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One Deck Dungeon review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DICEY DUNGEONS
One Deck Dungeon’s digital form feels weirdly dissonant because of its circular lineage.
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Among the Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ALONE IN SPACE
This digital board game is a fine adaptation, provided you don’t want to play multiplayer.
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Armello guide - How to make sense of the madness

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 29th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A SOLID BOARD GAME :: Read Review »

Armello is a richly detailed and complex board game that layers on a ton mechanics and victory conditions such that no two games are alike. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the game uses dice rolls, card draws, and other chance-based systems to determine outcomes. When you first start playing Armello, you might think the key to winning is simply getting lucky, but that’s where you’d be mistaken. Check out some of these tips to help you make the randomness work for you.

Pick the right character

There’s quite a few different characters in Armello, but each of them have their own unique stats and abilities. When playing, you should look to play as characters that help you achieve the goals you tend to pursue in any given match.

Do you usually find yourself dueling other characters? Choose Thane for his high combat stats and his ability to pierce armor with burned sword cards. If you prefer messing with your opponents in subtler ways? Perhaps play as Mercurio to steal their gold. If you’re not sure who to play as just yet, you can also opt to play as Amber while you try to figure things out, as she’s a decent all-around character.

7 Wonders Guide - Should You Buy The Leaders Expansion?

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 9th, 2018

The fantastic mobile version of 7 Wonders just got updated with an expansion that adds Leaders to the game. This new content adds a whole layer of depth to the game, but before you spend $1.99 to buy it blindly, check out this breakdown of exactly what you’ll be paying for:

What do you get?

In the 7 Wonders expansion, you get access to the content from the board game’s Leaders Expansion. What this means is you have access to a whole new type of card (i.e. Leaders), a new Wonder, and four new Guild cards to play with. In all, you get 40 new cards in the form of 36 Leaders, which can give you special bonuses in each game, Guilds that build off of the Leaders cards, and the ability to play as Rome, who’s wonder also plays into Leader mechanics. All in all, it’s a pretty hefty addition.

7 Wonders review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOSTLY WONDERFUL
It’s great to have a mobile version of 7 Wonders finally, but it’s still not quite as good as the real thing.
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Eight-Minute Empire review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TINY TACTICS
This empire-building game is a faithful port of a kind of shallow game.
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Bottom of the 9th review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BASE HIT
This baseball game is weird and wonderful, but not enough people are playing it.
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Burgle Bros review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SNEAKY STRATEGY
This heist-themed digital board game is fun, but fiendishly difficult.
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Tokaido review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 31st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LONG
This board game offers some simple, beautiful, but lonely fun.
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Pokémon Duel review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BETTER THAN GO?
This Pokémon game feels truer to the series than GO, but is also a bit of a mess.
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Colt Express review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: IM-POSSE-BLE
This board game looks great, but has some pretty significant technical issues on top of lackluster mechanics.
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Space Food Truck review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 3rd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEED THE FINAL FRONTIER
This co-op digital board game is wonderfully weird deck-building game, though it does suffer from some rough spots and multiplayer issues.
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Pirates War - The Dice King review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BOARD GAME BOOTY
This pirate-themed board game combines deck-building and Monopoly.
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Heroes of Normandie review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 19th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: D-DANG NAZIS
Use your wits and tactical mind to overcome your enemies in this charming turn-based strategy game set in WWII.
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BattleLore: Command Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jessica Fisher on August 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FEELS IMMEDIATELY IMPOSSIBLE
BattleLore: Command is challenging, but rewarding.
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