Cheaty Mages is a fun wind up/wind down game and should appeal to just about any gamer. If you enjoy Kenai’s other design, Love Letter, then picking this title up is a no brainer. If Love Letter was a touch too light for you and your own gaming gang be sure to give Cheaty Mages a try because there’s quite a bit more under the hood in this design. Everyone I played this with has gotten a big kick out of the little card game!
On a very special holiday edition of TGG (although not nearly as very special as an episode of Blossom…), my good pal game designer John Welch stops by to discuss his latest title Cruel Necessity and other games he has in the works. I also review Cheaty Mages from AEG, Moonbase Alpha from Victory Point […]
This time out it’s a look inside the box of the latest card game from designer Seiji Kanai and Alderac Entertainment Group, Cheaty Mages. The game is for three to six players, ages twelve and up, playable in 15-30 minutes with an MSRP of $19.99.
After a much too long hiatus TGG is back on the air. Join me for reviews of Romance of the Nine Empires from AEG, Dawn of the Zeds 2nd Edition from Victory Point Games, and Phantom Leader Deluxe Edition from Dan Verssen Games. I chat with Phil Lawrence about this weekend’s Long Beach Comic and […]
For a game which was designed almost as a gag – included as an incentive to fund Zombie Orpheus’ Gamers: Hands of Fate – there’s a hell of a lot to really like with R9E. Many of the mechanics which make CCGs so popular are here so you get that same addictive gameplay without the seemingly never ending expense of purchasing more and more cards.
Our pals at AEG are taking their hit introductory card game Love Letter and giving it the Legend of the Five Rings treatment. Themed to coincide with the popular collectible card game, Love Letter: Legend of the Five Rings will feature art by Andrew Hepworth. The new edition will include 16 game cards, 4 reference cards, […]
This time around it’s a look at what you’ll find when you crack open the box to the new 15th anniversary edition of Romance of the Nine Empires, featuring five championship caliber decks and a whole lot more, from our pals at AEG.
I will mention if you’re a fan of Dominion then Trains is a must buy as it does share some things in common with that popular deckbuilder. If you’re like me and feel Dominion is simply an alright game, I think Trains is still a extremely fun since it completely avoids my biggest issue of “vacuum gaming” while providing good, challenging play. If you really can’t stand Dominion (or any other deckbuilder) you might still even want to give Trains a try because its not the same old same old, but take my opinion for what it’s worth; if the genre isn’t your bag it’s just not your bag.
A game I’d heard quite a bit about in the past, but never had a chance to play, is Romance of the Nine Empires. Now AEG has a special 15th anniversary edition which includes the top decks used in the 2012 Gen Con tournament. Designed as an introduction to the game, this boxed set of R9E […]
Awesome Level 9000 is just that; an awesome addition to Smash Up folks have been waiting for since the original release. We already know other expansions are on the horizon and, like many other people, I can’t wait to see them!