Review: Trails of Tucana

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I’ve hiked many trails in my life, but never one like the Trails of Tucana. As far as I know Tucana is a fictional location, which is good, because apparently it is full of sea dragons and yetis. I have no desire to hike a trail as dangerous as that one, The question is, is bushwhacking trails in Aporta Games’ Trails of Tucana a different story?

Review: Aristocracy

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Born among the wealthy, with a silver spoon in my mouth, I was made for a game about the aristocracy. These are my people, so of course I had to play Aristocracy by Dr. Reiner Knizia and Tasty Minstrel Games. The secret is, I’m not really part of the aristocracy, but what they don’t know won’t hurt them. Join with me to take the place of the aristocracy and con your way in among the elite of society.

Review: Mississippi Queen

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The Mississippi river flows for 3730 km from Lake Itasca to the gulf of Mexico. The river’s derives its name from the native word Ojibwe “Misi-ziibi”, meaning “great river.”
When picking up my copy of Mississippi Queen by Keep Exploring Games / Super Meeple, I was confident to find a great board game inside the box. It being a winner of the Spiel Des Jahres award (1997), such an assumption is safe sailing, right?

First Impressions: Chronicles of Crime – The Millennium Series

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The original Chronicles of Crime remains my absolute favourite “solve the crime” style game. I’ve enjoyed all my plays of it and its expansions. So I was delighted when I found out that Chronicles of Crime – The Millennium Series was coming. At first I thought it would be “just” another expansion, with a new setting. But The Millennium Series offers much more than that.

Review: The Magnificent

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Ever thought about running away and joining the circus, or perhaps starting your very own circus? No? Well, me either. But just in case you want to see what it would be like, The Magnificent can show you. In The Magnificent by Aporta Games you are running your own traveling circus, going from town to town, setting up tents, hiring performers and making the greatest show on Earth.

Review: Jetpack Joyride

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Jetpack Joyride, designed by Lucky Duck Games, is a real-time competitive puzzle game. It’s an adaptation of the same-titled side-scrolling endless running mobile game by Halfbrick Studios. Its story and esthetics have been copy-pasted to cardboard and plastic. So again players find protagonist Barry Steakfries trapped in a lab with a stolen jetpack strapped to his back.