Bullfrogs–A Double-Take Review

10 04 2014

Jeremiah was a bullfrog,

was a good friend of mine!
Never understood a single word he said,
but I would help him drink his wine!

– Three Dog Night

Bullfrogs CoverIn Bullfrogs players take command of their frog forces in a battle for supreme power and control of the pond! Bullfrogs is a tactical area-control game with a constantly changing game surface. So how does one control an army of frog forces and reign over the pond? Glad you asked; let’s jump in!

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Gone Viking!—A Double-Take Review

12 03 2014

GoneVikingCoverVikings seem to be the new pirates. There are TV shows, an upcoming reprint of the great Kiesling game by that name, and now we’re seeing a few new games added to the fray. Gone Viking! is a trick-taking game with a pantheon of twists on the genre. Is it a longboat of fun, or should it be sacked? Let’s find out.

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oddball Aeronauts–A Double-Take Preview

12 02 2014

oddballlogoYou’re at the doctor’s office. Or the DMV. (Shudder…) Or in line at at amusement park. Or waiting to buy tickets to a Radiohead concert. You’re bored. You don’t have a surface to play a game. But you have the sudden urge to battle it out for pirate-like supremacy of the air. What will you do?! I have just the thing…

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Draco Magi–A Double-Take Preview

30 01 2014

cover“A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys. Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys. One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more, and Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.”

– Peter, Paul & Mary

Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen an influx of 2-player games come our way, and today’s review is yet another one. Draco Magi is a 2-player battle as the Gold and Green factions seek to claim the recently vacated throne, and become the Dragon King… errr… that is, Draco Magi. Let’s take a look!

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Nile DeLuxor—A Double-Take Review

16 01 2014

NileCoverThe higher Nilus swells,
The more it promises; as it ebbs, the seedsman
Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain,
And shortly comes the harvest.
Antony and Cleopatra Act II. Sc. 7.

There definitely aren’t many games that tackle Egyptian culture or lore. This little card game from Minion Games is a self-proclaimed game of “ancient agriculture,” set in ancient Egypt, where apparently it floods… all the time… seriously, like on every turn!

So what did we think about it?

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Boss Monster—A Double-Take Review

7 01 2014

bossmonstercoverYes, no, maybe… I don’t know. Can you repeat the question?
You’re not the boss of me now, and you’re not so big!

– They Might Be Giants

Last year saw the onset of one of the biggest crazes to hit board games: card games that look like video games from 25 years ago.

Today we’re taking a look at one of the most successfully crowd-funded games in this genre—Boss Monster: The Dungeon-Building Game.

Do you have what it takes to build the best, baddest, and most enticing dungeon, in order to destroy the hapless heroes that may wander in looking to loot your treasure? Let’s take a look!

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Emu Ranchers—A Double-Take Review

13 12 2013

emuThe poor, misunderstood emu. Large. Flightless. Tiny little wings. They’ve been overshadowed by the ostrich, and out-cuted by the kiwi. But you—YOU—see the emu for what it really is: $!

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