BGNews Reviews 2015
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Hello BGNews readers - and not -

Having learned from 2014, here is a list of the games we are reviewing in 2015! This is a live list, so I will try to renew it every week. In reviews we are trying to follow new releases, however we always enjoy playing classic games too and we feel that their reviews should also be uploaded to the site. So you will probably see a bit of both in our review section.

I will try to renew this list every week. Next to each board game you will see the final verdict in which the BGNews team concluded. Feel free to comment and let us know of your thoughts!

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1. Board Game: Murano [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:835]
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Review Published on 18/03/2015

Murano might combine well known characteristics and game mechanisms, such as worker placement and tile placement, however it does it in a unique way and manages to offer a fresh gaming experience. Lastly its nice theme and the way it is conveyed, might not be one of its strong points, but is a pleasant addition.
 
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2. Board Game: Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition) [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:1220]
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Review Published on 11/03/2015

Dawn of the Zeds manages to provide a fairly rich gaming experience with many options available, and depth in the gameplay, and also manages to successfully deliver the atmosphere of a classic horror film. Although the rulebook includes alternative rules that allows up to four players to participate, it is clear that the design of the game cannot support this as it is a pure solo game.
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3. Board Game: XCOM: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:491]
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Review Published on 04/03/2015

Although XCOM the board game does not encompass the tactical combat of the computer game, it manages to assimilate the strategic part in an excellent way, while it fully delivers its theme and is sure to fully satisfy lovers of the title. As a board game it manages to provide a fairly different experience than most cooperative and most real time games, and it is a hybrid game that uses modern technology, designed to greatly facilitate learning and bookkeeping. Finally it is worth noting that the game is essentially for four players and although there is the option to play with less, it is not recommended.
 
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4. Board Game: Planes [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:4544]
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Review Published on 24/02/2015

Even though Planes does not have any complex mechanisms or over-analyzed rules, it manages to offer interesting choices and constant interaction between players without tiring them. Lastly it needs to be noted that even if the title reminds you of the previous AEG game, Trains, it is a totally different game, since it cannot be characterized as a deck builder.
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5. Board Game: Terra Evolution: Tree of Life [Average Rating:5.41 Unranked]
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Review Published on 19/02/2015

Terra Evolution: Tree of Life is a card game that offers a very high level of strategic choices, keeping the luck factor in low levels, while the theme is present throughout the game.
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6. Board Game: Korrigans [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:4609]
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Review Published on 17/02/2015

Korrigans is a game with a very interesting theme, which can be seen through the whole gameplay and purpose of the game, which will not tire players and that will offer entertainment to those who choose it.
 
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7. Board Game: Co-Mix [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:5722]
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Review Published on 16/02/2015

Co-Mix is a game that targets a specific group of players, as it is a fun title that will spur your imagination, without providing any means for creating some sort of strategy. Its theme, which has been sufficiently given through the game, as well as the interesting reviewing mechanic, differentiate it from the other titles of the category.
 
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8. Board Game: Pastiche [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1145]
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Review Published on 10/02/2015

Petite Pastiche is a game that satisfies players without fascinating them, with an interesting gameplay that comes in harmony with its theme as well as with its great components.
 
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9. Board Game: Diamonds [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:658]
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Review Published on 06/02/2015

Diamonds is a simple, fast paced and fun game, which will remind you of a classic trick taking game, but becomes a unique experience due to the strategic choices it offers.
 
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10. Board Game: Dungeon Bazar [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:10179]
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Review Published on 05/02/2015

Dungeon Bazar is a strategy game that manages to showcase in a good way its humorous theme through its light gameplay.
 
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11. Board Game: Hoyuk [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:5032]
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Review Published on 04/02/2015

Hoyuk is a game that will keep the interest of players, while the three difficulty levels, which are essentially three levels of complexity, will make the transition to the most difficult level easier. The plethora of alternatives for gathering victory points will help every player adjust their gaming style to the game, thus satisfying even the most demanding.
 
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12. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:26]
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Review Published on 03/02/2015

Star Wars Imperial Assault is a game which will surely satisfy the Star Wars fans since it is in perfect harmony with its theme. However it is rightfully characterized as a Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd edition in the Star Wars Universe (or Descent 2.5), since it is exactly that and the very few changes or additions are not enough to distinctly differentiate it from Descent.
 
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13. Board Game: Cyclades: Titans [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
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Review Published on 28/01/2015

Titans is a great expansion that manages to add new features in the game and makes some changes that create a very fresh gaming experience, without radically changing the game or making it tiring. As Hades, so Titans tries to add dynamics and mobility to the game as well as some permanent features and this time it aptly achieves it. At the same time it adds some new characteristics, with a stunning new game board, a non-fixed setup, the addition of a new victory condition as well as the choise of team play.
 
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14. Board Game: Mahé [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:3540]
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Review Published on 20/01/2015

Swim as fast as you can around a small island and try to be the turtle that will manage to collect the most eggs.
Mahe is a simple game of luck and strategy where you try to move your turtle as fast as you can around the island of Mahe with the help of the dice and manage to gather the most eggs.

Mahe is a push your luck game, that manages to keep the balance between luck, strategy and player choices, while offering a very fun, light and interesting gaming experience.
 
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15. Board Game: The Witcher Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2080]
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Review Published on 13/01/2015

The theme of the game will surely attract some new players and its limited difficulty level is something that will help them enjoy the game. The theme emerges in the game, and those who are already familliar with the universe of the Witcher will surely feel they return to places they know. However it is not sure that those who visit the world for the first time will manage become one with it.
 
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