Azul

Azul

Azul is short for 'azulejos' which is the term used to describe tile work of a style popularised in Spain and Portugal. It might not surprise you then to learn that this game is a tile collecting game, which sets each player the goal of trying to lay out a wall of beautiful tiles in order to score points by their strategic placement. DIY just got a whole lot more fun!

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Caverna: Cave Vs Cave

Caverna: Cave Vs Cave

There are literally thousands of games out there, but when it comes to two players, not only must it be perfectly balanced and also fun to play, but it has to cater to your personal preferences more so than usual, because if you aren’t enjoying it, well, that’s half the games audience lost. Knowing how difficult a task it is then, how will this, one of the latest entries into the crowded market fare against so much competition?

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Magic Maze

Magic Maze

One thing I absolutely adore about board gaming is the far reaches of nonsense it will go to in order to create an experience. Fabled Fruit has you concocting smoothies for the various creatures in the animal world. Rampage has you physically destroying the board you set up at the beginning. In case you hadn't seen where this is going in this review of Magic Maze, believe it or not, this game is the latest to serve up strangeness in a box.

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Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Let's not forget that Arkham Horror was one of the original Lovecraftian board games to ever exist, so if anybody deserved the right to give this theme another shot, it was these guys. Enter Arkham Horror: The Card Game, a cooperative scenario and campaign based series of adventures, featuring elements of deck building and action selection. Is it any good though? Or to put it other terms; did we go mad for it?

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The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction

The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction

Have you played The Manhattan Project? In case you haven't, it's a fantastic worker placement game by Minion Games about the arms race to build nuclear weapons; a terrifying theme for a great game. It's reasonably heavy and can take a couple of hours to play, which may be off putting to some. Well, fret not, for now you can have all that bomb building fun at a fraction of the play time! 

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Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail

It appears that in concocting this, Alexander Pfister grabbed his largest mixing bowl, threw in all of the euro mechanic ingredients he found in his fridge, adding a cup of hand management, a sprinkle of deck building, a splash of tile placement and a pinch of worker placement, yet instead of opening the oven an hour later and finding a heaving, steaming mess, Alexander has baked one hell of a good flan.

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