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Best of the Month - Board Games Played In November 2021

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A whole range of creators from across the board game industry have joined forces to reveal their favourite board games from the past month. From Twitch sensations such as Dave Luza to YouTube creators including Jordan Plays Blue - everyone is here to talk great games!

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Check out all of the creators involved!

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Sat Dec 4, 2021 9:56 am
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Unmatched - How To Play & How To Combine Sets

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Coiledspring Games got in contact with me to produce a how to play video for Unmatched, a series that I've very much enjoyed playing!

Unmatched is a series of fantasy based fighting games, from publishers Mondo Games and Restoration Games. Based upon the 2002 release Star Wars: Epic Duels, the game is designed by Rob Daviau and Justin D. Jacobson. Unmatched sees 2 – 4 players choosing fighters, utilizing their unique decks to duel to the death. Primarily the game is a 1 v 1 experience though a team 2 v 2 mode is included in the rules. This is how to play the game and how to combine multiple sets to have more hero fighter combinations!

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Dinner In Paris Review

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Dinner in Paris is the brand new hand management, area control game from Funnyfox Games. Players collect resources to open restaurants, spend their income to open terraces from said restaurants and aim to fulfill objectives. Is it the next game for your table? Let's find out!

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:42 pm
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Gartenbau First Impressions (On Kickstarter Now)

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Chad from 25th Century Games gave me a demo of Gartenbau, the companies brand new tile laying and rondel selection board game. It's all about slowly building out and up, with a three leveled puzzle to score big!

Check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chadelkins/gartenbau-1?...

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Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:38 am
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Mindbug - Another Hit From Richard Garfield?

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Mindbug is the brand new 2 player card game from publisher Nerdlab Games. Designed by Marvin Hegen, Christian Kudahl, Skaff Elias and Richard Garfield, the game features artwork from Denis Martynets and plays in aroudn 15 - 20 minutes.

This is a battle between two people, using only 20 cards from the 48 card deck. However, is it the next Keyforge? Let's find out!

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game Interview With Chris Birch

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I was fortunate enough to sit down with Chris Birch, Chief Creative Officer at Modiphius Entertainment, to discuss their current crowdfunding campaign - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Game.

It's currently live on Gamefound a crowdfunding website, where players can pledge to make the game be made: https://gamefound.com/projects/modiphius/the-elder-scrolls-v...

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Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:31 am
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Trek 12 Review - A Roll & Write With Secret Envelopes!

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Trek 12 is the new roll and write board game, from Lumberjacks Studio, Blackrock Games and soon in the US by Pandasaurus Games. I recieved the game from Hachette Boardgames UK and have loved playing this semi-campaign ish game with secret content to unlock - #NoSpoilers!

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Best of the Month - Board Games Played In October 2021 - Creator Collab

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Another month is down so time for Best of the Month! A whole range of creators from across the board game industry have joined forces to reveal their favourite board games from the past month. From Twitch sensations such as Dave Luza to YouTube creators including Grant's Game Recs and even the awesome game designer Adam Porter - everyone is here to talk great games!



If you want to be a part of November's video just PM me or leave a comment
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Sat Nov 6, 2021 11:30 am
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Ticket To Ride Play Pink Expansion - What's In The Box

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Days of Wonder and Asmodee recently released this limited edition expansion for Ticket to Ride Play Pink. In support for Breast Cancer Research Foundation each purchased set sees £/$/€2 go to the foundation out of the £/$€5 cost. Here's a look at what is in the box.



Bonus video I've put together for Raybox Games, who are soon to launch their GRID 3D Terrain on Kickstarter. They sent me a set to put a video together and here is that Build of the Month! A sci-fi futuristic setting with the party entering an establishment, before battling foes and overcoming a few puzzles.

The Kickstarter page can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legionsofsteel/the-grid...

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Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:45 am
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Smash Up Review - Ninjas, Aliens, Pirates & More!

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Smash Up is a card game from publisher AEG released back in 2012. Designed by Paul Peterson, featuring artwork from the likes of Dave Allsop and Bruno Balixa, the game sees 2 - 4 players combine decks of aliens, nnjas and more into combo decks and then the smash up begins!

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