Detective Club Review

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Detective Club is a board game for players who enjoy party, with simple rules that take just a minute to explain. Intrigue, sudden revelations, limitless creativity, and tons of fun await you in this game! Lead the investigation as a detective, or cover your tracks as the infiltrated conspirator. Discuss, accuse, object and try to convince everyone.

In Detective Club, on each round, one of the players secretly teams up with another — the Conspirator — and tries to make them guess a secret word using just two illustrated cards! Other players are detectives, who also know the word, but don't know the identities of each other. Detectives have to find out who the conspirator is, making sure they don't get accused by their fellow players!

Spyfall meets Dixit...........sounds awesome! Does it execute it well? And did I just put Spyfall on the Bring and Buy?..............

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Trails of Tucana Review

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Trails of Tucana is a flip-and-write game from the creators of Avenue and Doodle City that is quick and easy to play, but has enough depth to entertain gamers. Each player is given a map of the island Tucana, showing its villages and important sights. The positions of the villages are randomized for each player, so every game will provide a unique puzzle. Each turn, one player flips over two terrain cards. Each player must draw — on their own map — a trail between two neighboring spaces of the shown terrains. Gradually, the trails will grow into a network of roads. Players score points by connecting matching harbors, and by connecting sights to harbors. Being the first to connect a pair of harbors provides bonus points. To add depth to the game, there are varying distribution of the different terrain cards. Mountain cards are for instance rarer than desert cards, so it would be harder to build a trail through a mountain range or over water than through desert or forest. Players need to take this into account when planning their routes. And they should maximize the probability that they will be able to make use of any combination of terrain cards that may come up. It all sounds fine, but this is a bloated genre, does this stand out on its own or is it "JUST ANOTHER FLIP AND WRITE GAME"? #trailsoftucana #aportagames #brokenmeeple #dicetower #lukehector



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Arkham Horror LCG: Dream Eaters Review

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There is a hidden realm outside the world of the waking: a realm of wonder, imagination, and nightmares. After occult author Virgil Gray writes about his adventures in these “Dreamlands,” you decide to set forth and learn the truth for yourself. What is real, and what is fiction? And what secrets await in the dark, forbidden places beyond the gates of sleep? The Dream-Eaters is the fifth deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. In this expansion, 1–2 players take on the roles of either a group of investigators venturing into the Dreamlands or their companions who have been left in the waking world. This expansion contains the first two scenarios of The Dream-Eaters cycle; one scenario for each of these two groups. This expansion also contains new investigator and player cards that increase the customization options for the game. #arkhamhorror #fantasyflightgames #dreameater #brokenmeeple #dicetower #lukehector



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Sub Terra II (Kickstarter Preview)

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Sub Terra II: Inferno's Edge is a cooperative adventure board game. You and up to five friends must explore a tile-based volcano temple to steal a legendary artifact. To get it, you must find the path to the inner sanctum, unlock the secrets within, then escape the way you came. This is a dangerous place. You'll need to work as a team to avoid deadly traps, brave scorching lava and defeat the temple's mysterious guardians. Stick together to share your skills, or split up to cover more ground. But beware - the volcano stirs beneath you, and you're running out of time... Check out my Kickstarter Preview of SUB TERRA II from INSIDE THE BOX GAMES! Yeah I don't do these often at all, but occasionally the odd few will intrigue me......... #insidethebox #subterra #brokenmeeple #dicetower #lukehector


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VLOG - Essen Preview

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What are my travel plans for Essen? What Press related events am I attending? When will I be on the Dice Tower booth? What games and expansions am I looking out for? All these questions will be answered on this VLOG.

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VLOG - Special Announcement

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I've been involved in a special mini-project lately........it's just finished and it means a big change for a specific part of the channel. Find out more by watching the video!

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Jiguan Review

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As a master mechanist in Jigūan: The Eastern Mechanist, it is your job to acquire parts, obtain energy, improve your skills and complete your creation. Your goal is to advance your place in the Five Pagodas, by creating unique mechanical beasts. Your creations not only bring you honor but also contribute to the advancement of Eastern civilization.

From a line of relatively light games comes one of the more think-y titles I've reviewed from EmperorS4. Does more meat equal a better dish?

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Trial of the Temples Review

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Every century the most powerful Archmages gather at the centre of the world — “Mages' Arena”. They must enter the trials at the three temples to compete for the title of “Supreme Master”. Each Archmage will refine crystals and create magical barriers to block their opponents in order to complete the trials and find the best timing to surpass their opponents. Archmages will aim to cast a spell from the spellbook to create an amazing spell chain! Who will win and recive the ultimate title?

EmperorS4 regularly put out fun and quirky games and so far for me, haven't put out a single dud, even if only a couple have nailed my Top 100 list. Does this continue the trend despite focusing on..........tracks?

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Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans Review

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Yes, focus issue will persist for this and the next 2 videos! Sorry, technicals!

In Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans, journeymen have returned to the city as master craftsmen, equipped with knowledge of new crafts and tools. The Guildhall has never been so busy! While some apprentices spend time learning new skills, others adorn the city’s buildings with everything from golden tapestries, to stained glass windows. But don’t let the shimmer of lights and fancy wares deceive you. For not all that glitters is gold.

In addition to including components for an extra player, Age of Artisans adds the new Craft Cards, a dual-layered Guildhall Board, two new Player Boards and a variety of new Apprentices and Buildings.

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Pret A Porter (Third Edition) Review

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During a batch of filming I messed up the camera lens setting and the game is out of focus. came rectify it and don't have time to reshoot. Apologies and after Essen it will go back to normal on review videos.

Prêt-à-Porter is a 2-4 player board game, unique mix of deep economy strategy and direct interaction. Low luck element, many important decisions to be made and many strategies that can be used to acclaim victory. With wide range of different employees, different buildings and contracts you can create your unique company every single time.

You know my history with economic games - if it ain't light, I ain't gonna like! Here we have a 3 hour economic game brought back from 2010 in a new and updated form. Can this break the losing streak of this genre for me with its unique theme, pleasing aesthetics and promise of wide variety?

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