listed above, except it removes the things I liked most about clue, making it cooperative, and keeps most of the aspects that I don’t…

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Inis Review

Inis Review

Today’s game is one that purely interested me because of the art. I saw one of the images in this game at Origins 2016 (maybe Gencon), on a giant poster and I immediately needed to find out what it came from. Then I heard about the game play, and I was hesitant, but the art still drew me to this game. My wife surprised me with it for Christmas last year and I’m really glad she did. Even if it’s…

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Ravens of Thri Sahashri Review

Ravens of Thri Sahashri Review

I’m not a huge fan of anime, Manga, or Japenese themed things. It’s not that I dislike the theme, I just don’t have an affection for it like some do. When I heard Dave mention the Ravens of Thri Sahashari and he talked about the style and gameplay, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if I could get down with the art, the idea of playing a role in someone’s dream, or playing a game where you constructed a Japanese…

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Captain Sonar Review

Captain Sonar Review

Sometimes when you here about a game for the first time, you think that there can be no way it will succeed. Whether it’s a theme that doesn’t sound exciting at all, a mechanic that just sounds weird, or in this game’s case, a player count that seems too high to be feasible. 99% of the time, if you were to tell me that a game really needs 8 players to be it’s best, and that with any less it…

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Secret Hitler Review

Secret Hitler Review

For my first review with GLG, I chose a game that has spent more time on my table being played than it has on my shelf.  I first heard about it while listening to the Epic Gaming Night podcast and thought they were somewhat exaggerating how much fun they had with it. After reorganizing my game shelf and realizing I had plenty of room to squeeze in a new game (which is always the goal of reorganizing), I was convinced…

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Exciting News!!!

Exciting News!!!

Hey Everyone! It’s been much too long since the last update here at the GLG website! These last few months have been very busy. The last time I posted was back in February and I had just started a rundown of the 2016 games. Unfortunately, that went a bit off the rails as life got crazy. We were living in Los Angeles at the time and I really didn’t like my job placement out there. We were really busy and…

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Cry Havoc Review

Cry Havoc Review

Alright, today we’re getting back on track with our look back at 2016. There were a few games that I was especially excited to get to play this year with all of the Gencon buzz. Today we’ll take a look at one of those games. Cry Havoc Designers: Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, Michał Walczak Play Time: 90-120 minutes Player Count: 2-4 Players Cry Havoc is an asymmetric, area-control game published by Portal Games. In Cry Havoc, each player controls a…

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Iris Kickstarter Preview

Iris Kickstarter Preview

So today I’m going to take a quick break from my look back at 2016 to do a review of a game that is currently on Kickstarter, called Iris. I’m a big fan of cooperative games. I love working together with your friends to beat a game. Iris is a cooperative game in microgame package. Let’s take a look. Iris Designer: Dustin Vance Play Time: 20 minutes Player Count: 1-4 players Iris is a cooperative microgame published by Captive Publishing….

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New Bedford Review

New Bedford Review

So, for the first review of the 2016 review set, I’m going to go with one of the games that I was most excited to get, New Bedford. I was fortunate enough to get to playtest this game before it was kickstarted by Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games, and ever since that first playthrough, I was excited to get the final copy. This review is also going to cover some of the expansion material from New Bedford:…

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Finishing up the year

Finishing up the year

So it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted. It’s been busier than normal. I finished up my most recent job contract on the 13th and we moved yesterday, the 14th, from Oakland, CA, down to Woodland Hills, CA, which is North LA. Like I mentioned, it was a whirlwind of a couple weeks. We spent 4 of the 5 weekday evenings last week hanging out with friends that we had made in Oakland, and we were playing games on…

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