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Secret Santa


Ho Ho Ho.  It’s now past Thanksgiving in the U.S. or as it’s known to the rest of the world: Thursday. More importantly, it is the time of year that people can start posting things about the holiday season without the “one-holiday-at-a-time crowd” going ape.  Therefore I am happy to kick things off with a review of Secret Santa by Osprey Publishing.

Secret Santa is a simple card game of competitive gift giving for 4-8 players.  The object of the game is to give away all your presents as quickly as possible, to prove you are a better person then everyone else.  Because that IS the point of the season right?

Fun Christmas theme aside, this is a fairly simple trick taking card game...

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Star Realms Game & Tournament

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I like to describe Superfight as Cards Against Humanity with fights.  The comparison is hard NOT to make.  Visually the core set is simple black cards and white cards, and functionally they are combined to create an amusing outcome, very similar to CAH.  Older versions, and some current variants, of the rules actually played much closer to CAH then the current ruleset I’ll describe here.

The current ruleset consists of a series of one-on-one contests, with the winner remaining in the game and the next player entering to challenge them.  Player One draws three white (character) and three black (attribute) cards.  Player Two does the same.  They each pick a single white and black card, playing them facedown in front of them...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: “Catan” Real Wood Edition

“Catan” Real Wood Edition – The premium solid wood release.


Do you like Settlers of Catan?  If you don’t (and those people exist) you probably know someone who does.  Do you like games that offer exceptionally high quality game pieces?  Who doesn’t?

Seriously, check this project out.  Here’s the highlights: Solid wood board pieces, that latch together perfectly. Number tokens that are set into the board, not onto it (again, wood). The (still wood) Robber piece fits over the numbers.  At this point either nothing moves, or everything does.  No more realigning pieces because the table gets bumped.

The campaign levels are well thought out, with several lower level options designed to upgrade you existing Catan game with real wooden pieces, or the wood board...

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Walk the Plank!

In Walk the Plank!, players represent the worst pirates in a captain’s crew. The captain has rounded you all up because you’re all lazy and stupid and simply not worth the rum and loot you get paid. That said, the captain has decided he’s willing to keep two of you in his crew. To prove you’re worthy, you will fight amongst yourselves, trying to shove other players’ pirates off the end of the plank while keeping yours alive!


Walk the Plank! is a fun little game from Mayday Games, it is the first part of the “Casual Trilogy”  featuring the dumbest pirates known to man. In the game, you take control of three pirates who are fighting with other pirates to be the last two scallywags standing.  Each player has three meeple and a deck of action cards...

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