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May 23, 2014 – Issue #176

TOP NEWS

  • One new release – Tantive IV (X-Wing) – and two new announcements – Bestial Forces (WizWar) / Cosmic Dominion (Cosmic Encounter) – from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Asmodee gives us the updates on their upcoming releases in their may newsletter

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KICKSTARTER CORNER

What I Wish Smash-Up Was

A review of “Minion” – By Chris Meeusen
The premise of Minion is simple and straightforward; a card based game based on bashing your opponent’s life down to zero in order to win. You find yourself battling using minions (hence the name), spells and items to slowly chip away at your opponent’s life until victory is at hand….(read the rest)

In the Game

Reviews, previews, walkthroughs, and more…

Splendor

Splendor from designer Mark Andre puts players in the role of renaissance merchants attempting to acquire gem mines and shops in an effort to gain the most prestige from the gemstone trade. Each turn you can collect gems, buy a card, or reserve a card – saving it for a later purchase. Cards provide gem bonuses for later rounds as well as prestige points which count toward victory. Splendor plays in about 30 minutes and is for 2-4 players.

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