Category Archives: Reviews

Orinoko Gold – An Even Weirder Review

HABA has a knack for publishing games that take simple mechanisms like stacking, balancing, and egg-holding(?) and turn them into fantastic family games. It’s no surprise that these games have taken off with the gamer crowd, as well. The gameplay … Continue reading

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Flea Market – An Even Weirder Review

Dice are weird, huh? No matter how well you think you know probability, at some point your brain is gonna be yelling “BET ON 12” and despite your better judgment you will, and sometimes, against the odds, it pays off. … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review – Council of Verona + Corruption Expansion

When Council of Verona was released, microgames were already officially a “thing.” It had beenĀ about a year since Love Letter hit, and there were a lot of small-deck games popping up to try to siphon off of some of the … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: Lagoon – Land of Druids

One of the things a good game does best is give you the sensation that you’re just barely competent. When you’re staring at the board, and you almost don’t find the move that will save you, but then you do … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: Battle Merchants

Considering how many games have been made about the classic Tolkien-esque fantasy races mercilessly slaughtering each other, and the more-than-a-few games about the dungeon-building villains of those RPG stories, it’s frankly quite surprising we haven’t seen many games that explore … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review – Bravest Warriors ENCOUNTERS!

So! First thing to mention: I hadn’t heard anything about this game at all, even though I actually BELIEVED that I had heard about it a long time ago. When I demoed this game at Dragon*Con 2014, I did so … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review – Star Realms

Oh, hey there internet! I probably didn’t see you there because I was too busy owning a copy of Star Realms, nyah nyah. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t appreciate the “How’d you manage to get ahold of … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review – Boss Monster

Alright, so I held off on reviewing this game for a little bit, and actually as I type this, I’ve traded my copy of the game away. That might lead you to believe this will be an entirely negative review, … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: The Builders – Middle Ages

Okay, so this is kind of a microgame. I’ve heard it described as a Euro distilled into a card game, which I can sort of understand. I’ve also heard it described as worker-placement which is totally bunk, the game has … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: Via Appia

I bought this game on a whim because of the gimmick. Not just because I thought it was cool, but because I thought it would be the kind of game that induces two kinds of interesting reactions from people. First, … Continue reading

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