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Thursday, March 31, 2016

And the Winner of Our Blogiversary Contest Is...

Cory Way is the winner of our Blogiversary contest and has earned a brand new copy of Star Realms Colony Wars with 3 promo cards!  We appreciate everyone who took part in this and it was a lot of fun for us as well.  This isn't going to be our last giveaway by a long shot so we hope all of you will continue to follow us on the blog, and other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter to stay tuned for our next giveaway! 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Component Corner: Ep. 2 - Dominion Base Cards

Welcome to our second episode of Component Corner.  At this point, most gamers who have played Dominion have known several of the cards to seem a little bland in terms of how they were designed.  It was as if they were printed with the intention of saving time.  So what are these cards?  The Dominion Base Cards are an enhanced component to make your experience visually better while playing the game, and for gamers that are more visual, this would be be a good buy.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Boards & Brews at Home: Euphoria

Today we have found ourselves in a dystopian cityscape to make our mark on the world.  Like most people in the dystopian future, the workers are oblivious to their situation.  Good thing we have some alcoholic root beer!  Today we're integrating some more theme by drinking the Row Hard Root Beer by the Weston Brewing Company.  This is a thick, herbed, frothy, spiced beer with a sweet aroma and burst of root beer.  We need to keep our bliss up, and this drink will help with that along with it's appearance meshing well with the theme of this game.  Euphoria is a 2 - 6 player worker-placement, dice-rolling, resource management, set-collection game that follows the science fiction / dystopian future setting. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Boards & Brews 1st Blogiversary!

Welcome faithful readers to our one year anniversary of our blog!  One year ago today we began our official introductory post to the blog.  This first post was not a review, but rather a brief, yet detailed introduction into who we are and our intentions behind creating the blog.  Today's post will actually cover a few additional things that we've received questions about such as why we started this blog, why we only review our own games, the process I go through when reviewing and rating our games, our favorite games of the last year that we've reviewed, and finally, the epic giveaway contest!  Read on to learn more about us and how you can enter the contest.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Let's Get Kraken!

ARRRRR….for today's segment Claire and I are back at Sure Shot Coffee in Fishers to enjoy Americano's and Vanilla Mochas to play and review the pirate card game known as Dead Man's Draw.  If you're thinking of stealing my loot matey, there's a good chance that I'll get it back if I play my cards correctly.  Although, that lousy kraken may push me further than I want to go, but that's all part of the game, no risk no reward.  It's time to face off and bank as much loot as we can.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Duel With Designers

For today's review we returned to Redemption Alewerks for the Taxman Exemption beer which is a belgian, abbey-style tripel, and we brought along a gentlemen's game of comic mischief and mayhem known as A Duel Betwixt Us.  This is a 2 player card game that Claire and I backed on Kickstarter a few years ago (now available on Amazon).  However, after playing this one multiple times, we still find ourselves struggling to enjoy it.  This is not going to be a pleasant review, but it will be an honest and informative one, so read on to see what we think.