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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One Night Ultimate Werewolf–A Double-Take Review

19 03 2014

OnenightCoverWerewolf (or Mafia) is a classic party and youth group game. But it has its problems: Sometimes people get carried away with the backstory, so it takes forever. Sometimes people have a “boring” role, so don’t really have much to do. And finally, people are eliminated from the game, so they get to sit out and wait. But what if you could eliminate those problems, and boil the game down to its essence and play for just one night? What if…?

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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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Hegemonic–A Double-Take Review

13 02 2014

hegemonicSpace, the final frontier…

Hegemonic is a new 4X game for 2-6 players from Minion Games. For those who may not be familiar with 4X games the four X’s stand for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate. So maybe they should be called 4-eX games? Anyway. Hegemonic takes place in space, as players act as the rulers of different “houses” looking to expand their reach and control in the galaxy. What did we think of Hegemonic and the final frontier? Let’s take a look!

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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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Relic Expedition—A Double-Take Review

28 01 2014

reliccoverSeptember 13, 1997–I brought the machete down again and again today–cutting a swath through the dense jungle. It’s been days since we’ve seen anything besides this oppressive jungle and more bugs than I thought existed in the entirety of the world. As the son was setting, we did run across a pair of giant paw-prints. I pray we don’t meet their owner…

It’s been a few years since an exploration game broke any new ground. But newcomers Foxtrot Games are hoping to change that with their first game: Relic Expedition. So how is it? Let’s see…

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