Tapestry Review

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Tapestry is a two-hour game for 1-5 players designed by Jamey Stegmaier. Create the civilization with the most storied history, starting at the beginning of humankind and reaching into the future. The paths you choose will vary greatly from real-world events or people — your civilization is unique! In Tapestry, you start from nothing and advance on any of the four advancement tracks (science, technology, exploration, and military) to earn progressively better benefits. You can focus on a specific track or take a more balanced approach. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage your asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization. The most hyped game of 2019. And I'm standing in the middle of the railroad track vs this speeding bullet train to tell you if lives up to the high standards its set itself. #tapestry #stonemaier #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower




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Top 10 of 2018 (Retrospective)

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Continuing the Retrospective series before I head into the Top 10 of 2019 video later this month. There are too many games to play each year and I can't play them all before the end of a calendar year. So 1 year later I like to look back and see what games have faded out and which other titles have managed to earn their place in the list. Here is my Top 10 of 2018 (A Retrospective Look). #2018 #retrospective #topten #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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It's A Wonderful World Review

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In It’s a Wonderful World, you are an expanding Empire and must choose your path to your future. You must develop faster and better than your competitors. You’ll carefully plan your expansion to develop your production power and rule over this new world. #itsawonderfulworld #luckyduckgames #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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The Magnificent Review

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The Magnificent is a tightly designed Eurogame from the creators of Santa Maria set in a mystical world beautifully illustrated by French artist Martin Mottet. In the game, players are competing to attract the largest audiences to their shows, featuring magnificent performers. In the process, you must expand your camp by placing Tetris-style tiles on your player board, gather elements needed for the shows, and set up performances in your tents. Is the game as magnificent as the title hints? #themagnificent #aportagames #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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Geometric Art Review

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Geometric Art is a party game which is a drawing game in which everyone take turns to drawing and guessing, The simple goal is to let the guesser understand the name of your artwork. Remember, you may only be able to finish your "Art work" with a few geometric symbols. In Geometric Art , every round will exchange a guesser who guess questions. Each round there will be a theme. Within this theme, the artist can complete the artwork with the symbols specified above the dice. The guesser can guess the name of the artwork of every artist, If it's right, both get more rewards, but if guess wrong, both will be punished. Those who first get 10 points to win, but If you have too many penalty points, you will be eliminated. Compared to traditional painting games, there is no need for painting talent, but need more wonderful inspiration. #geometricart #empersors4 #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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Maracaibo Review

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Maracaibo, the new strategy game for 1-4 players by Alexander Pfister, is set in the Caribbean during the 17th century. The players try to increase their influence in three nations in four rounds with a play time of 40 minutes per player. The players sail on a round course through the Caribbean. E.g., you have city tiles where you are able to perform various actions or deliver goods to. One special feature is an implemented quest mode over more and various tiles, which tells the player, who chase after it, a little story. As a player, you move with your ship around the course, managing it by using cards like in other games from Alexander Pfister. This was a beast of a review. It's a lengthy one because there is so much to discuss. But it was a highly enjoyable one to record and edit. Now my history with the heavier side of Pfister's games has not been.......perfect to say the least............but do we now have a heavy Pfister game that I enjoy? #maracaibo #capstonegames #alexanderpfister #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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Expedition to Newdale Review

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Expedition to Newdale is the new Oh my Goods! game from renowned designer Alexander Pfister. In this board game adaption of the successful card game, 1 to 4 players from 12 and up compete in different chapters to experience the world of the Longsdale kingdom once again. The story of Expedition to Newdale starts about five years after the events from Oh my Goods! Escape to Canyon Brook, but you don’t need to know the prequels at all. Each chapter of the game lasts about 90 minutes which adds up to around 12 hours of exciting campaign gameplay. And when you found your favorite chapter while playing the campaign, you can always come back and play it again to have even more fun! When you already have OH MY GOODS as a card game, is there much call for a board game version? Is the story progression interesting enough to warrant a campaign playthrough? #expeditiontonewdale #alexanderpfister #lookoutgames #lukehector #brokenmeeple #dicetower



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Wayfinders Review

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Engines purring, goggles down — the seaplane is set for take-off! Welcome to the whimsical world of Wayfinders in which intrepid explorers race to chart new paths through the skies.

You will need to think on your feet and outfit your planes with the right gear to arrive safely — but building hangars on islands and stocking them with parts can help you zip around with ease! Be sure to be keen in your planning and you will unlock the charms of the islands. Wheels up — adventure awaits!

The game may be fun, but will the colours and graphic design allow us to enjoy the experience?

#wayfinders
#pandasaurusgames
#lukehector
#brokenmeeple
#dicetower



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Anthology #9

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Another Anthology episode showcasing some of the most recent expansions to hit the market including some major Essen releases.

Start - TICKET TO RIDE ITALY / JAPAN
05:57 - PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: EXPERIENCES
09:52 - ARKHAM HORROR 3RD ED - DEAD OF NIGHT
14:58 - EMPIRES OF THE NORTH: JAPANESE ISLANDS
19:34 - UNDERWATER CITIES: NEW DISCOVERIES

#anthology
#tickettoride
#underwatercities
#pursuitofhappiness
#empiresofthenorth
#brokenmeeple



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Walking In Provence Review

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Walking in Provence is the second game in the "Walking in" series, bringing totally new ideas and mechanisms but the same experience to the first design Walking in Burano.

Located in southeastern France, Provence is home to one of the most picturesque views in the world. Every summer, the vast fields of lavender flowers bloom and their vibrant violet petals sweep across the fertile green fields covering them in a sea of purple. Neighboring golden ears of wheat, the brilliant yellow sunflowers, and the fearless blue sky all come together to create the perfect picture moment. Ready your camera and capture this breathtaking scene.

Place the Scene Cards then move the Photographer and Drone in order to take different photos in the game. The photos and the various scenes will score points. The player with the most points at the end of game wins.

Does it bear any similarities to Walking In Burano? Perhaps it's more similar to another game elsewhere? Either way, does it hold up and continue the ongoing trend of quality small games from Emperor S4?

#emperors4
#walkinginprovence
#lukehector
#brokenmeeple
#dicetower



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