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The purpose of this Geeklist is to organize a central list of reviews and articles I have written spanning multiple places.

I currently write for Geek & Sundry, Ars Technica, Tabletop Gaming, and Player Elimination.

You can also follow me on twitter - @CharlieTheel

If you have any comments on my work I'd love to hear it. Also, if you're a publisher/designer and have a game you would like me to review then please Geekmail me.
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After the positive response I received from my top 50 list last year, I've decided to make this an annual thing. A little bit of change occurred over the past 12 months.
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452. Board Game: Shaky Manor [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:5325]
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Shaky Manor is a really quirky and unique family game. It probably won't keep a cadre of hobbyists busy for long, but as an activity to share with your child it works wonders.

Player Elimination - Shaky Manor
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453. Board Game: Unlock! Exotic Adventures [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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A short article with my perspective on the continued evolution of Unlock as a system, and its latest three adventures.

Geek & Sundry - Unlock! Exotic Adventures
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454. Board Game: Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:1861]
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Pericles is another brilliant effort from Mark Herman. It's a wonderful expression of Thucydides' work as a historian, marrying gripping tight-knit political jockeying with fierce conflict.

Player Elimination - Pericles: the Peloponnesian Wars
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455. Board Game: Brook City [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:3186]
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Brook City utilizes the Sadler brothers' MDS system originally found in the brilliant Street Masters. This simply isn't as strong as its predecessor, but it does have its moments as you're flying across the pavement in a commandeered sedan.

Player Elimination - Brook City
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456. Board Game: Pax Pamir (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.52 Overall Rank:769]
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Pax Pamir second edition is the measuring stick of 2019.

Player Elimination - Pax Pamir Second Edition
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457. Board Game: Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance [Average Rating:8.44 Overall Rank:6793]
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Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance is an underrated gem of a dungeon crawler. It won't blow you away with innovation, but it delivers a smooth and tense experience that leans into its source material.

Ars Technica - Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance
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458. Board Game: Jagged Alliance: The Board Game [Average Rating:8.85 Overall Rank:5791]
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Jagged Alliance is a beloved video game franchise that has toiled away for 20 years. Finally, it's been given its due with a new board game. This is my first article at the video game site Strategy Gamer, but keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks.

Strategy Gamer - Jagged Alliance

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459. Board Game: Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid [Average Rating:8.89 Overall Rank:5550]
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In isolation, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is quite the game. However, I can't shake comparisons to the mighty Street Masters and how it accomplishes virtually everything Power Rangers does in a more satisfying and rich manner.

Player Elimination - Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid
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460. Board Game: Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Starter Set [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:6729] [Average Rating:8.39 Unranked]
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That sound you hear is not thunder, but another big box Games Workshop game landing on the table.

Wargamer - Age of Sigmar: Warcry
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461. Board Game: Tentacle Town [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
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Tentacle Town is the first independent release from the former Gale Force Nine design studio that brought us Spartacus and Sons of Anarchy. This is an unpaid review of the pre-release copy of the game, which hits Kickstarter later this week.

Player Elimination - Old Tentacle Town Road
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462. Board Game: Slide Quest [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:5323]
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Slide Quest is another kinetic family game with a very slick concept.

Player Elimination - Slide Quest
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