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Answering Cults Call

By: Colter Cookson on 01-27-2015

While teaching people Star Wars at TsunamiCon, a local gaming convention, I began to notice a disturbing trend: When I gave the new player my far-from-optimal Jedi deck and piloted my Sith deck, I lost. At first, that pleased me, for it meant the new player got to experience the thrill of victory. But when my Sith deck continued to lose against people who were already into the game, I decided it was time to replace it with something better, or at least something new and interesting enough to take the sting from my losses.

Cardboard Carnage Podcast Episode 3: Game Themes and Components

By: Gregg Bolinger on 01-15-2015

Gregg, Candace, Jason, and Todd discuss game themes and components and how they can make a game better, worse, or possibly have no effect at all.

Tabletop University Play Report: Caverna

By: Candace Bolinger on 01-13-2015

Tabletop University was invited to Wizard’s Asylum, where Store Owner, Devin Meadows, offered to teach us how to play the board game, Caverna, the Cave Farmers. If you’ve ever played Agricola, then you’ve got a head start at learning how to play it’s cave farming counterpart! Caverna has been toted as the “fixed version of Agricola” by many board game players. Both games have the same designer, both are worker placement/resource management-oriented, both have lots of colorful, wooden meeples, both require some set up in order to play, both have similar mechanics and a book full of rules detailing the intricacies of those mechanics.

DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals – Batman vs The Joker

By: Gregg Bolinger on 01-12-2015

I really enjoy deck-building games. A couple of my favorites are Legendary Encounters and Eminent Domain. I’ve also played several others such as Legendary (Marvel), Dominion, and Arctic Scavengers, to name a few. One of the newest games to enter into the genre is DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals – Batman vs The Joker. DSC_0004 Overview Rivals is a two player deck-building game in which one players takes on the role of Batman and the other the role of The Joker in an effort to destroy each other.

Ayrphishin’ with Imperial Assault

By: Curtis Shephard on 01-10-2015

Hello Ayrphish Phans! It has been a good long time since I have gotten to play or post anything, but I couldn’t be more excited about today’s topic, and that’s Imperial Assault. I plan on writing a couple of articles and reviews for Imperial Assault, covering both the skirmish mode and campaign play, as well as some strategies for both, and who knows what else. Today will be my initial review of the game.

Tabletop University Play Report: King of New York

By: Candace Bolinger on 01-04-2015

King of Tokyo is one of my family’s favorite games! It’s a fun, colorful, fast paced, dice rolling game in which all players are monsters, mutants, and/or robots causing destruction to each other as they try to kill off other players, earn victory points, heal their own wounds, and gather energy cubes to purchase upgrades, knowing that there can only be one King of Tokyo… The first player to accumulate 20 victory points OR the last person standing is the winner!