Carpe Astra Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Great Production Quality.
Every game starts off differently.
Great strategy and puzzle solving elements.
Lots of player interaction.
Nice Sci-Fi Comic book style artwork.
Easy to teach and fairly fast paced.
Good rule book with examples and images.

What’s Not:

Not much, it’s an overall good game.
We can’t figure out what the tiles represent, are they tents? planets?

Neutral Information:

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At the Gates of Loyang Board Game

What’s Cool:

Great Production Quality.
Everyone has their own playing area.
Nice rulebook with good examples in it.
Very colorful and nice artwork.
Easy to teach and fairly fast paced.

What’s Not:

Little player interaction.
The game becomes repetitive after playing a couple of times.

Neutral Information:

Can be played alone.
Comes with many zip lock bags to store each piece.

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Neuroshima Hex Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

The army summary boards are awesome.
A lot of strategy and randomness combined.
Comes with extra expansions.
The battle system is innovative.
Easy to teach and fairly fast paced.
Nice rulebook with good examples.

What’s Not:

The artworks on the board isn’t great.
The rulebook has a mistake regarding ranged and melee triangle.
Shuffling the tiles and making a deck is annoying.

Neutral Information:

The …

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Priests of Ra Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Nice production quality.
Many ways of getting victory points.
Easy to teach to new players.
Good rulebook.
One of the best bidding games we’ve played.
Strategy and luck are well combined.

What’s Not:

Sometimes, if there is only one player left with bidding tokens, he can win a lot of tiles for free.
The bag is too small for the amount of …

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Macao Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Nice production quality.
Many ways of getting victory points.
Turn order changes often.
Great player boards with summaries.
Good rulebook.

What’s Not:

Some cards need to be better explained.
Can take a while to teach new players.

Neutral Information:

Not a very long game, depending on the group.
Strategy and luck are well combined.
Can take up a lot of room.

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Railways of the World Board Game Video Review

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What’s Cool:

Really good Production Quality.
Random “goods” setting every game.
Good player interaction.
You can level up your trains.
The railway tiles are double sided to offer lots of possibilities.
Comes with 2 boards to play with.

What’s Not:

The rulebook needs major work.
The color printing on the board does not match the colored cubes.
Bidding causes down time.
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Alea Iacta Est Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Nice production quality & you get lots of dice.
Fun, fast paced and anyone can play.
The artwork is comical.
Great rulebook with many examples.
It’s a very colorful game.

What’s Not:

Learning all the Senate cards by heart.

Neutral Information:

Not a very long game, depending on the group.
Strategy and luck are well combined.
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Havana Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Nice Production Quality.
Great initiative mechanic using two cards.
The artwork mirrors the theme well.
Two summary cards to help new players.

What’s Not:

Furthest players and following players are confusing in the rulebook.
Some down time when players are choosing cards.

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Cavum Video Review

What’s Cool:

Lots of tiles.
Great productions quality.
Great player interaction.
Nice rulebook with examples.

What’s Not:

The bidding is annoying and slows down the game.
City scoring is too easy.

Neutral Information:

Very strategic (It’s fun blocking others).

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Assyria Board Game Video Review

What’s Cool:

Nice Production Quality.
Many different ways of winning victory points.
Great theme and setting.
Very strategic.
Good player interaction.
Nice rulebook with examples.

What’s Not:

The highest dignitary is a little too powerful.

Neutral Information:

Different playing area according to the number of players.

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