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The Alpha Board Game | Review and How to Play

Jeff dives into the new strategy game from Bicycle Games

The Alpha (Bicycle Games)Title: The Alpha

Publisher: Bicycle Games

Designer: Ralph Rosario

Artist: Andrew Hutchinson

Number of Players: Three to six players

Ages: 10+

Playtime: 20-45 minutes

Year: 2020

Genre: An area control and light bluffing game

Price: $29.99

I share a how to play as well as my overall thoughts about The Alpha, a new light strategy game from Bicycle Games. Designed by Ralph Rosario with art provided by Andrew Hutchinson, the game places each player in the lead role of a pack of wolves as they look to secure prey and establish their dominancein the region. So is this a title with a bit of bite? Or simply a toothless first foray into tabletop gaming by Bicycle? You’ll find out!

2:30 How to play and discussing The Alpha
23:00 Final thoughts and the review score

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I was very pleasantly surprised by The Alpha. The component quality is top notch and the rules presentation is crystal clear. Some may not like the luck factor of the dice involved but it can make for some pretty tense confrontations between the wolf packs. The gang especially liked the light bluffing aspect of the game regarding if their wolves would fight over or share food. The theme of wolves killing prey may not mesh with very young gamers but for everyone else, The Alpha should be an entertaining play.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder, editor-in-chief, and host of The Daily Dope and other TGG media. Jeff tackles any and all topics but his main gaming focus is war and strategy, RPGs, and miniatures. He's also a fan of independent and small press comics. Plus, Jeff is certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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