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Review, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders and Other Cases -

Last night our group played Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective for the first time. Let's just say that it was tough!  It had an easy set up. Minimal rules to go over (which I liked) and there weren't many things to do to get the game in motion. We played with the maximum number of people which is 8. In the beginning there is a long excerpt to read that sets you up for the mystery that you are trying to solve faster than Sherlock Holmes. One person starts as the lead detective and decides what location to visit based off of what you...

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A Feast for Odin, Review -

About a month ago I played A Feast for Odin (twice in one week actually). Prior to playing FFO I had played Uwe Rosenberg's Caverna: Cave Farmers several times. I know it's a lengthy game and quite the big box, but I love worker placement games and this was right up my alley.  I was intrigued when Tim brought his copy of FFO home and was only a matter of days until the two of us broke open the box to play for ourselves. Even after the first play, I loved it. I know it is a game that I...

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Review, The Mysterious Forest -

Yesterday Tim stopped by and brought me lunch at Boardlandia. After we ate, we had a few minutes to spare and decided to play The Mysterious Forest. First thing you will notice about this game is it's art. All of it is eye catching and beautiful. I know that you aren't supposed to "judge a game by it's cover" but, come on, who doesn't? This game is extremely easy to set up and learn. The game is about a boy who finds a painting in his grandma's attic that is calling to him. He enters the painting into a mysterious...

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As I was listening to this weeks Board Game Breakfast by The Dice Tower they mentioned the term "comfort food games". As in the games that you keep going back to and love to play anytime. That got me thinking about what my "comfort food games" games are.  Here's my list: Splendor Mysterium Sushi Go Party Jamaica Alhambra 7 Wonders I'm sure that I may be missing a few but as I walked around Boardlandia these were the ones that were comfortable and easy for me to want to play them whenever.  What are your "comfort food games"? -Karissa

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Review -

Over the weekend we cracked open our copy of Exit: The Game - The Abandoned Cabin. Something you should know about us before I tell you how the game went - we love doing Escape Rooms and have done all of the local ones.  This game felt like an actual Escape Room. However instead of having a set amount of time, you just started a stop watch of how long it took you to exit the cabin.  The game starts by setting a scenario for you and giving you a few in's and out's of how to play the game. Then you're...

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